Diamondback Bicycle’s Mike Hopkins takes you on another adventure where the trail never ends.
An Airbus A320 pilot created this compilation that shows some of the amazing sights he has seen in the past year of flying around Europe (and a bit of Africa).
The pilot adds that all footage was taken during non-critical phases of flights and/or using a mounted GoPro camera and that safety and flying always come first.
For those interested the song is “Outro” by M83.
Photographer Jeff Cremer flew a drone at an altitude of 200 m (650 ft) over Lima, Peru, capturing all of the fireworks being lit in celebration of the New Year. It’s incredible to see just how many firework displays were occurring across the city as the clock struck midnight.
‘A Trip Down Market Street‘ was shot on April 14, 1906, just four days before the San Francisco earthquake and fire, to which the negative was nearly lost. It was produced by moving picture photographers the Miles brothers (Harry, Herbert, Earle and Joe). Harry J. Miles hand-cranked the Bell & Howell camera which was placed on the front of a streetcar during filming on Market Street from 8th, in front of the Miles Studios, to the Ferry building.
A few days later the Miles brothers were en route to New York when they heard news of the earthquake. They sent the negative to NY, and returned to San Francisco to discover that their studios were destroyed.
Filmed during the era of silent film, Sound Designer and Engineer Mike Upchurch added sound to enhance the incredible video and immerse viewers into the hustle and bustle of San Francisco’s Market Street at the turn of the 20th century. Upchurch adds:
Automobile sounds are all either Ford Model T, or Model A, which came out later, but which have similarly designed engines, and sound quite close to the various cars shown in the film. The horns are slightly inaccurate as mostly bulb horns were used at the time, but were substituted by the far more recognizable electric “oogaa” horns, which came out a couple years later. The streetcar sounds are actual San Francisco streetcars. Doppler effect was used to align the sounds.
We actually shared an earlier version of this amazing film back in 2015, however this updated version contains new footage and combines the best elements of prints from the Prelinger Archives and Library of Congress.
Just east of Albuquerque near the village of Tijeras, New Mexico is a set of rumble strips on the famous Route 66 that will play ‘America the Beautiful’ if you drive over them at 45 mph.
The project was a collaboration between the National Geographic Society and the New Mexico Department of Transportation as part of a series called “Crowd Control”, with the goal of encouraging drivers to slow down.
Route 66, also known as the Will Rogers Highway, the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. Established on November 11, 1926, the highway originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending at Santa Monica, California, covering a total of 2,448 miles (3,940 km). [source]
Video by Wayalife.com
Patience is an incredible timelapse compilation by photographer Paul Richardson. The short film was shot over two years of travels through Europe (and a couple other locations around the world) and consists of roughly 300,000 photos. In his YouTube description, Richardson adds:
“Shooting timelapse requires a lot of patience and forward thinking. Some shots took multiple attempts to get the right light, others required whole days just to capture a few seconds of footage. Thereâ€™s a careful balance of trying to predict the future, and just being determined enough to do everything it takes to get the shot.”
For example, the milkyway shot at 1:23 was the result of a four day shoot chasing the milkway in Wales. I stayed up every night, driving around trying to find clear patches in the night sky.. But in four days all I managed to capture was a sequence of 50 images.”
Watch the On the Roofs crew scale the 384m (1,260 ft) tall Shun Hing Square Tower, including the 59m (194 ft) spire on top of the roof. The skyscraper is the third tallest building in Shenzhen, China, and the 28th tallest building in the world.
Courchevel Altiport (IATA: CVF, ICAO: LFLJ) is an altiport serving Courchevel, a ski resort in the French Alps. The airfield has a very short runway of only 537 metres (1,762 ft) with a gradient of 18.6%.
According to Wikipedia:
There is no go-around procedure for landings at Courchevel, due to the surrounding mountainous terrain. De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters and DHC-7 Dash 7 turboprops served the airport in the past; however, the airfield primarily sees smaller fixed-wing aircraft such as Cessnas as well as helicopters at present. The runway has no instrument approach procedure or lighting aids, thus making landing in fog and low clouds unsafe and almost impossible.
The airport is considered dangerous, as it features a difficult approach, an upslope runway and ski runs in the adjacent area. The History Channel program Most Extreme Airports ranks it as the seventh most dangerous airport in the world.
This film is the culmination of several weeks spent in the northernmost region of Minnesota known as Voyageurs National Park. Encompassing more than 340 square miles, Voyageurs is a watery wonderland almost exclusively accessible by boat.
Watch Expedition 38 crew members Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio give a brief geography lesson as they hurtle through space at 27,600 km/h (17,100 mph) onboard the International Space Station.