Category Archives: Photography

Riots & love in Vancouver

Like the writer says below I love the juxtaposition between the cops and the couple, a very striking image and one of the more memorable images I have seen in a while.  They say they will be interviewing the photographer today so will be checking back to see the update on this great image.

When one of my colleagues alerted me of this image by retweeting it this morning, my gut instinct was to shout “No way! That’s fake!” But minutes later we discovered that the image was shot by Getty Images photographer Rich Lam.

I was beside myself.

The “too-good-to-be-true” element of this photo is the juxtaposition of the riot cops and the couple who made a bed out of the littered street following last nights’ Stanley Cup Playoffs in Vancouver.

via PhotoBlog – Amorous protestors, lost in the heat of Vancouver riots.

Amazing time lapse of aurora borealis.

A simply amazing video time lapse of the aurora borealis in Norway.  There is some breath taking video in it.  I wish I could see the aurora borealis more often, one year they drifted far enough south that I could see them I think in winter of 2004-2005. It is great to see them in person.

 

I spent a week capturing one of the biggest aurora borealis shows in recent years.  Shot in and around Kirkenes and Pas National Park bordering Russia, at 70 degree north and 30 degrees east. Temperatures around -25 Celsius. Good fun.  Music is Gladiator soundtrack “Now we are free”

The Aurora from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.

Via Neatorama

Breathtaking Photos from National Geographic

The Boston Globe, has put together some hightlights of photos that have been entered into National Geographic’s photo competition.  There are some amazing photos as linked below.  Here are two of my favorites from it.  These two below, just show the beauty that is out in the world, and just simply capture a great setting.

Picture #4 the Giza Pyramids (click on images for larger version)

Photo #33 Ki Gompa. A Buddhist Monastery in the middle of the Himalayas.

via National Geographic’s Photography Contest 2010 – The Big Picture – Boston.com.