My flickr contact anton flow posted another fantastic image taken at Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, Germany with his Ricoh GXR. This one’s my favorite so far.
Brilliant use of low angle and shallow depth of field and maybe even rising heat waves to distort the figures.
My flickr contact Helena took this fantastically sharp and clear landscape near Heimdal, Norway with her Sony A7.
Flickr member Jens Unger shot this at the Rosenthaler Platz subway station in Berlin, Germany with his Canon 6D.
Los Angeles, California.
I’m in LA for my mother’s 100th birthday and while she’s definitely not as with it as she was a month ago, she’s still with it enough to know it’s her birthday. We have a small group coming over to celebrate and I’ll give each of them one of the albums I made for her.
100 years old. Wow, it’s quite an amazing thing and tough to wrap one’s mind around.
I was driving to JFK the other day and heard this piece on the Greyston Bakery on the NPR show, Here and Now:
No Resume? Criminal Background? No Problem At This Yonkers Bakery
The company aims to hire the hard-to-employ and is known for its “open hiring” practices, where anyone can sign up regardless of background. All profit from the company go to the Greyston Foundation, which uses it for low-income housing, day care open to the community, a medical center for those with AIDS, and other community endeavors.
Bernie Glassman (an aeronautical engineer-turned-Buddhist monk) founded Greyston Bakery in 1982 to put some of his ideas about social justice into practice.
When I got out to LA I listened to the piece again and did a bit of poking around and found the Greyson Bakery site where I bought some brownies to try and found this incredibly moving presentation by Greyston CEO Mike Brady and employee Dion Drew:
Dion Drew really choked me up. Fantastic success story.
Unilever is a British/Dutch conglomerate that owns numerous brands, including Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Greyston Bakery makes the brownies that go into Ben & Jerry’s various brownie-infused ice creams. No doubt when the real Ben and Jerry owned and ran their business (before Unilever bought them), they chose the relationship with Greyston to further their own ideas about social change.
I’m an instant fan and will continue to buy Greyston brownies both mail order and from Whole Foods where you can buy them retail.
Flickr member Mark Jackson took this great silhouette of trees in Connecticut sprouting their first leaves with his Fuji X100T.
My flickr contact ChoongChing posted this great scene taken on the banks of the lake in Pushkar, India taken with his Ricoh GR.
All the various people and the cow are so beautifully distributed, it’s like a setup but no doubt isn’t. Great stuff. As I mentioned in my comment to him, the Ricoh GR wide angle adaptor might have made this scene even more dramatic.
My flickr contact anton flow posted another fantastic image taken at Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, Germany with his Ricoh GXR.
My flickr contact lee jinwoo posted another incredible reflection from South Korea taken with his Ricoh GR.
Flickr member brett cooper captured this excellent landscape of Fulmer Falls in eastern Pennsylvania.