Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tempest Milky Way

Tempest Milky Way from Randy Halverson on Vimeo.

One of the challenges in making this video, was trying to get good storm and star shots. The opportunity doesn't come along very often, the storm has to be moving the right speed and the lightning can overexpose the long exposures. I had several opportunities this summer to get storm and star shots. In one instance, within a minute of picking up the camera and dolly, 70mph winds hit. One storm was perfect, it came straight towards the setup, then died right before it reached it.

At the 1:57 mark a Whitetail buck came in to check out the setup. It was caught on 20 frames, and was there for about 10 minutes. It was only 50 yards from the camera, dolly and light.

At the 3:24 mark, a meteor reflects on the water of the small lake, see still below in Photos. There are also quite a few other meteors in the timelapse.

This was all shot in central South Dakota from June-August.

Canon 5D Mark II for a few shots, Canon 60D and T2i
Canon 16-35, Tokina 11-16

Exposure on most shots was 20-30 seconds, ISO 1600 or 3200 F2.8.

Simon Wilkinson at created the music "Tempest" and sound for it.

I used the Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly on most of the shots as well, it is awesome.

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"Ποταμοῖς τοῖς αὐτοῖς ἐμβαίνομέν τε καὶ οὐκ ἐμβαίνομεν, εἶμέν τε καὶ οὐκ εἶμεν." "We both step and do not step in the same rivers. We are and are not." Heraclitus the Riddler

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Infographic: If Web Browsers Were Celebrities

Theory Street

Theory Street, originally uploaded by maksid (on vacations).

Greece lives in a theory street, passing by bankrupt phrases. Perhaps we will not crash after all.

Theory and reality, people of Greece owes, people of Portugal, of Ireland, of Italy owes… And, people of Germany owes, yes, millions of people of Europe, of the US, owes billions to… somewhere… billions of people of Africa, Asia, people of the world owes trillions (?) to a few… to whom ?

We will live, but soon maybe Greece will belong to non Greeks, to banks owners perhaps. It's a new kind of business, to sell and buy countries.

Fake money, monopoly games, ghosts against people… theory and reality

And then peope against ghosts.
We don't know these days against whom we must fight, sometimes we turn against our selves, do we deserve it ?

Kill the King !

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Bicycling Facts Infographic

Just ran across this great infographic on bicycling facts and the future of bicycling on our sister site sustainablog and,

of course, wanted to share it on here. It’s the feature green living “story” of the day.

The infographic is from our friends over at Well Home Energy Audit. Check it out and enjoy!

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Picasso: The Women Behind the Artist | de Young Museum

La Lecture

Discover the women, the passion and the heartbreak behind Pablo Picasso’s work presented in Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris currently on view at the de Young. Behind every great artist, there is a muse. For Picasso, his romantic relationships provided inspiration for countless paintings, drawings and sculptures. The exhibition highlights many powerful depictions of Picasso’s lovers Marie-Thérèse Walter and Dora Maar, among others, while touching on every major phase of his expansive career. To learn about the women in Picasso’s life and work, here are their stories from the exhibition’s curator Timothy Anglin Burgard.

"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." -- Lao Tzu Copyright © Demetrios the Traveler

Friday, August 12, 2011

How NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter Works (Infographic) by Karl Tate

A Deep, Intense Blue


'A Deep, Intense Blue'

Free Diver Pursues World Records at Deadly Depths

Photo Gallery: Into the Deep





In an interview with SPIEGEL, French free diver Guillaume Néry discusses the dangerous pursuit of world records, the art of holding his breath for up to eight minutes and how diving can help humans rethink their relationship to water.


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Rhino Crisis Round Up: Death Toll Hits 250, Rhino Horn Smugglers Enjoy ‘Drunken Orgies’ in South Africa and More | Planetsave

There are now at least 250 fewer rhinos in South Africa than there were at the beginning of the year, thanks to the continuing menace of international rhino horn smuggling syndicates.

