Odd weather continues.
Looks like Sauron woke up.
Way too early for such big T-storms to be forming.
It’s usually more a May sort o’ thing.
IP: Impossible I-1 Analog Instant Camera.
Archaeology News Network: French tourist arrested for Colosseum drone flight.
No droning in Italy, without prior approval. “For most urban flights people will need to obtain a permit and we invite people to read our guidelines before they try anything.”
Colossal: Drones Rigged with LED Lights Dramatically Illuminate Landscapes at Night.
Neat as they are, it’s another technique that’s going to ruin the wilderness experience for us all. Drone racket *and* LED lights. Ed Abbey’d be out there with a shotgun, methinks.
PVC: Helium Core helps iPhoneographers add accessories to the camera.
This looks completely brilliant.
NY Times: When the Oil Fields Burned.
DP Review: Lee announces very hard neutral density grads for seascapes.
You often notice an abrupt increase in quality of landscapes, after photographers discover neutral density grads. Pricey, though.
Straight outta the camera, a few minutes ago.
Kickstarter: The Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens by Lomography.
One could always buy cheap 85mm lenses and go crazy with vaseline. Once you have it perfect, put a skylight filter over it?
MessyNessyChic: All the Colour they Left Behind.
Some bordering on overdone HDR, but save themselves with a ... painterly feel. Well done!
Adobe Voice & Slate Blog: A Photographer and Chef’s 6 Steps to Taking Better Food Photos.
Good tips, if you dip your toes in. Artificial light often becomes a time-devouring balancing act. A simple white reflector (or you can crumple foil over a piece of white foamcore if you need a different character to the light) in opposition to a window, makes realistic tableaux.
Two from tonight.
Space: 58 shot, 150MP image of the Milky Way over Guilderton Lighthouse in W. Australia.
Italian Ways: Eight Alpine lakes, eight wonders to see.
Funny, I would have imagined these lake photos were from the rocky crags of South America. Clearly, I need to go see the Alps.
Vimeo: Still the cutest child in recorded history.
Imgur: Ancient Greek sculptures dressed up in hipster clothing.
NY Times: Art Once Hidden From Hitler, Now on View.
Impressive. I’d love to see the exhibition.
Youtube: Lightroom Coffee Break - Make Any Photo Look Like an Ansel Adams Masterpiece.
You’ve gotta be kidding. I think we’re a day early on this.
EOSHD: Short note – Canon 80D has no improvement in video quality!
DP Review: Nikon D5 has lowest dynamic range of any current FF Nikon DSLR.
Gag! What’s Nikon thinking?
DZone: New Drone Paves the Way for Smarter Search and Rescue.
Guardian.UK: Staged picture from Brussels bombings prompts ethics debate.
“It’s one more example of a photographer doing something that destroys public trust in the media.” You hope it’s not too egregious, and yet, given the behavior on Instagram and other social services ...
Italian Ways: Michelangelo’s wonderful “Pietà” photographed.
Appropriate Good Friday posting!
DP Review: Google offering Nik Collection photo editing applications for free.
I like them a lot. Owned them for a long time now. Just remember: in moderation.