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.
I really like my wife's latest DIY project: these colourful light catchers.
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.
My wife’s DIY light catchers. Very pretty!
You can see them better when they’re facing the sun
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.
I had a couple things to do in the city this morning and my route took me past Park Annabe, one of Modi'in's central features. I was greeted with a pretty spectacular view and thought I'd share it.
I had a couple things to do in the city this morning and my route took me past Park Annabe, one of Modi’in’s central features. The buildings along the horizon to the right are part of a new neighbourhood that is nearing completion.
I’ve been meaning to come past this way for a couple weeks to update my photos of the new neighbourhood so I’m glad I had that chance this morning. I have a couple more photos on my DSLR that I’ll edit in the coming days.
Here are a couple photos I took with my DSLR:
I especially like this panorama that Lightroom stitched together for me:
I went for a walk to drop off some library books. The machine that I wanted to use to drop off the books was out of order. I found some decorated, though weathered, city benches along the way.
I discovered an eclectic collection of city benches this last weekend.
It happened when I went for a walk over the weekend to a local library to drop off some overdue books. I took my camera with me and returned with both the library books (there was a problem with the drop-off option) and an album of photographs from the walk.
The benches are mostly in a park along a busy road although the most interesting one was outside the library building itself.
The paint on some of the wooden benches looked somewhat faded and weathered. The resulting look appeals to me.
This next one is particularly striking, for some reason.
Some benches seem to have a voice that hints at an unspoken story, like this one:
I enjoy walking around my city with my camera. It’s proving to be a great way to explore the city and its nuances. You can view my complete album from that solo photowalk on Flickr.
Colourised historical photographs really bring old black and white photographs to life. Some people prefer the original black and white versions and they certainly have value. Still, these colourised versions are wonderful.
Did you know that the first camera phone was invented in 1997, by Philippe Kahn. He hacked together his camera, laptop and mobile phone to create a prototype camera phone so he could send a photo of his newborn daughter to family and friends. 20 years later, we do this without thinking about it.
We take for granted that we can take photos with our phones and share them instantly. We don’t really think about it and that this capability is only 20 years old.
Did you know that Philippe Kahn is credited with inventing the first camera-phone and he did it to capture the birth of his daughter? Here is his story:
This is the first photo taken with Kahn’s prototype camera phone:
As incredible as his creation was at the time, I am even more impressed with his wife. There she was, pregnant and about to give birth, and she encouraged him to build the critical connection he needed to connect his camera to his phone and laptop.