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Photography

Exhibits

Olympus BioScapes Competition Winners
Gorgeous and revealing photomicography.
Don’t Call Clay Benskin a Street Photographer
Noir images taken in lower Manhattan.
Ming Thein
Extensive, interesting portfolio and comments on a wide variety of equipment.
Reuters’ “Best Photos of the Year”
Many of these photographs are brutal: not easy to look at. This one is astonishingly strange, with a delightful story behind it.
Beautiful Macro Images of Snowflakes
Moscow photographer Alexey Kljatov produces lovely, extreme closeup snowflake images using a compact camera with a reverse-mounted Helios 58mm F2 lens.
NYC: Day and Night Combined
Stephen Wilkes constructs photographs of New York that combine day and night views of a single scene. Although this is an interesting and innovative idea, I don’t find the results very moving.
Google Streetview Found Photographs
Some are shocking, some are beautiful.
Hiroyuki Ito’s New York City
Strong street photography.
Manhattan Hike 2005
Ken Rockwell’s photo essay of his hike of the entire length of Manhattan. It’s a lot of fun, with some really great photographs, taken with a tiny point-and-shoot.
Portraits of New York by Joseph Michael Lopez
Not Woody Allen’s Manhattan.

Images of bioluminescence: from the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Image Library.

Jeff T. Alu: mostly greyscale, somewhat abstract landscapes; prints available.

Library of Underwater Images by John Petrak: Extensive, high quality, and well organized.

Jørn Tompter: Many pointless portraits of boring people and pictures of walls painted with pictures, but there are few strongly original compositions here that make it worth a visit. The site is entirely in Flash.

A tribute to the beauty of Wild Skies.

The Gigapxl Project: “Defining the upper limits of large-format photography [...] The Project's near-term goal is to compile a coast-to-coast portrait of America”.

Beautiful Bug Closeups.

Liquid Sculpture: High-speed images of splashes.

Michel-Jean Dupierris: he's here, here, and here.

Information

Thoughts on Demosaicing for X-Trans Sensors
Fuji does not provide the technical information needed to process their raw files. Here is some research into reverse-engineering a raw processor.
ImageTragick
Tracking Imagemagick’s security vulnerabilities and offering work-arounds.
pdiff: Perceptual Image Difference Utility
Fascinating project. No deb package.
How to Expand Dynamic Range – Fuji Rumors

X-T1 giveaway contest ends very soon (March 14th 2014 at 2PM NY-time). hurry up and <a href="http://www.fujirumors.com/free-x-t1-with-ting-com-via-fujirumors-here-is-how-you-can-win-it/" target="_blank" target="_blank" class="local-link"><strong>join it here</strong></a>.

How to get a photograph of the five planets
The trick is to know where to look, and when.
Canon 5DSR versus Sony A7R II Image Quality Comparison
Ken Rockwell shows that an extremely high-quality lens can perform worse than an ordinary lens on a camera the latter was designed to work with.
[Photograph of Dr. Bethany Cobb Kung]
Illustrating Anwar Dunbar’s article.
World Cup 2015 National Harbor Audience
A big crowd watched the US defeat Japan on a huge screen.
Another Skirmish in the Photography Copyright Wars
Insightful open letter from a photographer to the band “Garbage” explaining why they can’t have the product of his labors without compensation — and why it was rude to ask.
The 100 billion frames per second camera that can image light itself
Detailed attempt to describe how the imaging system works.
Single-shot compressed ultrafast photography at one hundred billion frames per second
Movies of laser pulses reflecting off mirrors and travelling through media.
Why I love my Leica | Art and design | The Observer

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Monkey Selfie Issue Resolved
Some entities specifically mentioned by the US Copyright Office that can not create copyrighted works are the ocean, the supernatural, plants, and monkeys.
Selfie by Monkey
... creates copyright conundrum.
“bbum”’s photographic study of an emerging cicada
Before they dry their wings are a lovely green.
Canon 10-18mm STM Review
By Ken Rockwell.
Polio’s Return After Near Eradication
A frightening and depressing article, notable for Diego Ibarra Sanchez’s strong photography.
Film Resolution: The Pixel Count of Film
K. Rockwell’s analysis.
Sony’s Questionable Claim
Is their new camera as good as medium format film?
The algorithm for a perfectly balanced photo gallery
“Ever since we started working on Chromatic we knew we wanted the photos to be as big as possible. No tiny thumbnails, no square-cropping, no wasting of precious screen real estate.”

James Duncan Davidson has some useful articles about photographic techinques and tools.

Viewfinder: “[...] a novel method for users to spatially situate [...] their photographs, and then to view these photographs, along with others, as perfectly aligned overlays in a 3D world model such as Google Earth.” Visit the link for an impressive video, and read the brief article in the NYT.

The Histogram as the Image: cleverly hiding the “real” image as the histogram of a gif file.

Wayne Yoshida: Notes on equipment and film. His description of the problems with rendering shadowed flesh tones on the Epson 750 are precisely what I've encountered with this otherwise excellent printer.

Sense and Sensors in Digital Photography: A very interesting article by Charles Maurer full of good sense on the subjects of resolution, sensors, lenses, and more.

Here are some practical notes by Charles Maurer on color matching for digital photography, published 4 Oct. 2004.

Digital Outback Photo

KenRockwell: No-nonsense assesments of equipment.

On Digicams

Small Flashes used Creatively: A series of tutorial articles.

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