Photography

 
first surfer

The Vintage News

May 26, 2017

This is the first known photograph ever taken of a surfer. Surfing was banned in Hawaii by missionaries in the 1700s for its “ungodliness,” but fortunately the natives didn’t pay much heed to that decree. c. 1890

 

 
Milky Way over the desert

“Our desert is full of mystery and magic
One has those rock mushrooms
This photo is for the Milky Way over the desert
It’s another experience
Try to imagine it”

— Sohaila Hussein

 

 

Rare Sea Angel Spotted Off Russian Coast

Caters Video
Feb 17, 2020

ID: 3348903 MANDATORY ONSCREEN CREDIT – Aquatilis

Stunning footage has emerged of an alien-like creature swimming under the ice off the coast of Russia. The relaxing video was captured by scientist and diver Alexander Semenov, 34, during a White Sea expedition in 2018. It shows what is known as a sea angel gracefully gliding around the dark ocean, as the ice glows dimly under the sun above. Alexander said: “The Clione limacina, or Sea angel, is an incredible pteropod mollusc which lives in the water column.

Sea angels are gelatinous, mostly transparent, and very small, with the largest species (Clione limacina) reaching 5 cm. C. limacina is a polar species; those found in warmer waters are far smaller. Some species of sea angels feed exclusively on sea butterflies; the angels have terminal mouths with the radula common to mollusks, and tentacles to grasp their prey, sometimes with suckers similar to cephalopods. By rowing their “wings” back and forth at 1–3 Hz, the sea angels swim at speeds up to 100 mm/s (0.22 mph). This is about twice as fast as their prey, the sea butterfly. It is not yet clear whether the sea angel uses its swimming appendages as ‘rowing paddles’ or as ‘wings’.[3]
— My source

A beautiful, graceful animal.

 

 
zappa

Guido Kämmerling to Frank Zappa

April 22, 2014 at 9:55 AM

This is a private foto we shot on Zappa’s concert on the “Loreley” in germany, autumn 1984.

A beautiful photograph of our hero.

 

 
Bruno’s wonderful 179

An exquisite Alfa Romeo 179 F1 car being piloted by Bruno Giacomelli at the 1980 USA East race.

 

 
Lotus 79

Carlos Reutemann

Friday, April 12, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Carlos Reutemann
Homenaje en la semana de su cumpleaños
Lotus 79
Test
Buenos Aires
1978
© Colección Alejandro de Brito
Cortesía de Diego Stettler

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I Love Carlos.

 

 
Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken on March 27, 2020 by the ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft.

The probe was 329 km away from the comet, which was lined up perfectly with the Sun

Credit ESA / Rosetta NavCam CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

Fanfreakintastic.

It is truly awesome that we can have the thrill of looking at images like this from deep space. I love it.

 

 
eagle pig

CLAIRE REID in NEWS
Last updated 15:12, Sunday 08 March 2020 GMT
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A photographer managed to snap a perfectly timed picture showing an eagle flying off with an unfortunate little piglet.

The incredible photograph was taken by 75-year-old Clarke Espie in Queensland, Australia after he heard a piglet squealing and grabbed his camera.

Clarke said he was heading back to a campsite in Cromarty Wetlands when he heard the shriek coming from the sky, he instinctively reached for his camera and could hardly believe what he was seeing as the unfortunate pig was carried off.

He said: “I had been invited to capture the unique and diverse birdlife inhabiting these world class wetlands.

“Little did I imagine witnessing two massive sea eagles swooping low over my vehicle, one with a feral pig firmly gripped in its powerful talons.

“Despite its powerful wings, the sea eagle struggled to gain altitude before landing its prey upon a small island within the wetlands, where together the eagles shared the prey.

“I hurriedly snapped these images with a 500mm Telephoto lens as the sea eagles swept past.

“It was one of the most unusual sights I’ve seen. I thought it must’ve been a fish at first but as soon as I focused, I could see it was a piglet. It must have weighed around 5kg. Definitely not something I’ve witnessed before.”

Australia has around 24 million feral pigs – and the animals are regarded as pests in Queensland due to the fact they spread weeds, prey on native species and damage crops and stock.

White-bellied sea eagles can have a whopping seven-foot wingspan and are normally spotted high up in trees or flying over water around the Australian coast – the animals usually pair up for life, like the two you can see in Clarke’s picture.

They mainly live off aquatic animals, like fish and turtles, making the photograph all the more impressive.

