Last week, amateur Polish photographer Bartosz Wojczyński combined an amazing 32,000 images to create a super high-resolution picture of the moon. It took only 28 minutes to take the photos from his balcony in Piekary Śląskie, but the total file size for the photos was a whopping 73.5 gigabytes. Wojczyński spent 5-6 hours combining the images.
Moon photography is an old art. John William Draper was the first person to take a picture of the full moon, 175 years ago. While Wojczyński spent $3500 on his equipment, Draper used a simple daguerreotype camera to capture his subject. You can compare Draper’s photo with Wojczyński’s photo to see how far we’ve come.
And while Draper’s photo was black and white, Wojczyński used advanced image acquisition and processing techniques to color the photo. He told PetaPixel that he had to map violet and infrared images of the moon to blue and red channels in the final shot.
You can see the full high-res image here.
On Animation Studios has just unveiled the very first trailer for its upcoming star-studded animated film The Little Prince, which is based on the 1943 novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Directed by Mark Osbourne (Kung Fu Panda), the film combines computer-generated animation with traditional stop-motion animation techniques and stars Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, James Franco and Jeff Bridges.
Elspeth McLean, an Australian artist based in Canada, creates hypnotizing paintings of mandalas on smooth and perfectly round ocean stones that will soothe your soul and fill your wold with color. She paints her beautiful explosions of color with tiny dots, which makes her works even more symmetrical and soothing.
Her rocks are insanely popular, and sell out of her Etsy shop very quickly! But she also has tons of other artwork, so be sure to take a look!
Beautiful stones and other artwork can be found on McLean’s Etsy shop.
Most of us bring a camera to our travels, capturing the images of anything that interests us, while annoying the local residents. Designer Teresa Lim decided she did not want to look like an average tourist, so she thought of a very unique way on how to preserve the memories from her trips.
Anywhere Teresa goes, she takes the time to make an embroidered souvenir, depicting the landscape or landmarks that she visited. As of now she has brought these little souvenirs from such places as Vietnam, Tokyo, Prague, Germany.
On her website Teresa explains how and why the project began: “I started the project late 2014 after I realised that with today’s state of the art technology, taking pictures becomes so easy. I wanted something more from my travels, to be able to take back a part of that place with me. When I’m done with a piece, I actually feel like I KNOW that place, and that gives me a huge sense of satisfaction that I think just taking a photo wouldn’t give.”
If you liked Lim’s “Sew Wanderlust” series, be sure to check our her website for more of her amazing works.
Speaking on RTÉ One's show The Meaning of Life, British comedian, actor, and novelist Stephen Fry stunned host Gay Byrne when he explained exactly what he would say if he were ever confronted by God. "Suppose it's all true, and you walk up to the pearly gates, and are confronted by God," said Bryne. "What will Stephen Fry say to him, her, or it?"
Lucas Levitan, a Brazilian illustrator based in London, has a wild imagination that seems to invent alternative stories for everything he sees. In an image series that he calls “Photo Invasion,” Levitan invades other Instagram users’ photos with silly, inventive and sometimes awkward illustrations.
Levitan’s no common thief – he makes sure to credit the people whose images he has “invaded” by linking to their Instagram accounts.
Artist João Carvalho, a.k.a. J Desenhos, draws notebook pages, which might seem boring until you see how he manages to twist and turn these notebook pages into amazing 3D drawings. And he’s only 15 years old!
Carvalho bends the blue “notebook lines” that he draws across the page and then adds shading to complete his drawings. The resulting characters and shapes seems to pop out of or even through the 3D notebook page. The talented youngster also shares other artists’ work on his Facebook page, so take a look!
We’d like to thank Carvalho for telling Bored Panda about his work!
Seth Casteel, the New York- and L.A.-based photographer who became internet-famous with his infectiously happy diving dog photo series, has taken things to the next level. His new “Underwater Puppies” photo series, which will be published as a book on September 16th, captures adorable puppies as they dive into a pool.
There’s no doubt that taking this photo series must have been heaps of fun, but it wasn’t all fun and games. “To create this series, I taught swimming lessons to over 1500 puppies, building their confidence in the water and helping them develop safety and survival skills,” says Casteel. “Most of the puppies only swam for a few minutes and were not ready for pictures, but some decided to start jumping in on their own and chase after toys!“
Seth Casteel’s book, Underwater Puppies, will be on sale at Barnes & Noble.
A poetic and artful umbrella, Komorebi is based on a Japanese expression that approximately translates to “sunshine filtering through foliage.”
With a creative eye, the casual observer can espy characters or faces in the everyday objects all around us. French artist Gilbert Legrand takes this a step further by painting and otherwise modifying totally mundane objects to turn them into cute characters and give them new life.
Legrand lets his active imagination soar by painting small details onto these everyday objects to help us see them the way he does. With the addition of a face and maybe some arms and legs, a paintbrush can become a mangled fox, a hinge can become a shady salesman, and a juicer becomes a woman emerging from a pool.
Hopefully, Legrand’s wildly imaginative creations will help you find the fun characters hidden all around you!
French Artist Turns Everyday Objects Into Playful Characters originally appeared on Bored Panda on June 20, 2014.