My friend Dale Allyn has posted a new image up on flickr and it’s fantastic. Dale and I go way back. I knew him in the ’70s when we both lived in Eugene, Oregon and were both semi-serious rock climbers. I was in college, he was in high school but among climbers it didn’t matter. [...]
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One thing that many who are reacting to the big changes in flickr haven’t taken into account is this: flickr is a community, not just a place to post images. Over many years I’ve made hundreds of friends all over the world on flickr, have been involved in some great groups and group discussions, and [...]
This is a brilliant short documentary on the Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama. What an incredible eye for both detail and emotion he has and that small (Ricoh) camera makes it easy to walk around cities taking pictures. Watching this makes me want to go back to Japan (we were in Kyoto and Nara twelve years [...]
The photo sharing site and service that I use, flickr has made a major update to its service and site. I’ve been using flickr since 2004 and I’ve stuck with it even after Yahoo bought it and let it dwindle. Certainly the amount of time I’ve spent with the old user interface makes it difficult [...]
Flickr member weemeeuw took this great landscape image in Zillebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium with his Fuji X100s. The light is wonderful and the image is perfectly composed and exposed. Great work.
My friend Gary Sharp has taken another outstanding landscape image with his iPhone 5 and the Hipstamatic app.
New York, Connecticut border south of Kent, Connecticut on the Appalachian Trail. This moss was on some wet rocks in a small stream that was a great provider of ice shots a few months ago. I’m really liking the variability in this particular moss and if I can hold the camera still enough I can [...]
Flickr member LBeckons took this great image of the Marina City condos in Chicago on the Chicago River with his Olympus OM-D. I’ve always loved these buildings: bottom part parking, upper part condos. Very futuristic looking and right on the river.
Washington, Connecticut. This patch of moss (polytrichaceae family) is on a hillside in Steep Rock’s Macricostas Preserve which is right down the road from my house. I visited this patch of moss a few weeks ago and revisited it with the intention of getting a few more shots in focus. I’m very happy with the [...]
Flickr member mingthein shot this excellent architectural shot in San Francisco with his Sony RX100. Fantastic framing and processing make this a fascinating image.
Flickr user Homemade has captured a great shot of morning sun rays in Ridgefield, Connecticut (right down the road from me it seems) using his Sony RX100.
Salisbury, Connecticut. Hiking up to Bear Mountain across Paradise Lane we always stop at this little pool of water to check for interesting reflections. Today there was a nice group of frog egg clusters. Looks like they beamed down from another planet.
Flickr member climber x took this great image of a house in the Great Smokey Mountains with a Sony RX1.
Bert Stephani does a video review of the Fuji X100s in Brussels. A very nice discussion and tour through the city shooting two women in various settings. His use of a small corded off-camera flash is brilliant. [via Zapong]
Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge, California. Trying the Sony RX1 out on a group of flowers with a slight breeze. It was cool out so the poppies were closed up but the colors were vivid and there were plenty of unopened buds to shoot. It was tough to get into a group of flowers like [...]
I posted about The Vivian Maier Photography Project before but this video is the trailer for the documentary on her that’s coming out this year. It looks fantastic. [via Scott James]
Flickr member Mel Stephens took this great landscape shot on the northern shore of Scotland with his Olympus OMD. It’s a stitched panorama made up of multiple overlapping shots.
Whether or not the DSLR is dead, Zack Arias’s enthusiasm is contagious. Yes, he may be prone to hyperbole but so what? Who isn’t when they love a new gadget? Dig the dumbek playing that happens at about the 3 minute mark.
This is a great behind the scenes look at Christopher Wahl, one of the top portrait photographers shooting now. The piece by 16×9 is great as is Wahl’s work. The last piece of the show is on swelling ball bearings, another topic unrelated. [via PetaPixel]
West of Gaylordsville, Connecticut. We hiked from Bull’s Bridge south on the Appalachian trail over Ten Mile Mountain (ugh) and this small swamp/pond was right next to Rt. 55 on the southern end of our hike. I had the bright idea to get some ripples going by tossing a stick in and at one point [...]