TIME's The Year in Pictures

As 2009 nears its end, Time magazine has debuted their Year in Pictures issue. I have selected ten images to share below. To see a slideshow of the remaining images click here -----> The Year in Pictures.

U.S. President-elect Barack Obama waits backstage, moments before taking the oath of office.

Long Range Acquisition Sight, a thermal-imaging device, is used to watch for Taliban activity in Wardak province, Afghanistan

A thermal scanner shows the heat signatures of passengers arriving at Seoul's Incheon Airport. Such devices were deployed in the spring to help prevent the spread of swine flu.

Passengers wait on the wings of US Airways Flight 1549, an Airbus 320 that was safely ditched in the Hudson River after a flock of birds knocked out both its engines.
A mourner awaits the start of a tribute to Michael Jackson at the Apollo Theater in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City on June 30.

The planet Saturn is captured in a photograph taken by the Cassini orbiter.

Photographer Kate Westaway went underwater to take this image of a humpback whale calf off the coast of Turks and Caicos.

The tattoo on this soldier's back spells kafir, the Arabic word for infidel. He is a member of the 10th Mountain Division, serving in Wardak province, Afghanistan.

Soldiers of the U.S. Army 1st Battalion take defensive positions at fire base Restrepo after receiving fire from Taliban positions in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. Specialist Zachary Boyd, left, of Fort Worth, Texas, rushed from his sleeping quarters to join his fellow platoon members.

Thousands of people on the quad at the University of Colorado in Boulder exhale marijuana at 4:20 p.m. on April 20, an annual ritual marking the drug's unofficial national holiday.


Worldwide photo shoot turns camera on those often overlooked
by Susan Candiotti and Ross Levitt, CNN


5 Sites...

I've been browsing through lots of great websites this week and I was having a difficult narrowing down which one to post....so, I decided to post them all! Not a lot of information about each one...just enough to hopefully stir some excitement about learning more! Be sure to click on the links....there are plenty this time!

Neon Boneyard by Pam Sattler, images taken at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas. To see more of Pam's Boneyard images, click here to see the full set!

"I was spending the fourth of July back in Nebraska, in the farmhouse where I grew up, and there were more fireflies that summer than I'd ever seen. I went out to the dirt road behind the house and shot this using a long exposure, just after sunset."

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!

"The first in a series of photographs exploring and called the colour of music. This series purely looks at the colour of the record sleeves grouping all records by colour alone. In this way the genres of music were mixed with techno standing next to hiphop next to rock next to house and so on. The resulting photographs create a rhythm of colour, light and shade through an unseen collection of music. All photos are untreated showing only the natural colours of the records." - George Benson

To see the rest of Benson's Colour of Music series click -----> here!

Extreme macro photography by Thomas Shahan! See more of Shahan's images on his Flickr Photostream.....or, view Shahan's images using Fluidr!!

The Best Camera is "an inspirational 3-part 'ecosystem' created by world-renowned photographer, Chase Jarvis." Jarvis' ecosystem includes a book of images shot entirely with an iPhone, an online community made of live iPhone images from around the world, and an awesome iPhone app that includes 14(!) filters that can be used individually or stacked together to create one-of-a-kind images that can be instantly uploaded to the site. "You can see the images pouring into the photostream and click on any image to see who shot the photo and what filters they used to create their 'look'."


New Work: Photography 1 (Part II)

WOW! The beginning photography students are really pouring it on this semester! They have been producing some really exquisite images and I am pleased to show off a new batch of photographs. Enjoy!!

Megan A., sophomore

Tommy B., senior

Emily D., junior

Kelsey H., sophomore

Heather I., sophomore

Melissa K., senior

Fatima O., junior

Chris S., senior

Anna W., junior