Continuing on yesterday’s post, here’s the other pieces of news and curiosa that has been taking up some of my bookmarks.
2: Also, check out the tumblr blog Guess the Lightning where photographer Ted Sabarese analyses and recreates individual images and the lightning in the images. Oh, in the words of the blog:
Armed with only a wacom tablet, less-than-mediocre drawing skills and an acute sense of smell, professional photographer Ted Sabarese guesses how individual images were lit by other photographers and then sketches corresponding lighting diagrams. It’s what you always wanted to know but didn’t know who to ask.
4: There’s a reason I love Reddit’s PS and Photography subreddit, you can ask for help about effects of filters and usually someone answers. Like here where a redditor asks how a certain effect in three different images is achieved and there are some very legit suggestions.
5: In the same line; RPMP, or Reddit Photography Mentoring Program has kicked off! Meant for professionals as well as fresh beginners, there are volunteering mentors who will gladly help with whatever questions you may have. This idea and program is superb and I hope it will live on for a long time.
12: Interactive Detail Comparison in Skyrim, guess which side is which… You’ll see it after a while.
19: I was unsure as to whether I should post this thread or not but I decided to post it; The thread is about a redditors first-hand account from the Aurora shooting during a viewing of Dark Knight Rising. It starts off from that but many, many redditors come together and share this trauma and tragedy.
20: A touching gesture from the music world; Hans Zimmer composed “Aurora”, a piece dedicated to those affected by the shooting. All profits that are made go to the Aurora Victim Relief Organization.
22: There were some spectacular projects to capture Curiosity’s descent to Mars, among others the landing was broadcasted in Times Square and another interesting tidbit of information is that 43 % more people watched the landing online than on TV.
23: Reddit has an entire thread dedicated to images from Curiosity.
24: Also the Internet seems to have fallen in love with the Flight Director on the MSL Curiosity Mission, Bobak Ferdowsi. To please those who have become one of his fans, The Frisky has a handy list of 5 things you need to know about “The Mohawk Guy”.
40: NBC removes the Memorial section of the Opening Ceremony at the London Olympics, gives an asshole-response to correct their mistake. Want to see it? Well, here it is and it is indeed beautiful. Silly enough it, and other parts (James Bond and the Queen and Rowan Atkinson “playing” Chariots of Fire) of the Opening Ceremony, have been deleted from YouTube. Why? Well, that’s what many redditors have been wondering. But for your listening pleasure – here’s the list of all the songs used during the walk-in at the Opening Ceremony. Interestingly the largest free Wi-Fi zone opened in London for the entirety of the Olympic Games.
Well would you look at that? 40 pieces of news with less than that remaining to post, which will happen momentarily – I just need to get them in order so it’s more than likely that the last part will be up tomorrow, bright and early.
P.s Sorry for excluding tags and categories, I’m feeling incredibly lazy.