Flickr member Paul Newman took these two excellent images of the top of the Shard building in London. Wonderful perspective.
My flickr contact leahy3 has taken a great shot of a photographer taking an image of a Shanghai building with his Ricoh GR.
My flickr contact and friend Gary Sharp has done it yet again: an amazing sand dunes image from the southern Oregon coast taken with his Ricoh GR. Wow, the detail and light are amazing.
My flickr contact Andrew Mohrer has posted a very nice night shot of a street scene in New York. Not sure what I like about it but it caught my eye.
Flickr member justin law shot this excellent kitchen scene in Hong Kong with his Ricoh GR.
Flickr member Georgie Pauwels shot this excellent rooftop photo in Bangkok, Thailand.
This is an incredible invention.
My flickr contact Titti Dufva has posted an excellent high contrast image of a stone in a stream taken with an iPhone 4. Love the hot spots.
My flickr contact Peter Bowers has posted a wonderful minimalist landscape of thin ice on a lake in Ontario, Canada.
Very nice video post by Derrick Story on attending a sporting event with camera gear:
The video was filmed by Frederick Van Johnson wearing Google Glass.
My flickr contact Helena Normark just returned from a trip to Peru and oh my, she really got some amazing images with her Fuji X-E1 and 14mm lens.
Flickr member p medicus took this amazing aerial image from a paraglider with his Ricoh GR. Wow.
Race Brook Falls Trail, Southwest Massachusetts. Given that I’m the maintainer for this trail and I’d not been on it in a few weeks, I thought it time to take a look at it. To my surprise, there was ice on the falls and all along the trail. I had to watch my step as I didn’t bring my Micro spikes and the patches of ice under leaves were treacherous.
I love the look of this place any time of year but the bleakness of late fall/early winter is particularly appealing to me. Couple that with processing in higher contrast monochrome and you have a recipe for interesting photography.
Race Brook above the falls
Ice teeth on Race Brook
Touch ID is Apple’s fingerprint recognition technology on the iPhone 5S that allows one to train the home button to learn one’s unique fingerprint(s) so as to unlock the phone by touch rather than passcode. Very slick idea and a great selling point on the iPhone 5S.
Here’s a post on Apple’s Touch ID on the iPhone 5S that is exactly my experience:
1. Train it according to spec. To be sure, multiple times on a single finger plus other fingers.
2. Works like a charm a few times.
3. Degrades over time and in a day is almost worthless.
This has been my experience since day one with Touch ID, my wife’s as well. I’ve tossed out all my saved fingers dozens of times and retrained, etc. Works, then degrades. And, I have iCloud Keychain turned on so I can’t leave my iPhone unlocked (well, I can but that would be asking for trouble).
I have little doubt that we’re not alone in experiencing this but others seem to have a much better experience with it. So, either some people have finger prints that cause problems for Touch ID or some iPhones have Touch ID systems that are different from others.
Don’t take this the wrong way: I love the iPhone 5S and I’d have bought it without Touch ID: it’s fast, it has great connectivity, and it’s one slick device. But, Touch ID is one of the technologies Apple is bragging about with this product and at least for me, my wife, and Dr. Drang, it’s not reliable at all.
My flickr contact and friend Gary Sharp has posted yet another wonderful iPhone/Hipstamatic shot of the dunes on the Oregon coast.
This is a very nice “advertorial” produced by Patagonia. A nice collection of stories and cinematography documenting old clothing and the stories each piece has to tell.
I must say, I have a number of very old Patagonia pieces and they’re still going strong.
[via Gary Sharp]
Flickr member p medicus has done it again, this is a top down, aerial shot of trees casting shadows on a snow surface taken from a paraglider with his Ricoh GR.
My flickr contact and good friend Gary Sharp has posted another Oregon coast dunes shot taken in high contrast mode with his Ricoh GR. The footprints of various sizes and shapes work well here.
Flickr member Ryo Mukae shot this great interior in Tokyo, Japan with his Ricoh GR. Great sense of scale here.