I like how the Autumn sunlight streams in the window in this staircase. I thought I’d try capture it in between work shifts.
I love James Ball’s colourful photographic history of computers.
These machines are grossly under-powered compared to the devices we use today. Still, they’re a wonderful reminder of how far we’ve come, and what lies ahead for us in technological terms. This Telefunken RA770 (circa 1970) is one of my favourites:
007717-R3-002 Made with Leica M-A using the Leica f2/50mm Summicron (version V) and Kodak Portra 400. Shot wide open at f2. Shutter speed 1/250th of a second. Related Posts Life is a Beach A Bird’s eye view A Morning on Ocean Beach Flying Home
This looks like an awesome way to spend a relaxing weekend, actually.
I just watched this video about Adobe’s updated colour profiles, and it’s a really interesting update for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop users!
I’m editing some photos from a morning jaunt with our kids and our new puppy in the park, and I like the new options. I hadn’t thought about colour profiles before, and now that I’ve experimented with them, I enjoy using them.
Here’s an introduction from Adobe:
One of my wife‘s DIY projects was to take some old, coloured
beads glass stones and create these light catchers. I finally got around to hanging it up over our balcony. They’re very pretty when they catch the light.
Postscript: Gina pointed out to me that I failed to mention the most important aspect of her creation. She made it using old Nespresso pods which she flattened to create the disks that the glass stones (not beads) are affixed to.
I love stories like this one about the Moonlight Rollerway by Lisa Whiteman. Mostly I enjoy the photographs of what seems to be to be fragments of Americana/American nostalgia that speak to a very different time.
Every Tuesday night, Lillian Tomasino laces up her roller skates, puts her arms around her partner, and glides in sweeping circles across the floor of Moonlight Rollerway. Holding each other like ballroom dancers, she and Tom Clayton move effortlessly to the jaunty, classic tunes played live on a Hammond organ above the Glendale, California, rink.
Via “Throwback: LA roller rink still has a weekly organ night” on Kottke.org (one of my favourite blogs).
I usually use a selection of VSCO Lightroom presets when I edit my photos.
Today is turning out to be one of those rare days when none of my presets look vaguely appealing. It’s very frustrating. No matter what I use, the previews don’t come close to what I’m aiming for.
Fortunately the more natural look is working for me today. Still, this is clearly one of those days when using shortcuts like presets just isn’t working out for me …
Photo credit: Martin Reisch (he was clearly having a better day than me)