Rand has picked up a drone, and in so doing experienced a few “Holy Shit!” moments. Click through, read, and watch. They’re still spendy — the one he grabbed is $700 — but the video footage is just amazing, and it’s a cinch such tech will be half that price in a year or two.
Several new sets!
- In which Nicole has an unspecified birthday!
- In which we visit Florida!
- In which Erin does not hurt herself or anyone else with a giant fucking knife!
Note: the elephant wasn’t actually at Public Services. Justin is really strict about that.
Here are the cruise pics from February.
I am very good at procrastination.
Via Kadrey: “Alice in Waterland” by Elena Kalis.
I have a time machine, apparently, because I got all these Christmas pictures!
God, I’m lazy.
Two short pix sets from before the holiday:
In which my mother-in-law runs the Marine Corps Marathon AGAIN; and
In which we are Thankful in Mississippi.
More to come.
This short GoPro film documents Kevin Richardson’s relationship with, among other things, wild lions in South Africa. They’re very happy to see him, on the order of the old Christian the Lion videos; they run up to him and want to snuggle. I’m sure his science is dodgy, but the video is still fantastic.
We here at Heathen care, which is why we’re pointing out this picture of Idris Elba and Janelle Monae, which contains a powerful distillation of pure awesome.
Know who Eero Saarinen is? Maybe not. But you know his designs.
(Mrs Heathen: don’t miss this.)
Not sure how this happened. Just last year, she was five.
I may have amused myself with the captions.
Long exposures taken from space are even cooler.
Here’s a pic I took at a minor league baseball game in Louisville.
Olympus OMD E-M5 w/ Lumix 14mm. 1/80 sec @ f/4, ISO 500.
We fell behind. Sue us.
A few fun bits from the Steampunk Ball portion of Comicpalooza, with Abney Park. The lights were my nemesis!
In accordance with regulations, we now provide photos of NEW KITTENS.
Of general interest, perhaps, are pictures of The Joy Formidable playing at Fitzgerald’s earlier this month.
Of more narrow interest are deeply joyful pictures of Frank and Hadleigh’s wedding weekend in Jackson, which was SO SOUTHERN.
(Heathen Nation: “How Southern was it?”)
Well, I’ll tell you: It was so southern that the officiant was a blood relative of Flannery O’Connor.
Finally, because if I don’t include this, someone will complain: one more pic of Joy.
This set of color shots from 1939-43 is completely stellar.
Fortunately, someone else DID say that. And they took pictures.
It’s rather a bigger set than I usually post, but we were gone for a whole week: Pictures from JoCoCruiseCrazy 3.
Via MeFi, we find this promo of a somewhat intense encounter with a polar bear. His real-time narration is a bit breathless, but then again he IS being investigated by a giant bear who would like to eat him.
That said, White House photographer Pete Souza’s best of 2012 is a great set of photos. Enjoy.
SI’s 100 best ever sports photos rundown is pretty great.
Because I am me, my top ten photos from 2012 actually includes thirteen shots. Deal with it.
Look, pix from Mississippi!
Alessandro Della Bella put together some pretty amazing time lapse shots from atop a couple of mountains in eastern Switzerland. Go. Watch.
These dental mannequins ask WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW?
Canon: State the nature of the problem?
Photographer: Well, I was in Africa, and a lion borrowed by 5D.
Go here, to the Atlantic’s first installment of 2012 in photos, and scroll down, immediately, to photo number 19:
Julian, a two-month old pet monkey, bites the ear of Kan, a transvestite performer, backstage at the Tiffany’s Show in Pattaya, 150 km east of Bangkok.
NatGeo’s contest is in again; the second batch of their winners is particularly fine. The bat shot (#22) and the one of the owl (#50) are really, really great.
This tab has been open for a while, so I’m not sure where it came from, but the astronaut gave a 30-ish minute talk at Luminance 2012 about the challenges and awesomeness of shooting in space.
It’s worth your time. For serious. Fun fact: hard drives fail quickly in zero-gravity, and nobody (to Pettit’s knowledge) has figured out why, so they transmit the raw files back to the ground as quickly as they can.
But I did throw this up on the intarwubs, just to amuse myself and a few other people. Shot with the Olympus still camera, which is sort of amazing, really.
Observe my 2012 photo folder:
The top box encloses the 12 events between June and early July wherein I took pictures.
The bottom box starts when I bought a new camera (to replace the one stolen in early September), and encloses the 20 events between early July and late October.
As should be obvious, I’m still pretty darn happy with the Olympus.
I liked these better as black and white.
The triumphant return of JW Americana, with photos by yours truly.