Too many founders have sacrificed the WHY in the process of speeding up the WHAT and HOW.Don’t Let a Minimum Viable Product Minimize Your Minimum Viable Vision, Hunter Walk (via Josh)
"Slow" marine animals show their secret life under high magnification. Corals and sponges are very mobile creatures, but their motion is only detectable at different time scales compared to ours and requires time lapses to be seen. These animals build coral reefs and play crucial roles in the biosphere, yet we know almost nothing about their daily lives.
Learn more about what you see in my post: notes-from-dreamworlds.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/slow-life.html
This clip, as well as stock footage, is available in 4k resolution. Make sure you watch it on a large screen! You won’t be able to appreciate this clip or see individual cells moving in a sponge on a smartphone. If you have a full-HD screen, when you enter full-screen mode, please press on “view actual size” next to the HD icon to improve sharpness.
To make this little clip I took 150000 shots. Why so many? Because macro photography involves shallow depth of field. To extend it, I used focus stacking. Each frame of the video is actually a stack that consists of 3-12 shots where in-focus areas are merged. Just the intro and last scene are regular real-time footage. One frame required about 10 minutes of processing time (raw conversion + stacking). Unfortunately, the success rate was very low due to copious technical challenges and I spent almost 9 long months just to learn how to make these kinds of videos and understand how to work with these delicate creatures.
I am glad that I abandoned the idea of making this clip in 3D (with two cameras) - very few people have 3D screens and it doubles processing time.
- Canon 7D (died at the beginning of the project as I had overused it in my research), Canon 5d Mkiii (90% of footage is done with it)
- Canon MP-E 65 mm lens
- adjustable custom-spectrum lamps (3 different models)
- several motorized stages including StackShot for focus stacking
- multiple computers to process thousands of 22+ Mpx raw images and perform focus stacking (an old laptop died on that mission after 3 weeks of continuous processing).
Edited in Sony Vegas, Adobe Photoshop CS6, Zerene Stacker, and Helicon Focus.
Music: Atmostra III by Cedric Baravaglio, Jonathan Ochmann and Zdravko Djordjevic.
Visit my website to see more cool stuff: microworldsphotography.com
(consideration to buy a print from my website or to use the tip jar below the video is always welcome, but this option is better: secure.marineconservation.org.au/donate.php?campid=701900000006kqX)
Inquiries/licensing/press: find my contact details here: microworldsphotography.com/About
Please do not share this clip to promote or endorse marine aquarium industry. I simply want people to admire life, but not to be told to buy stuff, especially poses captive animals
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AEG Perfunkt — Berlin Currywurst
Somewhere in what was once West Berlin is a street-corner stand that sells homemade sausage, ketchup and curry powder. It is run by a man called Rainer and he combines those ingredients onto a plate and calls it currywurst. It will change your life.
Client: AEG | Electrolux
Dios tiene un plan para todos.
La pregunta que debemos hacernos profundamente no es cuál es, sino si estamos preparados para lo que sea que es. Es díficil tener esa respuesta con certeza, sobretodo sin conocer el plan.
No se trata de lo que sabemos y la consecuencia de la evaluación que hagamos en nuestro contexto. Se trata de creer y de sentir en lo hondo de nuestro ser.
En momentos donde nuestros planes de vida tienen un revés inesperado, solo nos queda la esperanza de saber que algo mejor puede venir. De mirar hacia delante con positividad, buscando segundas oportunidades.
Así yazco, desnudo, ante la incertidumbre de lo que vendrá y con las ganas inmensas de seguir caminando, con el plan que me toque.
Pensando, sintiendo, viviendo.
A 200+ mile backpacking experience through Yosemite National Park captured by Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill. This project was filmed over the course of 10 months. We spent a combined 45 days in the park capturing the images in this video.
All tips received through the Vimeo Tip Jar will be donated to the Yosemite Conservancy, which helps preserve Yosemite.