James Larcara

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This High Speed Camera Can Capture 4K at a Mind-Bending 900fps

One of the biggest challenges of shooting 4K Ultra HD footage is the sheer amount of data you’re processing. That’s about 30 8MP photos coming into …

Sample Footage Shot with the Ultra Rare Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 that Can See Behind Itself

About once per year, one of the rare Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 lenses out there pops up on eBay when some camera shop or another picks one up. The price …

18 Photos of People Awestruck by the Beauty of Nature

Nature has a way of making our problems feel small and insignificant, an incredible view can change our whole perspective on life. While in Moab, Utah for a March photo shoot adventure, photographer Jerry Patterson captured a shot of the Milky Way through the arches of beautiful sandstone …

Sport picture of the day: Pedrosa takes a curve

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Travel Photography

Luke Mitrani badly injured in New Zealand

We saw this come across the Social Feed, and wanted to wish Luke Mitrani a speedy recovery. Get well soon mate.<p>From Luke Mitrani’s Instagram<p>Hey guys …

New Zealand

FYI: What Would Happen If Every Element On The Periodic Table Came Into Contact Simultaneously?

There are two ways to go about testing this, neither of which are practical. One requires the energy of dozens of Large Hadron Colliders. The other could yield a cauldron-full of flaming plutonium. Both, however, would probably create carbon monoxide and a pile of rust and salts rather than a cool …

U.S. 'Space Fence' Radar System Goes Silent, After 50 Years

The Space Fence is down. That's the message we get from the SatWatch site, following up on our report last month that the U.S. Air Force was poised to shut down the radar system that tracks thousands of objects orbiting Earth. It had been in operation since 1961.<p>The Space Fence — also known by its …

Treee Skateboarding

The McLaren Supercar Gets a Slick Android Infotainment System

When McLaren launched the MP4-12C in 2011, it promised a comprehensive infotainment system called IRIS. Unfortunately for McLaren – and the 12C's …

Tread Rightly: What To Know Before Buying a Set of Replacement Tires – Feature

If you love the way your car drove when it was factory fresh, or if you want to experience how your used car drove when it was new, you may want to replace your tires with the ones that came on the car. But replacing your tires with the original rubber may not be as straightforward as you think. …

2014 BMW i8 Preproduction First Drive

Special BMWs, i Like M<p>I’m driving between road courses at BMW‘s test facility in the South of France. The preproduction i8 is nearly silent, a slight whine from the front-mounted electric drivetrain makes it into the cabin. The engineers’ attempts at willing the car into good behavior are nearly as …

2014 Porsche 911 GT3 First Drive

The Best Gets Better<p>I’ve heard German car engineers make a lot of bold claims. I’ve heard them claim to have “perfected perfection” and to have increased intangibles like “sportiveness” and “dynamism.” They do it a lot. But I heard something at the launch of the 911 GT3 that I hadn’t heard before. …

210mph truck burns dragstrip

God bless America, is all we can say. Here, for your delectation, is a wonderful example of how grace, dignity and subtlety can always be overcome …

Back Up Photos or Risk Losing Them

I realize the title is a bit harsh, but it’s the reality. You can develop a regular and systematic way of backing up all your photos—or face losing …

NASA Observes Comet Diving into Sun: a Cosmic Death Run [Video] · Guardian Liberty Voice

In an extraordinarily beautiful display, a nameless comet was observed diving straight into the sun, during what can only be described as a cosmic …

Damn this looks like a good time. @anttiautti ends what we can only image was an awesome run. PHOTO: @ramihanafi / Red Bull Illume #powder #fun #wheelie #snowboarding

Photog Has DSLR Snatched by Alligator, Only to Have it Returned 8 Months Later

“Impossible” stories don’t seem to be all that impossible where cameras are concerned. For example, you might remember the Canon compact that found …

How To Grow Your Own Photo

Use microbes to make black-and-agar still lifes<p>Microbes aren't known for their artistic merit, but that hasn't stopped scientists from using bacteria to find their inner Ansel Adams. Bioengineer Chris Voigt and his team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have hacked a harmless strain of</i> …

World's Greatest Drag Race 3!

The Greatest Yet!<p>Two years ago, we had an idea. Why not take the contenders in our Best Driver’s Car competition and line them all up for a drag race? After all, what would be cooler than 11 of the hottest cars in the world, racing head to head? We unabashedly called it the World’s Greatest Drag …

News | Top Gear

Bentley takes the Continental GT in a more dynamic direction - but has it worked?<p>1 May 2018<p>Vehicle of choice for the war-torn, the Hilux is now a …

Mercedes-Beng G 63 AMG vs Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

How Lighting Plays a Crucial Role in Your Photography

You’ve heard me deliberate about how significant lighting in photography is, but do you really know the reason why? You may know that gaining enough …

Monterey Car Week 2013

For a week this August, rare autos went on display for the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and other annual car exhibitions in the …

Is this the happiest photograph ever made?

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First Drive: Jaguar XJ 5.0 V8 Supercharged XJR 4dr Auto

<b>What is it?</b><p>It’s simple really - the XJR is the quickest XJ on sale. And here’s another stat for you: it’s also the fastest accelerating XJ that Jag …

Aaron Robinson: After 70 Years, My WWII Ambulance Has Earned Its Ticket Home

It's not just an old truck, it's a real war artifact.<p>This has happened to me twice. I embark on a search for an obscure vehicle that has become the unremitting fixation of my desire, a search that I expect will take many months if not a whole year of emails and phone calls and web trolling into the …

TransWorld SNOWboarding

<b>The Best Snowboards of 2018</b><p>You find a good snowboard by riding a bunch of snowboards. That’s what Good Wood is. Starting nearly twenty years ago, …

Ben Birk’s Portfolio Gallery

[imagebrowser id=7661]<p>is an East Coast transplant who now calls the shores of Lake Tahoe his home. Through his photos he has been able to document a …

Tahoe

ZEAL Optics Unveils Biodegradable Sunglass Made from Cotton

ZEAL Optics announced the release of the world's first cotton biodegradable sunglass, the <b>Ace</b>. Designed in Boulder, Colorado and crafted by the …

Rocky Mountains