Pawel Norbert's Other-Wordly Collages

“We construct our reality in our own way. We do that everyday on our Instagrams, blogs and other carefully curated outlets. Knowing that the world around us doesn’t look like this, we somehow want to believe that all those often extremely filtered and post-processed images in our IG stream are actually the real thing.” 

Polish graphic artist Pawel Nolbert

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Stunning Star Trail Photos from International Space Station

Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit relayed some information about photographic techniques used to achieve the images: “My star trail images are made by taking a time exposure of about 10 to 15 minutes. However, with modern digital cameras, 30 seconds is about the longest exposure possible, due to electronic detector noise effectively snowing out the image. To achieve the longer exposures I do what many amateur astronomers do. I take multiple 30-second exposures, then ‘stack’ them using imaging software, thus producing the longer exposure.”

Found via
http://boingboing.net/2012/06/08/this-is-real-life-not-tron.html
http://retina.smithsonianmag.com/post/24629746846/smithsonian-magazine-star-t...

Viva la Polaroid

 

Who doesn't love Polaroid photos?
1. THE WAIT...so tantalising a few minutes of getting that (almost) instant photo developing in your hand (and yes it's wayyyy more exciting than today's digital printing).
2. THE PICTURE QUALITY...the prints with their muted, ghostly look that instantly have an atmosphere - and can also be effected and manipulated when developing to deconstruct the image appearing before your eyes.
3. THE FRAME...the white outer frame that immediately makes the photo look ready to be hung on a wall and with it's fat width has an cool 1970's appeal.

I've compiled a list of links of some beautiful, eery, abstract polaroid compositions I've found on Flickr...enjoy!