Sunday, August 14, 2016

National Geographic photography

"Like will-o’-the-wisps on a humid summer night, male blue ghost fireflies illuminate the woods near Brevard, North Carolina. This image was made by digitally stitching together more than 300 30-second exposures spanning four hours." (Link to expand

"In this vertiginous view of Hong Kong, low clouds race above the Quarry Bay neighborhood, reflecting the city lights below. Most of the 18- to 20-story residential buildings in this shot were erected in 1972."
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5 comments:

virgil xenophon said...

This Fossil wouldn't recognize todays Hong Kong (Or much of the rest of Asia--hell, even the hotel I stayed in in my R&R to Sydney in Mar '68--the old Carleton-Rex-- was torn down by the mid 80s and replaced). None of those bldgs even existed when I snagged a 2nd R&R to HK from DaNang in Aug, 1968, lol!

edutcher said...

The Hong Kong one is interesting.

virgil xenophon said...



The same is true of a lot of places. Vegas has changed radically.

ricpic said...

If I had to live in a Hong Kong hive I'd spiral into terminal depression.

Lem said...

On a first take the HK one looks like stacks of haphazardly placed cargo ship containers.

ndspinelli said...

I read the asshole liberal David Letterman is now a Global Warming reporter for National Geographic. I hope he gets mauled by a polar bear.