365/2: 329. Late. Sorry. Couldn’t operate a computer. The wine.
I also took in an old film, “Brewster’s Millions [‘45].” My god, the pacing. Took me an hour before I calmed down enough to sleep. Ahead of its time.
Dazed: Flickr is about to sell off your Creative Commons photos.
“Are you one of the millions of people signed up to Flickr? It’s time to switch your license settings. The Yahoo-owned photo-sharing site has just announced that it will start selling prints of some 50 million Creative Commons-licensed images, but the photographers involved won’t see any of the profits. Nope. Not a single penny.” My emphasis. I warned y’all about this a decade ago. All my Flickr images are copyright protected. All.
EOS HD: Does Cinema EOS mark the end of high spec Canon DSLR video?
365/2: 328. Nice hallway. Good light.
OpenCulture: Behold a Beautiful Archive of 10,000 Vintage Analog Cameras at Collection Appareils.
BarnFinds: Period Nasty Boy - 1956 Austin-Healey 100.
Quite the project. I ran into a Midget once, with a Chevy carburetor *welded* to the top of the MG engine. Wires all over the top, strung from side to side. The depredations these poor British cars had to suffer in America! Anyway, thought you might like to see a particularly beautiful one, from Santa Fe Concorso.
365/2: 326. Hydrometeors and snow virga.
The Luminous Landscape: Samsung NX1 First Impressions.
One look at the specs, you’ll go cross-eyed. Lack of lens options, however.
WSJ: Drone Flights Face FAA Hit.
Paywall blocks reading it for me, but some of you may have access. Sounds like the FAA is going restrictive, as I expected.
365/2: 325. Diptych.
Snowstorms leaving the area, and the resulting sunset. Quite the show today, Mother Nature.
365/2: 324. Blue skies on today’s hike, looking towards Lamy, NM.
365/2: 323. There’s nothing like the smell of frying/roasting peppers ...
DP Review: Lighting equipment manufacturer Metz files for insolvency.
Improving product from China murdered them. Many’s the time I thought of going for Metz rather than Canon or Nikon, but the savings and/or features were never enough to steer me in their direction. I will miss having them available as a quality option.
The Luminous Landscape: Vision 13 - Photographer’s Block.
DP Review: Sony announces Alpha 7 II full-frame mirrorless camera with 5-axis IS.
Ah. Because of the MPs, this is still the most intriguing of the mirrorless cameras (IMHO). This may finally spur a rental.
365/2: 321. Looking out over the state grazing lands ...
Photo Attorney: Forest Service Chief Issues Directive on Photography Permits.
Cut to the chase: “I also want to emphasize that commercial photography only requires a permit if the photography takes place at locations where members of the public are not allowed, or uses models, sets, or props. Commercial film and photography permit fees should be primarily viewed as land-use fees. If the activity presents no more impact on the land than that of the general public, then it shall be exempt from permit requirements.” My italic emphasis.
Roads & Kingdoms: An Indian at Auschwitz.
365/2: 320. These orchids are out for blood ...
I need to spend more time with ‘em. You may see them again before the end of the year.
BBC: Topless sunbather photographed by estate agent drone.
“Mandy Lingard, who was sunbathing in her back garden wearing just a thong, said she realised only when she saw an advertising board near her home.” Would turn into a liability or harrassment suit in the US. Wait for it.
MeFi: Nicholas Vreeland - Monk with a Camera.
Distant relative. Yet I must be grateful; his grandmother helped make the surname remarkable.
365/2: 319. Mixing things up a little, sunset in B/W.
If you look close, underneath the bright clouds, you’ll see small ‘wisps’ of brightness. Not sure if those are airplanes or just a squadron of UFOs. Probably UFOs. I’d better pack some clean underwear and socks just in case.
PDN Online: Photographers’ Rep Julian Richards on Why He Abruptly Quit the Business.
“Digital changed the landscape. Before the pixel, craft was still an elemental component of the narrative. A process that involved trusting strips of cellulose in a mysterious dark box was replaced by instant, impeccable rendering, in situ on vast monitors. The photographer’s role as sorcerer and custodian of the vision was diminished: The question ‘have we got it?’ became redundant. Now it was the photographer asking the art director asking the client. Which is a big deal.” I want to pullquote more, but it’s against my religion. Go read it, seriously.
ArtDaily: French photographer and Pablo Picasso confidant, Lucien Clergue, dies aged 80.
“The best-known works from Clergue were his nude images and landscapes, which led to him being the first photographer to be admitted to the elite Academie Francaise, the guardian of the French language. ” His daughter has a portfolio up, here [NSFW; tasteful nudity]. RIP, good sir - often copied, rarely referenced, never equalled.