It took Mike Olbinski four years, but he finally captured a rotating supercell dominate the skies in the central plains of Texas. Not your average thunderstorm, a supercell is defined by its deep, persistently rotating updraft and ability to affect local climates up to 20 miles away. Their potential for complete destruction is real and obvious, as is their staggering degree of beauty.
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Cinemagraph GIFs are beautiful animated GIFs that combine a still image with a single moving element. It’s no surprise that classic movies provide the perfect canvas from which to create cinemagraph GIFs. And so for your viewing pleasure, our thirty favorite gorgeous movie cinemagraph GIFs:
Gorgeous Movie Cinemagraph GIFs: Beetlejuice
As explored in our previous post on cinemagraph GIFs, cinemagraphs are GIFs that combine a still photographic with one animated element. The result is a fantastic blend of the static and the dynamic, especially when one adds in the aesthetics of Stanley Kubrick movies. For your viewing pleasure, 25 wonderful Stanley Kubrick cinemagraph GIFs:
Stanley Kubrick Cinemagraph GIFs: The Shining
If this 12th century castle looks like something straight out of a movie, that’s because it is–or at least probably. Rumor has it that parts of Segovia’s alcazar served as inspiration for Walt Disney’s own castle in the Magic Kingdom.
Translating in German as the Emperor’s Mountain, Kaysersberg’s illustrious name matches its equally regal wines. Often considered the most beautiful city in the Alsace wine route, Kaysersberg’s wino legacy dates all the way back to the 1500s, when Hungarians brought the first vines to the region.
This guy is taking a much-needed breather. To snap a shot like this, you’ve got to survive a nine-hour trek ascending 900 meters into the Norwegian sky.