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Want to see a sunrise?

Instagram to the rescue, sort of. A coder named Michelle Chandra has created a few maps that give an interesting look at all the photos uploaded to Instagram with the…sigh…hashtag #sunrise or #sunset.

On top of that, the maps will show in real time as the uploads are being made, and the size of the dot representing the geographical location will be larger depending on how close to sunrise or sunset the person actually is, geographically speaking. In other words, if they wait six hours to upload the photo, the dot will be smaller.

There’s even a map showing what the author refers to as ‘synchronicity,’ in which one person uploads a sunset as someone else uploads a sunrise, and vice versa.

There are a lot of nice pictures, and fro all the hyperbolic prose on the site it’s a neat application and some of the pictures are stunning. If you just need a sunrise or sunset, especially from distant parts of the world, give it a look.

A site for drone Photography.

Not too long ago I made posts about taking a drone tour of the world and a drone filming fireworks from the firework’s point of view, so a site for drone photographs and video makes perfect sense. And it’s called just what you’d expect: Dronestagram.

The photos are very impressive: The image you see above of the eagle in flight – taken in Indonesia – is the first place winner in a recent contest they had for best picture taken with a drone. But many of the posted pictures are quite remarkable. It’s an interesting perspective that we don’t always get to see, a midpoint between pictures taken from planes or satellites and pictures on the ground or rooftops. I think it would be quite nice if this became a new style and method of photography, and for all the bad press drones get this is a positive side of the technology. I’ve included a few images below to give an idea, but there are many, many spectacular photos on the site.

Chatfield State Park, Denver, Colorado

Chatfield State Park, Denver, Colorado

Corpus Christie, Texas

Corpus Christie, Texas

Verniette, France

Verniette, France

Quiltoa Lake, Ecuador

Quiltoa Lake, Ecuador

Roxborough, Colorado

Roxborough, Colorado

Nozzano, Lucca. Tuscany, Italy

Nozzano, Lucca. Tuscany, Italy

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