365/2: 096. Spring thunderstorm over the Sandia Crest.
Small storms all around. This one was flashing a bit of lightning. There are actually two storms to the right of this frame, and one to the left, as well. And here I sit, a few miles away, dry as a stiff martini.
365/2: 095. View this one large; it’s kinda fun with the raindrops.
And, ‘seen better days.’
365/2: 094. Point-and-shoot tourism.
There are many methods by which one may tour New Mexico. The point-and-shoot method seems to be particular popular ...
365/2: 093. Not artful, just informational.
Rain, hail and graupel entertained us today. Nowhere near enough moisture for all the skyborne entertainment.
More time lapse (when will we get our fill?), but nice. One thing about time-lapse; you’ve got oodles of spare time to make still photographs while tending to the motion-graphics rig.
FrancisWade: Agent Orange 40 Years On - Heartbreaking Photos inside Vietnam Orphanages.
“I think there’s a lack of understanding about how damaging the effects of Agent Orange continue to be. Remember that the spraying of the dioxin stopped more than 40 years ago, so you’d think it was confined to history, but that’s not the case at all—thousands of children are being born each year with severe deformities that are likely linked to ongoing Agent Orange contamination of the soil and water.”
365/2: 092. A ‘blooming’ driveby.
Seen and snapped on the way home. Blooms are just starting; next week should be fantastic for downtown photography.
Later: And sunset.
365/2: 090. Another old Kodak.
LensRentals.com: Roger’s New Toy Needs a Name.
New lens-adjustment machine. Quite cool.
My pet rock, taking a bath.
Today’s avalanche of cat photos across all social media [no less than 30 today, to waste my time aggregating articles] thrust me over the edge of sanity. I had to take action.
Doghouse Diaries: A Flowchart of When It’s Acceptable To Take A Selfie.
ArtDaily: Exhibition of B&W photographs from New York on view at Pobeda Gallery.
Looks like a fun exhibit.
365/2: 089. You’ll never guess.
365/2: 088. Oh, how you can get stucco.
The Luminous Landscape: A Redux Critique of Contemporary Camera Design.
ArtDaily: First auction devoted to vernacular photography at Swann Galleries.
“Among the sale highlights are 19 photographs related to the Wright Brothers, most taken by Orville Wright, which depict the brothers’ No. 2 glider, a subsequent, heavier-than-air craft flying at Sims Field and close-ups of machinery.” Nice pic. Sorta gives another meaning to ‘fly by wire’ ...
365/2: 086. Through the bedroom window.
The blurriness matches my pollen-devastated eyes ...
The Coolist: Chinon Bellami HD-1 Digital Super 8 Camera.
“The new Chinon Bellami HD-1 Digital Super 8 can shoot full HD video through a flexible set of available lenses. It can shoot 1080p video at 30fps, a standard resolution at an admittedly less-than-standard frame rate. Those who might scoff at the lack of 60fps recording will want to consider just what this camera is – it’s retro in design and functionality but in a digital capacity.” Speaking generally (not specifically to this item), I understand the appeal of retro design; however I will not pay a premium for a creation with significant feature limitations.
The Economist: Drone journalism - Eyes in the skies.
“In the past few months drones shot the most revealing footage of the protests that toppled Viktor Yanukovych, its corrupt president. They have also offered a bird’s-eye view of civil conflict in Thailand, Venezuela and elsewhere. They let journalists capture scenes that previously would have put their lives in danger, and made it harder for governments to lie.” When they start flying over private property and shooting what they find … that’s when the #%@$@ is going to hit the fan.
365/2: 085. Well, alrighty then ...
365/2: 084. More Daffs.
And, storms moving in, really odd clouds.
365/2: 083. Almost time for replanting.
Nighttime temps are still dropping too low. Soon, though.
DedPxl: Fuji Instax, A 75 Cent Door Opener.
Zach finds it does exactly what Polaroid used to.