Enjoy these amazing solar eclipse pictures by Czech photographer Miloslav Druckmüller from the Brno University of Technology, These amazing composite images capture the moon during a total solar eclipse revealing a vast solar corona. To achieve the crystal clear effect the shots are comprised from some 40+ photos taken with two different lenses. Additional clarity was achieved due to the incredibly remote location chosen to view the eclipse from, a pier just outside the Enewetak Radiological Observatory on the Marshall Islands, smack dab in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. You can see several more images from the project at Milosav Druckmüller’s website.
Saturn’s Dark Side
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which has been in orbit around Saturn for more than eight years, has delivered a rare backlit view of the planet and its rings.
The image was taken in October 2012 during Cassini’s 174th orbit around the gas giant when it was deliberately positioned within Saturn’s shadow.
On Oct. 17, 2012, during its 174th orbit around the gas giant, Cassini was deliberately positioned within Saturn’s shadow, a perfect location from which to look in the direction of the sun and take a backlit view of the rings and the dark side of the planet. Looking back towards the sun is a geometry referred to by planetary scientists as “high solar phase;” near the center of your target’s shadow is the highest phase possible. This is a very scientifically advantageous and coveted viewing position, as it can reveal details about both the rings and atmosphere that cannot be seen in lower solar phase.
See a larger image at NASA’s website.
From Love to Bingo
BBDO Brazil and director Cisma created this clever stop motion video that tells the story of life “from love to bingo” for client Getty Images. Patient research work involving more than 5 thousand photographs from the Getty Images library of 38 million images resulted in this 1 minute film. Six months were spent in the process and creation of this clever video.
Anamorphic Illusions by Brusspup
All is not as it appears. Check out these amazing optical illusions using anamorphic projections by Brusspup. Feel free to grab the downloadable high resolution files, provided by Brusspup, of the Rubik’s cube, shoe, and tape so you can print them out on 8×11″ paper, trim, and have fun with these yourself.
Iridient by Fabian Oefner
Switzerland-based art photographer Fabian Oefner used high-speed flash photography to capture the life of soap bubbles from their creation to the exact moment of bursting in his stunning photo series titled Iridient.
Using High Speed Flash Units, his images show soap bubbles in the moment of bursting. In the first few images, you can still see the bubbles intact, a few instants after their creation. In the last pictures, you see how the thin film of soap starts to disappear, leaving behind countless tiny drops of soap water.
These images are simply stunning.
via Laughing Squid
Within Two Worlds
Photographer Brad Goldpaint captured/composed/compiled this amazing time-lapse video of the night sky. Titled “Within Two Worlds”, this is a treat for your eyes and ears.
From the artist himself:
“Within Two Worlds depicts an alternate perspective by giving us the illusion of times movement, signifying a beginning and end within a world of constant contradiction. It appears you are traveling in the midst of a dream, half-sleeping, half-waking, and touching the arch connecting heaven and earth.”