Here’s what I’ve found that’s interesting this morning:
Martin Bailey is a British ex-pat who now lives in Japan. His photographs and podcast are always worth seeing & listening to. Here’s a post about his top-ten non-nature photos from last year.
I haven’t watched it yet, but here’s a PetaPixel story about legendary photographer Steve McCurry’s shooting of the last roll of Kodachrome. … All the world’s a sunny day, oh, yeah …
The practical difference between the old film days and the new digital? Check this out.
This Kickstarter campaign for a kit to build a TLR camera that shoots instant film looks very retro/cool, but I don’t want one.
And finally, here’s a photo I made last Friday. It was a beautiful, cold day here on the central Oregon coast. Click for larger version.
I got into shooting Pentax largely because I had some lenses from a K-Mount film camera that we used years ago. As it turns out, neither of the lenses I had were much to write home about, but by the time I realized that, I had bought into the Pentax system. I’ve been pretty happy with my Pentax DSLRs — competitive on the features, especially considering the price. And, of course, now I have a nice little collection of useable lenses.
This week Pentax introduced their version of a “retro”-styled point and shoot. I think it looks kind of cool. I’ll be keeping an eye on it, with a view maybe picking one up some day.
This looks very doable. I’ve always wanted a cool canvas messenger camera bag, but the best ones are expensive. Like I said, this looks doable.
I went through the pictures I took this past year and selected my 10 favorite ones. They may not be yours, but they’re the ones I’m most happy with. It was an eventful year, with a child graduating from high school, another from college, and a trip to SE Asia last spring. So, here they are, in no particular order.
This was taken at the Maesa Elephant Camp, near Chiang Mai, Thailand.
A view of Ta Prohm Temple, part of the Angkor Temple Complex, Siem Reap, Cambodia.
These beautiful eggplants were found at the Eugene Farmer’s Market, Eugene, OR, USA.
The morning’s work at a talapia farm near Chiang Mai, Thailand.
A view of the girders supporting the North end of the Yaquina Bay Bridge, Newport, OR, USA.
This scene is from the “food court” of the Russian Market, as it’s commonly called, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
I really like the colors and the smoothness of the water in this one.
And one more:
This picture is probably the most successful one of the year. It is featured on the cover of a local business’ calendar and had received much positive feedback.
Well, there they are, my personal favorites from 2012. Thanks for looking. Hopefully I’ll have plenty of good photographs to show at the end of 2013.