Satya Koppisetty

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Jeremy Clarkson and Top Gear Flee Argentina Over Number-Plate Fracas

The cast and crew of the BBC’s <i>Top Gear</i> television show were forced to flee Argentina ahead of schedule due to controversy over a vehicle license plate that appeared to reference the 1982 Falklands War. Affixed to a Porsche 928 driven by Jeremy Clarkson, the plate number in question read “H982 FKL, …

Top Gear

LeMons Northern California Day One: 216 Cars Start, 200 Blow Up, Billy Beer Fairmont Leading Class C

After we inspected the biggest group of teams in 24 Hours of LeMons history on Friday, we knew that this swarm of wild-eyed racers would be very eager to try out the new, improved five-mile course at Thunderhill Raceway Park. So eager, in fact, that many could be counted upon to spin their …

Northern California

9 Mistakes In Landscape Photography And How To Avoid Them

<b>Michael Leggero</b> <i>is a professional nature and travel photographer with 20 years of experience. A commercial stock photographer, Michael is now</i> …

Landscape Photography

First Drive: Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4

Hands-in with the most important Lamborghini ever<p>Miura, Countach, Murciélago. Bedroom-poster heroes, every one, and the foundations of the Lamborghini legend. The Lamborghini reality as we know it today, however, was built squarely on the Gallardo. Almost half of the 30,000 cars built by …

Godzilla: the early years - in pictures

First published on Sat 28 Jun 2014 19.05 EDT

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Forests

8 Essential Underwater Photography Tips from Sarah Lee

Water photographer Sarah Lee (recently featured in a behind-the-scenes artist profile for the SmugMug Film series) grew up in Hawaii, surfing and …

These Insane Cliff Divers Just Upped The Ante On Summer (VIDEO)

To say Andrew Agcaoili and his friends like to add a little adventure to their lives is a bit of an understatement. What they do for <i>fun</i> makes our palms sweat.<p>Agcaoili (aka Shibby Stylee), who was born and raised on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, documents his friends’ thrill-seeking antics in his …

Photographer Ryan Muirhead Talks Depression, Creativity, and What It Means to Be Human

There’s no way of knowing when you’ll wake up in life, or if you ever will. Only after getting down the track a ways do you realize you were in fact …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

This Guy Makes Millions Playing Video Games on YouTube

What?!<p>The YouTube personality with the most subscribers isn’t Justin Bieber (8 million) or Rihanna (12.5 million). That honor goes to a 24-year-old Swede named Felix Kjellberg, better known by his YouTube handle, PewDiePie.<p>PewDiePie doesn’t sing or dance, no. PewDiePie has made his name—and a …

Sport picture of the day: Kobayashi crash

First published on Sun 16 Mar 2014 10.02 EDT

What It Means To Photograph

I’ve learnt a lot in the 6 years since I first took image making seriously. I was fortunate enough to meet the right people who had, not only the knowledge but the passion, the courage and wisdom to stand by their convictions. I’ve learnt to piece stories together, understand the subtle underlying factors that affect the outcome but most of all, I learnt that in order to do justice to the craft of photography, one must be able to accept that passing on that knowledge is equally important.<p>We all …

Contemporary Style Meets Oriental Design At The Sea Ranch Home

There is an undeniable sense of peace and tranquility that comes attached with traditional Japanese design. Featuring simple lines, a balance of …

Wooden Wall Art With Modern Flair

Are you on the hunt for <b>wooden wall art</b>? I sure am! There’s something about the three-dimensional aspect of wooden pieces that adds another layer of …

An Open Japanese Garden Pavilion Like a Child’s Drawing

From mA-style architects comes an interesting garden house next to the client’s main house.<p>With its square white base and steeply angled wooden roof, …

Tiny Tack House: Living Large In A Tiny House Interview

Have you ever considered down-sizing? How about down-sizing to a 140-square foot home on wheels that you’ve designed and built yourself? That’s what …

Vice chronicles Okinawa's illegal street racing scene

We all know that street racing is dangerous, and that motorsports are best left on the track or drag strip. However, that doesn't mean that there still isn't some outlaw allure among enthusiasts of racing on public roads. In this video, <i>Vice Japan</i> profiles Eikichi Nagayoshi of Japan's island of …

Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s backyard is cooler than yours

Your backyard rallycross fantasy is his reality.<p>Based on what he's created in his backyard, it's good to be Vaughn Gittin Jr., who apparently spends all his free time flying through the air and spraying dirt around the rallycross-style drift arena he created in the quarry behind his house. Here, …

Why is Chrysler Destroying the First Dodge Vipers Ever Made?

Liability will send 93 Vipers to their graves.<p><i>Originally Published at Road & Track.</i><p>Brace yourselves, this is going to be unpleasant. You may recollect a certain video of a pristine Dodge Viper getting the business end of a track hoe claw.<p>As it turns out, that car wasn't the first otherwise …

Rapatronic Camera: An Atomic Blast Shot at 1/100,000,000th of a Second

This is a photo of an atomic bomb milliseconds after detonation, shot by Harold ‘Doc’ Edgerton in 1952 through his Rapatronic (Rapid Action …

Creating and Using Presets in Lightroom for a Faster Workflow

One of the most powerful features of Photoshop for many years has been the ability to create little automated scripts called actions. These actions …

Tutorials

Tutorial Shares How to Turn an ‘OK’ Photo Into a Great Photo in Post

No matter how long you’ve been shooting or what level you’re at in your photography endeavors, there will always be those moments where you walk away …

How Light, Aperture, Time and Sensitivity Affect Exposure

Most of the time when we discuss exposure we talk about it in very technical terms, using photography-specific jargon. There aren’t too many other …

Landscape Photography

10 Reasons Why You Should Use Manual Focus

Years ago, photographers would observe a scene through their viewfinder and turn the focusing ring slowly to bring the scene into focus. Much has …

Yosemite HD II

The world's best multi-day treks...without high altitudes

Love trekking but suffer from altitude sickness? Or do you just want to want to enjoy a good trek without worrying about acclimatising? Altitude sickness, which usually kicks in around 2500-3000 metres (8200-9850 feet) and higher, affects some (but not all) of us, no matter how healthy you are.<p>And …

The Definitive Charlie Porter Profile & Interview

<b>Living in Yosemite</b> during the early ‘70s was a heady experience for an impressionable young climber. It was as if the fairytale world of climbing …

His Life in His Hands

Imagine if the prevailing narrative about your life was that you were professionally suicidal, that the thing you’d dedicated yourself to doing—and …

Climbing