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Monthly Archives: June 2011

I’m not sure what drew me in more: the Marin County Line sign, the rickety “elevator,” or the shadowy tarp. Put all three together and I had no hesitation before capturing this image. I decided to process and post this image today after the brief discussion in the comments of yesterday’s post about whether you […]

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Have you ever wondered if there is a way to enter the towers of the Golden Gate Bridge? I did, and here is the answer. Now I have no idea if you can climb up once inside, or whether this is the door to little more than a glorified closet. I processed this using methods […]

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Boring image, but it’s just there to support the text. I tweeted something about this paper during the week, but tweets are so ephemeral. There is a law review article I recently came across that addresses the unnecessary conflicts between photographers and law enforcement. It is titled: Less than Picture Perfect: The Legal Relationship between Photographers’ Rights and Law Enforcement, […]

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Apologies. I consider this almost a retread, because I already posted a different “toy boat” selective focus image from the Jersey City world wide photo walk when I did my initial post immediately after the event. I had planned to process and post an HDR, which I haven’t done in nearly a week. But some […]

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  I’m not planning on making this a series, but I happened to discover a pair of iPhone photo apps two weeks in a row that — as best as I am aware — are not already widely known, at least in my circles.  Last week it was WordFoto, and this week it is ToonPAINT […]

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I planned to write that the Katyn massacre was the biggest non-Nazi war crime of WWII, but some brief reflection and research reminded me that, sadly, it is not even really close.*  Still, it was quite bad enough. In 1940, Russia murdered about 22,000 Poles in its section of occupied Poland. Many of the victims […]

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I’ve always understood the impulse to throw a pair of sneakers tied together over a utility wire, but never felt it enough to actually want to do it myself.  The task is ungainly enough that it seems like it would be an accomplishment: throwing a pair of sneakers tied together does not exactly lend itself to a […]

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This is another image from the 2010 Jersey City edition of the World Wide Photo Walk, taken with my Olympus Pen E-PL1, using the Pinhole Camera preset.  As I have previously explained, when you use one of this camera’s presets, it creates two copies of the image: a JPEG with the filter applied, and a plain […]

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I took a lot of photos on the Jersey City edition of the Worldwide Photo Walk last year, and published very few on the blog. So i think I might publish a few this week, then continue to sprinkle them in occasionally in coming weeks. That day I only took my Olympus Pen E-PL1 and I […]

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As with any landmark, one trick to coming up with an original take is to focus on details. Even then, it is likely that there are a few dozen (or more) images that might look quite a lot like this one. These are lght fixtures on the Golden Gate Bridge. The curved ones pointing down […]

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  About a month and a half ago, my buddy Scott Wyden came up with the idea for Self Portrait Friday.* The idea is that every, or at least any Friday, you take a self portrait, probably just using your camera phone, maybe with one of the fun smart phone photo apps, and post it […]

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OnOne has released an updated demo version of their upcoming product release, Perfect Layers. I’m going to do a follow up post tomorrow, because I used the demo on a photograph last night in Aperture and loved it, but I already had a photo queued up for today, which will go up momentarily. However, I […]

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Here’s a tip: if you are ever in a position where, say, somebody else is driving so you can take photos while in a moving vehicle without endangering yourself or others, set your camera to shutter priority and get your shutter speed up to a reasonably fast  setting, probably 1/250 at least. I was not […]

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