Forty-five years ago today, two human beings first set foot on the moon. On July 20, 1969, the lunar module of Apollo 11 touched down in the Sea of Tranquility, and forever changed how we view our place in the universe. When I think about the fact that four and a half decades ago, at the very moment I am writing this, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were walking on the freakin’ moon, I am humbled and inspired.
I’ve combined some of my favorite photos from Apollo 11 with some of the actual words spoken by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins.
If you’d like to relive the historic mission moment by moment, word by word, and photo by photo, head over to SpaceLog
Dark Skies of Utah is a timelapse film by Ron Risman, featuring photography captured by his students during a timelapse workshop in Moab, Utah. I would like to take that class.
This is beautiful stuff.
Go full screen, turn up the sound, and feel you some nature feels. Have a great weekend.
NYE at Marina Bay Sands. // This was the first time I’ve ever properly celebrated New Year’s with fireworks. It required 2hours of sitting on the ground with no personal space, and waiting for the train with about 20 thousand other people. But I’m pretty stoked on some of the moments I got to capture. It was certainly an adventurous way to usher in the new year.
The Avengers “assemble” at the Oscars.
no one on the oscar’s has swagger like us
I really like how this angle has the mic split Bruce right down the middle - just like he has two sides. Bruce, and Hulk.
But look how they fucking ARE their characters:
Tony is at ease on stage, obviously, but strutting his stuff all the same. Fuck humility. I belong here, damn straight tony stark is crashing your oscars. Hand near pockets, ready to chillax with a scotch, probably more busy thinking about how good pepper looks in her red carpet attire than anything else. Sunglasses to ease his hangover headache from last night.
Steve, the proper gentleman, in his 21st century tux. He is not uncomfortable, but hes never been one for the spotlight all the same. Straight back, shoulders firm, smiling gently.
Bruce is a fucking giddy kid, “holy shit, im at the oscars, this is incredible, i bet i could scan the brain waves of every celebrity and brilliant directing mind here for similarities”
Clint has his hands near his mouth, a bit of a worrier. Hes not unsettled, but he sees better from a distance. Certainly not liking the center stage.
Nick fury is done with your shit.
puffer fish are so cute when they arent inflated they just look like theyre smiling all the time aw
TRY TO PET ME NOW, MOTHERFUCKER!
I’m sorry, that was mean. I just wanted to see what you’d do.
We are not so different.
I love this, we are all just occupying different forms
this is the coolest f*cking thing
These before-and-after shots demonstrate the incredible power of visual effects on screen.