Month: April 2010

Jump with Philippe Halsman

Jump with Philippe Halsman

Fantastic collection of images by the the late photographer Phillipe Halsman.

There is a show of Halsman’s Jump series on right now at the Laurence MIller Gallery in New York. including the most famous image in the collection of Salvador Dali, cats, a chair, and water all in mid-air.

Laurence MIller Gallery
20 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Friday 10-5:30, Sat 11 – 5:30

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Spring on the Housatonic

Spring is here

West Cornwall, Connecticut. Hiking along the Appalachian Trail with the Housatonic River behind me. This field and these hills are coming to life so fast they seem to have changed colors in just a few days. Of course with the march toward summer comes the march of insects in New England. I guess it’s worth it but when they’re buzzing in your ears you think fondly of winter.

Both of these images were taken with a Canon G11 “pocket” camera.


Ferns of all types are opening so fast now they’re only in this embryonic "fiddlehead" state for a few days.

iPad and disabilities

iPad Could Be A Beneficial Device For The Disabled

I’d change the title of the piece: The iPad IS a beneficial device for people with disabilities.

I’m quite sure that my friend David Niemeijer is hard at work redoing his… wait, he’s already done it.

As is stated in the piece, when you walk around a trade show floor at an assistive technology conference you find extremely expensive, dedicated devices ($2500-$8,000) that allow people like Stephen Hawking, for example, to communicate. Now you can buy an iPad for $500 and add an app like David’s Proloquo2Go for $189 and you’re good to go.

[via Sanford Shapiro]

How Lucas Jackson shot the Eyjafjallajokul volcano

Freezing the volcano’s lightning

This is an excellent piece on how Lucas got some amazing images.

It took me a while to nail down the correct exposure. I did a custom white balance off of the lightly clouded sky above the volcano to get the color that you see in this frame. Below is a handful of images that were not quite right, to say the least, but in the end I managed to capture something that was as close as possible to what I was seeing.