The Luminous Landscape: Why I Hate EVFs.
A temporary technological challenge, but worthy to know. I suppose, rather than what’s true to the eye, I want to know what’s true to the sensor.
Hawaii News Now: Owner of camera lost on Maui found after six years.
“After a camera lost on Maui nearly six years ago ended up in Taiwan, it didn’t take long for Hawaii News Now to track down its owner.” The modern equivalent of message-in-a-bottle. Sort of.
Instagram: “Newest camera on my wish list.”
Motoriginal: Five Fifty.
One of the ‘little bastards’, as James Dean dubbed his. Nice shots.
Friday night. Time to bore you with another sunset.
The reason it’s remarkable is actually twofold: one, not even a smidge of postprocessing was used — and two, that it wasn’t obscured by dust kicked up by our spring winds.
Flickr: Vintage Streetcars of San Francisco.
Very nice. Sure wish they’d come back in more urban areas. Santa Fe’s streets are terribly narrow, but some of the wider routes (Paseo de Peralta) could bear the infrastructure. Certainly getting Americans further than five feet from where they park their cars is always a good thing in any tourist town.
DP Review: Photographer uses Google Drive to share full resolution images on Google+.
Why you’d want to risk your (likely) copyrighted works … well, that’s your business.
Strobist: In-Depth—The New Fujifilm X100s.
Everyone seems to love this camera. If you want to be a modern-day Bresson, this is the way to go. Just know — you’ll have a deal of competition.
Later: And Zack Arias adds his $0.02. When both David Hobby and Zach Arias both recommend something, you’d best perk up your ears and ready your wallet.
Wired: Hyper-Realistic CGI Is Killing Photographers, Thrilling Product Designers.
“… KeyShot allows me to demonstrate multiple iterations quickly.” I suppose one day we’ll be nostalgic for ‘real’ photographs.
NY Times: Photography’s Stature Rises at Museums.
“We can be far more experimental now. [snip] For so long we were fighting just to have a wall.” With familiarity comes new appreciation. It might help us all if curators would explain why a great photograph is great. There’s a terrible dearth of explanation behind photo critiques at museums.
Bezos Expeditions: F-1 Engine Recovery.
Apollo rocket engines found, photographed, recovered.
Information Architects: Learning to See.
Sunsets are so terribly cliché.
It’s really become a bad habit. I’ve done so many, it’s not really extending my range as a photographer. But every so often, I just can’t resist.
BH Photo: ONA Brixton Camera/Laptop Messenger Bag.
Oh, look. Mordor sent us a snowstorm.
Our weeny little bit of snow.
Had some decent rain last evening, so this was just the frosting on the moisture-cake.
Guardian.UK: How to take a photography portrait in 10 minutes.
Strobist: Travel with Speedlights and a Smartphone? Get One of These.
Handy. I always like simple backup strategies.
Motoriginal: 1934 Edsel Model 40 Special Speedster.
Not your stereotypical Edsel; you’ll like this one.
ArtDaily: “Concrete: Photography and Architecture.”
“Concrete – Photography and Architecture seeks to approach the singular and complex relationship between architecture and photography in light-hearted, narrative and dialectical ways. The exhibition explores issues of history and ideology, as well as the specifics of form and material, in the photographic image.” Could be inspiring, or could be deadly dull. I’d like to see more imagery.
NPR: The Photographer Who Made Architects Famous.
Strobist: PocketWizard Plus X Remotes Break the $100 Barrier.
Woo hoo! Wish they’d edged it a little cheaper … but … not complaining. No, not at all. [Remember, no E-TTL here.]
dirkdirk: Bring in the cats?
You all know how I feel about the overpopulation of virtually-identical snapshot pet photos on the internet. Does this mean we don’t have to see any more dull cat pix?
One of my favorite photos of the day.
Just a simple black and white. San Miguel Chapel, the oldest church in America. You’ll notice I’m going to be dropping the use of vignette and filters. Instagram has given me the mental trots. I can’t stand anymore. Filters and vignette are so cliche as to be completely useless as artistic expression. No more, unless it’s in the nature of the lens.
Nice day for a walk downtown.
A bit brisk with wind at times, but very good light (if a bit contrasty). Fresh snow on the ski mountain, and you can’t beat that blue sky.