A few birds flying past your window is a perfectly normal and welcome sight, but have you ever considered how many birds fly past your window every hour? Vimeo user filmed all the birds that flew past a window of him home in Cornwall, England over the course of an hour. He then used the clear sky behind them as a blue screen to create a composite making it appear as though an hour’s worth of birds flew past his window all at once.

Then Paul cloned that first wave of birds to create what could be a lost scene from Hitchcock’s The Birds. Depending on how you feel about birds, it’s either an awesomely dreamy or nightmarish sight.

[via Nerdcore]

Our sun is a dazzlingly stormy place. NASA created this awesome composite image showing of one year’s worth of solar activity. This is the stuff Sci-Fi movies are made of.

Via NASA: “Our solar system’s miasma of incandescent plasma, the Sun may look a little scary here. The picture is a composite of 25 images recorded in extreme ultraviolet light by the orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory between April 16, 2012 and April 15, 2013. The particular wavelength of light, 171 angstroms, shows emission from highly ionized iron atoms in the solar corona at a characteristic temperatures of about 600,000 kelvins (about 1 million degrees F). Girdling both sides of the equator during approach to maximum in the 11-year solar cycle, the solar active regions are laced with bright loops and arcs along magnetic field lines. Of course, a more familiar visible light view would show the bright active regions as groups of dark sunspots.”

Apply some sunblock and then click here to view a high-resolution version.
[via io9]

Our sun is a dazzlingly stormy place. NASA created this awesome composite image showing of one year’s worth of solar activity. This is the stuff Sci-Fi movies are made of.

Via NASA: “Our solar system’s miasma of incandescent plasma, the Sun may look a little scary here. The picture is a composite of 25 images recorded in extreme ultraviolet light by the orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory between April 16, 2012 and April 15, 2013. The particular wavelength of light, 171 angstroms, shows emission from highly ionized iron atoms in the solar corona at a characteristic temperatures of about 600,000 kelvins (about 1 million degrees F). Girdling both sides of the equator during approach to maximum in the 11-year solar cycle, the solar active regions are laced with bright loops and arcs along magnetic field lines. Of course, a more familiar visible light view would show the bright active regions as groups of dark sunspots.”

Apply some sunblock and then click here to view a high-resolution version.

[via io9]

Japanese artist Sagaki Keita creates awesome composite pen and ink illustrations using countless densely scribbled doodles - often cute, goofy little characters like you might find yourself absentmindedly drawing during class or a meeting. But unlike your own doodles, Keita’s scribbles come together to form incredible pieces famous works of art and landmarks from all over the world. Here you see his depictions of Antonio Canova's famous sculpture Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss and the Statue of Liberty.

Visit Colossal to view more examples of Sagaki Keita’s incredible doodle art (some of which are from a commissioned campaign for Expedia from late last year) and then head over to Keita’s own website to view more.

What kind of memories would a carousel have?
Photographer Pep Ventosa answers this question with an awesome series entitled In the Rounds - Carousels.
Multiple shots were taken while walking in a circle around the carousel, then the images were blended together. This particular one was taken at the Tibidabo amusement park in Barcelona. We love the ghostly figures flying through the air.
Ventosa says of his works: “Part memory, part imagination. Not unlike the way we see.”
[via My Modern Metropolis]

What kind of memories would a carousel have?

Photographer Pep Ventosa answers this question with an awesome series entitled In the Rounds - Carousels.

Multiple shots were taken while walking in a circle around the carousel, then the images were blended together. This particular one was taken at the Tibidabo amusement park in Barcelona. We love the ghostly figures flying through the air.

Ventosa says of his works: “Part memory, part imagination. Not unlike the way we see.”

[via My Modern Metropolis]

Motorbike rider Petr Pilat somersaulted over Kirby Chambliss’ Zivko Edge 540 airplane as it zoomed between two ramps for an death-defying stunt that took place at the Vive Puebla stunt biking tournament in Mexico back in November 2011.
Photographer Mauricio Ramos captured the breathtaking theatrics and created a composite photograph which shows Pilat’s perfect form as he performs an aerial backflip over the Zivko aircraft which has a maximum speed of 265 mph. Awesome!
[via Design You Trust]

Motorbike rider Petr Pilat somersaulted over Kirby Chambliss’ Zivko Edge 540 airplane as it zoomed between two ramps for an death-defying stunt that took place at the Vive Puebla stunt biking tournament in Mexico back in November 2011.

Photographer Mauricio Ramos captured the breathtaking theatrics and created a composite photograph which shows Pilat’s perfect form as he performs an aerial backflip over the Zivko aircraft which has a maximum speed of 265 mph. Awesome!

[via Design You Trust]