Director of Photography Bob Hamilton tried his hand at underwater photography while he was vacationing in St. John, Virgin Islands. He offers a couple tips to think about before you take the plunge.
Avant-garde pieces from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and Bread & Butter street fashion trade fair, French sex workers protest anti-prostitution measures, bicycle and motorcycle crashes and more in today’s daily brief.
The recent Transit of Venus occurred just over a month ago and it won’t happen again for another 105 years. Even with the healthiest of lifestyles, almost everyone alive today will miss Venus’s next journey across the Sun. Sun photographer Kenneth K. Lam recounts how he photographed the Transit of Venus last month.
Another day, another crash in the Tour de France, beating the heat, the Shard reaches for the sky and more in today’s daily brief.
The annual Nathan’s famous Fourth of July international eating contest was held at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The contest draws lots of spectators and even animal rights protesters. The winner of the men’s division was Joey Chestnut who tied his own record by eating 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes. It is the sixth victory in a row for the competitive eater. The winner of the women’s division was Sonya Thomas who set a new women’s world record by eating 45 hot dogs is 10 minutes.
The internet is overrun with cute critters and signs of patriotism. On the 236th anniversary of the birth of our nation, we thought we’d combine the two for a celebration of red, white and blue animals.
After the Orioles’ victory on Friday night and the post-game fireworks show, my compatriots and I took refuge from the impending storm in a nearby establishment. We watched from inside as the trees blew sideways and the rain soaked the streets in the Ridgely’s Delight neighborhood. After making our way up the JFX onto Northern Parkway and then Falls Road, we saw fallen trees, branches and construction cones scattered through the streets, like a video game obstacle course. The damage caused by Derecho was hard to navigate in the absence of street lights as I weaved my car through the wooded and winding section of Cross Country Boulevard. There wasn’t much I could film that late and not knowing what kind of situation I could find myself in with fallen trees and broken power lines, I called it a night.
After about a 4-hour nap, I was back out at 6 a.m. with my camera at hand shooting photos and video. Here’s the scene from Mt. Washington, Roland Park, and Pikesville.
The first known death from the Waldo Canyon fire was reported this morning as firefighters continue a sixth day working to contain the wildfire that has so far burned 18,500 acres, destroyed 346 homes, and forced more than 35,000 people to evacuate.
The Internet is abuzz over the Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare, ruling 5-4 that the government may impose tax penalties on people who do have health insurance. From celebrities to politicians, here’s what some had to say about the decision over Twitter.