To Study the Earth by NASA

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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is home to the nation’s largest organization of combined scientists, engineers and technologists that build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study the Earth, the sun, our solar system, and the universe.Please have a look at their Flickr page for detailed explanation of this amazing pictures.

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The Earth From Space by European Space Agency

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Here’s a selection of beautiful photographs of the earth taken from space by European Space Agency. Check their website for detailed descriptions and for more stunning images.

Seemingly Impossible by John Crawford

john_crawford_02John+Crawford+nudesJohn Crawford is a New Zealand based photographer who did a lot of commercial work back in the 80’s. He spent much of his time in helicopters and light airplanes, and became fascinated with looking at the world from a bird’s eye perspective. In 1984, between shoots, he had an idea for a personal project called Aerial Nudes, the results of which you see here. The project lasted for three years, from 1984 to 1987, when Crawford dedicated his spare time to meticulously planning and executing each shot, dreaming up ever more surreal scenarios. “Part of the thrill was coming up with the ideas, which in some cases were seemingly impossible, and making it work,” he says. “I’d hire a small fixed-wing aircraft for an hour and hunt for abstract details in the landscape where I could strategically place a nude. I would shoot reference images of each location, which I would print. On these, with a black ink pen I would sketch little stick figures and add the various props I would need.” [via IndependentUK]

Videos of the week

Goldfish Salvationfish

When struggling with artistic vision, Fukahori’s pet goldfish became his inspiration and ever since his passion and lifelong theme. His unique style of painting uses acrylic on clear resin which is poured into containers, resulting in a three-dimensional appearance and lifelike vitality. This video gives you a glimpse of his amazing painting process.

SkyMotion Showreel

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The SkyMotion Video team provided the aerial video services for the shoot – making use of their state of the art remote controlled helicopter drone. Niagara Falls has of course been filmed countless times in the past using full sized helicopters. However, with this remote controlled helicopter, the shoot was not limited by minimum altitude restrictions, and so was able to achieve shots which were unlike any before. Flying only a couple feet above the water, the camera was able to approach the waterfall edge to give the viewer a true sense of the shear scale of the world famous falls.

Welcome Home

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This time-lapse was put together by photographer and San Diego native Michael Shainblum, and it takes you on a trip through his beautiful hometown. Titled “Welcome Home,” the video features everything from cityscapes to pounding waves to railway stations — a journey that shows the city of San Diego through the artistic lens of one of its residents.

Aerial Nudes by John Crawford

Photographer John Crawford created this series of photographs that captured naked people in different kinds of landscapes as seen from above.

A La Plage – Gray Malin

Great aerial photo series titled “A La Plage” by photographer Gray Malin.

Visit Gray Malin website.