The word "photography" was created from the Greek roots φωτός (phōtos), genitive of φῶς (phōs), "light" and γραφή (graphé) "representation by means of lines" or "drawing", together meaning "drawing with light".

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17 of the Most Influential Architecture Photos of All Time | Another Bas Princen shot, this time of Mokattam Ridge, a neighborhood in Cairo made out of garbage. Bas Princen | WIRED.com

17 of the Most Influential Architecture Photos of All Time | Another Bas Princen shot, this time of Mokattam Ridge, a neighborhood in Cairo made out of garbage. Bas Princen | WIRED.com

Timelapse Greece 2014

Sea Splash (at Triopetra Beach)

Sea Splash (at Triopetra Beach)

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The Moon and Stars
28 images combined, each with a 15 second exposure. Taken around 8:30pm at Caspersen Beach, Florida. Stacked using Waguila’s star stacker program and the star spikes program for the diffraction effect. 
Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil

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The Moon and Stars

28 images combined, each with a 15 second exposure. Taken around 8:30pm at Caspersen Beach, Florida. Stacked using Waguila’s star stacker program and the star spikes program for the diffraction effect. 

Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil

Creative commutes - this mornings ride on the Q train 🎥

Creative commutes - this mornings ride on the Q train 🎥

The Observatories

After a month of lightning / storm chasing in remote locations, this happened outside my window in Vegas last night. I was relaxing / using my computer and kept noticing flashes on the window. I assumed it was momentary reflections in the glass for about 2 hours… Yes, I missed two hours of this lightning show that was occurring in plain view from my balcony! Doh-! It went on for hours though, so I was able to experiment and try different methods of capturing lightning I’d never tried, including longish 30 second shots that picked up multiple bursts. A fun Friday night :-)

After a month of lightning / storm chasing in remote locations, this happened outside my window in Vegas last night. I was relaxing / using my computer and kept noticing flashes on the window. I assumed it was momentary reflections in the glass for about 2 hours… Yes, I missed two hours of this lightning show that was occurring in plain view from my balcony! Doh-! It went on for hours though, so I was able to experiment and try different methods of capturing lightning I’d never tried, including longish 30 second shots that picked up multiple bursts. A fun Friday night :-)

World Cup 2014 in 103.1 Seconds (more or less) | Stop Motion Animation

Every World Cup Country, Seen in Beautiful Images From Space | Greece
Group C
The Acropolis sits on a hill near the center of this image of Athens taken by NASA’s EO-1 satellite in July 2004. NASA | WIRED.com

Every World Cup Country, Seen in Beautiful Images From Space | Greece
Group C
The Acropolis sits on a hill near the center of this image of Athens taken by NASA’s EO-1 satellite in July 2004. NASA | WIRED.com