PS Blog: Why Walter Iooss’ Streak of 50 Super Bowls Could End.
The big grab by Time, again. You’re going to see worse and worse photography. Question is, will anyone actually notice. When I see the gallons of HDR beshat upon so many pictures these days ...
East of the Sun(set), West of the Moon.
Playboy: Get to Know Miss March 2016 Dree Hemingway, Our First Non-Nude Playmate.
[Link probably NSFW] Nudity is overrated. Our modern culture seems to promote gynecological exams as beauty. I speak for myself and my readers when I say seduction and mystery are infinitely preferable. Longing is given too short a shrift. Does anyone ‘moon’ over their desired ones anymore? It will be so ironic if Playboy is a catalyist to restore taste to our culture.
The color shots are distinctly reminiscent of David Hamilton’s work [look him up, also NSFW].
Italian Ways: A theater of symbols in Valva’s Villa d’Ayala.
I really need to integrate some classical statuary into my landscape. Not sure how they’ll work with cactus and stucco ...
PS Insider: Question - Can You Upload Images Instagram From Your Desktop?
Sigh. And we must from time to time. FYI.
Dazed: Supermodel Cindy Crawford announces her retirement.
“I shouldn’t have to keep proving myself. I don’t want to.” And you certainly don’t have to. Hits me harder than I expected; her retirement signals an end of our ever-more strained grasp on youth. Maybe we’ll see more of our compadres push the hair color away.
PDN Photo of the Day: Lartigue’s Vie en Rose.
Love Lartigue. These are stupendous.
Valet.: The Wallet Backup.
Take photos? Brilliant.
“How to tell you’ve taken a great photo.”
So, the Ferrari shot I posted yesterday, I put on Tumblr, Flickr and 500px. Four shares on Tumblr, 27 views two faves on Flickr, and fifteen ‘likes’/a pulse of 81.9 (and climbing)/44 views on 500px. And listed in “Popular”, the best of the selections.
But IS IT A GOOD PHOTOGRAPH? I like it, but its not where I want it to be, yet.
I can post a bad cellphone sunset and get likes and links out the wazoo. These sites are very poor judges of what makes a great photo.
Listen to your heart.
Finally have time to go in and re-edit some stuff from Concorso.
Love the thighs on this car, but not sure I’ve captured ‘em well enough. Crop from a full-rez 5DRS shot, colorized a bit and bokeh added. More experimentation needed.
PDN Pulse: Why Muslim Woman’s Suit Against AP for Hijab Photo Will Probably Fail.
“Two days later, the image appeared for license on AP’s website.” Hmmm. Not sure where I stand on this one.
Mashable: A photographer’s view of 1960s NYC shows a city full of emotion.
Great. Note that film quality here. I’m noticing that digital photography has this obsession with sharpness, even when it detracts from the photo (giving everything equal weight, competing with the subject in the photo).
Corbis is now part of Getty Images.
Macworld Report: iPhone 7 will sport DSLR-quality camera, 3D mapping, 3x optical zoom.
DYT: Digital Artist Remixes Famous Faces To Create Seamless Celebrity Hybrids.
These will destroy brain cells faster than snorting vodka.
Photo: A gentle morning three.
Colossal: Istanbul Inception - Warped Turkish Cityscapes.
Made me check my tea for alcohol content. Yeow.
SERoundtable: Google+ Photos Search Stopped Working.
Getting to be that time, time to wander around the SW.
Once the Sun gets a little higher in the sky, it’s time to spend some weekends, perhaps a weekday or two, roaming for photos. Normally I invite folks to tag along, but it often drives people insane. Long drives, lots of starting and stopping at locations, long slogs to good spots, often long waits for light/clouds, and ridiculous amounts of turning around and rescanning previous ‘good’ spots. When I get focused on a subject, I become a machine. Bright spot is interesting convos, and creative DJ’ing on the way.
Anyway, if anyone’s in the area and interested, email me privately [my first name at the obvious domain] and I’ll let you know when I’ve got a venture planned. Oh, and it probably goes without saying ... you have to be comfy with emptying bladders and such behind bushes, etc. I do try to hit bogs, but they’re not always within range when you need one. This is NM, middle of nowhere, after all.
The Australian: Not a good look.
“A lone man with a camera these days is not a good look.” Sadly, ‘tis a concern. And imagine having something other than a pale dermis.
LensRentals.com: How to Use AF Microadjustment on Your Camera.
Good to know. With a DIY option (no purchases necessary, gadgets to hand).
DesignYouTrust: Photos Show Afghanistan Before It Plunged Into Hell.
Haven’t posted a piccie here in ages.
Just after sunset. I daren’t go out in the road, I’d be up to my calves in mud. Snow/ice is melting, making for a quagmire. I take my life in my hands checking the mailbox each day.
NY Times/TMag: A Prolific New York Photographer Comes Back Into Focus.
Leiter was brilliant. Emotive.