Lightroom 5 Crash - my mistake, but instructive.
Dumb move on my part, but it shouldn’t cause a crash. I was printing out two (2) contact sheets, but I had the print dialog box set to “From (6) to (14)”. Every time LR got done parsing the thumbnails, big honking crash. Restarting took me back to where I was working yesterday, not the current set of images. It should just throw a warning. Just FYI. Be diligent with your print dialog settings.
DP Review: Sony α7 / α7R First Impressions Review.
Lightroom Killer Tips: Bringing Back The Old Fill Light Slider in Lightroom 5.
Every tool is useful; even if ‘old’.
NY Times: Photography Fair Arrives in Paris.
“Photography is such a solitary practice. Paris Photo is a good time to meet up with other practitioners.” On my life-list of “must do’s.”
NiceMarmot: Mavericks Wish.
“Finder needs to get smart about exif data in Get Info.” Concur. This annoys me more than just about any other aspect of processing photos. I could save so much time.
DoubleMesh: Men Posing Like Motorcycle Models.
Some things you just wish you could unsee. But it needs to be expressed so we’re aware of how ridiculous some of these poses actually are, and how demeaning.
Related: There’s a ‘reality’ meme on Tumblr: you can tell if a woman actually rides the motorcycle she’s posing with by her footwear. Folks post all kinds of shots that percolate through on the regular ‘motorcycles’ and ‘vintage motorcycles’ hashtag searches - and it’s true. You can tell instantly. Nobody kickstarts a cafe racer with Louboutins — and you’d risk serious injury to try. But you’ll also realize there were a great deal of very happy motorcycling ladies in the past. [I wish I could point you, but when I want to find anything on Tumblr, their new search feature is just too limited. Experiment with some search terms, you’ll eventually find a couple.]
BlessThisStuff: Camera straps.
Vimeo: Everybody Street.
I have to be honest; this doesn’t remind me of why I loved New York. It only reminds me of why I left. ‘Urbanity’ wore me out. Now I live in a huge state that has less than 1/4 of NYC’s population. YMMV.
PDN Photo of the Day: Intimate Spaces of Renowned Artisans.
All radiate a certain charisma.
Momentum: Canon EOS-1D C, First DSLR to meet EBU HD Tier 1 requirements.
“Results indicated that the EOS-1D C provides “exceptional” HD resolution from a 4K source with ‘very low’ aliasing, and ‘good’ color performance and motion portrayal. The test results also confirmed that the EOS-1D C camera system and its imaging performance comply with the recommended specification for inclusion in HD Tier 1 for HD production.” Nice, but still … $12k.
WebDesignerDepot: Astounding photographic trick recreates mid-century America.
This story’s been around the block a few times now … but I can’t help but wonder, every time I see it … where does he find such wonderful diecast automobile models? Their realism makes or breaks the suspension of disbelief.
Later: Perhaps here (should have known).
Macworld: WD My Cloud EX4 review ... Four-bay NAS wins on features, not speed.
RAID 5+Hot Spare and sheer capacity sell this to me more than the speed. Speed would be nice, but it’s a cost premium in RAID hardware at this point in time. I’ve got a lot of photos to keep online!
Guardian.UK: Aerial view of gas wells in Texas.
East of Waco. Fracking hell.
On Taking Pictures: Fuji x100s Travel Camera Review.
“It is definitely not the ‘Ooh, look at that! <instantaneous snap!>” camera that some other reviews have touted it being. It’s not even close to the shutter on a manual film camera. If there was a time element involved in getting a picture, the camera was slowing me down.” Dealbreaker. Nothing drives me crazier with point-and-shoots and cellphone cameras. I’ve been so curious about all the positive press over the Fuji. This puts paid on it, for me. YMMV.
Reign23: Camera Noir, b&w app for iPhone.
If/when I acquire an iPhone, this will probably be a fave. If it can get white and black points approximately correct without too much fiddling.
The Atlantic: The Men Who Chased Shipwrecks.
“For more than 100 years, nearly every time a ship ran aground off the coast of Cornwall, a man would arrive on the scene to document the wreckage. That man, most likely, would have the surname of Gibson.” Well, everyone has to have a hobby.
Vanessa Jackman, photoset: Weekend Life … Castello di Vicarello, Cinigiano, Tuscany.
Fubiz: A Ballet Performed by Birds.
Weekend photographic mind-game.
I do this frequently. I tell myself, “There’s an award-winning photograph within fifteen feet of you at this moment. Find it.” This exercise, to me, is all about changing one’s mindset. Stop labelling things and ignoring them, start really looking at them. Beats compulsively checking social media channels!
Nice clouds, just to the East of sunset tonight.
Blogs.Adobe.com: Editing your pictures with local adjustments using Lightroom.
These are techniques I use on all my photos. If you’re not familiar with ‘em all, this is a really good short overview of the astonishing things you can do to improve a mundane image. [Just be bloody careful about overexposing shadow areas, and always check 1:1 before publishing!]
Shorpy: Sweet Chariot/1956.
Since Google’s featuring Raymond Loewy designs today, this is appropriate.
Lightroom workflow change.
In the past, I’ve just imported .CR2’s (Canon Raw Format) and done my work in Lightroom. I heard a rumor, and performed a small test over the weekend. DNG’s are significantly faster to process in Lightroom 5. 5’s been significantly slower on my system than 4, so any speed gain is to the good. DNG’s preview faster, show changes faster - everything’s faster. So now I during import, I copy my original .CR2’s to a separate backup drive, while creating a DNG and using the DNG as my main editable file on my working system. This may cause some backup nightmares, but I’m working that out at the moment. I’ll let you know how I get along with this setup, over the longer term.
DP Review: Nikon Df First Impressions Review.
A beauty, but oucha-magoucha the price. And I’d like more than 16mp for that price.
Oh … oh … ohhhhhhh.
Too much bad HDR today, even on mainstream news sites. That last one made my retinas bleed. Use HDR for a reason, please. If it’s making sensor noise go past ‘11’, just … don’t. A plea from the peanut gallery.