Eruption at Bardabunga Volcano – Pilot & Editor: Eric Cheng

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Oct 032014
 

This is some truly impressive footage of the recent eruption of Bardabunga volcano in Iceland. Hot stuff! The footage was created by Eric Cheng using the DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter and a GoPro Hero camera. Thanks Eric for creating this spectacular footage!

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DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter with Zenmuse H3-3D 3-Axis Gimbal and Transmitter, 20.7 ft/s (6 m/s) Speed, 2.4GHz Frequency, Up to 22 Minutes Flying Time, GPS Autopilot

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GoPro HERO3+ Black Motorsports Edition HD Action Camera, 12MP, 4K Video Resolutions, SuperView & Auto Low Light Modes, Mini USB, Wi-Fi, Waterproof

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Note: The new GoPro Hero 4 is due to be released October 5th. The big new feature is 4K video!

Here is more on the GoPro 4:

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Night Lights: Breathtaking Photographs of Nature

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Aug 182014
 

“At first glance, Takehito Miyatake’s photos of magical firefly trails, glowing forests, and the eruptions of the Sakurajima volcano in Japan call to mind a long-forgotten childlike sense of wonder. However, further consideration of the Japanese photographer’s work reveals his profound reverence for the power of nature and a confident, lyrical use of light that is more often found in painting than in photography. It is no wonder then that two of Miyatake’s foremost influences are waka, a classical form of Japanese poetry, and the devastating Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami of 2011. Waka poems, written in thirty-one syllables, arranged in five lines, of 5/7/5/7/7 syllables respectively, are meant to be a concise expressions of the human heart’s response to nature.”

“Miyatake considers his work to be similar in form, “snapshots” of the forces that have both shaped and destroyed the country he grew up in. TIME Associate Photo Editor Mia Tramz interviews the 2014 Nikkei National Geographic Photo Grand Prize winner.”

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