Enjoy this time lapse featuring highlights from Baylor’s Homecoming week shown in about two minutes. Photographers include Robert Rogers, Matthew Minard and Matthew Pompa of Baylor Photography. Thanks to Jerry Ward and David Carlson with Canon USA for technical assistance. Also, thanks to Baylor Facilities for their help with arranging access to the various locations. Most of all…thanks to the Baylor family for their contributions to a great 100th Homecoming celebration!
My friend George Anderson sent this to me from this smithsonian blog. It is right on the mark. I do have to say that my head is still partly stuck in the “don’t let it out the door mentality”. What do you think?
The Brooklyn Bridge The walkway across the bridge was not divided into lanes for walkers and bikers in 1978. The financial district looks much the same, save for the absence of the twin towers.
Mind you, I didn’t set out to take vintage photos.
The assignment in 1978 was simply to illustrate “The City Observed: New York,” a guidebook to Manhattan by Paul Goldberger, who was then the architecture critic for The New York Times. (He is now the architecture critic for The New Yorker.) Paul instructed me to keep the pictures straightforward, documentary and as free of optical distortion as possible. He handed me a carbon copy of his manuscript as my guide, and off I went, with my Nikons and Plus-X film.
Because I can still remember what the weather was like on the days I took these pictures, what the city sounded and smelled like, I was startled to look through my contact sheets recently and realize how much Manhattan had changed. New York did not just crawl out of its near-collapse in the mid-70s, it had boomed almost without interruption. Towers were inserted. Landmarks were deleted. And even in cityscapes that looked unchanged, I knew that far wealthier occupants — residential and commercial — could now be found behind familiar old facades.
My editors and I thought that pairing photos from then and now would be a graphic way to examine the phenomenon of urban churn that so defines this city. The series will visit a dozen or so neighborhoods, uptown and downtown, before the end of 2008. Each diptych tells its own tale, but the overall story is clear: It doesn’t take much longer than a generation for New York to regenerate itself completely. DAVID W. DUNLAP
This was fun to watch. I have always had a hard time watching the NYTimes television ads. They should think out of the box a little. Not to mention the model that was in one of their ads about 10 years ago. They were appalled to see that ad run on TV for about 2-3 years. No one else wanted to heir her because her face was so saturated being identified with the NYTimes.
“Were are not in it to make money, we won’t loose a lot but we won’t make much either.” David Cole, SF Examanier. Boy was he right! “It takes 2 hours to download the entire text of the newspaper”, from KRON news report.
The new Canon 5D will get a good workout for the newly announced Obama White House photographer Pete Souza. As can be seen from the IPTC data below Souza had no problem getting his hand on the new Canon camera. Be sure to download your full resolution copy of the Souza official Obama Presidential Portrait above from the 5D.
Here is a link to Pete Souza’s website, where you can find many more wonderful photos of Obama over the years, like the one below.
I was always impressed by what I found to be a very together photo magazine and internet product. It is suprising that a title or website that speaks to such a broad audiance can not survive. It is not like they were just speaking to Pros. It was more of a mass market site. Go figure, oh we are in a recession right? or is it a depression?
Get lost in the NASA Image Archive. You can spend hours viewing the images on this site.
“NASA Images is a service of Internet Archive ( www.archive.org ), a non-profit library, to offer public access to NASA’s images, videos and audio collections. NASA Images is constantly growing with the addition of current media from NASA as well as newly digitized media from the archives of the NASA Centers.
The goal of NASA Images is to increase our understanding of the earth, our solar system and the universe beyond in order to benefit humanity.” Quoted frrom NASA Images.
This is a detail of the larger image, belive it or not. How is it done?
The Gigapan mount above, read on from the Gigapan website.
We are beta-testing prototypes of the Gigapan robotic mount, which attaches to your small digital camera to create a fast and easy-to-use high-resolution panorama capture device. We are growing the beta process and are negotiating concerning general release and sales of the Gigapan camera. You will be able to purchase these low-cost robotic mounts and take several hundred or thousand images at a time to create panoramas with one billion pixels and more.
You don’t need specialized GigaPan hardware to take your own panoramas. If you have lots of patience, a high-quality digital camera, and a good tripod (or very steady hand!) you can take hundreds or thousands of overlapping, zoomed-in pictures for a gigapixel-scale panorama, then use off-the-shelf stitching software to combine the images into one very high-resolution panorama for upload.
“Summary: During a segment in which Fox & Friends co-hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade labeled New York Times reporter Jacques Steinberg and editor Steven Reddicliffe “attack dogs,” Fox News featured photos of Steinberg and Reddicliffe that appeared to have been digitally altered — the journalists’ teeth had been yellowed, their facial features exaggerated, and portions of Reddicliffe’s hair moved further back on his head.”
Summary from mediamatters
An extreemly moving audio and photo piece about photographer Paul Fusco’s trip on the Robert F. Kennedy funeral train to carry his body to Washington DC. The images will be part of an exhibition “R.F.K. Funeral Train— Rediscovered,” at Danziger Projects in New York from June 6 to July 31. His book, “R.F.K.,” will be published by Aperture in September.
A fantastic project by University at Buffalo architecture students where they bought a vacant city home from the city and created a work of art last year. Then gave it to a family to live in.
This house at 15 S. Putnam has stood victim to the elements – it’s been vandalized, looted, and its leaking roof has made it uninhabitable. In June 2006, the structure was condemned by the city due to structural problems, destined for demo.
But now – thanks to cooperation between the University of Buffalo School of Architecture, Harvey Garrett, and home owner Dennetta Stikkel – new, and decidedly unique, life will be breathed into the otherwise abandoned house. Under the direction of Professors Frank Fantauzzi and Brad Wales, the project architect, 14 graduate students will be working creatively to revitalize the structure. It is a unique opportunity for the students to use their classroom architecture training in a real-life application.
View another video where UB professors Frank Fantauzzi and Brad Wales demonstrate the sliding façade at 15 South Putnam St and discuss the future of the project in progress here. A longer article on the project from Artvoice here. More on the project here too.