A Breathtaking Supercell Thunderstorm In Texas

July 7, 2013

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.

Thirty Gorgeous Movie Cinemagraph GIFs

June 17, 2013

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

Beetlejuice Cinemagraph

Casino Royale

Gorgeous Movie Cinemagraph GIFs

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Twenty-Five Wonderful Stanley Kubrick Cinemagraph GIFs

June 11, 2013

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

Wonderful Stanley Kubrick Cinemagraph GIFs The Shining

The Shining Movie GIF

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Segovia Stuns In Winter

June 8, 2013

Segovia Spain

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.

The Imperial Kaysersberg, France

June 6, 2013

Kaysersberg Alsace France

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.

Traversing Trolltunga, Norway

May 25, 2013

Trolltunga Norway

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.