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Largest. Pano. Ever

Go take a look at this site and feast your eyes on the largest panoramic image ever taken:

in2white.com

They took 70000 images to make it!

"The astonishing majesty of this impressive white giant is too wide to be represented either in words or images. You have to be there to feel it. But now, you can grab that rarefied atmosphere through the highest resolution panorama ever made: a way to know, explore and feel the Mont Blanc. No matter if you’re not an alpinist or a photographer: from now onwards the highest mountain in Europe will be part of your life like never before."

Photographs Capture the Worldwide Phenomenon Known as ‘Dark Tourism’ – Feature Shoot

For I Was Here, Paris-based photographer Ambroise Tézenas delves the practice of grief tourism (or dark tourism), a global phenomenon whereby sightseers are drawn to the scenes of mass tragedies, from the sites of genocides to those of natural disasters. Shedding the privileges normally afforded to members of the press, he chose to embark on the journey just as his fellow travelers did, paying for his own guided tours and uncovering in the process a network of sinister locales, bound together by the rapt attention they inspire in day-trippers young and old.

Source: Photographs Capture the Worldwide Phenomenon Known as 'Dark Tourism' - Feature Shoot

Animation About Light Traveling Across The Solar System

Photography is all about light. As such it's mind boggling to think about how far light has travelled before it bounces off whatever you're shooting and finally hits your camera's sensor or film! In this 45 minute long animation you get a sense of that epic distance as you follow the realtime journey of a photon of light emitted from the sun as it travels across a section of the solar system!

The creator of the animation describes it as follows:

"In our terrestrial view of things, the speed of light seems incredibly fast. But as soon as you view it against the vast distances of the universe, it's unfortunately very slow. This animation illustrates, in realtime, the journey of a photon of light emitted from the sun and traveling across a portion of the solar system. I've taken liberties with certain things like the alignment of planets and asteroids, but overall I've kept the size and distances of all the objects as accurate as possible. I also decided to end the animation just past Jupiter as I wanted to keep the running length below an hour."

Animation by Alphonse Swinehart