The folks over at Top Gear have some fairly inspiring and truly epic road trip adventures both on and off the screen.
This months edition of Top Gear Magazine, celebrating its 20th Anniversary, celebrates those adventures and more – including one of our own!
Within its pages you’ll find my own photographical contribution to the world of ‘epic auto adventure’ detailing one such road trip in Iceland whereby I encountered glorious roads, a wonderful culture, and breathtaking landscapes of active volcanoes and towering glaciers. One such glacier nearly claimed my life and left me naked on the side of a mountain! (Personally I blame Loki)
Luckily, the Gods of Old Norse mythology chose fit to spare me, but took my camera as payment. Hopefully they took some great pictures.
You can read about the adventure in this months edition of Top Gear in ‘how Top Gear changed my life’ and also read about it in more detail including some more pictures from the trip itself here on our site.
It was a fantastic weekend and my oldest friend (we met on the first day of Elementary School) Chris Zielonka married the resplendent Vee.
I was on groomsman duties and wasn’t able to cover the wedding as I would normally but I brought my camera and took some pictures all the same.
Given this would be man of polish ancestry marrying a woman of Punjab decent the theme of the wedding was East meets West. This gave me the wonderful opportunity to wear my Punjabi again and dance like I was possessed by the spirit of the monkey God Hanuman himself.
You can check them out at our facebook page here but we here are a few highlight shots for your enjoyment.
Also be sure to check the Twitter Wall we set up here
Slow photo week at Time For The Photography. Some big news coming next week though! In the meantime theres lots going on though. New PHONES everyone. Camera Phones. The iPhone 5S and 5C are due for release THIS MONTH (as if you haven’t heard). One is awesome – one it not – one is super – one is cr… well You get the idea… (it’s rumoured the C actually stands for colourful, or some suggest we brits say, cheap and cheerful). At any rate expect it to be plastic and horrible a la G4 macbook, which at the time was pretty rad, but looking back is not by todays standards.
Theres also a new Sony Phone that takes the idea of the ‘camera-phone’ rather literally by adding a zoom Lens attachment. I don’t understand this mentality at all. I like that my phone has a camera but I don’t think I’d like my camera to be able to call people too.
Of course other news developments in the hone world include Microsoft chomping up Nokia. Is this good? YES. The worlds largest software company buy one of the worlds best made phone brands. Nokia lost its way with the smartphone era and although the Lumia series has made some amazing progress, especially in recent months, except to see some truly awesome releases in 2014/15.
I’m worried about Apple. Lets all face it – when you have to make a ‘badder’ iPhone as a new release, its shows innovation is taking a bit of a stage dive.
What do you think?
The camera was lost 8 months ago and just recently popped up.
Give me hope my camera lost to a glacier may one day pop up too!
Euan & Bonnie are two of the most wonderful people you’ll meet with a fantastic group of friends.
They celebrated their coming together the night of the Bid Day and then again shared some warm moments with family and friends at lovely town house.
Check out the gallery HERE.
Popular Mechancis just did a bit showing that company FLIR (who do many of the militaries infra red cams) have developed a prototpe mass market option.
So what are you seeing here? Well its an iPhone of the 3 variety, so this must have taken some time to develop, and the resolution is poor (about 0.3 Megapixels) but hey thats just about perfect because its all fuzzy blue and red anyway.
The guys over at FLIR say its enough “can spot a person at about 300 yards” though so, if night spotting was your thing, I’d say you’d be impressed.
Rightly FLIR are considering the mass appeal of this complex tech but I think technophiles and those wishing to pretend their a secret agent or the like would probably be quite happy to fork out the unknown quantities of cash to get they’re hands on one. UPDATE: Looks like it would cost around several thousand dollars.
But hey, maybe it will come in gold like the new Apple iPhone 5S?
Louis-Émile Durandelle, Exposition universelle de 1889 / État d’avancement, 1888, Albumen silver print.
Unknown (photographer), Moon Crater, late 1850s, Salted paper print from a Collodion negative.
Eadweard J. Muybridge, Running (Galloping), 1878 – 1879.
It was a privilege to be there!
Full gallery available here
Formula 1 fans, we are.
In a race where a few tenths of a second can mean the difference between winning or losing, and its estimated that each team spends roughly £1m to save that tenth, getting the pit stop over and done fast is a no brainer.
While most of us might struggle to take 15-30 mins + to change all four tyres on our cars the the F1 mechanics are under extreme pressure to get it all said and done in less than 5. Five seconds, that is.
Red Bull Racing, and their team of over caffeinated race mechanics, have now shown that they can get it done in just over two seconds.
Thats so fast that you need slow-mo to really appreciate everything thats going on.
While this doesn’t always go according to plan (youch!) its a very impressive feat to witness non the less.
Now…if Red Bull would only do coffee…
Has it really been a year?
Just about. 12 months ago our friend Luke Anderson won Big Brother 2012.
After Luke came out of the big brother house victorious, surrounded by cheering crowd of fans, friends, family, and former house mates; many of the house mates headed to a private location to enjoy some post-show libations.
The conversations that evening were full of funny stories of trading perspectives and a great time was had by all.
Here are a few of the photos we took on that wonderful post Big Brother Finale party.