Entries Tagged as 'Photography'

Tribute in Light

Tribute in Light
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“The Tribute in Light was a temporary art installation of 88 searchlights placed next to the site of the World Trade Center from March 11 to April 14, 2002 to create two vertical columns of light in remembrance of the September 11, 2001 attacks.”
(From Wikipedia)

On March 11, 2002, the night that they illuminated the “Tribute in Light,” I took a ferry across the Hudson river to get some pictures of the lights over lower Manhattan. Attempting to reconcile the new skyline in my mind, I tried imagining where the Towers had been. But with all of the chaos and emotions of the previous six months, I found it hard to remember their place and scale in the skyline.

About a year earlier, I had been in the same place (a park on the riverside in Jersey City, NJ) taking daytime shots of the not-yet-disturbed NYC skyline for use in the wedding invitations that my fiancée Michelle and I were designing. …read more →

Wake up and smell the Coffee

150 pound bags of raw coffee beansI’ve been doing some photography for Whole Foods recently. They have been sending me to photograph the production of various local food products for use in marketing and store decor. This time it was off to Gorilla Coffee in Brooklyn to get images of the coffee roasting process. What can’t be conveyed through images though, is the smell of all that roasting coffee… Mmmmm!

The process here starts with raw coffee beans roasted in small batches, 30lbs at a time. …read more →

Point & Shoot from 117,597 Feet

View of Earth from 117,597 feetWell it took them three tries, but on August 11th, three amateur radio operators and a teacher from the Edmonton, Alberta area succeeded in sending a digital camera to an altitude of over 100,000 feet aboard a helium weather balloon.

After two failed attempts in 2006, the project called SABLE-3 (Southern Alberta Balloon Launch Experiment #3) sent a Nikon Coolpix P2 digital camera and a GPS transmitter aloft, carried by a helium weather balloon. The camera was set to take one picture every minute, which it did for the next 2.5 hours. 150 pictures later and 117,597 feet higher, the camera took its last image (seen above) before the balloon popped. The camera then took 46 more images on the way down as it fell back to Earth slowed by a small parachute.

Read the whole story and see more images here.

(via transbuddha)