Clarke, who previously worked as a commercial diver and documentary-maker for 35-years, added: “I’ve seen the imposing white-bellied sea eagle carnivore swoop in a shallow dive to snatch prey in its massive and powerful talons, taking fish, waterbirds, turtles, rabbits, flying foxes etc. before now, but this was something very rarely seen.

“I was astounded.”

Featured Images Credit: Media Drum World

eaglepig

 

eaglepig

Spectacular!

 

 
Sombrero galaxy

High resolution image of the Sombrero galaxy. Also known as Messier Object 104, M104 or NGC 4594.

This is the galaxy claimed by the fraudy little toad known primarily as Jaime Maussan to be a UFO. Seriously.

 

 
The black serval

The black serval by georgetheexplorer

More on RHB_RBS

Source: rhubarbes

A cool, sleek and fascinating creature. Most magnificent.

 

 
nam shot

Photographer Eddie Adams who lifted his camera in sync with the general’s gun, took the famed photo the second the bullet passed through the man’s skull. The deadly blast from the snub-nosed gun poised inches from the scruffy, grimacing target conveys a violent echo off the page.

I remember this well.

It was horrific then and it is horrific now. That’s war… literally hell on earth.

And yet our species can’t seem to stop doing it.

We are doomed ultimately. I am pretty well convinced that it will never change and we will never achieve an idyllic society as portrayed in, say, Star Trek: The Next eneration.

Nope. Ain’t gonna happen. I mean, hey, we got psychopathic, murdering Zionists in control of our half of the world and we have the Chinee and North Koreans blathering on in the other half. Need any more be said?

 

 
joan blondell

This photo of Joan Blondell from 1932 was banned for indecency. Sad, isi it not?

Source: old.reddit.com

 

 

Summer Milky Way at Beverley, Western Australia

Summer Milky Way at Beverley, Western Australia

Nikon d5500 – 50mm – ISO 3200 – f/2.8 – Foreground: 7 x 13s – Sky: 32 x 30s

Source: inefekt

Sweet.

 

spooky

I just think this photo of an unnamed Spitalfields street in the 1870s is fantastic. It has a ghost-like quality to it.

I agree, pretty much. Interesting to see a street and a kid as they were so long ago.

 

 
Chaparral 2D

Phil Hill drives the Chaparral 2D to victory in the 1966 ADAC 1000 km race at Nürburgring.

Jo Bonnier was Hill’s co-winning co-driver.

Eric della Faille photo.

Heroes all.

 

 

so launch

Launch of the new and powerful NASA-ESA Solar Orbiter.

February 10, 2020

Spectacular! And good golly gosh, what a fantastically fabulous photo!

 

 

@_clarencescott @zoe_cw

And here, folks, is a wonderfully classy shot of my friend Zoë Celesta West!

She is on IG @ @zoe_cw and she has a rather exciting Patreon presence @ www.patreon.com/zoecwest

Photo by @_clarencescott

he swoons

 

 

The Amazing Paradise Flying Snake | Wildest Islands Of Indonesia

Discovery UK
Feb 3, 2018

Find out how this snake hunts by flying through the air from forest treetops.

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What magnificent creatures.

 

 

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Colorized crop (not by me) of the one below.

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Enhanced crop (not by me) of the one above.

These are alleged dogman photos from a Virginia facebook group.

Are they? I do not know, but I am leaning towards not, sad to say.

But there is always the possibility.

 

 

Triangle UFO of Kaikoura

Kaikoura ufo

UAPleaks
Sep 15, 2019

Hello and welcome to: Triangle UFO of Kaikoura ©

We disclose this information for no reason other than to inform the filmcrew, pilot and co-pilot of what they really witnessed four decades ago. We hope to draw the interest of those who were involved. The people that were present DESERVE TO KNOW THE TRUTH as the New Zealand Defence Force has restricted access to the original case files till the year 2040 / 2050.

On the 31st of December 1978 a filmteam went on board of an Argossy airplane for an interview with the crew. On the 20th and 21st of December another aircraft had reported several UFO and this was the reason for the interview by Mr. Fogarty and his crew. The pilot – and co-pilot were not the ones that had reported the event. Only ten minutes into the flight their was a first UFO encounter. The cameraman quickly changed the lens of his camera to a 100 mm / 240 mm zoomlens and after midnight on the 1st of January 1979 he filmed several UFO that during the entire flight followed and approached the plane. He recorded the UFO from the windows of the cockpit and the presence of these unidentified flying objects were also confirmed by Wellington Radar and Airtraffic Control.