And if one counts the rhinos killed “legally” for “trophies”, that number could be much higher.
Death toll rises
While WWF praised the South African judiciary for handing out maximum prison sentences to two rhino horn traffickers from Vietnam, the NGO also reported that at least 250 rhinos have been massacred in the country this year.
Most of the killings have occurred in the country’s flagship tourist destination: Kruger National Park.
Another museum heist
Two rhino horns were stolen from a museum in Belgium this week, and authorities suspect this is yet another incident tied to an Irish rhino horn trafficking gang.
At least 20 rhino horn robberies have been reported in Europe during the last six months.

‘Drunken orgies’
Investigative journalist Julian Rademeyer uncovered disturbing new details about the Steyl syndicate, during an interview with whistleblower Johnny Olivier.
Matters finally came to a head between Olivier and Chumchom over the drunken orgies the syndicate members frequently held at the house they rented when the kingpin was out of town. Olivier, a teetotaler, describes them as a “bunch of drunkards”
South African Marnus Steyl and his Thai accomplice, Chumlong Lemtongthai, allegedly laundered rhino horn for the illegal market under the cover of Steyl’s safari hunting business.
The pair is said to have trafficked female “sex workers” from Thailand to pose as “rhino hunters” on Steyl’s property.
World Rhino Day

The Second Annual World Rhino Day is charging ahead!
On September 22nd, people all over the world will be holding events to celebrate rhinos and debunk the medicinal myths about rhino horn.
So far, celebrations are planned in Zimbabwe, Nepal, the US, South Africa, and Malaysia.
Participants include schools, NGOs, zoos, businesses and the public.
Find out more at Mark Your Calendar: World Rhino Day is September 22 {Videos}.
You can also download the World Rhino Day poster (above) from World Rhino Day 2011 Posters.
Image #1 & #2 ©; #3 © Saving Rhinos LLC

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Stanley Kubrick - a filmography HD

Stanley Kubrick - a filmography HD from Martin Woutisseth on Vimeo.
Version 1.2 HD

Design, Martin Woutisseth

Music, Romain Trouillet :​romaintrouillet

Animation made with mixing each Kubrick's movies. Typography, colors, patterns and symbols are re interprating. The old man is watching behind his life, nostalgic and the young one is thinking about his future to write.

"Ποταμοῖς τοῖς αὐτοῖς ἐμβαίνομέν τε καὶ οὐκ ἐμβαίνομεν, εἶμέν τε καὶ οὐκ εἶμεν." "We both step and do not step in the same rivers. We are and are not." Heraclitus the Riddler

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Mark Your Calendar: World Rhino Day is September 22

The Planet’s remaining rhinos will soon have their day, thanks to an international campaign launched to celebrate these magnificent pachyderms.

As you know from reading my “Rhino Crisis Round Up” series here on Planetsave, these ancient mammals are under siege – all because of misguided beliefs about rhino horn’s alleged usefulness.
The Second Annual World Rhino Day is working towards eliminating the demand for rhino horn by highlighting efforts to debunk these medicinal myths.
Global scourge
The demand for rhino horn is indeed a global scourge:
  • In 2010, the illegal trade in rhino horn claimed the lives of 333 rhinos in South Africa. More than 200 rhinos have already been killed this year.
  • During the last six months, at least 20 European museums have been robbed by organized criminal gangs who specialize in the trafficking of antique rhino horns.
  • Loopholes in South Africa’s trophy hunting laws are being exploited to “source” rhino horn legally. Rhino horn syndicates are working with professional hunters to run rhino horn from South Africa to the illegal rhino horn market in Southeast Asia.
  • Instead of adhering to its obligation as a CITES signatory, it was confirmed that China is pumping millions of dollars into a “rhino horn scheme” and encouraging the consumption of rhino horn. Besides undermining decades of rhino conservation efforts, this scheme endangers the lives of people who are in need of actual medical attention.

