Sunita – Pushkar, India

Sunita - Pushkar, India

My flickr contact Maciej Dakowicz has posted another old but great image.

His notes on this image:

10 years ago I was visiting India for the second time, just two months after my first unlucky visit. On the 17th of September 2004, I was in Pushkar and I met Sunita. That lead to an informal street portrait session followed by a round of Coke and chai. Early days of my photography.

Atlantis Docked to Mir

Atlantis Docked to Mir

This view of the Space Shuttle Atlantis still connected to Russia’s Mir Space Station was photographed by the Mir-19 crew on July 4, 1995.

For those of you who don’t know, NASA is part of Flickr Commons: NASA on The Commons. I’ve added NASA as a contact so I get their feed. Excellent collection of images, some old, some new.

Eric Kim’s Street Photography Blog

Eric Kim Street Photography Blog

I was reading a thread up on Flickr in the Ricoh GR Digital group on being Scared to take pictures on the street and one of the commenters recommended looking at Eric Kim’s blog. Wow, it’s a treasure trove of clear information.

I too could use some practice taking pictures of people on the street and I’m going to browse through Kim’s advice. Who knows, maybe take a workshop at some point.

By the way, the Ricoh GR is a perfect camera for street work: fast, simple, excellent wide lens, large sensor and the result is great image quality (when the photographer does his/her job).

Work – Mandalay, Myanmar

Work - Mandalay, Myanmar

My flickr contact Maciej Dakowicz posted this great image of (young) workers shoveling gravel in Mandalay, Myanmar. The clothing alone makes it a great image but the entire composition: the patterns on the clothing, the position of the shovel, the gaze of the person standing at left and the person sitting on the pile all make this outstanding.

Sky and snow patterns

Northern Lights abstract

Northern Lights abstract, Trondheim, Norway, taken with Sony A7

My flickr contact Helena has posted two new images that relate nicely to one another, a great northern lights shot and another of long shadows on snow. Both taken in Norway. Helena remains one of my favorite photographers on Flickr, the quality of her images is fantastic and she has a great eye for composition.

Snow abstract

Snow abstract, Nerskogen, Norway, taken with Sony RX1