You don’t pick a Ted Lee pic. It choose you. His photostream is a marvelous mix of street art and studio portraits, and the view counts are unusually high. He shot self-titled “Embarcadero” on April […]
My daughter’s cat takes possession of a tapestry; I snapped the pic using Nexus 6, which is my main smartphone again. I sold iPhone 6 Plus, and, unbelievably, the buyer shattered the screen not long later. […]
The photostream of Thomas Leth-Olsen is a study in objects—and perspective about them. Our Day Taker is example, from the vantage point of color rather than direction. Simplicity creates drama. He shot self-titled “Twist” on Aug. […]
Photojournalist Giannis Angelakis has a wicked eye. The images he captures on the streets of Greece evoke emotion, and you immediately want to know what is the backstory for each. I could fill a week’s […]
Ha! Now there is something surely unexpected. Meet and greet what I consider to be the single-most cause of obesity back home in Maine—the state treat, which shouldn’t be confused with the official dessert: blueberry […]
Our Sunday selection is from Moyan Brenn. You must spend time in his photostream. He has such an eye for composition. His view counts are high for a reason. But, sigh, shooters like this make […]
We pause to remember the fallen buildings and the brave people tragically fallen with them on this 14th 9-11 memorial. I lived in the Washington, D.C. metro area that day, and the terrorist attack on the U.S. Pentagon was more immediate. My wife, a New Jersey native, more keenly felt for New Yorkers. I shared my reflection of that morning 10 years ago today.
Our selection recalls what was when it started. Wil Blanche captured this poignant moment from the Staten Island Ferry sometime in May 1973. Tenants started moving into the towers in December 1970, during construction. The buildings officially opened, as the tallest in the world, about a month before Wil shot the photo. Camera and other information isn’t available. The pic is courtesy of the U.S. National Archives.
Look at the runner’s long shadow in a pic picked for color, contrast, and contrasting elements—the pastel little sheds (or are they something else) set against majestic stone structures behind. Julian Povey captured the moment […]
The animal parade continues, and choosing wasn’t easy. Ingrid Taylar presents a National Geographic-like menagerie of beasts and birds that captures character and detail. Self-titled “Happy Hour”, which she shot on May 31, 2013, takes the Day for being interesting. How often do you see something like that? Ingrid used Olympus OM-D E-M5 and Panasonic Lumix 100-300mm lens, because “my workhorse, the Olympus E-3 is in the shop”, she says. Vitals are not available.
From San Francisco, Calif., but living in Seattle, Wash., Ingrid is what I call a “lifer”. She joined Flickr in August 2004, about six months after the service was founded. Her blog, “The Wild Beat” is a real treat,
Heatwave descends on San Diego. Just after 12:30 a.m. PDT, and my smartwatch says 28 C outdoors. Tomorrow’s expected high: 32. Air is muggy by SoCal standards but mild (45 percent) compared to the East […]
As a graphic designer, Sascha Etezazi brings fresh perspective to shooting. There are some real gems in his photostream—and some surprises. He snapped self-titled “What the …?!” on March 5, 2011, using Canon EOS 500D and […]
I remember when about a decade ago, Canon released an EOS 20D model for astrophotography. It was an exciting development for backyard stargazers. Here we have a capture taken with something less that is something […]