Four of the five living rhino species, clockwise from upper left: Greater one-horned rhino, Sumatran rhino, black rhino, white rhino.
The fifth rhino species, the Javan rhino, is seen in the video below:
The total population of all five rhino species is now estimated to be just over 28,000. Javan rhinos are the least numerous, with only 48 individuals surviving.
International campaign
The World Rhino Day tradition was established last year by WWF as an opportunity for people all over the world to take a stand against rhino poaching and the illegal trade in rhino horn.
Continuing the tradition, World Rhino Day 2011 is an international team effort, led by Zimbabwe-based Chishakwe Ranch and US-based Saving Rhinos LLC (that’s me).
Co-organizer Lisa-Jane Campbell of Chishakwe Ranch noted on the Saving Species blog that one of the main aims of this year’s World Rhino Day is to debunk the myths that fuel the demand for horn and the poaching of rhino.
Rhino horn has no medicinal value, despite the long held belief to the contrary. Rhino are dying for nobody’s benefit – except that of the criminals involved in the poaching rings.
The World Rhino Day 2011 page is already set up on Facebook® (thank you, Chishakwe!) as an online “venue” for everyone to join forces, stay informed, and share plans for the Big Day.
NGOs, zoos, educational institutions, and the public are encouraged to participate in celebrating World Rhino Day 2011.
While I know of various plans hatching in South Africa and the US, here are just a few of the activities in progress:
  • Nepal: PARC/Nepal is putting up World Rhino Day posters and engaging in public awareness activities with local communities in the Chitwan National Park Buffer Zone.
  • Zimbabwe: Chishakwe Ranch is working directly with village schools, getting the children involved with projects, such as creating rhino posters.
  • Southeast Asia: TRAFFIC Southeast Asia is featuring rhinos in September, as part of their “Twelve in Trouble” online awareness campaign.
  • World-renowned Save the Rhino International is announcing World Rhino Day to subscribers in the September edition of their ezine, RhiNews.
There is a comprehensive list of ideas at “Are you looking for a way to make a difference?” on the International Rhino Foundation website.
In addition, I put together some suggestions on my blog at “Cookies, Crafts and Cocktails: Fresh Ideas for World Rhino Day 2011.”
‘All in for Rhinos’
Putting it all together: A crowdsourced project called ““All in for Rhinos” is being created to commemorate World Rhino Day 2011!

“All in for Rhinos” will feature photo and poster submissions, and short video clips contributed by the public, NGOs, zoos, and other businesses promoting World Rhino Day.
For more information about World Rhino Day 2011, you can email Chishakwe Ranch at management (at) chishakwe (dot) com, or contact us via the World Rhino Day page.
You can contact me via Twitter (@savingrhinos) or email (info [at] savingrhinos [dot] org) regarding World Rhino Day and/or the “All in for Rhinos” project.
I’ll be posting more information about “All in for Rhinos” and World Rhino Day 2011 on my blog.
In the meantime, here’s to the rhinos!
Photo #1 (clockwise from upper left): Suman Bhattarai (PARC/Nepal); Bruce1ee [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons; black and white rhino © Photo #2: ©
Photo #3 courtesy and © Pam Krzyza

Related posts:
  1. Rhino Crisis Round Up: ‘Eco-Clubs’ in Nepal, New Arrivals in India & Groenewald Makes a Deal in South Africa
  2. Rhino Crisis Round Up: Namibia Hit (Maybe) & Rhino Horn ‘Treatment’ Sends Woman to Hospital in Vietnam
  3. Rhino Crisis Round Up: Antique Rhino Horn Cups Fuel the Fire, Thai ‘Hookers’ Weep & More

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Juno Mission Overview... Space travel


The Juno spacecraft will look deep beneath Jupiter's swirling curtains of clouds to decipher the planet's structure and history during a mission that will begin with a 5-year flight through deep space. The journey will begin aboard an Atlas V rocket equipped with five booster rockets and a large Centaur upper stage. In this webcast, members of NASA's Launch Services Program and Juno's principal investigator detail what it takes to prepare an interplanetary mission and what potential discoveries lie ahead.

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Infographic: A History of Browser Usage

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Zoudov from Clement Bolla on Vimeo.

"Ποταμοῖς τοῖς αὐτοῖς ἐμβαίνομέν τε καὶ οὐκ ἐμβαίνομεν, εἶμέν τε καὶ οὐκ εἶμεν." "We both step and do not step in the same rivers. We are and are not." Heraclitus the Riddler

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Infographics » Facts about the Internet

With the push for electronic medical records in the medical billing and coding industry, and the increasingly computerized nature of the field, more and more billers and coders are finding that they do not have the computer and Internet skills to keep up in the industry.

