First shot of the earth from space

“250 at f/11.”

Recreating the famous pic of the earth coming up over the moon, shot from space. And then he grabs a second exposure at a different setting to be sure. It’s ridiculously amazing that they took a shot that good without an LCD display to check their work instantly. 😉

The 30 second ad you have to watch first is annoying, but still worth it to listen to this bit of history. Page down a couple times and the video should show up here.

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Stephen Jerzak Update

Just for the record, in case anyone asks, this image is Creative Commons Attribution, or CC-BY.

You know, just in case Wikipedia asks…

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Football in the Snow

When I saw the video of that Eagles game in the snow a couple of weeks ago, I wondered immediately how the photographers made out. How did they cope with the snow? Did it make for better pictures? Could their cameras even focus? Did they freeze up? Did they have enough Ziploc bags to go into the press room to send their pics out during half time?

Thankfully, one of those photographers answered most of my questions here. And, yes, he went to manual focus for the first time. In an NFL game. That’s crazy talk, but it worked.

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The Only Way to Shoot a Marathon

Backwards. On a motorcycle. With two bodies.

Of course.

From today’s New York City Marathon:

28mm, f/2.8, ISO 640, 1/1/800s

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Trying a Little Street Photography

That’s a street, isn’t it?

New York City, October 2013

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The Stupidest Kind of Plagiarism

Copying on Twitter is beyond silly. it’s flat out stupid.

Twitter has a tool for that: It’s called a retweet. Find something you find funny that you want to share with your friends? Retweet it! Don’t copy and paste it.

Yes, lots of idiots do that. But it doesn’t make it right, particularly when you end every one of your posts with “Copying makes me sad.”


Also, you don’t need to tweet every day to keep your “brand” alive. Tweet when you have something to say, lest you fall into this trap of copy-and-pasting instead of retweeting so it looks like you have some streak you’re keeping up.

Just damned silly to get yourself in so much trouble like that.

Also, this is the internet. The Internet is a pretty good place to search for text when you copy something verbatim. There’s no place to hide. Regular Expressions beat you to that a loooong time ago.

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Fall Has Begun, 2013

85mm, f/2.5, ISO 400, 1/200s

85mm, f/2.5, ISO 400, 1/200s

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Avengers Assemble!

Saw this in Times Square today. Does Disney own Sesame Street, too, or just the Muppets? This COULD be the cast of Avengers 2, though I suspect better footwear and manbags might be present in the movie.

Avengers Assemble in Times Square with Elmo and Mickey

50mm, f/3.5, ISO 200, 1/250s

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Myrtle Beach, Sunrise

Only without the sun….

Myrtle Beach at Sunrise

17mm, f/11, ISO 200, 1/1/4 s

This year, I chose to forego waking up early every morning to attempt a sunrise shot, in favor of actually getting sleep on a vacation.

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Minor League Baseball

Gotta love the mascots! (Rockland Boulders, NY)

Rockland Boulders mascot


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