Tesla coils are super cool. But while most of us will only encounter the archaic contraptions in museums, if you’ve got some pluck, you can use a portable version to generate your own lightning storms at home.
Satellite images of our world are incredible on their own. But artist Federico Winer has taken aerial photography to a new level by portraying planet Earth as a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of geometric patterns and colors.
Since its release, the $35 Raspberry Pi mini-computer has been hailed as the perfect all-in-one retro game console. Now, it’s easier to do than ever, and it doesn’t take any advanced Linux knowledge. Here’s how to make your own retro game console in under 30 minutes.
Nicholas Roemmelt’s photography is enough to make any person whose day job involves a computer and a desk question his or her life choices. In addition to shooting just plain stunning photos of nature, he sometimes makes us extra envious of his adventures by adding himself or his wife to a jaw-droppingly beautiful landscape.
One thing to remember is that Photomatix contains both the HDR blending plus the tone mapping all in one "preset" - thus why you have lots of adjustment settings in the GUI pane to adjust all sorts of tone mapping settings. The LR module is just the HDR blending part - no actual tone mapping happens at all - you just get a 16bit extended dynamic range TIF RAW file which you then have to manually "tone map" in ACR (LR's develop module). To be honest for me I definitely prefer the second image (not sure which package it's from but I presume it's the LR one since the other looks "photomatix'd") - it looks much more natural and realistic as a starting point and then you can PP love it afterwards to taste.
Remember that breathtaking 10k-timelapse video we stumbled upon last month? Expect to see more stuff like that in the future, but shot from drones: PhaseOne has announced the world’s smallest 80-megapixel medium format camera—a high end, lightweight shooter designed specifically for aerial photography.