Platform 10A

November 19, 2008

Platform 10A, originally uploaded by manganite.

Nice feel to this one – great composition too.

Beachlife

November 19, 2008

Beachlife 2, originally uploaded by cycle.nut66.

Nice idea – like the horizontal lines.

Larger here.

Once upon a Summer

November 18, 2008

summer2, originally uploaded by linus_lohoff.

Summer seems like a long time ago here in the Northern Hemisphere.

Pigeon Point Lighthouse

November 18, 2008

Pigeon Point Lighthouse, originally uploaded by PhotoBud.\

Nice shot – larger here.

Cap:

The Pigeon Point Lighthouse with its fresnel lens lit. In this yearly ceremony, they turn on the light for 5 minutes and let it stay stationary – the beams reaching out into the night sky. After that, the light will slowly turn for two hours until they shut it off.

Elected

November 11, 2008

20081104_Chicago_IL_ElectionNight1258, originally uploaded by Barack Obama.

This is a shot from an official set of photos taken on election night by someone in Obama’s campaign team – go here for the full slideshow. They were posted on Flickr within hours – seemingly without much editorial oversight – and promptly brought Flickr to a near-standstill as people all over the world clambered to get a look at history in the making.

There has already been some insightful stuff written about the shifting nature of the media ecosystem in relation to the Obama campaign and how his team harnessed power of the net – see here for one such example. I think it is fairly safe to say that, post-Obama’08, American politics will never be the same again.

What struck me particularly about this set of images was the solemnity of the occasion. This shot, for example, appears to have been taken after the result was known. It depicts a man who appreciates the magnitude of the role he has just signed up for – not someone cracking open the Champagne. With old-style editorial controls in place, I’m not sure such an interesting aspect of the evening would have cropped up – rather it would have been cropped out or ‘rechronologised’.

Iceland

November 11, 2008

Tripping the Light Fantastic (RAW Redux), originally uploaded by Steiner62 (An Animal & his Anima).

Manhattan

November 11, 2008

Manhattan, originally uploaded by milliped.

Viewed from the top of the Rockefeller Center.

Nice shot – larger here.

Hagener Papua New Guinea

October 20, 2008

Hagener Papua New Guinea, originally uploaded by Eric Lafforgue.

Larger here.

Sunset at the Seawall

October 20, 2008

Sunset At The Seawall, originally uploaded by sMacshot.

Kitten

October 20, 2008

kitten

Untitled by Brett Walker.

Thankfully, not all kittens are cute.