My Flickr contact and friend Gary Sharp posted this spectacular picture of dunes with footprints and water marks on the Dellenback Trail on the Oregon cost. This was taken with the new iPhone XS and the Noir Filter, part of Apple’s built-in Photos app.
This image is akin to something one night get from a Ricoh GR camera and one has to wonder why carry the Ricoh GR when an iPhone will give you this?
Former Chief of Disguise for the CIA, Jonna Mendez, explains how disguises are used in the CIA, and what aspects to the deception make for an effective disguise.
[via Schneier on Security]
Flickr member tero kaiponen caught a moving train from an overpass in Helsinki, Finland with his Ricoh GR II. I love the motion, works well here.
Nikon Photomicrography Competition
I’m not fond of photography competitions (quite subjective) but this is an incredible collection of images from this year (2018) all the way back to 1975 when the competition started. Have fun pouring through images the likes of which you’ve probably never seen before.
Photomicrography is quite different from macro photography in that a microscope is used where in macro a 1:1 lens is used. This is small stuff.
[via The Loop]
This is just a taste of some loose stamps in my collection. I have many more mounted with hinges in albums and over time I’ll be working to unmount them and get them cleaned up and scanned.
For more on how these stamps were scanned and processed check out this post.
My Flickr contact and friend Gary Sharp posted this fantastic, high contrast image of wet dunes on the Dellenback Trail on the Oregon coast, shot with his Ricoh GR II.
I keep trying to embed NY Times video but can’t seem to do it with WordPress. Just follow the link…
This is an incredible piece put together by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee for The New York Times about how the now infamous earthrise image came about. It’s a long time ago but what a magnificent achievement (to put men on the moon).
Flickr member Tarantoga took this terrific image of an architectural waterfall and splashing with his Ricoh GR.
This is a brilliant video by Snazzy Labs. I’m not really ready to try it out yet but I’m posting it to placemark it for later.
I’m using Siri a lot more these days in my wife’s Honda CR-V with CarPlay. It’s extremely useful to use on the road (not shortcuts, just speech driven phone use). I use it in my truck but only through the phone: bluetooth is so awful that I just have the phone on a mount and use it directly.
This country belongs to whomever shows up. And do you know who shows up for every election? Old people. But only 46% of people 18-34 years old voted in the last election.
I’ve voted in every election since I was 20 and I’m 66 now. My parents drilled into my head that voting is the most important right a U.S. citizen has and no matter what, it should never be taken for granted.