Los Angeles, California.
For the past few years my routine trips to LA to visit my mother have been on United in “economy plus” which gives a bit more legroom. I used to get regular business class upgrades but United started charging both miles and money so I skip them.
I have to have an aisle seat; at my age I can’t make it across without using the restroom at least once. This flight was overbooked and after everyone got settled a gate agent came on board and moved me to a remaining business-class seat which was a window but which I gladly took. While getting up to pee mid-flight involved intricate gymnastics to climb over my deeply sleeping row-mate, I did get to do a bit of shooting out the window which I enjoyed doing in years past and missed.
Taking off from LAX on a 6:00 am flight affords some great morning light. Even though the right wing and engine was in my way I knew the Ricoh GR had enough resolution to afford cropping so all I really had to do was get the metering right so the wing and engine didn’t affect what I wanted from the clouds and make sure the camera didn’t focus on the window.
Flickr member Alexander Fink took this very well framed image at an art installation in Angerpark, Duisburg, Germany.
I wonder if people can walk on those upper loops? Only MC Escher can…
Flickr member 木头做的鸟 took this fantastic image inside a structure in Melbourne, Australia with his Ricoh GR.
My flickr contact Maciek Lulko posted this fantastic interior shot in Szczecin, Poland at the Szczecin Philharmonic Hall.
My flickr contact eses moto shot this beautiful still life in Japan with a Leica M6 and film.
João Rocha’s fun Tumbler blog: Two Kinds of People.
Core77 has a great post on both the designer and the idea of the blog: What Does the Way That You Interact With Objects Say About Your Personality?
I didn’t respond to all of them but here’s my list:
- #034: I have a relatively clean desktop on my Mac
- #029: I try to shoot landscape with my iPhone
- #028: I rarely use “I’m feeling lucky”
- #027: I store my photographs digitally and in print form
- #026: I try to rename files I’ve downloaded so they make sense to me later
- #025: I put ketchup on the side of fries (not on top)
- #022: I like toilet paper over, not under
- #021: I eat the point of the pizza first
- #017: Over the ear, not buds
- #016: Richard and Anne’s House (network name)
- #015: Tabs, not new windows in browser
- #014: Apple case on iPhone
- #013: Watch more on HD TV/Apple TV than computer or iPad although watch on iPad on planes
- #012: Cut sandwiches both ways although mostly perpendicular to side of bread
- #010: Bookmarks, not dog ears
- #009: Own automatic and stick but prefer automatic (although old enough so that wasn’t always the case)
- #008: Break chocolate off square, no biting
- #007: Fork although enjoy chopsticks from time to time
- #005: Analog watch (if I had an Apple Watch it would have an analog face)
- #004: Some iOS home screen icons have badges showing (not all)
- #003: One alarm, no snooze
- #001: Mixed icons and folders on iPhone and iPad
My flickr contact Kevin Bjorke took this fantastic motion blur image in San Francisco with his Fuji X100T.
I haven’t seen anything new from Kevin for quite a while. I’m hoping he’s just taking a rest from Flickr and will return, I really love his work.
My flickr contact kenny posted this great interior silhouette image taken in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with his Ricoh GRD IV.