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Big columns at the National Building Museum, Washington, DC

Huge, aren’t they? See them at the National Building Museum. Kind of a random post, but I’m on the road and don’t have a lot of time for…

Photo Wednesday: abandoned books

This photo of books simply left behind after a St. Louis Public Library move comes from nathansnider’s photostream. .

Tilt-shifting the Pioneer Monument

Let’s have a little fun tilt-shifting San Francisco‘s Pioneer Monument. I choose the Pioneer Monument for a couple of reasons: I look down on it out my window…

Difficult photo subject

I was struck by a subtle quality of light at dusk on Longboat Key. It’s the kind of effect that is very difficult to get in photos. It…

My Photoshop default workflow

I process most images that I post to the web in Photoshop, and I have a simple workflow that does what I want with a minimum of fuss….

More fall color

This photo was taken on the walk to Taughannock Falls near Ulysses, New York, in the Finger Lakes region. For more fall color, see the clickable thumbnails below….

Cornell color

I’ve been on the road in PA and NY. Will return tomorrow. We’ll file this post under “photography.” It’s an image of a lake on the Cornell campus…

Portuguese libraries, photographed by Candida Höfer

Candida Höfer‘s photographs of Portuguese libraries, now on display at the Sonnabend Gallery, 536 West 22nd Street in NYC, presents libraries as places of opulence. In these settings…

Eugene de Salignac, photographer of NYC

David Pescovitz of Boing Boing calls our attention to an exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York. The exhibit consists of early twentieth century photos…

Little Planets

Quoting from the site: A peculiar sort of remapping for spherical panoramas that makes everything look like an illustration out of The Little Prince. Basically, to make these,…

The Photoshop Wizardry of Al Qaeda

A new program reveals manipulation in still photos and videos. It shows Al Qaeda images have been heavily manipulated. Story via Wired.

Red Hat Ladies

These ladies were having a great time at the Getty Center. They thought it was a hoot that I wanted to take their picture. More L.A. photos: At…

The Observatory at Chichen Itza

I’m having some trouble getting my Maya materials online because there are so many of them, and there’s just so little time. So, we’ll do this one building…

Windmills

Over at Frisco Vista I’ve posted a photo of a windmill in Golden Gate Park and, for comparison, one in Bruges, Belgium. Well, I guess I’m on a…

Puerto Morelos

Much of the Maya Riviera, stretching from Cancun south beyond Playa del Carmen, is a bit of a horror show, full of giant resorts and traffic jams, and…

The Cult of the Talking Cross

I’m starting to put up some images from my recent trip to the Yucatan. As part of the project I’m revamping the Maya World section of my site…

Cenote X’Keken near Valladolid

I’m just back from a trip to el mundo Maya. This photo (click the photo — or here — for a larger view, via Flickr) was taken in…

Testing Goodwidgets Photo Stack

I coughed up my two bucks for the pro version of GoodWidget (Stack), and it works great, except I think you need to pay per stack (you can…

Night Canal, Bruges, Belgium, Dec. 20, 2006

For this image from my Bruges in December 2006 photoset (click image for larger view) I lightened and brought out detail in the dark areas using the following…

Alameda Manzanita on Sobrante Ridge

Sobrante Ridge Regional Botanic Preserve, on the site of a former cattle ranch, occupies a space more or less surrounded by the suburban East Bay community of El…

Bay Area biomes

I’ve completed a brief survey of Bay Area plant communities over at Frisco Vista. The Bay Area topic suits me because I’ve accumulated a bunch of photos from…

Zooming in on a snowflake

I don’t have much to say about this, except it’s, well, cool.

More Bruges photos

I’ve added a bunch more photos to my flickr set of pictures of Bruges in December. I noticed that Photoshop’s “save for web” plug-in stupidly strips out the…

Bruges, December 2006

Morning Reflections This photo is part of a set from my trip to Bruges. Since I’m here on business I’ve only had a couple of hours to walk…