Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Sony Develops 35mm full size CMOS Image Sensor with 24.81 Effective Megapixel resolution and extremely high signal conversion speed for use in Digital

Press Release
Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation today announced the development of a 35mm full size (diagonal:43.3mm/Type 2.7) 24.81 effective megapixel, ultra-high speed high image quality CMOS image sensor designed to meet the increasing requirement for rapid image capture and advanced picture quality within digital SLR cameras.

Press Release

Of course I just purchased a Sony a700 last Fall!!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Commons

Through a pilot program called The Commons, the Library of Congress has partnered with Flikr to post collections of images online in hopes of the public helping with the tagging process and possibly more identification information. Flikr, which routinely requires Creative Commons licensing, is also working with the Library of Congress for a new rights designation on these images.

Currently there are two collections of images online. These are: 1930s-40s in Color and News in the 1910s.

The Commons

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

onOne Software Announces Acquisition of Liquid Resize Technology

Portland, OR, January 17, 2007 onOne Software, Inc., provider of world-class software solutions for professional photographers and graphic designers, announces today the technology acquisition of Liquid Resize which introduces a ground-breaking new way to resize images using a technique known as "seam carving" to reduce the distortion that typically occurs when manipulating the aspect ratio of an image.

Read the Press Release

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

ATP Photofinder

"The ATP Photo Finder calculates and records GPS position data and allows you to precisely track the exact location and time of where your pictures were taken. Activate the Photo Finder while you’re taking pictures with your digital camera.

After you finish taking pictures, simply insert your SD, Memory Stick or MMC memory card into the Photo Finder's built-in card slot and the GPS data will be synchronized and added to all pictures on the card."

Photofinder website

Friday, January 18, 2008

British Photographs from paper negatives 1840-1860

Roger Fenton
Moscow, Domes of Churches in the Kremlin, 1852.

At the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

"The first exhibition to highlight British photographs made from paper negatives, this show features approximately 120 works by leading artists such as Roger Fenton, Linnaeus Tripe, and B. B. Turner, as well as many now unfamiliar practitioners. Contrary to accounts provided in standard histories, this exhibition demonstrates that "calotypes"—photographs made from paper negatives—flourished during the 1840s and 1850s. The exhibition follows the progress of the movement from the invention of the process by William Henry Fox Talbot i"

National Gallery of Art

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

More Images

Lizard Head Peak, Colorado

Shadow Mountain, Arizona

Monumant Valley, Utah

White Birch, Arizona

Near Sedona, Arizona

Mesa, New Mexico

Snow Storm, New Mexico

Friday, January 11, 2008

Strange Places

Nestled next to the San Juan Mountain range off Route 17 stands the UFO information center and observation deck.

There was also a small museum that was unfortunately closed (aliens must not like cold weather). I was able to shoot a few pictures through the door though.

People are supposed to leave items for the aliens to investigate and a small "garden" is set up to greet our visitors.

Some of my favorite welcoming sculptures...

Hurry on back now ya hear....

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Compositions That Come Naturally

By RANDY KENNEDY @ The New York Times

Frederick Law Olmsted, with his Victorian whiskers, grandiloquent diction and vaguely utopian transcendentalism, might have been alarmed to learn that many decades after his death in 1903 he would become a hero of postmodern art.

But at least since Robert Smithson, the earthwork pioneer, declared that he found Olmsted more interesting than Duchamp, Olmsted’s creations — particularly his most famous, Central Park — have been revered as a kind of early conceptualism, carefully constructed visions of the pastoral woven into the urbanizing heart of America. Olmsted championed natural simplicity and the curative powers of communing with it, railing against parks so prettified that “the face of nature shall everywhere have become as natty as a silk hat.”

In the early 1980s the photographer Lee Friedlander, best known for his relentless exploration of the American vernacular — nowhere street scenes, spectral television sets, caustic self-portraits — began to develop his own interest in Olmsted, photographing Central Park as part of a growing body of landscape work. In 1988, commissioned by the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal, Mr. Friedlander started digging even more deeply into Olmsted, photographing his parks around the country for six years and then continuing to shoot them even after the project ended.


Tuesday, January 08, 2008


San Juan Mountains, Colorado

The Great Sand Dunes, Colorado

Parajo Mesa, New Mexico

Dowa Yalanne, New Mexico

Saddle Mountain, Arizona

Friday, January 04, 2008

A taste

Dog Knobs, Arizona

Heading back tomorrow with 550 new images from the road trip. All in all, very sucessfull.