When acquiring the Leica M (Typ 262), which has moved on to a new owner. I also got a second lens: Macro-Elmar-M 1:4/90. That was March 2018; finally, nearly half-a-year later, I have started shooting […]
I can’t resist the intimate perspectives that Barney Moss captures. Today’s selection comes from his album/set “365“—and any of the photos therein could take the Day. Many of the best ones failed the cut, however, […]
We begin the first of three days ode to the Foveon sensor, which produces a distinct and unmistakable color signature. Inside Sigma compacts, with their fixed prime lenses, the result: Super sharp photos that are […]
Our featured shooter, Mike Beales, describes the subject of our selection as “probably one of the best looking streets in the UK—also happens to be one of the oldest; what lovely place to live”. According to […]
Urban decay is theme of the Day, for composition, perspective, and bokeh. David Barnas shot self-titled “rOOller rOt” on Oct. 18, 2015, using Nikon D7100. Vitals: f/5.6, ISO 100, 1.6 sec, 18mm. “I love nature and […]
Composition and beautiful bokeh—and story behind the pic—make today’s pick. I also like the contrasty colors set against the device’s drab and recognizable Apple logo. Cacho Menguito shot self-titled “Lost and Found But Useless” on Sept. […]
Like yesterday’s selection, I picked the pic for mood, and ambiance—and remembrance. I lived long in the Washington, D.C. area before relocating to San Diego eight years ago. Julian Ortiz captures many images like self-titled “Observed […]
I picked today’s pic for mood. Ashton Pal writes about capturing the moment: “People waiting for the ferry on Centre Island to go back to the mainland (Toronto) after a summer’s night on Centre Island. […]
Many shooters featured in this series are decidedly amateur, which describes Archie Ballantine. But only one pic needs to be good enough to be picked, and Day takers often are either interesting or evoke a […]
There is raw energy—emotional charge—behind the street photography of Ryan Raz. His style is unmistakably intimate and brazen. Composition often hides, at first glance, something intriguing on closer examination.
Self-titled “Squint Eyed At Casa Coffee” is unremarkable on quick inspection. But there is something about the motion of life—the women in and outside the shop—and the subject’s all-but-closed eyes that is immediate and unpretentious.
First looking at the photostream of Dan Reed, I puzzled over the perspective and subjects, which are unlike anything else yet featured in this series. He shoots streets, buildings, and such from vantage points that are atypical. Then I read his bio. He’s an architect and city planner. Dan looks at things with a dramatically different eye than I would; he sees things in another context that is refreshing and revealing.
Dan shares his insights at blog “Just Up the Pike“, which refers to Maryland Route 29, or Columbia Pike. Our daughter was born when we lived off 29, just outside Silver Spring, which is Dan’s hometown.
My daughter grew up going to the enclosed shopping center in Kensington, Md, where we lived for nearly a decade. There once was a kid’s play place on the third floor that was affordable and fun. Gone. We bought manga books, calendars, and tasty treats from the Borders. Gone. Molly trick-or-treated store to store on Halloween. No more, kiddies. My wife and I bought our wedding rings in a jewelry store that also is gone. The 850,000 square-foot upscale consumer cathedral closed earlier this year. Demolition is underway, and a court case brought by Lord & Taylor against the center’s management went before a jury earlier this week. Our memories, and those of others, are all that remain.
I chose self-titled “White Flint Mall”, which Mike Kalasnik shot on June 30, 2012, for its timeliness to current events. He used iPhone 4s, and for the first time in this series I slightly cropped a photo (to remove yellow road lines). Vitals: f/2.4, ISO 64, 1/2404 sec, 4.3mm. Mike, who joined Flickr in July 2007, runs the “Dead and Dying Retail” website, which offers startling look at urban decay.