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Amazing Color Night Vision!

This was shot with an SPI X27 camera.

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Photo Of A Man Born In 1749

Conrad Heyer in 1852


The man above was born in Maine in 1749 and was 103 years old when this picture was taken. Over that span of time, he had fought in the Revolutionary War, crossed the Delaware with George Washington, then bought a farm and settled down in his native Maine. When he was born, the world population was a thousand times less than it is now, and in his lifetime the steam engine was invented, along with railroads, the telegraph, and of course, the photograph. His birthdate, like most people’s in that time, is hardly certain; but if true, he would likely be the earliest-born person ever photographed.

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From Doug’s Darkworld, via Neatorama

Motion Picture Made From Stock Photos

The stock photo warehouse Getty Images made this excellent video ad depicting life from adulthood to old age. It’s called From Love to Bingo and was done entirely by stringing together stock photos. Quite possibly the most interesting minute of your day.

From YouTube, via Neatorama


Polaroid Instant-Print Digital Camera

Since the rise of the digital camera with its ability to instantly display pictures and the possibility of emailing them, the popularity of Polaroids has tanked and the company went bankrupt in 2001. But one feature the old Polaroids still have on digital cameras is the ability to give someone a picture, right after taking it. It’s a minor feature, so it hasn’t exactly been moving analog Polaroids off the shelf, but it’s still nice to have. Well, digital technology has finally come full circle and Polaroid is selling a 300$ digital camera that prints out pictures instantly — without any ink. It’s the exact digital equivalent of the analog Polaroids.

Z340 Polaroid Instant Digital Camera


The camera has all the standard digital whistles: 14 megapixels, LCD screen, SD card, rechargeable battery. The pictures are printed by an integrated printer, and can be viewed and cropped first. They’re 3×4, water- and tear-resistant, smudge-proof and borderless — but you can add borders to the pictures, including one that makes them look like the original Polaroid photos. The printer uses very cool zero-ink (Zink) technology, which prints by turning white crystals embedded in the special paper it uses, into appropriate colors. All in all, a very cool toy.


The old, analog Polaroid One-Step 600


From Polaroid, via Extreme Tech and Slashdot