Photography by Michael Huniewicz

There is a certain age at which everyone must have some sort of adventure. Michael Huniewicz had one in the country of Mauritania, where he rode on top of an iron ore train across the Sahara Desert, capturing incredible images along the way. His entire gallery is widely diverse, having traveled just about eveywhere from the looks of it. It is easy to get lost in the exhaustive amount of photos he has presented on his website. Spend a few minutes on a journey-by-proxy across the desert.

Michael Huniewicz – Mauritania Part 2

Terra Sacra Time Lapses

Sean F. White is a photographer who has created an amazing time lapse video of various locations around the world. It’s about six minutes long and features locations such as the pyramids in Egypt, penguins in Antarctica, ancient trees in Africa and shots of the Milky Way out in the desert. There are many timelapse videos out there, especially on vimeo, but this one is just a cut above the rest.

Terra Sacra Time Lapses on Vimeo

Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge

Construction of the Golden Gate BridgeThe always outstanding Retronaut.co has some fantastic images that were taken during the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, in the years leading up to 1937. The bridge got it’s name from the Golden Gate  – the body of water that connects the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean –  and is one of the worlds most photographed bridges. See here some of the very first of those photographs.

 

Retronaut.co – Golden Gate Bridge

Beached Whale on Carolina Beach.

A small whale washed up on the beach here in Wilmington. It apparently is a Minke Whale. There is no cause of death at the moment, but officials from the local aquarium are picking up the carcass at some point to do a necropsy. The whale was torn up quite a bit, with a huge section of flesh torn out, most likely by sharks. In recent weeks a fairly large great white shark has been spotted, and also a sperm whale, off the southeastern North Carolina coast.

Technical details – I only used flash in one of the images seen here, it should be fairly obvious which one. The others were exposures of around thirty seconds or so, using moonlight and light coming from the boardwalk behind me. This enabled me to almost completely eliminate the yellow police tape and spectators walking around the whale, as well as giving a nice cool blue tone to the picture. I love shooting this way.

A little light, a little luck.

Here’s a shot of a bridge that I took deep in the mountains of Alum Rock in San Jose, CA. I just came across this sitting on my hard drive and realized I’d never really shared it with anyone. Now, this was taken with a Droid X, but it’s a pretty decent camera for a phone and the light was just amazing when I took this, so it turned out very well. Ethereal, almost like a painting. I wish I could duplicate this, but the technical ability to turn out pictures like this at will eludes me. One day…

Chris VenHaus

Hi folks, sorry I haven’t posted anything here lately – the end of the school year brought me the toughest set of exams yet, but I somehow made my way through and now I am an honest to goodness official college graduate, with an AAS degree in Nuclear Technology. So now that school is over and done with, I will have a lot of time to get back into the photography habit, more time to spend with my music blog, and more time to spend on playing my own music.

by Chris VenHaus

So while prowling around on photo.net tonight, I came across a photographer whose work with landscapes is phenomenal. Chris VenHaus captures so much color in his lens, so much expression, and his star / astrophotography is downright incredible. Chris shares in his gallery a diverse set of photos that span the American Midwest, from Arizona to Colorado to Michigan, etc., and always keeps an ethereal mood in mind whether the image he produces is black and white or color. For example, his image titled Tufa Sunrise conveys a mood of calm serenity at first glance, but when you focus in and start to examine the individual elements of the picture you start to realize what a startlingly alien landscape he’s happened upon. Volcanic rock formations project from the completely flat surface of the water to create an image that is simple, yet easy to stare at for periods of time and think about what this place must feel like when visiting in person. All of Chris’ photography is exactly like that, so go ahead and check out his gallery on photo.net – take my word for it, you’ll be delighted.

Chris VenHaus @ Photo.net

Golden Gate Bridge in January

Back in January of this year, I managed to find myself in San Jose, California, on a business trip. It was a great trip. I spent the weekend with my cousin Justin, and had a blast photographing various locations in San Francisco. Here is a shot of the bridge across the Golden Gate. Processed in Photoshop of course.