This event is commonly known as the Kaikoura UFO Mystery and the journalist, Mr. Quentin Fogarty, wrote a beautiful book about it titled: Let’s Hope They Are Friendly. Interesting fact: Mr. Fogarty saw something with his eyes that the old video does not not show you.
He mentioned in the video that the UFO appeared to be “rolling and turning.” So was he right?

No one knew that the original 16 mm film still existed. Fogarty’s crew had some very bad (personal) experiences after their film had been shown in the media. They have been ridiculed and called fantasists. As most of the reactions about their eye-witness report were negative, in some cases hostile, despite its importance this film was never supposed to be published! Flux, one of our team members, who lives in New Zealand performed his own in-depth research into the Kaikoura UFO and his good nose led him in 2015 to the original 16 mm film.

Long story short: The 16 mm had been digitized by a top notch film laboratory and our team received 4 High Definition videos of Blue-Ray quality. We almost fainted as they arrived as for the first time we had UFO material of the best possible quality. After you have watched the presentation you will agree that the bright object can no longer be dismissed with a simple
explanation and you will understand why this UFO encounter frightened them and afterwards had such an enormous impact on their lives.

For the past 40 years these UFO only lived in their memory but they never knew what they really looked like in full close up… until today! Without Flux’s curiosity the world never would have seen what you are about to see.

We dedicate this presentation to all who were present that night and witnessed a UFO encounter. This presentation does not provide any answer to the question what these UFO are! We only provide undeniable visual evidence that they exist.

Enjoy the show!

Yours truly,

Image Analysis Team

Without explicit permission of the owner(s) the Image Analysis Team (IAT) is prohibited to provide information to the whereabouts of the original 16mm film nor may she share any of the original material that has been provided for analysis. IAT is not the owner / maker of the original material and according to Australian- and New Zealand law this copyright remains in force until the 31st of December 2028.

You may only embed and distribute the full video. You are prohibited to make any alterations to this presentation. You are prohibited from making commercial use of the (enhanced) images and videomaterial © and this includes all monetization programmes on Youtube and any other social media. If you wish to make use of this presentation contact UAPleaks / 1967sander.

United Nations resolution 59, states that Freedom of Information is an integral part of our fundamental right to inform. We consider the Kaikoura UFO film of major importance to mankind and this unique encounter must be told through any media and regardless of frontiers. UAPleaks has no financial benefit from this disclosure

This, folks, is excellent and I applaud the effort as no one would have ever known about this as the regime in New Zealand are the censorship leaders of all countries and of all time. They go nuts in censoring anything and everything even remotely unusual, including restricting access to sites and not permitting research into the ancient civilization present long before the Maori ever showed up. And just like in this case everything is verboten for decades. It’s a crying shame and a crime against humanity.

Well, we get to see this and it is pretty darn cool.

This team has released a second part to this. Make of it what you will. See my note at the bottom.

It is here:

Kaikoura The Second Encounter

UAPleaks
Jan 11, 2020

Dear friends,

Welcome to Kaikoura The Second Encounter … which actually is the 5th encounter! 😉

Why we named this UAP “Apple” will become clear once you have seen this presentation but … that is not all as for the first time in human history we not only managed to enhance a UAP but also revealed the “ALIEN” in the UAP.

The first part of this video “briefly” describes the major technological challenges we faced trying to enhance this UAP.

The second part contains the first enhancements revealing the controller and the last part shows the final result and there is a small bonus …

However: We must warn you! We strongly advise viewer discretion!

The ALIEN is “clearly visible” but for some of you it may take some time to recognize it. This creature is something you have never seen before and your brain therefore will not immediately be able to identify the shape.

– When you watch the images try not to think of an alien as you may have seen it in the movies.
– Take at least 100 cm distance from the monitor as putting your nose against the screen will have a negative effect because of the noise. By stepping back from the monitor your brain will filter the noise in the image and the entire picture will become clearer and also gamut, borders between colours will be more distinct.
– Look at the colours, follow contours and see where they connect.
– Try to find any shapes which may look familiar.

Finally: When you are easily influenced by what you see in an image you better do not watch this video.

This will be your first encounter with a real ALIEN and this will not be your last.

See you soon for more.

Best regards,
UAPleaks & Image Analysis Team

Well, that is kind of interesting but the WARNINGs and capitalization of ALIEN are way over the top, very silly and they give me the most uncomfortable feelings regarding this crew … and even presenting this episode to you.

I am of the opinion that their new software is not much more, at least in this case, than an amplifier for the phenomena of pareidolia.

Controller? I don’t think so.

Bummed out, I am.

 

 

Régia Seabra

April 12, 2018 at 1:02 PM

For those who have never seen a complete rainbow…
Good afternoon

Nifty keen.