2007 Waiting Period Ends Without Surf Word from the organizers of Mavericks is the season is over for big waves and the contest has been called off. Although sad I’m glad to see that there wasn’t a compromise with sub-standard waves fueling the contest. In that regard I feel the premiere status of the contest was preserved. Until next year.
One of the more challenging things about day-to-day life is getting sucked into the minutia of our daily routine and losing touch with the amazing environment that surrounds us. Earlier this week I had the great fortune of being able to step away from my normal routine to photograph Yosemite National Park. Photographs will be forthcoming in the coming days, but I had to share that seeing fresh snow in Yosemite valley
A very neat development to report this week. I’ve had some of my Golden Gate Bridge photos spotlighted in the San Francisco Chronicle, the largest newspaper here in the San Francisco bay area. They have a “Flickr Pickr” page as part of their “96 Hours” section where they highlight local photographers on Flickr. The write up is quite flattering… Thanks John! See the full write up on
As a follow up to my Top 10 Most Annoying Photo Critique Comments post I’m going to be posting a running series on photography terms and definitions. Some of these terms will be pretty straight forward and others will be new to most. The idea is that perhaps this will boost the vocabulary of those that make critiques and provide greater understanding behind much of what we see in photography. The first entry in
A couple of weekends ago I was lucky enough to see a female Kestral hunting in Sonoma County. I’m not much of a bird photographer so I learned a lot in the process of capturing this and a few other images. More images from this day can be seen here.
Today Microsoft announced the launch of HD Photo (formerly Windows Media Photo). Microsoft Launches HD Photo – Engadget I had seen info on this sometime ago (HD Photo 1.0 Specification) and was less than impressed namely because its a proprietary Microsoft file format. No format is immune to “proprietary”ness, given past patent issues with JPEG, but Microsoft is notoriously bad with “open̶
The fifth episode of EXIF and Beyond has been released. This is video podcast and can be viewed or downloaded via iTunes: EXIF and Beyond: Wildlife Photography In The Arctic Photographing wildlife in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). An amazing glimpse into the United States most beautiful and controversial wilderness areas. (Part I of II) For the non-iTune listeners a streaming version of this podcast can
After holding on to a rental of “An Inconvenient Truth” for 3 weeks I finally got a chance to watch it. I expected it to be depressing, but after watching it I realized the only thing depressing about the movie was not doing anything to address the problem. I have some co-workers that are hung up on Al Gore and have a tough time looking past him. Whether you like Al Gore or not you have to respect the eff