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Catching the Waves

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Beautiful images of the ocean in motion

Maybe it's because life on earth began in the sea, or because, as land-bound creatures, the seas are a place of mystery. Whatever the reason, the ocean has a unique hold on the human psyche. A recent Light Stalking post of amazing wave photos got us thinking about these things. Here is a small sampling of them, showcasing some of the many different ways that waves can be......read more

A Year on the Road: Endless Simmer

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Will my search for the Endless Summer end in 2013?

It's around this time of year again when sleeves get longer and the sun begins to get that familiar autumn slant, signs that shorter days are swiftly approaching. Though this summer was particularly long and hot, it inevitably feels too short, the sweet days and nights playing on repeat in your mind like the perfect film you don't want to forget. I recall watching Bruce Brown's......read more

The Essence of Sound

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Subwoofer sound waves visualized in Susi Sie's trippy experimental vid

Burkhardtsmaier, a German audio brand that makes high-end stereo equipment, commissioned Cologne-based artist Susi Sie to make a video that visualizes subwoofer sounds. Rejecting digital effects in favor of analog technology, Sie made use of lycopodium powder to create "The Essence of Sound," showing sound waves as visible forms. Shown in greyscale tones, the lycopodium powder......read more

Psychedelic Waves

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Amazing Waves Captured by Fearless Photographer Kenji Croman

Posted by Sara Barnes for My Modern Met Kenji Croman is a Hawaii resident, body surfer, and former competitive swimmer whose thrill-seeking personality allows him to photograph unpredictable yet awe-inspiring waves. Despite some drawbacks with his profession, including broken bones and close encounters with sharks, the photographer says that he couldn’t see himself doing anything......read more

Duct Tape Surfing

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Inspiration alert! Watch a paraplegic ride waves while taped to a friend's back

If you haven't seen this yet, prepare to be inspired. Pascal Honore, a 50-year old mother of two from Australia, suffered T4 complete paraplegia after a car accident 18 years ago. While she enjoyed watching her sons surf, she always wanted to experience the thrill herself. Tyron Swan, a friend of her sons, has made that possible by duct taping her to his back and taking her out on his board. Look......read more

Tarp Surfing

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No waves? No problem. Watch these UK shredders get barreled in a parking lot

With no surf in the Channel Islands for eight weeks, the members of UK design agency The Observatory took matters into their own hands. With a giant blue tarp and some skateboards in hand, they headed to a big parking lot to catch some barrels. Tarp surfing has been around for a while, but this video scores extra points for great shooting and editing, and for the excellent choice of soundtrack --......read more

Benga, "I Will Never Change"

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Dubstep soundwaves visualized in stunning vinyl animation

UK director duo Us comes through with this amazingly creative animated vid Benga's "I Will Never Change." Created using 960 custom-cut pieces of vinyl, the team use stop-motion to create a living soundwave form that builds in response to the track. The bit is so good that it's almost (but not quite) enough to make us like dubstep. "To animate the wave form, we built it and then carefully removed......read more

The Blue Planet by 3XN

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The latest incarnation of the Denmark Aquarium mimics the waves of the sea

The swirling Blue Planet aquarium in Copenhagen, designed by Danish studio 3XN, has recently opened to the public, and it's a spectacular building to say the least. Designed to resemble a wave or a whirlpool, the waterfront structure appears to melt into the ocean. The building comprises a series of curved wings, designed to mimic the shapes generated by swirling water, and is clad in shimmering......read more

Cy's Sunrise Lefts

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With a camera on his head, surfer/filmmaker Cyrus Sutton catches some nice waves at sunrise.

Beautifully shot and edited POV vid captures Cyrus Sutton riding perfect, left breaking waves somewhere in South America. Describing the scene, Sutton says, The morning of what was supposedly the swell of the season, my girlfriend and I woke up before dawn and navigated the rocks to empty spinning lefts. For forty-five minutes we shared sunrise lefts. Eventually the pack paddled out and the......read more

The Balance

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Hypnotic CGI video envisions audio waves in space.

What if we could see sound? What would it look like? If this mesmerizing CGI video from motion design maestro Rimantas Lukavicius is any indication, then it looks like an outer space acid trip. A fascinating and hallucinatory short film from the talented Lithuanian animator. ...read more

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