My office buddy yesterday.
She’d just taken a long drink at our low-ground birdbath, and was contemplating the idiot in the window with the camera ...
365/2: 180 Outtake. Diego Fire smoke’s spreading towards us.
Opened all the windows a bit early, to get the envelope of the house as cool as I can before the smoke pours in and we have to shut everything down. #hateglobalwarming
365/2: 180. Trotting to one of my meetings downtown ...
… I saw this lovely bit of walkway.
Lightroom Killer Tips: 10 Things Aperture Users Need to Know About Lightroom.
For those of you still on Aperture.
ArtDaily: Exhibition at Fundacion Mapfre includes over 500 photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson.
A great entry that delves deeper than most into Cartier-Bresson’s motivations, history. If you’re around Madrid, go.
Design You Trust: 700th Anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn.
That first image.
365/2: 179. Gazanias.
365/2: 178. When S isn’t around, this guy helps me with lighting setups.
DP Review/Opinion: Why Small Changes Make a Big Difference to Nikon’s D810.
Interesting observations on the update.
DP Review: Apple to cease development of Aperture.
I did a passel o’ thinkin’ before choosing Lightroom over Aperture. Apple fans gave me a hard time; vindicated. I remember my Quadra 840AV purchase all too well (great hardware, only to be abandoned). The unmentioned behemoth: Photoshop. Apple would not be able to command this niche without a Photoshop equivalent, and the investment would be huge (and likely unwise). This was the Quark mistake, too. Either create a competitive product, or work smoothly with the pachyderm in the room. I use the best of LR and PS, switching between programs with aplomb. Can’t beat that workflow. Post-processing is where most budgets are either made, or broken to myriad expensive shards.
Messy Nessy Chic: Before they Disappear - Suburbs of Australia.
Some great photos here, very reminiscent of ‘American West’/Route 66 photo projects.
365/2: 177. Neighbor’s tree and clouds.
Going stir-crazy. Next week I get the verdict on my eye’s progress. Hopefully I’ll be allowed to ‘bump’ around NM again ...
The New Yorker: Should Auschwitz Be a Site for Selfies?.
MicroMuff … a ‘dead cat’ for your video-capable DSLR.
If you can’t afford the expense of an external mic.
365/2: 176. Budding weevil.
Julieanne Kost’s Blog: Lightroom Mobile Presets.
Some of the presets are different than those in the Desktop app; this article has a link for download of those presets.
365/2: 175. Wagon trail, Galisteo Basin Preserve.
Guardian.UK: Dennis Hopper’s photography evokes freedom of 1960s Easy Rider generation.
If you’re in Britain, you really should go see this exhibition.
365/2: 174. The Cholla Cactus have begun to blossom ...
Macworld: TriggerTrap Mobile review - Control your camera’s shutter with your iOS device.
I use it. It is nice, but it is not a professional tool. I experimented with some sunset timelapses; I’m not sure if it was the camera’s fault, or the iPhone, but Triggertrap would ‘drop’ a frame every so often (set to take a photo every minute, then every x number of minutes it would not fire. When that happened, the timer would get out of sync by a certain amount of seconds, but then assume the same minute intervals again). My exposures were so close together, you couldn’t see the occasional jump. Here. Oh, and it chews up battery power, too. Bottom line is, if I were doing this for pay or posterity, I’d purchase a dedicated device. But for the hobbyist, it’s just great.
Sploid: Spectacular photos of the US Navy’s most powerful battleship ever.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Propaganda in time for Iraq/ISIS? My old man told stories of watching the battleships shell Tarawa until the trees were rags and the vegetation shredded. They pounded Tarawa for hours … and the opposition *still* poured out of bunkers and pillboxes to massacre the first waves of Marines attempting a landing on the atoll. Lessons there, for those who value learning from history ... sheer power is rarely enough by itself.
365/2: 173. Rorschach Day.
Five shots; I see monsters, politicians, feathers … here.
365/2: 172. Beautiful day in NM.
365/2: 171. Whoops.
Thought I captured our little nesting Bewick’s Wren. Apparently not.
National Park Service Press Releases: Drones prohibited.
Totally expected. “In April, visitors at Grand Canyon National Park gathered for a quiet sunset, which was interrupted by a loud unmanned aircraft flying back and forth and eventually crashing in the canyon.” Sounds like you can get a ‘special use’ permit, however.