This is a spectacular studio performance of “Giant Steps” by Joey Alexander (piano), Larry Grenadier (bass), and Ulysses Owens Jr. (drums). I highly recommend zooming it out, and connecting your computer to a set of speakers that allow you to really hear these guys.
The amazing thing is, Joey Alexander is 12 years old. He plays so incredibly well, gets deeply into the zone, but also is totally with the other two musicians (who are outstanding) it’s mind-boggling.
The NPR piece on Joey is worth listening to, it provides some background on him: A (Very) Young Jazz Pianist Takes Giant Steps Towards Musical Mastery.
Wikipedia has a nice entry on him too: Joey Alexander.
My flickr contact Teo Choong Ching Photography took this great street shadow shot in Singapore with a Ricoh GR.
My flickr contact David Evans took this great street shot of a knife sharpener in Shanghai, China with his Leica M.
We hiked from Kent to Cornwall Bridge and back on the AT along the Housatonic River. Very easy hiking, sort of like a runner’s LSD (long slow distance) hike.
Saw a half dozen thru hikers going north, a few section hikers going south. Nice day to be out.
Got caught in a light rain on the way back, camera got buried in pack.
Flickr member P-Zilla took this great shot looking up from under the London Eye Ferris wheel with his Fuji X100T.
Flickr member Christoph Hrdinka took this great image at the mouth of a cave in Austria with his Ricoh GR II.
We hiked the Appalachian Trail between Hoyt Rd, on the New York/Connecticut border to Bull’s Bridge over Ten Mile Mountain. Stopping for water near Ten Mile River I noticed the sun shining through a rather dense canopy. Figured I’d try an intentional flare shot (again).
Tough to know how to meter shots like this: spot kills everything around it, center seems best and metering the entire frame kills the flare. When you want flare, you want flare.
Flickr member Boxertrixter took this excellent image of the internal infrastructure of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France with his Fuji X100T.
Other posts on the Eiffel Tower from below: Under the Eiffel Tower, Eiffel Tower from below, and Eiffel Tower from below (2).
Flickr member David Davidoff took this great shadow selfie in Hong Kong.
Race Brook Falls Trail, Southwest Massachusetts.
It was very humid and wet today but I’d not been on this trail for a while so I hiked the few miles up to the Appalachian Trail intersection.
This hobblebush plant was nicely lit and contrasty so I took a few shots of it.