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Photographer Circles Globe to Capture Sunsets in Every Time Zone, In Just 8 Hours

Thursday 10.09.2014 , Posted by
Chasing Horizons

Simon Roberts got to do something no photographer has done before – capture a sunset in every time zone around the world, in just one day.

The challenging project was launched to promote the Satellite Wave watch from Citizen, which automatically adjusts to the local time zone (something quite unique for a wristwatch). Their project took Roberts far north to 80 degrees latitude – close enough to the earth’s axis that the plane could keep up with the setting sun. At that position, they were able to fly against the earth’s rotation (it’s moving at just 180 mph that far north) enabling the plane to stay positioned in a permanent sunset as they traveled around the globe. (You’re nearly doing the same thing when you take a northern flight from east to west. Notice how LOOOONG the sun takes to set as you chase it.)

At precisely 6:30 PM in every time zone, Roberts photographed a sunset. The final video is called “Chasing Horizons” [Read more...]

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Surreal Skies: Single Image Time Lapse Photography

Friday 11.09.2012 , Posted by

Photographer Matt Molloy has achieved a time lapse effect in his gorgeous landscape shots that most of us have only seen in video before. The result is colorful, smeared skies that look like a surreal painting, rather than a photograph. Each picture requires several hundred images to accomplish this bizarre effect. [Read more...]

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We Love Friday! – As The Sun Sets…

Friday 08.24.2012 , Posted by

The wise Rabindranath Tagore once said, “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” There are not many things more breathtaking than watching the sunset over the gorgeous Earth with someone special. Sometimes it’s difficult not to look at the sky in complete awe of the amazing array of colors the perfect sunset can produce. To celebrate this miraculous phenomenon that can be witnessed every day, we compiled a set of some of the most beautiful sunsets on Instagram.
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Clouds Look Better Going Fast

Thursday 03.03.2011 , Posted by

You know how everything seems to look better in slow motion? Well, it turns out that clouds look amazingly good going really, really fast. These giant floating masses of water often appear to stand still, but give them a little kick of speed and all their undulating movements and diverging layers become apparent.

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