photography

Lego skills:

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With a pretty damn nice recreation of this famous picture:

Apple-Bullet-High-Speed-CameraLEGO will never get old.

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This guy’s photography skills are high speed low drag:

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The guy who took the pictures is from Finland and his name is Herra Kuulapaa.  There are lots more pictures of bullets leaving the barrels of other guns over on his website.  The Guy Fawkes mask is a nice touch for anonymity.

High speed photography sure looks awesome, but it also looks like a lot of work… that’s why I’ll leave it to the pros who already have all the equipment.

I always knew shooting was a dirty sport just by how filthy my hands get after a few hours at the range.  You really don’t realize how much crap besides the bullet actually comes out of the barrel until you see high speed photographs or video.  No wonder indoor ranges have to be so well ventilated!

Those pictures are art if you ask me.  Mad respect due for capturing the .50 AE from a Deagle brand Deagle.

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Hat tip: Chris, Ron

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Unbelievable pictures:

As in the ruins of Beirut, Sarajevo or Stalingrad, the conflict in Syria is a sniper’s war. Men stalk their fellow man down telescopic sights on suburban streets, hunting a glimpse of flesh, an eyeball peering from a crack, using decoys to draw their prey into giving themselves away. During weeks spent tracking the fluid frontline of the battle, veteran war photographer Goran Tomasevic provided daily evidence of an escalating conflict that the UN estimates has killed over 100,000 people. Tomasevic photographed with exceptional proximity as combatants mounted complex attacks, managed logistics, treated their wounded, buried their dead – and died before his eyes.

He talks about minimizing the risk, but I really don’t see how that’s even possible most of the time where he is.  Twenty years in the field though obviously means he knows what he’s doing.  I would have figured that in unorganized wars fought between some of those countries, with little to no set rules of engagement, they wouldn’t have any respect at all for photographers.  It’s nice to see there is still some honor obviously, and they are not just shooting everyone in sight.  It’s interesting when you think about how the simple cropping of a picture, or a caption put on it can affect someones thoughts. As a photographer of this type I would always be worried about how my pictures were being used.

Goran-Tomasevic-Combat-PhotographerMore information about Goran Tomasevic and his work on his Reuters page.  Interesting that the first picture on that page was the one of the U.S. Marine ducking down behind a wall as a piece of it explodes into his face from enemy gunfire.  I remember what a stir that picture caused when it came out.  Incredible shot.

Question: What would you rather photograph…. Hot Shots calendar girls, or combat?  Best of both worlds and the Hot Shots girls IN combat maybe? haha you wish.

Hat tip: Marc

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This could have ended a lot worse:

This was shot using a DJI phantom and a gopro camera. This was two days before the wedding at their bridal shoot. This happened towards the beginning. I had done one successful fly by and i brought it around for another pass to make sure it was smooth. I underestimated the lift time and it hit the groom on the side of the face. He had a cut on his cheek and and the side of his head.

You can view the entire video which includes footage after the collision HERE.

Looks-Shopped-Tell-By-Pixelshahah wow, that would have been a pretty close fly-by.  I hope the photographer didn’t charge anything for the shoot.

Posted because of my love for quadcopters and drones, preferably weaponized.

Elaborate marketing scheme?  Real?  Shopped?  Can you tell by the pixels?

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Shot by Canadian photographer Peter Andrew:

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Cue the deep “purpose” statement:

Guns have a massive amount of power associated with them. They are designed to kill. We decided to photograph portraits of them in a similar way you might photograph a powerful person. Like powerful people, pistols have this ‘perfect’ quality that we wanted to explore. As we started shooting them, we could see flaws in their design. Metal burring around the barrels, scratches in the metal. This imperfection and detail were very interesting to us; connecting us back to these images as ‘portraits’.

We also loved the impossible perspective these portraits provided. Typically, when you see a gun at this range and perspective it’s usually seconds before the pistol is fired. This makes it very hard to examine at point blank range. As the viewer, you want to lean in and see the detail; but at the same time it’s very uneasy to be as close as you are to the barrel of a gun.—Peter Andrew

If you’re interested in buying a print you can head over the the Point Blank Project website and drop him and email.  Price unknown, but you can likely count on them not being cheap.

I can’t tell by that purpose statement if the the artist is anti-gun or not, so I’m on the fence about this one.  Part of me thinks he may be just a regular guy that appreciates guns.

Bonus points for the initial lineup including a Deagle Brand Deagle and a .45 caliber Glock.

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It’s clear that I’ll never be operator enough to understand the point of this:

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Check out the full video – HERE

What you’re looking at is a screen shot of FXhummel1 shooting his AK with a photographer snapping away no more than a few feet from him and the target.  This has been going on at Buck Yeager’s Tactical Response training school since 2009 (and probably before) for reasons none other than “buy a killer photo of yourself, and an autographed shirtless photo of Yeager after in the gift shop bRah” as far as I can tell.  Well I’m assuming he actually gives the students the pictures, or puts them up on his forum or something… either way it’s retarded.  There is no waiver in the world you could get me to sign that would make me feel comfortable shooting that close to a human being just for “fun”, considering a <$20 remote camera trigger and a tripod would suffice.  Hell I can even hook my tablet up to my digital SLR, adjust all the settings and focus… zoom etc… from it.  Hell even GoPro cameras look decent now and they are cheap enough that it doesn’t matter.

This next screen shot is from 3:14 where FXhummel is doing move while shooting maneuvers around those plastic drums.  He’s shooting… his guy in front of the muzzle the whole time:

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It’s sure lucky that guns and ammunition are so clean NOTHING besides the shiny bullet and clean air come out of the barrel.  Also, there have never ever been accidents at shooting ranges even with professional shooters so I’m sure no one ever has anything to worry about.

It’s funny I actually starred the video in my reader to watch someday when I had a chance, but I got two emails today from people who were outraged and said they unsubscribed to FXhummel because of it.  I really don’t get the whole “I unsubscribed!” thing… but people seem to like to tell others they did that because it shows how mad they are.  Like when people tell me they are never reading my blog again after I say something that pisses them off… LOL sure buddy, I’ll pour out some liquor and try not to drown in my tears every time I think about losing one reader (who most definitely is silently coming back daily anyway).

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FXHummel1-ENDO-Defend-FreedomFXhummel is wearing a handful of different ENDO Apparel t-shirts in the video you can hit the link to pick up if you’re interested.

Hat tip: Antti, Jerrod

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