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The Bookshelf

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AntwerpWarsaw BikiniIcelandHow the Soldier Repairs the GramophoneThe Original of LauraBrief Interviews with Hideous Men

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Time Since Reboot

  • 1011 days, 19 hours, 22 minutes, 59 seconds ago

See, Play, Dance & Write

Get lost inside the internet this week.  Start with the fantastic eleven-part Learning To See series at DPS.

Play Curveball – an old game that sucked away many, many hours of study time when I was in school.

Experience the glory that is BUNDESDANCE!  An interactive, musical webapp where you make 2000’s-era German politicians dance.  I cannot explain why I love this.  But I do.

Courtney at Leather Notebook is terrific and prolific.

Do you love literary tattoos as much as I do?  Then check out this and this.

Carolinian Sky & Branches in Windows

ISO 100, 1/500 sec @ f/2.8, 105mm
Nikon D800  |  Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8 
Univ. of SC – Columbia, South Carolina USA
March 14, 2013  12:43 PM
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Photography, Literature, Art & Curiosity

For your dose of Sunday stimulation, may I first point you to The Millions’ guide to artistic and literary Tumblrs:

Part I, Part II, and Part III

Check out how shifting the lighting position totally changes a portrait subject’s face (via Photojojo).

Legendary street photography pioneer Henri Cartier-Bresson discusses his technique and distills the art of photography to its bare essentials in this 1973 documentary short:

“The Decisive Moment”–Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1973

Out of ideas?  DPS has a guide for what to do when there’s nothing to shoot.

For the cutting edge of photography… look no further than the Mars Curiosity rover.  A massive, multi-gigapixel, zoomable and pannable panorama from the surface of the red planet.  You are welcome.

L’Ultimo Rollio

ISO 100, 1/320 sec @ f/10, 40mm
Nikon D800  |  Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
Toomer’s Corner – Auburn, Alabama USA
April 20, 2013  3:13 PM
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Foto Friday: Who & What We Were & Are

A weekly gallery of photographs I’ve come across in the internet’s vast expanse.  Mouse over the picture for the artist’s name and click to check out their portfolios or other source/presence on the web.  Enjoy.

Ronit Bigal Danielle Houghton Dennis Stock Luca Norbiato Tony Katai Yves Lecoq Desiree Dolron Bart van Leeuwen Bibiana Mesa Shawn Bierman

San Juan Basin

ISO 400, 1/125 sec @ f/5.6, 34mm
Nikon D90  |  AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II 
Is Rt 7023  – San Juan County, New Mexico USA
April 2, 2011  6:33 PM
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