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.
And the cold, cold sunset.
365/2: 317. Surprisingly nice, with a wider shot for the curious.
Nice, with a small light pillar ... and the promised wider shot.
365/2: 316. Winter storm warning for tonight; got the fire stoked.
365/2: 315. I think I must live on Tattoine or something.
And outtake, a few minutes later.
365/2: 314. These low clouds just scooched in over the last couple of hours ...
Cold as a witch’s ... you-know-what.
365/2: 314. It’s been this kind o’ day.
DP Review: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM becomes a reality.
[Throws hands in air] YES! YES! One of my favorite lenses, but the push-pull was a problem. Sucked dust like a Dyson. This new one’s a serious contender for my bucks before Xmas.
365/2: 313. Canyon Road at dusk.
iPhone 5s shot, HDR’s pretty gruesome.
imgur: 9 Hours: Capsule Hotel in Kyoto, Japan.
Of interest. For some reason, they’ve always fascinated me. Half burial-chamber, half modern convenience.
365/2: 312. Light pillar!
365/2: 311. Cowboy hats are apparently more racy than I ever knew ...
Hey, don’t look at me. I didn’t notice until after. I was experimenting with lighting, since I couldn’t post any of the client pix I shot today (approvals needed).
That’s looking just to the SE of sunset ... here’s looking opposite to sunset.