National Geographic's International Photography Contest 2009 winners have been announced! The image above (Rachel Blaser, Nebraska) was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Places category. To see the rest of the winners (and winners from the last two years) click -----> here!
To see the rest of Benson's Colour of Music series click -----> here!
Camera: 500D w/ Tokina 11-17mm F2.8; 5 sec shutter; ISO 400
- Scott Burback
This was taken with a color changing LED rave light about six inches long
by 1/2 inch wide that I wrapped with electrical tape to create a candy cane stripe. I placed the light
on my record turn table at a slow RPM and swiped the camera
vertically to create the spinning stripe.
- Brad Bogle
takes at low speed with a leds lantern. ISO: 100; 18 mm; f: 8; v: 30'
- Diego Haristoy
So, the other day I find this little website that makes browsing through a Flickr photostream a lot easier....and a lot more fun! The more I think about it Fluidr (http://www.fluidr.com/) is more of an online application than it is a website:
[from www.fluidr.com] "Fluidr presents a new way of exploring Flickr photos and videos.
It was designed to allow you, the viewer, to discover and interact with Flickr photos and videos with as little distraction as possible. This is achieved by:
Fluidr is a hobby project of Sidath Senanayake (haelio on Flickr) and was initially developed as a way to share photos with friends and family without them having to wait for page loads each time they moved from one large-size image to the next. They soon found that they would get a lot further into a photostream before moving onto something else when they used early versions of Fluidr.
- Large images
- Far fewer page loads
- A simple interface
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Sorting by interestingess
- Shuffle images
- Explore videos
In light of this it was decided to offer Fluidr to a wider audience as a way to give something back to the wonderful Flickr community. Fluidr will always remain free to use and ad-free. I hope you enjoy using it as much as I do! If you like Fluidr, please tell your friends about it."
Ironically, a day or two after I had visited Fluidr for the first time, one of Topeka West's advanced photography students left a comment on the most recent post at Photosynthesis stating that she had recently updated her Flickr photostream. I hadn't yet had the opportunity to view a photostream with the Fluidr software so I typed in the url that she had posted and then clicked on the Fluidr bookmarklet that is available on the Fluidr website. WOW! What a difference!!
The complete photostream loads as you scroll down through all the images...AND, if you want to see the image full-screen, all you have to do is click on it! I looked through each and every image and it took mere minutes.
To see all of Maci's photostream using Fluidr click here ----> http://www.fluidr.com/photos/limegreenkisses14. You'll love it just as much as I did and will starting viewing all Flickr photostreams using this fantastic software!
For 27 months Denver Post photographer Craig F. Walker followed Ian Fisher as he graduates high school, joins the Army, goes through training, deploys to Iraq, and returns to his family and soon-to-be-wife. The images that Walker captured are brilliant! Spanning from early summer 2007 to August of 2009 Walker's images show a clearly defined transformation of a boy maturing into a young man.
Ian Fisher: American Soldier <-------- Click on this link to view a selection of Walker's images including excellent captions detailing the last two year's of Ian's life in the Army.
A bit pricey at $39.95, the GorillaMobile would be a definite asset to photography enthusiasts who want to capture the perfect image without having to hand-hold their camera phone. The GorillaMobile also fits alternate mobile devices such as video/MP3 players, GPS units, cameras, PSPs, and pocket projectors!
If you'd like to experience a bit of nostalgia and literally see just how awesome people from earlier generations really were (and possibly see your own parents!), than you need to check out the blog My Parents Were Awesome. Because, believe it or not, at one time your parents really were cool:
I looked through the tour offered on the website and liked the services that they offered but I haven't had time to check out the quality of their prints.
The president and first lady are shown smiling, with the arms of their daughters, Sasha and Malia, draped around them. The picture was taken Sept. 1 as the first family sat in an informal pose in the White House’s Green Room.
Leibovitz has frequented the White House in the last few months for a series of portraits for Vanity Fair. According to the magazine, the photographer’s relationship with the first family goes back to 2004, when Barack Obama was running for the U.S. Senate. She shot his family at the campaign headquarters, long before he was in the running for the presidency."
To download a copy of the First Family's official portrait visit the White House Flickr page.
His work can be seen internationally in books and design magazines, for which he also writes articles on typography and type history.
Corey’s commercially available typefaces are distributed through YouWorkForThem.com and Veer.com.Corey's commercially available photography is distributed through Getty Images."
(The following images were created using primarily food dye, vegetable oil, and water.)
To view more of Corey's Food Dye images, view his Flickr photo set here. Or, look at the rest of his photo stream on Flickr.