Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Micro Magic

Find more amazing critter close ups at Msnbc

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Eye of the Storm

The Eye of the Storm, originally uploaded by Matt Toynbee.
Another incredible find, this one by Matt Toynbee~

A story to tell

A story to tell, originally uploaded by abennett23.
This amazing Photo is from Abennett23 at his Flickr Photostream, where you will find many more great shots.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Real Life Through Photos

I found this amazing capture while searching the Web for Postcard shots for my postcard blog and as the law of Randomness would have it I found Kirk's amazing Flickr Photostream where I had the best time traveling through his photos. This one in particular jumped out at me, not just because of the artfulness of his subject but because of the back story. Kirk gives this distinguished gentlemen copies of this incredible photo (so that he can sell them) in exchange for the opportunity to photograph him. Love It!
From Kirk Thompson's Flickr Photostream
This is totally AMAZING~!

At Kirk's Flickr Photostream you'll find everything from Musicians and Dancers to Protesters and Skaters, with everything between. Take a quick trip over to Flickr and I'm sure you'll be inspired as I have been :-)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Photography To Be Proud Of

Rosita Plasencia Gonzalez
19~ Peru
This is one of my  Favorite  Finds~
"FairMail is a company producing fair-trade postcards and greeting cards in Peru and India
The photos on FairMail cards are taken by Peruvian and Indian underprivileged teenagers. The photographer gets 50% of the profits to help pay for studies and housing". On the back of the postcards there is a profile of the specific photographer.
I love the different techniques they are taught at their training sessions that they put into action. They are a great group on kids. I've had the privilege of becoming friends via facebook with a couple of them. They take incredible pride in their photography and take their training very seriously.It is an incredible opportunity for them to learn and  to help them with their future.

The best part is that we get to help them buy purchasing their cards, calendars, etc.

 You can also go to the site and vote on photographs that the kids have taken. It's a great program, I hope you will take the time to check it out!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Icy Shots

Lake Michigan Lighthouse, originally uploaded by Michael Lavander.
This is from Michael Lavanders Photostream on Flickr where you will find more of his amazing ice and snow pictures.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Importance of the Photo

Secretary Clinton Meets With Haitian President Preval in Port-au-Prince, originally uploaded by U.S. Department of State.

Were would we be without the the visual proof  of events that change lives? There was a time when words were all people had, but now we have the luxury and the responsibility to acknowledge events as they happen. Some of the recent images of Haiti are more than some of us can handle, but they make it easier to get things done.. and hopefully quickly~ Because when we see things as they are, we can not ignore the things that must be done.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

More Water Shots

I love water shots as you may well know. I found this at Flickr.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Perfect Shape

Ball, originally uploaded by keegan.adriance.
This is a random find on Flickr. I just thought this was an awesome photo and had to share Keegan's beautiful work. Keegan is "an art major at Spring Arbor University w/graphic design &  photography concentration." Go to his flickr and his blog Popular Mechanics for Lovers to see more cool stuff~

Ansel Adams In Color

I saw this being advertised at the Barnes and Noble website this morning and had to share a little bit of  photographic history.

Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American photographer and environmentalist, best known for his black-and-white photographs of the American West, especially in Yosemite National Park. One of his most famous photographs was Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico.(Wikipedia)
You can find "The Key to a photograph from Ansel Adams" footage at Silber Studios. This is from the
Ansel Adams Gallery. 

 Found at Time Photos

Monument Valley, Utah, 1950
"Color, physically or psychologically considered, is extremely complex. While we have good reason to believe all persons with normal vision see colors the same way, the significance of colors may vary with each individual."

