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Alas, Apple.

I’ve shut down my Photostream and iCloud sync for photos, emptied everything off for the moment. Whether or not it’s “necessary”, better safe than sorry. And no, I have no naked selfies in my streams.

09/02/14 • 02:30 PM • ApplePhotographySoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks


Photogrammar is a web-based platform for organizing, searching, and visualizing the 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created by the United State’s Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OWI).” Oh, my.  Check out Santa Fe - some looks remarkably the same, but most quite different. We were a dusty little backwater!

09/02/14 • 10:04 AM • ArtsHistoryHuman RightsPhotography • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 242. My Labor Day ...

365/2: 242. My Labor Day ...

The old juniper is gone, gone, gone. And that was all by handsaw. I’ll never understand why folks spend $ on a chainsaw *and* a gym membership … (wink) …

09/01/14 • 04:32 PM • PersonalPhotography • (6) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 241. Seen on Canyon Road ... a ‘51 Ford pickup.

365/2: 241.  '51 Ford.

And ... during my day, the Canon cheapo monopod I bought last year decided to implode. I was pulling it open, and all the sections burst out across Canyon. Anyone watching would have thought it was a Keaton comedy bit. Gotta invest in a better model, obviously.  It served its short-term purpose — I have no complaints.

08/31/14 • 08:59 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 240. Bark beetle damage in one of my dead junipers.

365/2: 240. Bark beetles killed one of my junipers.

Stunning, the amount of hidden damage in this one section of wood.

I also invested in a new hat, to replace my skanky straw. Picked up one o’ these. Worked a treat out in the sun while sawing up dead wood. I was surprised that the crease suits my face ... I never really liked that style in catalogs.  Sandra approves, so it’s a keeper.

Later: Sorry, I was out all day. Link to hat, fixed.

08/30/14 • 06:34 PM • GeneralPersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 239. Belt buckle from ‘78, Big Bend Nat’l Park days.

365/2: 239.

All the talk yesterday of belts and buckles made me dig this out. From ‘78, when I worked at Big Bend Nat’l Park. Friend and I found the stone, and he tumbled the rock and built the buckle for me. I’ve got another one ... can’t find it at the moment.  It’s hooked to a belt, so it can’t have walked far ...

Later: Note, that was shot under a Cree 60W equivalent LED light. The color balance does not conform to either tungsten or flourescent.  I’m going to have to make a custom profile to deal with ... each brand of LED light ... ? I’d best pull out the color chart again and get to work.

08/29/14 • 08:57 PM • PersonalPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 238. Sliver of Moon, Cerrillos Hills, busted windmill.

365/2: 238. Sliver of moon ...

Coyotes howling. Play some of this, you’ve got the idea.

08/28/14 • 08:40 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DP Review: Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review.

I have a soft spot for film Oly Pens. Perhaps this is worth a rental, to see if it would be a good spot to venture into mirrorless.

08/28/14 • 10:04 AM • ConsumptionHistoryPersonalPhotography • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Whoopsie ... gotta back up photos.

Doing a 365 project on a 5D Mark II uses a whole lot more disk space than a 50D. Gotta move stuff through LR over to the 4TB backup drive, and then dupe that over to the failsafe.  I’ll be a little slow with links again this morning. I’d nibbled my internal HD down to under 50GB.  No wonder programs were so pokey.

Later: Soon as I free up over 100GB, the system starts getting snappy again. Such a dope.

08/28/14 • 09:46 AM • ComputingHardwarePersonalPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 237 ... end of season already.

365/2: 237. End of season already.

It amazes me that every year, immediately after Indian Market, the weather shifts subtly into the autumn pattern. We’ll still get hot days, but the leaves are suddenly browning, yellowing on the edges. The fuse has been lit for an explosion of winter. Until then, the marigolds are still happy ...

08/27/14 • 06:49 PM • NaturePersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Flickr, again.

