CSM: US government - Monkey selfies ineligible for copyright.
“Marking an end to the controversy surrounding the “monkey selfie,” a self-portrait snapped by a particularly photogenic macaque in Indonesia in 2011, the US Copyright Office noted on Tuesday in a public draft of the Compendium of US Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition, that to be eligible to register an original work of intellectual property – be it a patent, trademark, or trade secrets – one must be a living, breathing, Homo sapiens.”
And that’s the end of that. No more monkeying around.
APOD: Milky Way over Yellowstone.
365/2: 236. The precious gift of rain.
They’re tearing up our road again - gravel on the westbound side. Lots of traffic noise - sorry. [Click through to Flickr to play video.]
Later: Storms breaking up.
DesignYouTrust: GoPro Fetch. Mount a GoPro to your pooch.
You know, might be a really useful tool for search & rescue folks.
DP Review: Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review.
A lot of buzz, a lot of articles today. Slide to the last two paragraphs.
Wired: Hyperlapse, Instagram’s New App, Is Like a $15,000 Video Setup in Your Hand.
365/2: 235. Sandra and Skeeter Doo.
Given the affinity, methinks a tinydog may be in my future.
Observer.UK: Why I love my Leica.
“That kit was invented 100 years ago this year in Wetzlar, a small town in Germany, where a 35-year-old technician invented a camera that would shape the way we perceived the world for the rest of the 20th century.” 100 years of Leica, that optimal form-factor. Longer read, short for a history, eminently worth it.
365/2: 234. “Play it again, Sam.”
Had the nicest compliment today. “Experiencing all this was wonderful, but having your imagery to remember it by makes it magical.”
365/2: 233. Butterfly Dancers at SWAIA Indian Market today.
365/2: 232. Cast Iron shapes.
DP Review: Pics.io, a browser-based Raw editor built on Google Drive, goes live with public beta.
“Instead of storing your images on its own servers, Pics.io connects to your Google Drive account. Not only does this provide you with an extremely reliable cloud connection, but it also means that you won’t lose your photos if you stop using the Pics.io service, or they ever shut down.”
365/2: 231. Cobalt blue skies today, gorgeous wispy clouds.
There was also a gorgeous sundog at sunset, but I was too busy flappin’ my gums. Visitors for Indian Market. Those of you who know me directly, know how fast and relentless I can be when I start talking history and culture ...
SP Review: Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial.
Check the pic. OR ... you could just rent a real professional video camera.
365/2: 230. FAIL.
Clouds looked promising, so I drove down to a good spot, only to have them all disappear. Ah well. It happens. Next time.
Men’s Journal: The Only 8 Moves You Need to Be Fit.
Yep. Remember: perfect form. If you cannot do an exercise with perfect form, stop. Continuing is the road to imbalances and injury. I may actually use most of this over the next month - I’m way behind on my warm-month fitness regime. And my biggest shoot of the year is at the end of next month. I need to be able to walk 10 hours, ~15 miles, squatting hundreds of times, carrying ~45 pounds on my back and ~5-8 in my hands. Photographing cars at Concorso ain’t no picnic.
My last attempt at using an ‘office chair.’
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve enjoyed standing. But before I make the investment in building a standing desk, I thought I’d try to maximize my sitting investments and try one more style of ‘chair.’ With this, I figure I will shortly break the plastic seat ... but ... BUT ... I can replace it with a real, metal vintage tractor seat.
365/2: 229. Welcome to Lamy, NM.
The colors, the colors. And, the outtake, a vintage ‘dome’ car, out to pasture.
The Luminous Landscape: A Digital Zone System.
Worthy. Long read, needs some brain-saturation to get everything. Save it for a weekend.
The Luminous Landscape: Remembering Uwe Steinmueller.
Digital Outback Photo was one of those groundbreaking early digital photography weblogs that got into my hand-typed links list immediately. I found out about so many techniques (‘expose to the right’, early HDR) there first. I’m very sad to learn of his death. My condolences to his family!
365/2: 228. Stealth moth.
A Conversation On Cool: Redford, Newman.
They look skeptical. [heh]
365/2: 228. Put myself under the lights today.
Bill’s gonna say I look mad again. I like it. As another friend said, “Well, you certainly look skeptical.” Appropriate for a blogger, then. I’ll work on a ‘smiler.’ Hard to do, when you’re running to hit the self-timer all the time. The outtakes were gruesome. Great shots of my butt, though.
365/2: 227. Busy bees today.
Just a grab shot.
Later: Outtake, rain over the Jemez shows the topography.