The ever-changing and rapidly growing entity known as the Internet is already a major part of society, and it is likely going to dictate the future of not just medical billing and coding, but almost every industry in the world.

The first step to understanding the Internet and how it can impact medical billing and coding is to explore some facts about this vast information monolith.

Facts about the Internet

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

οι καλύτερες "πράσινες" ιστορίες της καθημερινότητας μας




  1. Bike-Sharing Program in Wrocław, Poland — 1st Ride
  2. New Bicycle Option: eCortina v2 Hybrid
  3. Bike Shops: The Unsung Heroes of the Cycling Movement
  4. Bicycle Usage Jumps 14% in NYC
  5. Boston’s Transit Finds A New Balance in Bike-Sharing Program
  6. Growing Bamboo Bicycles
  7. Sneak Peek! Designing The Utility Bike of The Future (Video)
  8. Bicycle Friendly Business shows that it pays to encourage bicycling in the workplace
  9. New Bicycle Option: eCortina v2 Hybrid
Renewable Energy
  1. Renewable Energy Solutions {Videos}
  2. Now is the Time to Go Solar
  3. Cheap Solar Lighting with a Two Liter Water Bottle
  4. How to Lease Your Roof to Make Passive Solar Income
  5. Urban power like rooftop solar dominates Brown’s energy confab
  6. This Looks Like a Job for Solar PV: Heat Wave Causes Record-Breaking Electricity Demand
Electric Cars
  1. Stephen Colbert Flips the Bird to Nissan’s Wave
  2. Driving in Eco-Style
  3. Video: Chevy Volt Owner Averages 3,108 MPG
  4. New Prius Models Will Offer AC Outlets for Home Appliances
  5. Washington State Taps AeroVironment to Install Charging Stations Along “Green Highway”
  6. French Highways to be Installed with EV Charging Stations
Food & Gardening
  1. Organic & Raw Food Restaurant, Prasad — Best Food in the World?
  2. “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” Inspired Juice Recipe
  3. Sustainable Eating and Your Connection to Nature
  4. Urban Agriculture in Chicago
  5. New Guide to Going Veggie or Vegan
  6. Vegan peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe
  7. Awesome Vertical Garden With Recycled PET Bottles At Poor Family Home In Sao Paulo
  8. Grow Your Own: Top 5 Yard-Sharing Websites
  1. Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage — an Introduction
  2. Green Back to School Ideas
  3. Car and Driver Magazine: “We Must Consider Alternative Transportation”
  4. Chemicals in Your Daughter’s Products and Three DIY Recipes To Try Instead
  5. Feelgood Quickie: Vegan Boots from Arcopédico
  6. 5 Eco-Friendly Ways to Keep Cool
  7. Could You Be A Fashion Locavore? [Video]
  8. Not just Creating Little Treehuggers: Environmental Education as a Learning System
  9. Bill Clinton Urges Americans to Paint Dark Roofs White
  10. Using Laundry Grey Water in the Garden
  11. Can It Forward
  12. 4 Easy Ways To Eliminate Unwanted Paper Mail
  13. Three Vehicles Made from Recycled Materials
  14. LiveProud Helps You and the Planet Get More Out of Your Workout!
  15. The Plastic Spoon and Oil Addiction In America
  16. Nano Zinc Oxide: Should You Really Steer Clear?
  17. Five Upcycled Tie-Dye Projects That Aren’t Tacky
  18. Puma overtakes competitors Adidas and Nike in race to drop toxic pollution
  19. Barefoot in a recycled school
  20. The Corps Network Releases New Publication on Green Jobs and Career Pathways for Low-Income Youth


Source: Planetsave (

Monday, August 1, 2011

tapping the sun's energy

So few people know just how solar energy works even though it has the potential in time to power the entire planets energy needs. With that in mind a solar panel manufacturer came to us with the goal of creating a simple graphic that everyone could easily grasp and increase their understanding of this powerful green technology.



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