I’m on Comcast Blast! service. Very fast. But Flickr continues to get worse and worse. The interface doesn’t paint for whole decades of seconds. The share features work some days, not on others. I don’t know what they’re doing, but it totally sucks. Rather than move, I just wish they’d stop fiddling, make up their minds and stick to a design for a month or three. I need to find some email address so’s I can b-tch and moan.

For the umpteenth time, I’m tempted to blow everything away and find someplace else to park stuff.

08/27/14 • 05:52 PM • PhotographySocial MediaSoftware • (12) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DSLR Video Shooter: Metabones Finally Releases Canon MFT Speedbooster.

List $599. Dat’s a lot o’ bones.

08/27/14 • 09:52 AM • Motion GraphicsPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CSM: US government - Monkey selfies ineligible for copyright.

“Marking an end to the controversy surrounding the “monkey selfie,” a self-portrait snapped by a particularly photogenic macaque in Indonesia in 2011, the US Copyright Office noted on Tuesday in a public draft of the Compendium of US Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition, that to be eligible to register an original work of intellectual property – be it a patent, trademark, or trade secrets – one must be a living, breathing, Homo sapiens.

And that’s the end of that. No more monkeying around.

08/27/14 • 09:43 AM • LawPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

APOD: Milky Way over Yellowstone.

What a shot.

08/27/14 • 09:40 AM • NaturePhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 236. The precious gift of rain.

365/2: 236.

They’re tearing up our road again - gravel on the westbound side.  Lots of traffic noise - sorry. [Click through to Flickr to play video.]

Later: Storms breaking up.

08/26/14 • 06:10 PM • Motion GraphicsPersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DesignYouTrust: GoPro Fetch. Mount a GoPro to your pooch.

You know, might be a really useful tool for search & rescue folks.

08/26/14 • 12:48 PM • GeneralMotion GraphicsNaturePhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DP Review: Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review.

A lot of buzz, a lot of articles today. Slide to the last two paragraphs.

08/26/14 • 12:02 PM • ConsumptionPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Wired: Hyperlapse, Instagram’s New App, Is Like a $15,000 Video Setup in Your Hand.

Um ... I’ve been using Emulsio (iDevices) for a while now to smooth out smartphone/tablet video. No hipster cred, but it doesn’t impose that fast-speed routine on your footage.

08/26/14 • 11:48 AM • MobileMotion GraphicsPhotographySoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 235. Sandra and Skeeter Doo.

365/2: 235.

Given the affinity, methinks a tinydog may be in my future.

08/25/14 • 09:32 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Observer.UK: Why I love my Leica.

That kit was invented 100 years ago this year in Wetzlar, a small town in Germany, where a 35-year-old technician invented a camera that would shape the way we perceived the world for the rest of the 20th century.”  100 years of Leica, that optimal form-factor. Longer read, short for a history, eminently worth it.

08/25/14 • 11:38 AM • ArtsDesignHistoryPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 234. “Play it again, Sam.”

365/2: 234.

Had the nicest compliment today. “Experiencing all this was wonderful, but having your imagery to remember it by makes it magical.”

08/24/14 • 09:59 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 233. Butterfly Dancers at SWAIA Indian Market today.

365/2: 233. Butterfly dancers.

08/23/14 • 09:47 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 232.  Cast Iron shapes.

365/2: 232.

08/22/14 • 10:05 PM • ArtsPersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DP Review: Pics.io, a browser-based Raw editor built on Google Drive, goes live with public beta.

Instead of storing your images on its own servers, Pics.io connects to your Google Drive account. Not only does this provide you with an extremely reliable cloud connection, but it also means that you won’t lose your photos if you stop using the Pics.io service, or they ever shut down.

08/22/14 • 11:21 AM • GooglePhotographySoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 231. Cobalt blue skies today, gorgeous wispy clouds.

365/2: 231.

There was also a gorgeous sundog at sunset, but I was too busy flappin’ my gums.  Visitors for Indian Market. Those of you who know me directly, know how fast and relentless I can be when I start talking history and culture ...

08/21/14 • 08:44 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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