We've all seen them, we all love them, but how do people create them? While working on his film Into The Atmosphere, photographer Michael Shainblum gives us the ins and outs of producing those mesmerizing time-lapses.
Watch this bird shred Shaun White-style (over and over again) down a snow-covered rooftop.
All of Leica's cameras are somewhat rugged, but only the Leica X-U was built to thrive in the elements — including underwater. This is evidenced by the dedicated "UW" mode that adjusts the white balance and activates distortion correction for the conditions, and the flash that's placed as close as possible to the subject. Overall, the body is waterproof to 50 feet, in part thanks to a fixed lens, sealed aluminum top plate, and grippy TPE coating. Otherwise, the camera is still recognizable as a Leica, with all the manual controls you'd expect, a reassuring heft, and a slight influence from Audi Design, who collaborated on the project.
Sensor: 16.5-megapixel APS-C / Lens: Summilux 23mm f/1.7 (35mm equivalent) / Focus: Contrast-based AF / Burst: 5fps / Monitor: 3" LCD with 920,000 pixels / Video: 1080p / ISO: 100-12,500 / Body: Aluminum and Plastic with TPE reinforcement
Width: 5.51" / Height: 3.11" / Depth: 3.46" / Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Built at their HQ in Portland, the James County is exceptionally handsome while retaining all of the utility and usefulness of your favorite pocket knife. The knife features beautiful ebony wood or walnut inlays, a Sandvik 12C27 steel blade in either stainless or black PVD with matching 416 steel hardware, and an opening at the end for attaching a lanyard. With a blade length of 2.5-inches and a clip-less design, the County knife will live in your pocket undetected — both by you and by anyone who thinks you shouldn't be carrying one.
Length: 3.5" (closed), 6" (open) / Depth: 0.35" / Weight: 1.96 oz