Last Launch. Discovery, Endeavour, Atlantis – we make money not art.

Regine reviews the above-mentioned book by photographer Dan Winters–one of the few photogs allowed to photograph the last shuttle lift-offs, and a fantastically gifted one at that.

His photo of the Vertical Assembly Building, one of my favorite buildings (it has its own weather inside), is too cool for words.

That reminds me, take a look at this Cloudscapes installation by Tetsuo Kondo and Transsolar. They put a cloud in a glass box, and you can walk through it. Sounds about as interesting than the Rain Room.

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Photosynth – Capture your world in 3D.

For iPhone and Windows Phone

FREE

A must-have for architects in the field: superpowerful app that creates XY panoramas with your phone. I say XY because you can point your camera in any direction–left, right, up, down.

Why are panoramas so great? You know how you’ll take 100 photos on site, get back to your desk and realize you missed just one shot that would tell you how something was installed? Or you’ll forget what sequence you took the shots and not know how two photos go together? With a panorama you have a fighting chance at documenting everything you need.

You just aim your camera, no need to tap anything until you feel like you’re done. It auto-stitches all your shots, saves it as a flat fisheye shot in your camera roll, and keeps the panorama in your phone, in the app. You can name your panorama and use the GPS locator to identify where it’s taken.

On top of that, you can upload to photosynth.net (once you create an account), see the panorama in the browser and share through email and Facebook. You can also embed it in a webpage.

You can choose to make your panoramas public (there are some great hi-quality public ones on photosynth.net) or keep them private.

Great stuff. Go get it now.

BONUS: This is what Photosynth used to be. Really. Really amazing.

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Lembeh strait diving|Underwater Photography Guide.

There are some crazy looking things down there.

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600 sunrises atop Mt. Fuji by Yu Yamauchi

Every morning at dawn for 600 days, Yu Yamauchi took a picture from the same location, living in a hut near the summit of Mt. Fuji.

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360 Degree Aerial Panorama | 3D Virtual Tours Around the World | Photos of the Most Interesting Places on the Earth | AirPano.com.

Link title above pretty much nails it. Backstory here:

AirPano’s Amazing Aerial Panoramas | core77

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A/N Blog . Defrosting A Construction Site: Beautiful Ice Crystals Inside a Chicago Adaptive Reuse Project.

Unearthly images of an old building-sized refrigerator (cold storage warehouse). Also, video of the thaw. Kind of a shame it’s gone.

Related: Frost Flowers

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