The Jidai Matsuri (時代祭り) or the “Festival of the Ages” is held every October 22 in Kyoto, Japan. In celebration of the anniversary of the foundation of Kyoto, over 2,000 participants dress in costumes from various periods of Kyoto’s 1,200 year history and transport a portable shrine called a mikoshi from Kyoto Gosho (京都御所 Kyoto Imperial Palace) to the Heian Jingu Shrine.
Instagrammers at yesterday’s festival captured beautiful scenes throughout the parade. Be sure to check out the hashtags #jidaimatsuri, and #時代祭 for more!
It can be cumbersome sharing a photo to Twitter and @mentioning someone whose Twitter username is different from their Instagram username. Today, we’ve rolled out a change that will make sharing to Twitter more seamless.
For photos shared to Twitter, Instagram now translates @mentions for users…
NASA astronaut Don Pettit recently uploaded a gallery of photos to the Johnson Space Center’s Flickr page. Pettit on how he captured these amazing images:
“My star trail images are made by taking a time exposure of about 10 to 15 minutes. However, with modern digital cameras, 30 seconds is about the longest exposure possible, due to electronic detector noise effectively snowing out the image. To achieve the longer exposures I do what many amateur astronomers do. I take multiple 30-second exposures, the ‘stack’ them using imaging software, thus producing the longer exposure.”