Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Two icons

I can never resist shooting the Space Needle or Mount Rainier. Put the two together in one view and it's a slam dunk. Kerry Park, in the city's Queen Anne neighborhood, is certainly a favorite vantage point for all types of tourists and shooters. I joined both on a sunny Sunday this week.

Look at all the images in a Google image search of the park.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Terrible loss

Photographer Chris Hondros of Getty Images, above, and photographer Tim Hetherington, the Oscar-nominated director of "Restrepo," were killed April 20 in Libya. It's a horrible loss for photojournalism and filmmaking and for the families and friends of these oft-described outstanding individuals.

View the work of Hondros here.

View the work of Hetherington here. And watch the trailer for his film, below.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Traci at the Arboretum

The trees are budding out; the magnolias and cherries are blooming. Shot with the iPhone 4.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Tyler Hicks in Libya

Just glad the amazing New York Times photographer escaped with his life after his recent capture in the war-torn country.

Photo: John Moore / Getty images

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Not phoning it in

I'm still amazed almost every time I take a picture with the iPhone, how nice the quality is. The color, the sharpness and even the ability to go a little macro all make the iPhone 4 so much better than any ordinary phone camera -- and many digital point and shoots. I'm still having fun with all the various apps I've been employing and I don't apologize for having this become my go-to camera of late.

Browsing on flickr

Going though other flickr users' favorites is a wonderful way to find great photographs and great photographers. I can spend hours going down the rabbit hole that is flickr, exploring images from all over the world. My own favorites section is pretty emblematic of what I like when it comes to photography: beautiful women in beautiful light, desolate landscapes, vintage cars and trucks and so forth.

If you like beautiful women, many of them nude, captured in stunning simplicity and black and white perfection, then maybe you'll enjoy the work of Jan Scholz on flickr.