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!
This is one of the smartest examples of what it is like to be in the commercial photography business. Now I want to be the client! The only thing missing here is some banter about rights and usage. “Yes I want this video but I need to be able to see all of the others for no additional fee. You gotta work with me here!”
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
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.
So you may be a professional photographer, graphic designer, etc and you are wondering if it is time to finally get that new monitor. Your LCD is fading or your CRT is finally ready to be replaced. But after looking around you wonder “do I go with the 22″ Eizo, where I am buying the reputation Eizo has developed over the last few years, or do I go with the 26″ NEC 2690WUXi2?”
I did some research before I purchased. Not that I am a big tech head, but I did ask around, so my friend Brad told me to look at this NEC. He had seen it at PPE in November, he and several others thought this was a great monitor. One of the big advantages of the new NEC over the previous generation model is that the contrast ratio is now 1:1000.
So my friend Aaron told me he had just bought the Eizo 22″ in the last few months and after hearing that I got the new NEC offered to come to my stuido and we do a side by side comparision. Well I think we both agreed that the side by side test put the NEC on top. Both in value $1180 delivered no tax vs. the Eizo about $1400 + tax. And quality, one of the main reasons I feel the NEC looked better was the contrast ratio of 1:1000.
No dout that the Eizo is a very fine product but in the end I went for more screen space, less money and, I think, better quality. Look forward to hear your opinions. And thanks Aaron for schelpping it over here.
Just for scale the NEC 26″ next to my 15″ MacBook Pro
So my LaCie Electron 19blue IV 19 inch CRT Monitor finally saw it’s last bit of electrification. It is on it’s was to the great recycling graveyard. It served me well, if be for about 5 years too long. My friend Brad scouted this NEC MultiSync LCD2690WUXi2 monitor at Photo Plus Expo for me. It replaces the LCD2690WUXi notice that in the new model there is a “2″ at the end of the name. Be sure to buy the NEC MultiSync LCD2690WUXi2. It is about the same price or cheaper than the old one. And it has higher specks than the old model as well.
For me I chose this over the smaller Eizo CG222W 22.2″. They go for about the same price of $1200. I chose the size over, I am told, ” the higher quailty” of the Eizo. But if you read the specks, and I have read them a little (I am not a technofile), they are about equal I am told. I have not seen them side by side, but after just plugging this in for the first time I am overwhelmed with the quality, detail, color. It is worth every penny. Anyone with has experience with both of these the Eizo and the NEC please let me know your opinion of how they rate.
I have been requested to show the test of the earth on a black background to show the result of the apparent lack of a A-TW polarizer. Well here it is in video.’
There has been much discussion about the new NEC MultiSync LCD2690WUXi2 and if it has or does not have a A-TW polarizer. Word is from NEC is that it does not use the A-TW polarizer.
NEC reps says ““There are good and bad points with the A-TW. Some color critical users do not like the green/magenta glow at each corner of the display, and a neutral gray is more acceptable. Also the contrast ratio is increased with this panel.”
I can see the difference in the dark, but when was the last time you looked at your monitor in completed darkness. Next we will say look at how bad it looks outside?
IMHO it is an excellent monitor.
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.
a few weeks ago dylan’s mother called me to say that everyone wanted to do an update to our mirror picture from 2001 that’s in the hearts book. it turns out dylan and his family were going to be visiting mario in camarillo on memorial day and we took that as a perfect opportunity to duplicate our previous efforts. it’s funny to see the difference – amazing, and funny and strange…
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.