1910 Russia, photographed in colour

August 21, 2010

Gorgeous photoset- actually a full century old, and so vivid. Online here.
Thanks to Hillery for the tip.

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Animal photography

March 3, 2010

Here are some more breathtaking photos of various animals. I like how the speckly fur on this mandrill kind of blends away to nothing. My cats both have fur like this, too. Did I just take a post about a giant monkey and make it about my cats? PURRRFECT

A sampe sanna, smash bananna.

Thanks to Helder for the tip.


Walter Iooss’ fantastic sports photoblog

August 29, 2008
Walter Iooss' iconic image of stickball in Havana.

Walter Iooss' iconic image of stickball in Havana.

This is great: Walter Iooss’ photo website (mostly sports pics), with intermittent commentary.

I love this picture. For two guys in their 70s, they look cute; there was a little-boy quality to them. A couple of years went by, and I was at spring training again. I hadn’t seen Yogi or Whitey since we’d taken the picture. I said to Yogi, “Walter Iooss, remember, I took that picture of you…” And he said, “Hey Whitey, here’s the guy who took that horrible picture of us.” Whitey came over and said, “Oh, my family hated that picture. Said you made me look like a little old guy.” I thought they were putting me on. I said, “Are you kidding me? I love that picture.” Whitey said, “Love it? We hate that picture.”

Walter Iooss' photograph of Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford as little old guys.

Walter Iooss' photograph of Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford as little old guys.

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Olympic record holders, photographed from above

August 20, 2008

Here’s a fantastic, detailed, beautifully-illustrated blog post by a Newsweek photographer on how he gets overhead and remotely-triggered shots at the Olympics. If you imagine a whole herd of geared-up, world-class photogs (what do you call a group of photographers? a shutter of photographers? a composition of photographers? an exposure of photographers? sheesh, get back on track) — all climbing a 20-foot ladder to stand on a catwalk above elite athletes having the biggest day of their lives, you can see the potential for problems. Those long telephoto lenses are right heavy when you’re stuck holding them for hours. What if you dropped a lens cap into the ring? What if you had to pee? Ah, but it’s all worth it for shots like this.

Natalie Coughlin, photographed by Vincent Laforet

Natalie Coughlin, photographed by Vincent Laforet