Happy New Year From Foxtrot Alpha! 

Let's ring in the New Year with this amazing picture showing a F/A-18F Super Hornet blasting off the deck of the USS Carl Vinson into the night on its way to strike ISIS targets in Iraq. The long cloud you see coming out of the Hornet's tail is fuel venting after the catapult stroke's rapid acceleration. » 1/01/15 1:49pm 1/01/15 1:49pm

Behold The Amazing Images Of This USAF Aerial Refueling Boom Operator

It is considered one of the best jobs in the USAF, and you sure can't beat the office view. America's cadre of KC-135 and KC-10 'Booms,' the guys and gals that refuel allied military aircraft while hurtling through the atmosphere, are a proud and talented bunch, and one of them is just as skilled behind a camera as… » 12/21/14 12:02pm 12/21/14 12:02pm

How To Shoot Amazing Photos With Rollerblades And A Rope

It takes a lot of work to create those sweeping action shots of cars and bikes with blurred backgrounds and a sense of speed. Most photographers normally use a chase car or a camera mounted to a pole, followed by hours in Photoshop. Matthew Jones came up with something else: The Human Rig. » 12/15/14 4:00pm 12/15/14 4:00pm

Because we love you, our most requested photos as desktop wallpaper

It's almost hard work, getting all these kickass photos of Aston Martins and Porsches and Morgans with Spitfires behind them together. Almost. But we did it for you, because you asked, or someone like you asked. So here we are: a bunch of your most-requested wallpapers, yours for the taking. » 10/29/14 3:39pm 10/29/14 3:39pm

GoPro Hero4 Hands-On: The Best Action Cam Goes 4K Beast, For a Price

After several gagillion leaks over the last few days, they're finally here: GoPro's 2014 line of action cameras. As rumored, there are in fact three models. There's the Hero, GoPro's new entry-level camera that comes in super cheap; the Hero4 Silver, which is basically last year's best action camera plus an LCD… » 9/29/14 11:54am 9/29/14 11:54am

A Rare Tour of the Long-Secret Russian Town Where Cosmonauts Are Born

If you went looking for Zvezdny Gorodok, aka Star City, on a map in the 1960s, you'd have no luck. This small town outside of Moscow was long a state secret, and for good reason: It was the base where Cosmonauts came to train for—and recover from—space flight. And it's still cooking. » 7/09/14 3:25pm 7/09/14 3:25pm

Are Colorized Photos Rewriting History?

There's been an explosion in the number of colorized photos lately. People find old black-and-white photos online, and meticulously add color to give us a new perspective on history. But recently one colorized image caught my eye after it was tweeted by the notoriously inaccurate HistoryInPics. It's a stunningly… » 5/21/14 2:41pm 5/21/14 2:41pm

These beautiful landscape pictures were taken in Grand Theft Auto

Montreal-based photographer Benoit Paillé spends hours looking for the right place, the right light and the right moment to take his beautiful landscape pictures without having to leave his apartment. He just wanders around, waiting for the perfect snapshot, in Grand Theft Auto. » 5/05/14 12:07pm 5/05/14 12:07pm

Here's How To Take The Best Pictures Today At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

You might think the picture just above is terrible. You might think it grand. The sun is behind the car, the angle is kind of weird, but hey, it brings out certain elements you might like. Either way, taking pictures at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is uniquely challenging. And we might have just the person to help. » 5/04/14 12:20pm 5/04/14 12:20pm