"The sky calls to us. If we do not destroy ourselves, we will one day venture to the stars."
I made these to fit the Facebook cover photo size - feel free to use them with the post’s link. Photo courtesy: ESA/NASA.
Before They Pass Away. Photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the earth to try and document the world’s most secluded tribes.
Michael Grab has mastered the art of stone balancing. He explains how he does it. “The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of “tripod” for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another. In the finer point balances, these clicks can be felt on a scale smaller than millimeters. Some point balances will give the illusion of weightlessness as the rocks look to be barely touching. Parallel to the physical element of finding tripods, the most fundamental non-physical element is harder to explain through words. In a nutshell, I am referring to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself. Some balances can apply significant pressure on your mind and your patience. The challenge is overcoming any doubt that may arise.”
February 10, 2014 - Part Two. Newport, Vermont. What I want to show here is how clean and cold northern Vermont is. Long after the tourists are gone, after the leaves stop being so awful darn pretty, when those lovely covered bridges are last year’s tourist item, this is still a place where people live. I suppose the cold has the same effect as a brush fire - it cleans out what is cute, leaving behind what is sturdy and real.
These are exquisite.
Annapurna Himalayan Range, Nepal (September 2013)
Astrophotography by Nicholas Buer
Breathtaking photos of starry night skies.