Several new sets!
Note: the elephant wasn’t actually at Public Services. Justin is really strict about that.
- Talented photographer
- Modern cameras damn near capable of shooting in the dark
- Iconic metropolitan area
Seriously, don’t miss this. Via Kottke.
A weekend away, and I’m digging through the photo backlog:
More to come. Just maybe not today.
Let’s say you wanted to take pictures of a spider’s fangs. How would you do that?
Well, here’s a cool guide. Bonus: their subject is, amazingly, A. robustus, which is one of the deadliest spiders in the world.
Here are the cruise pics from February.
I am very good at procrastination.
Via Kadrey: “Alice in Waterland” by Elena Kalis.
I have a time machine, apparently, because I got all these Christmas pictures!
God, I’m lazy.
Two short pix sets from before the holiday:
More to come.
This extraordinary blog post from photographer Jeremy Cowart is all over the net, but I saw it at MetaFilter.
Go click. It’s worth your time.
This short GoPro film documents Kevin Richardson’s relationship with, among other things, wild lions in South Africa. They’re very happy to see him, on the order of the old Christian the Lion videos; they run up to him and want to snuggle. I’m sure his science is dodgy, but the video is still fantastic.
We here at Heathen care, which is why we’re pointing out this picture of Idris Elba and Janelle Monae, which contains a powerful distillation of pure awesome.
Know who Eero Saarinen is? Maybe not. But you know his designs.
(Mrs Heathen: don’t miss this.)
Not sure how this happened. Just last year, she was five.
Long exposures taken from space are even cooler.
This year’s trip had two phases:
Here’s a pic I took at a minor league baseball game in Louisville.
Olympus OMD E-M5 w/ Lumix 14mm. 1/80 sec @ f/4, ISO 500.
Of general interest, perhaps, are pictures of The Joy Formidable playing at Fitzgerald’s earlier this month.
Of more narrow interest are deeply joyful pictures of Frank and Hadleigh’s wedding weekend in Jackson, which was SO SOUTHERN.
(Heathen Nation: “How Southern was it?”)
Well, I’ll tell you: It was so southern that the officiant was a blood relative of Flannery O’Connor.
Finally, because if I don’t include this, someone will complain: one more pic of Joy.
This set of color shots from 1939-43 is completely stellar.
Fortunately, someone else DID say that. And they took pictures.
Jonathan Coulton is using a picture I took on his home page today, in his post about the cruise:
It’s rather a bigger set than I usually post, but we were gone for a whole week: Pictures from JoCoCruiseCrazy 3.
Via MeFi, we find this promo of a somewhat intense encounter with a polar bear. His real-time narration is a bit breathless, but then again he IS being investigated by a giant bear who would like to eat him.
That said, White House photographer Pete Souza’s best of 2012 is a great set of photos. Enjoy.
Because I am me, my top ten photos from 2012 actually includes thirteen shots. Deal with it.
Alessandro Della Bella put together some pretty amazing time lapse shots from atop a couple of mountains in eastern Switzerland. Go. Watch.
These dental mannequins ask WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW?
Canon: State the nature of the problem?
Photographer: Well, I was in Africa, and a lion borrowed by 5D.
Go here, to the Atlantic’s first installment of 2012 in photos, and scroll down, immediately, to photo number 19:
Julian, a two-month old pet monkey, bites the ear of Kan, a transvestite performer, backstage at the Tiffany’s Show in Pattaya, 150 km east of Bangkok.
NatGeo’s contest is in again; the second batch of their winners is particularly fine. The bat shot (#22) and the one of the owl (#50) are really, really great.
Two Star turned ten. There were pictures. Enjoy.
(Also: related content.)
This tab has been open for a while, so I’m not sure where it came from, but the astronaut gave a 30-ish minute talk at Luminance 2012 about the challenges and awesomeness of shooting in space.
It’s worth your time. For serious. Fun fact: hard drives fail quickly in zero-gravity, and nobody (to Pettit’s knowledge) has figured out why, so they transmit the raw files back to the ground as quickly as they can.
For more Pettit, check out his blog or his Flickr account.
But I did throw this up on the intarwubs, just to amuse myself and a few other people. Shot with the Olympus still camera, which is sort of amazing, really.
Observe my 2012 photo folder:
The top box encloses the 12 events between June and early July wherein I took pictures.
The bottom box starts when I bought a new camera (to replace the one stolen in early September), and encloses the 20 events between early July and late October.
As should be obvious, I’m still pretty darn happy with the Olympus.
The triumphant return of JW Americana, with photos by yours truly.
The Jackson niece just turned five. There are pictures.