Flickr’s uploading features have been down for about five hours now.
Don’t expect to see anything new there today. No word from Flickr HQ as to what’s going on.
NPR: Bill Cunningham, Iconic ‘New York Times’ Photographer, Dies At 87.
Dangit. RIP. The king of streetstyle photography. I suppose we should be grateful he didn’t have to suffer the aftereffects of the stroke. You will find tons of tributes and other photos of the man on various social channels ... Tumblr, etc.
The Cut: Bill Cunningham Has Suffered a Stroke.
Oh no! Great guy, great streetstyle photog.
Luminous Landscape: Hasselblad Announces Groundbreaking X1D.
Yeah, but sensor quality? Got a lot of high MP cameras out nowadays. And this ain’t cheap.
LR/Instagram - Lightroom Publish Plugin for Instagram.
APOD: 2016 June 20 - Sunrise Solstice over Stonehenge.
Nice. Could be a PS job, but nice. (One must remain skeptical these days.)
Telegraph.UK: Nose dives, tangles with phone lines and very bumpy landings.
How not to land a biplane.
Once Upon A Time In The ... Heat.
Tipping 100F right now.
DP Review: Study - Instagram interactions declining as user base grows.
Hmmm. Hate the new algorithmic timeline. I just don’t use Instagram. Opportunity for Flickr to regain marketshare, IMHO.
No thanks. Why take the same photo 100 others are taking? I don’t get it.
ArtDaily: Detroit Institute of Arts - “The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip”
I’d love to see this.
Italian Ways: Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A, luxury for the United States.
DP Review: KitSplit is a peer-to-peer rental service for camera equipment.
Zeldman: Instagram to third-party developers: drop dead.
“Flickr, while it yet lives, provides me with far richer layers of experience and capability than even the most tricked-out third-party Instagram app could dream of. I always used Instagram under protest, as a poor cousin. I used it because people were there, not because I liked it.” Preach, brother.
Last year, window on the High Road.
Felt like doing a scritchy b/w on it.
Petapixel/Opinion: A Disturbing Trend in Photography.
There’s a bit of ‘get off my lawn’-ing here, but many photographers of my age are reposting this. I still say we don’t have enough creative blur anymore. Check 500px “Popular”, and look for artful blur. Blur that evokes emotion, that has meaning. Not much out there right now.
Mama Nature’s being dramatic [photo].
Given all that drama, you’d expect a gullywasher. We’ve still got dry spots! Not fair to tease, Mother Nature.
Italian Ways: Etruscan cities - a journey of discovery.
Oh, those mysterious Etruscans.
ArtDaily: Annie Leibovitz talks high-fliers and photo phobics at Hong Kong show.
Looks like my office. Almost. I’ve been comparing car prints. Easiest to do with a pushpin on the walls. Wife’s having a fit because I’ll have to patch holes. Little pushpin pricks? Toothpaste.
Gizmodo: How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet.
“There are other signals as well. On Stellar.io, a favorites aggregator that tracks what people are linking on Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo and Flickr, the latter’s links fail to show up even daily in my stream.” *ahem* Stellar.io is dead in the water, dear author. Flickr’s not quite that bad yet. What infuriated me most, besides the Yahoo login, was the updating of the interface, making terrible design choices as they recrafted the experience. It still only rates ‘sorta usable’, IMHO. I surely do miss all the old activity. But as with Twitter over weblogging, Instagram offers a single crappy photo and a bit of text (sometimes). Less investment, less time. Just push, no pull. And Instagram’s far from perfect. It’s not a place to store your images - not at all. None of the current photo services get it right. None. That’s something I’d love to have input in, at the design/concept level ...
Hyperallergic: Why Museums Are Granting Google Free Access to Their Collections.
Of note. I wonder if this won’t actually depress museum visitation; Americans already consider ‘authentic fakes’ acceptable. Digital reproductions are the next best thing ... they won’t have to lift a finger to actually experience art. I suppose I’m a Luddite (once again). There’s a numinous feeling in the great museums.
DP Review: Back to the action - Nikon D500 Review.
Potential companion to my D810 ...
AI: Pixelmator for Mac gets new Quick & Magnetic selection tools, Retouch extension for Photos.
Adobe PS Blog: Introducing Content-Aware Crop - Coming Soon to Photoshop CC.
“Here’s how you will be able to use it: Move the horizon by adding more sky or ground; Change the aspect ratio by adding content around the edges of your image; Fill in the corners when you rotate an image so you don’t give up any of your pixels … and probably more we haven’t even imagined ourselves.” Oh, gimme.
Italian Ways: San Giovanni alle Catacombe and Saint Paul’s preaching.
What a spectacular backdrop this would be for portraits, etc.