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Learning-based Artificial Intelligence Makes Stunning Low-light Imaging

At this year’s IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), a group of researchers from UIUC and Intel Labs showed off how learning-based artificial intelligence can help imaging in low light. It is almost surreal to see how an otherwise darkened photo can be made bright as day. It was that crazy. Here, have look at the result: Continue reading Learning-based Artificial Intelligence Makes Stunning Low-light Imaging

Wildlife Photographer Captured An Eagle Tussle With A Fox Over A Rabbit

Just the other day, someone managed to capture the nature’s food chain in action and today, we read that another photographer has captured evidence of a battle raging between predators in the wild. Captured by wildlife photographer Kevin Ebi when photographing the non-native foxes in San Juan Island National Historical Park on San Juan Island in Washington state, this series of images show a bald eagle snatching a rabbit right off the mouth of a red fox. Continue reading Wildlife Photographer Captured An Eagle Tussle With A Fox Over A Rabbit

What Happens When You Photograph F1 With A Game Boy Camera

8-bit graphics is a far cry from today’s HD and UHD resolution, but it has its allure. For a Shanghai-base “slightly bearded Aussie,” this allure turns into curiosity; curiosity of how a Formula 1 race would look like if they are in 8-bit. To answer this question, Tim Binnion, AKA the slightly bearded Australian, armed himself with a Nintendo Game Boy outfitted with a 0.016 megapixel cartridge-based peripheral from 1998, a $10 smartphone zoom lens and a 3D printed lens mount, and proceed to capture some rather awesome images at the Chinese GP last month. Continue reading What Happens When You Photograph F1 With A Game Boy Camera

According To Stock Photos, Scientists Are All About Staring

Unless you are a blogger, journalist or an educator, chances are you never knew how bad some stock photos can be. To be fair some of stock photos that does not involved humans are pretty awesome. Personally, I have no issues with stock photos, whether the subjects are humans or not, but I can’t the say the same for University of California’s biochemistry and biophysics professor Nicole Paulk. Apparently, Paulk has an issue with stock photos and it all began when she was sourcing for stock images that “aren’t too stuffy and more realistic.” Continue reading According To Stock Photos, Scientists Are All About Staring

Nature’s Food Chain Caught In Action In This Epic Photograph

In what-could-be-a once-in-a-lifetime shot, Florida-based fine-art nature photographer known by the name Doc Jon captured a still image showing a food chain unfolding before him. The photograph in question managed to immortalize an osprey that had a small shark secured firmly to its talons. All seems fairly normal, but that was until Jon zoomed in on the photos on his computer. When zoomed in, he noticed that the sea hawk had a bonus: the meal it was cringing to was holding on to a fish in its mouth. It looks like the hawk may have ordered a meal that came with a side? Continue reading Nature’s Food Chain Caught In Action In This Epic Photograph

Trees Growing On Abandoned Ship Is A Reminder Of Nature’s Resilience

Now, we don’t where or when this photograph originated and who have taken it, but you know it is a good image when you see one. But being breathtaking is one thing; it also serves as a reminder of how resilience nature is. Apparently, this has happened in the waters of Australia. A boat was, for some reasons, abandoned and subsequently taken a life of its own with floral popping up on wherever they can find a place to stay rooted. It is quite a sight to behold. And I can only imagine corals of some sort are flourishing beneath the surface of the water, supporting even more life. Continue reading Trees Growing On Abandoned Ship Is A Reminder Of Nature’s Resilience

Someone Has Written A Book On “How To Seduce Women Through Photography” And We Are Not Amused

It is a well known fact that if you have the talent for musical instrument, particularly piano, you’d be able to impress girls. Or at least, that’s what I believe to be so. I insist piano is the key to “seducing women,” or just about any human being and I may be right about this – thanks to the countless viral YouTube videos pertaining to piano playing person. While having this notion ingrained in me, I never knew, nor believe a man could “seduce women,” let alone impress any with his skills in hitting the shutter. But that never stop one person by the name of Goldmund from writing a book relating to this topic which he (or was it a she?) inappropriately titled An Introduction to Camera Game: How to Seduce Women Through Photography (Robert Brown, ASIN B00WLA6VD2). Continue reading Someone Has Written A Book On “How To Seduce Women Through Photography” And We Are Not Amused

Images Of Tiny Hedgehog Camping Are Sure To Make You Go Awww…

This is Azuki, a super adorable Japanese hedgehog who has a following larger on Instagram than some so-called “social media influencers” and for obvious reasons. He is incredibly cute. He is usually seen dressed up as a rabbit, chilling out in cosy comforter or in his miniature house, and just being cute without needing to put in any effort. If you are not a fan already, a few of his recent photos are sure to set your heart fluttering. In his recent photoshoot, Azuki the Hedgehog was seen venturing out of his comfort zone and into the wild. Packing his bag, he went on an adventure in the wild, doing things that humans would normally do when out in the great outdoors. You know, things like kayaking, camping in a tent, and collecting firewood with a cute trolley. Continue reading Images Of Tiny Hedgehog Camping Are Sure To Make You Go Awww…

Photographer Captures Lit Vending Machines Like You Never Seen Before

Japan is well known for, among the many things, vending machines. It is the country is practically littered with vending machines that peddles everything from drinks to snacks to disposal underwear. The last we checked, it is estimated that the country have as many vending machines as the population in Singapore. That’s like over five and a half million of them. Holy shit. That’s shit load of them! With this many vending machines, no one who have money to spend will be left stranded without shops. Seriously, what shops? Where you are going needs no shops! Continue reading Photographer Captures Lit Vending Machines Like You Never Seen Before

These Toy Figures Photos Are The Best Thing To Happen To Plastic Toys

Toy action figures you find at retail stores like Toy’r Us are, well, just toys. Unlike those coming from Hot Toys, they are designed to be played with (or should we say, ‘toyed’ with) by kids and sometimes, grown ups like myself. In other words, they are hardly worthy of collectors’ time. I guess we can blame it on its mass-produced, less-than-idea quality, but one Japanese Instagrammer, Hot.Kenobi, changed the way we look at these ‘toy-quality’ action figures. Continue reading These Toy Figures Photos Are The Best Thing To Happen To Plastic Toys