Ryota Kaji Kajita has taken pictures of ice formations in Alaska that are incredible. Scroll down at this site and you’ll see both contact sheets and individual images.
These are the kinds of ice shots I’d love to get and I’ve come close but these are in another class.
I saw a post about this body of work at Colossal where larger images are posted: Frozen Bubble Formations and Shards of Snow Captured in Alaska’s Swamps and Ponds by Ryota Kajita.
My Flickr contact and friend Gary Sharp shot this multiple exposure of a rhododendron plant on the Oregon coast with his Ricoh GR II.
My Flickr contact Christophe FROT took this (these) multiple exposures with his Ricoh GR. One of the many hidden features of the Ricoh GR is the ability to take multiple exposures which is unusual for a point and shoot digital camera. This is all done in-camera. This looks like at least four if not more exposures of the same image, slightly offset to give it a cubist look.
A Japanese Photographer’s View of Life in His Family’s One-Room Home
Meoko Fujii at The New Yorker has posted an incredible collection of the photographs of the Japanese photographer Masaki Yamamoto that are part of his new photo book: Guts.
Guts documents his seven-person family’s life in a one-room apartment in Kobe, Japan. This is a gritty but fascinating glimpse of a kind of life that few of us will ever experience but it’s not so foreign that we can’t imagine it. This is amazing work and once the book is in wider circulation I hope to get it.
We have bunches of wild daylilies growing around our place and their leaves (are these leaves?) are quite good at collecting water droplets. I’m out of practice taking pictures so figured this would be an easy way back in. Not as easy as I thought.
My Flickr contact rosemary* posted this wonderful image of a hypericum with great, dreamy bokeh and shadows of the stamen on the leaves.
My Flickr contact Eugene Beckes posted this great image of a male calliope hummingbird. This is a tough image to get, amazing shot.
In the northeast US, we have only ruby throated hummingbirds and ours are back in force now. The males are arguing over the two feeders and the women. Of course.
My long time Flickr contact minato took this self-portrait in a wisteria garden in Japan. The full frame Canon 5D and fast 50mm lens make the bokeh look like watercolor. I love the color of her hat, all the colors actually. Brilliant.
My Flickr contact Johan Talens posted another amazing window reflection taken in Paris with a Ricoh GR.
My Flickr contact Werner Schwehm posted this terrific window reflection of sailboats in Marseille, France. Brilliant shot and the fact that he got square with the windows took care of the geometric distortion that’s common in shots like this.