Golden Gate Bridge Beautifully Blanketed in Fog

San Francisco-based photographer Daniel Pivnick loves taking photos of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge when it is beautifully blanketed in fog. Why? “The main reason is because of the mood it creates, which to me, is a subdued, and mysterious tone,” he explains to us. “It also feels like I could be standing on an island, completely separated from the urban center just a few miles away. But I think the most compelling reason is that the fog is never the same, which means that each time I come away with a different image with a different feel to it.”

Mostly during sunrise and sunset (or during that gorgeous blue hour), Pivnick finds a quiet spot on top of a hill and shoots the fog as it gently rolls over the bridge. When asked if he could us tips on how we could capture shots like this, Pivnick said, “If you want to smooth out the fog, go with a longer shutter speed, somewhere in the 25-30 second range. If you want more detail in the fog, like the pillow top effect, go with a shorter 10-20 second exposure.”

Daniel Pivnick’s website and Flickr page

December 10, 2016

World Map Reveals What Each Country Does Better Than Any Other

Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called International Number Ones. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the map. Being the number one at something isn’t necessarily a compliment. Many countries are the “best” when it comes to issues that are morally reprehensible.

Read Article

December 9, 2016

Intricately Detailed Floating Cube Casts Stunning Shadows

We have always been big fans of Pakistan-born artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s mesmerizing art. In 2014, we raved about Intersections, a captivating wooden cube that cast dreamy shadows with a single light bulb. Fortunately for us, Agha is still creating intricate installations in this style, with her most recent, radiant piece being All The Flowers Are For Me. Like Intersections, All The Flowers Are For Me plays with light and space.

Read Article

Get Our Weekly Newsletter