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 99: ‘Surfer’

Sports photography should be more than the shooter with the longest lens capturing one good photo from many taken with continuous shutter. Today’s selection, captured by Terence Kearns on May 9, 2008, is atypical of surfing shots in the grandest ways. It’s artistry. The perspective gives sense of being there in the water—visual impact punched by depth…

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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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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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