Using stock images and Johannes Vermeer’s 1664 painting The Concert as a base, photographer Erik Almas admirably recreated the lost masterpiece in Photoshop. Heck, it might be able to fool you into thinking it were the real thing… if you were standing and squinting from very far away. Still. It’s pretty neat to see Almas’ workflow and how creative he gets in trying to mimic the original. Source: Recreating a 17th Century Painting in Photoshop Is Basically Magic
Over the past year or so, photographer Benjamin Von Wong has taken his talent for epic photo shoots and turned it towards trying to raise awareness for “boring” topics like climate change or wildlife conservation . His latest project continues this trend; this time, he’s taking on plastic pollution. Source: Photographer Puts Mermaid on 10,000 Plastic Bottles to Raise Awareness I got to meet Ben last year at a conference and chat with him afterwards. Amazing guy with a huge amount of talent and work ethic.
Apple released iOS 10.2 to the public today, bringing new and redesigned emoji, a variety of improvements to system apps and settings, and, for US-based users, the debut of the previously announced TV app . New Emoji iOS 10.2 is a notable release for emoji: Apple is now fully supporting the Unicode 9 emoji specification that includes 72 new emoji first approved by the Unicode Consortium earlier this year. Source: Apple Releases iOS 10.2 with new Emoji, TV App, and More A few nice little updates to iOS 10.2. The Camera preserve one is a very welcome feature.
Would I consider using the Surface Book as my go-to mobile editing machine? Probably not. It was functional, but not ideal. Source: Microsoft’s Surface Book isn’t the dream video-editing machine I hoped for I have the Surface Book that came out last year that I use for my IT professional job. It’s a really nice machine but like this post I found it not quite so good when trying to edit photos and working in Photoshop. It works but not as fast to work with than my 2012 Retina MacBook Pro. I think it comes down to the dual core processors …
Update: The first international trailer has arrived, and it’s much better than the U.S. one! There’s a lot less high school and a lot more Spider-Man in there, plus more villains (including the Shocker), more action, better music—it’s actually got a lot of the same footage, but it’s edited in such a way to make Homecoming look like a much more exciting movie. Source: The First Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailers Are Here, Guest-Starring Iron Man (UPDATED) I’m genuinely excited about this Spider-Man movie. He was great in Civil War.
Image: NASA/JPL With his passing earlier today , John Glenn is being remembered as not only the first American to orbit the Earth, but also the oldest. Here’s why NASA sent a 77-year-old man into space, and how his historic trip set space science forward. Source: Why NASA Sent John Glen Back to Space at the Age of 77 Amazing.
NBC TV show host Jimmy Fallon has aggressively courted video game makers since taking over the NBC Tonight Show desk, and he continued his nerd-cred streak on Wednesday night with Nintendo’s help. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime joined Fallon on stage with an iPhone in hand (and a slick Mario pin on his lapel) to show off the first full-level run of Super Mario Run we’ve yet to see—but this moment was quickly overshadowed by a “one more thing” reveal: The Nintendo Switch console. Source: Miyamoto lands on late-night TV with Nintendo Switch reveal—and guitar riffs Looking forward to …
The creator of Mario on how smartphones will introduce new players to Nintendo In 2004, Nintendo released a strange dual-screened handheld called the DS, and with the hardware, a broader initiative the company called its “blue ocean strategy.” Instead of battling against heavyweight competitors like Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo would carve out its own unique space in the market. Source: A chat with Shigeru Miyamoto on the eve of Super Mario Run, Nintendo’s first smartphone game This is going to be great.
Michael Shainblum is a skilled professional landscape photographer known for his time-lapse footage and incredible still work. In 2015, he decided to take his photography to the skies to begin working on a drone project. All told, he shot 16 hours of footage with DJI 3 and DJI 4 drones to produce this breathtaking 4K aerial montage filmed all over the state of Oregon. Source: Video: Breathtaking drone footage of Oregon’s landscape Just wow.
The Super Nintendo is best remembered as defining the 16-bit era of video gaming, although many of us spent countless hours playing with Mario Paint instead. But that pales in comparison to the over four months Mike Matei spent recreating the opening to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ animated series using only the SNES’ beloved animation game. Source: It Took Four Months to Recreate the TMNT Cartoon’s Intro Using Super Nintendo’s Mario Paint TMNT in the arcade is one of my all time favourites.