"At one with the power of the American landscape, and renowned for the patient skill and timeless beauty of his work, photographer Ansel Adams has been a visionary in his efforts to preserve this country's wild and scenic areas, both on film and on Earth. Drawn to the beauty of nature's monuments, he is regarded by environmentalists as a monument himself, and by photographers as a national institution. It is through his foresight and fortitude that so much of America has been saved for future Americans."
President James E. Carter
Presenting Ansel Adams with the Presidential Medal of Freedom
 Discover more of Ansel Adams at the Ansel Adams Gallery.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mood Shots with Beebo Wallace

, originally uploaded by beebo wallace.
From Somewhere in the middle of a tobacco field known as North Carolina there is a Legendary Photographer posing as a Double Agent and his name is Beebo Wallace. Check out his Flickr for some Incredible Mood Altering Photos. Love It~

find here

found here

Saturday, November 14, 2009

More Water in Motion

Falling Water, originally uploaded by roddh.
This is such an awesome "water in motion" photo from Rod at Flickr! His photostream is Amazing. He's a Software developer by trade, and his Photos are incredible.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Water In Motion

, originally uploaded by supercoco__.
One of my favorite Photography subjects is flowing water. Lucky for me Today I discovered supercoco's Flickr Photostream.

find here

find here

find here

Monday, November 9, 2009

Photos of Endurance

I'm still on a bit of a Photo History Kick and I thought I'd also continue with my Ship Theme. This is from the State Library of New South Wales Photo Collection, and this particular ship,the Endurance was part of an expedition to Antarctica. It was taken from a  Glass Paget plate phototransparency. Isn't it amazing!

"Boris Neville plays with the cannon in front of the new clubhouse at the Royal Motor Yacht Club of NSW, Rose Bay, Sydney, at the start of the motor boat season, 19 September 1936/Sam Hood."

Sunday, November 8, 2009

History Photo Trip

World War I Soldiers
1917 at Camp Meade in Maryland
This is from PJM's blog at Old Picture of the Day, which is a great place to find some fantastic historic  photo's from the past and learn about their history.

Today in History November 8, 2009
Tokyo Bay
From Model Ship Builder website, A Naval Year, Today in History. I'm  not  sure of the year. I think it's in the 1850's..
Here's another incredible photo from the same site..

Fukuzawa Yukichi with Theodora Alice in San Francisco, 1860.
This  photo is apparently  one of the most famous in Japanese history.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Spinning Photography

, originally uploaded by foley02.
These cool shots are from Jessie Foley in Midland, Michigan. Jessie is a fellow Postcrossing Postcard Project enthusiast and aspiring photographer. Jessie has a Etsy store where some of her prints are available and does take requests, and she also has  a Flickr Photostream. You'll find flowers, to Cars in her portfolio of Pictures, and all sorts of things in between. These Carnival shots are a few of my favorites!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Beautiful Photography from China with Xiaoyu

The Songhua River Bridge

Tsarist Russia's army church
Sophia Cross Mapping

Tsarist Russia's army army church

These are from Xiaoyu who lives in Beijing, China and is a Photography and Chinese Literature  student at her University. These are from her website Ailily. Xiaoyu enjoys portraits and Architecture both of which are represented at her beautiful portfolio at her website.

 Xiaoyu also has some gorgeous beach and sunset photos.

 At the Seaside
Be sure to visit Xiaoyu's website for the culture trip to China and for her lovely photography.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Real Pumpkin Faces

originally uploaded by Elido Turco - Gigi.
Getting a great picture doesn't just come from the "perfect" camera, It can also come from the perfect subject that just happens to be in the most common of places. I am of course a texture junkie so these pumpkin  faces are some of  my favorites which were captured by Elido Turco an Italian Photographer these are from his  Flickr Photostream.

Jucker Farmart

Elido Turco lives in Udine Italy and is a traveling  professional Photographer where his portfolio encompasses every aspect of photography imaginable.  His photo's will take you on a journey through all corners of the world and natural wonders. Be sure to check out Elido's Flickr Photostream as well as his Website.

The pumpkins are from Juker Farmart, a little village of Seegräben,where a farm in Switzerland is a popular destination for a day of fun. It's currently Pumpkin season at the farm and have been the main attraction. .