Surfers in Black and White

The Fujifilm X100F is, conceptually, little different from the original that released in early 2011. Refinements are plenty, reaching the fourth generation (hence the F): focusing is way faster; sensor packs more megapixels (24 vs 12); and controls are more sensibly placed and functional, for example. But largely the same: overall retro-rangefinder styling; shape and size;…

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A Day at the (Pacific) Beach

My wife and I hauled off to the closest tourist beach earlier today; one of her favorite bead stores had advertised a sale. While she shopped, I walked down the Pacific Beach boardwalk. At 11:11 a.m. PDT, I came upon a blonde, back turned, tapping on a smartphone. Her shapely thighs, wavy hair, and posture…

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Flickr a Day 200: ‘Carry a Longboard’

Our two-hundredth selection in the series comes from Steve Corey, who creates interesting art by bleaching out much of the color and drawing detail—and the eye’s attention to it—in shadows. Clever still, self-title “Carry a Longboard” begins—”and cast a big shadow” the caption continues. He used the Nikon D7000 and 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens to capture…

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Flickr a Day 53: The Racer

If you followed this series for the past 52 days, a pattern may be obvious. Not all, in fact not many, of the photographers are professionals. That’s particularly true for Bob Mical, whom I hope won’t be offended by my expressing such. The best pics aren’t those that stand as works of art but which…

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Comic-Con Heroes: The Bicyclists

I am quite reflective about San Diego Comic-Con on this fine Saturday. An hour from now, thousands of people will begin the registration process that, from 9 a.m. PST, will let them into the online waiting room where they might be chosen to purchase tickets. I will be among them, for the first time since moving to…

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Flickr a Day 47: ‘Hurdles Start’

I really wanted to remove this photo’s distracting border, which likely seemed cool on July 8, 2007. But I believe such alteration would violate the Creative Commons license. Sometimes you just suck it up. Robert Voors used Nikon D70 to capture self-titled “Hurdles Start”. Vitals: f/4, ISO 200, 1/3000 sec., 280mm. The perspective is exceptional.…

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