Cool! 😊 I sent this post to Chris awhile back. He was happy to know you gave attribution. Well done curator!
this was selected as one of the top architecture posts by tumblr’s year in review. excelsior!
i need this please.
Rare Temperature Inversion Fills Grand Canyon with Fog
For more photos from Friday’s fog, explore the #grandcanyon hashtag.
On Friday, 29 November, visitors to the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA, were greeted with an unlikely surprise as dense, low-hanging fog filled the canyon’s gorges in a rare atmospheric event.
The phenomenon is known as a temperature inversion, where a layer of hot air at higher altitude prevents colder air and fog underneath from rising. Inversions of this magnitude are thought to occur only about once per decade at the Grand Canyon, and visiting Instagrammers documented the event in force.
At Sea in the Gulf of Mexico with @hablame_del_mar_marine
To view more photos and videos from the Gulf of Mexico, be sure to follow @hablame_del_mar_marine.
A simple love of the ocean and the vastness of large ships drew Ariel Flores (@hablame_del_mar_marine) to a career as a Merchant Marine. He grew up in Chetumal, a small town four hours from Cancún, Mexico, and now lives further northwest on the Yucatán Peninsula near the Gulf of Mexico. As a second deck officer DPO (Dynamic Position Operator), he monitors satellite systems and laser references to ensure 80-meter (262-foot) DP2 boats maintain their position at sea.
Ariel takes followers aboard his ship through the photos and videos he shares. “I joined Instagram because I love my job and not many people know what we do at sea,” he explains. “I like Instagram because it allows me to share what I do with the world. The responses from a great many followers have been overwhelming. They motivate me to keep shooting and keep enjoying my job.”
#HowIShoot: Photographing Reflections on Water with @mattglastonbury
How I Shoot is a series where we ask Instagrammers to tell us about their photo and video-taking processes. This week, Tasmanian Instagrammer @mattglastonbury shares his tips for taking water reflection shots.
As well as being one of the most prolific InstaMeet organizers on the planet, Tasmanian Instagrammer Matt Glastonbury (@mattglastonbury) is a master of photographing reflections on water. One of Matt’s favorite subjects to shoot with his Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Phone are the reflections on the surface of the River Derwent near his home, which he catalogs with the #liquidography hashtag. “We have a clear view of the sunset, Mount Wellington and the river from our lounge room window, so when there is a colorful sundown, we usually head down and find some calm waters to shoot from.”
To learn more about how to shoot a great water reflection photo like Matt, read his tips below:
Camera: Nokia Lumia 1020
- Tap the screen to lock the focus on the brightest part of your scene so you don’t over-expose the sky.
- Use a waterproof case and turn your device upside-down to get the lens as close to the surface as possible
- Mind the weather. Calmer days make for the best reflections and sunrise or sunset make for the most colorful scenes.
- Use rapid-fire (burst mode) if your handset supports it, then pick out your favorites.
For even more tips on how to shoot with the Nokia Lumia 1020, check out these tutorials.
Mexico Celebrates Día de la Revolución 2013
November 20 marks the date in 1910 when the movement to overthrow Mexican dictator Porfirio Díaz began. The Mexican Revolution brought the end of 34 years of military rule, but came at the expense of a 10-year civil war in which various parties struggled to gain power and define social organization for the country. Finally, representatives emerged with the Mexican Constitution of 1917 and Álvaro Obregón ascended as the new president in 1920.
Now, the day is known as Día de la Revolución (Day of the Revolution) and stands as a national holiday in Mexico. Many schoolchildren dress in the historical outfits of revolutionary heroes, while parades and civic ceremonies mark the holiday throughout the country. The largest of these take place at the Plaza de la Constitución (Zócalo) in Mexico City.