WORTH THE WAIT Time magazine, NASA and the US Geological Survey have collaborated on something truly awesome, sifting through trillions of LANDSAT satellite images, culled from the past 30 years, to create “the world’s first multi-decade animated timelapse of the Earth.” Click on the image for the complete series; you will be blown away.
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I’m happy to share a new section of my portfolio website called “Petite People.” It highlights work I’ve done for schools here in Michigan and Haiti as well as other fun photos of kids. Please take a look by clicking the photo above!
latimes shares a gem from the past:
Oct. 2, 1967: Betty Myrah gets a cup of coffee from Unimate, a 3,500-pound robot on display at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
Photo credit: Frank Q. Brown / Los Angeles Times Archive, UCLA
“cold day … hot coffee” by Bruce Dickson
The New York Times has just launched a Tumblr blog called ‘ The Lively Morgue’ showcasing great photographs from their archives, accompanied by the notes that appear on the back of each one.
According to NYT social media editor Liz Heron, the blog “draws from the historical riches of [their] photography morgue” which houses some 5 to 6 million prints and 300, 000 sacks of negatives.
More interesting are the details that readers often don’t get to see—the scribbles and stamps on the reverse side of each photo that tells you when and how often a photo was used and in what context.
My name is scarf.
Happy Birthday Martin Luther King Jr.
Pictured: Among his landmark early addresses, King’s speech that day, known as “Give Us the Ballot,” urged President Eisenhower and members of Congress to protect the most basic rights of democracy for all American citizens:
“We come humbly to say to the men in the forefront of our government that the civil rights issue is not an ephemeral, evanescent domestic issue that can be kicked about by reactionary guardians of the status quo,” King said in his powerful, rich preacher’s voice. “It is rather an eternal moral issue which may well determine the destiny of our nation…. The hour is late. The clock of destiny is ticking out. We must act now, before it is too late.”
(see more — NEVER SEEN: MLK & the Freedom Rides)
This photograph by Kim Taylor proves cats really always land on their feet. Using special homemade equipment, he is able to capture his subjects in motion, using a rapidly flashing light or strobe to produce multiple images of a moving subject on a single photographic frame.
Dun dun dun! The first Friday the 13th of 2012. Be careful! On the unluckiest day of the year, watch out for these superstitious signs of bad luck...
That means it detects when you’re photographing a sleeping person and automatically turns off its flash, detect beam (that red light), and beeping sound.
…so you can be extra sneaky!
Today is the last morning of school, holiday starts today!
I’ll be posting a little less often but I’ll still be here. Teachers, students, staff, and all ya’ll (yes you) have a magical holiday!
WHOA-LGERS Milwaukee-based photographer Jack Long uses high-speed photography to capture the moment splashes are made in cups of coffee. He won’t reveal exactly how his technique works, except to say that the technique employs “short-duration flash lighting.” And perhaps not using decaf. (Photo: Jack Long / Rex Features via the Telegraph)