Tag Archives: National Parks

Nature & Technology: “Ode To Desolation” On Fire Lookouts In North America By Lindsey Hagen

Directed by: Lindsey Hagen

Filmed and Edited by: Chris Naum
Original Score and Mix by: Brandon Hagen
Original Artwork by: Jim Henterly

“Ode to Desolation” shares the story of Jim Henterly, a naturalist, illustrator and fire lookout as he contemplates the dwindling days of Fire Lookouts in North America.

With the influence of technology and AI threatening to make his role obsolete, we look into the future and ask ourselves what connections we will maintain to keep our human interpretation of the natural world alive.

Morning News Podcast: Federal Agents, Herd Immunity & Public Lands

NPR News NowNPR News reports on Federal Agents being sent to states to stem violent crime, Covid-19 and the possibilities for ‘natural herd immunity, federal funding for public lands and more.

Virtual Travel: “Tour West Coast National Parks” (Google Earth Video)

Visit some of the West Coast’s most popular National Parks with Google Earth! Travel from the peaks of Washington’s Mount Rainier to Joshua Tree’s cholla cactus gardens in California.

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Art & Humor: National Park Posters Based On Visitors’ “1 Star Reviews”

Subpar Parks is a snarky love letter to the National Parks System. When I discovered that there were 1-star reviews for every single one of the 62 national parks, I set out to illustrate each park along with a hand lettered 1-star review as a way to put a positive, fun spin on such a negative mindset.

Humorous National Park Posters based on Visitors 1 star reviews by Amber Share

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Podcast Interviews: “Parks” Author Brian Kelley On History Of National Park Service

Monocle 24 On Design LogoThe National Park Service spans hundreds of sites across the US, including monuments, seashores, memorials and parks. Brian Kelley and Jesse Reed survey the design history of the agency’s visual identity.

Parks book by Brian Kelley 2019This book brings togethere a collection of over 400 maps produced by the United States National Park Service from 1910 to today. Photographer Brian Kelley has impulsively archived the rarely seen treasures over the past three years, uncovering a design portfolio with little to no credit to their respective designers. The growing collection displays a progressive design approach, from more typographic-driven covers, to the proliferation of duotone print production, culminating in the Unigrid system developed by Italian designer Massimo Vignelli in the 1970s.

Timelapse Travel Videos: “Drifting Through The Night – Startrails” By Michael Shainblum (2020)

Filmed and Directed by: Michael Shainblum

I am excited to share my new collection of night sky, startrail timelapses. These trails were created by blending hundreds of long exposure images for each individual timelapse.

Drifting Through The Night Startrails Timelapse 4k by Michael Shainblum video February 12 2020

Locations: Lone Pine, California; San Jose, California; Dolomites, Italy; Kauai, Hawaii; Malibu, California; Anza Borrego, California;Yosemite National Park, California; Bristlecone Pines, California; Sparks Lake, Oregon; Point Reyes, California

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Wildlife:”The Wolves Of Yellowstone” (60 Minutes)

In the dead of winter, 60 Minutes went looking for wolves in Yellowstone National Park, and we weren’t alone. These fierce and feral animals are the darlings of tourists willing to endure frigid temperatures to catch a glimpse of a distant pack crossing a snow-covered ridge.

Nature Videos: “Majete Wildlife Reserve” Revived And Now “Flourishing” (National Geographic)

When Tizola Moyo started as a ranger in 1993, Majete Wildlife Reserve was devoid of any wildlife. Now, with the help of the park’s rangers and community collaboration, it’s flourishing.

Website: https://video.nationalgeographic.com/

New Photography Books: Ansel Adams’ Yosemite – The Special Edition Prints

From a AnselAdams.com online release:

Ansel Adams' Yosemite special edition printsMaking the Special Edition Photographs is an assignment I continue to this day, with Ansel’s vision and standards always in mind as I work. The prints are still made directly from Ansel’s negatives and in the “traditional” way: in a wet darkroom with amber safelights, chemicals and running water. The prints are still silver-gelatin prints, meaning that the image-forming element is literally metallic silver. Precious.

And after nearly 40 years, I can honestly say that I never tire of seeing these images come up in the developing tray. It’s an honor and privilege to play a small part in continuing Ansel’s legacy.

This collection, entitled the Yosemite Special Edition Photographs, proved immensely popular and over the years, Ansel added more images to the set until the total was capped at 30 at the time of his passing in 1984.

Today, Best’s Studio is known as the Ansel Adams Gallery, and continues as a family-run business. Ansel’s Special Edition Photographs of Yosemite are a mainstay of the Gallery’s offerings and heritage. Each print is still made by hand directly from Ansel’s original negatives, using his approach and methodology to ensure strict adherence to his standards and aesthetic.

To read more: http://anseladams.com/ansel-adams-yosemite-special-edition-photographs/