Just spend almost 2 weeks in Cuba on a photography trip. Will start writing about Cuba and posting here. Fascinating place. Complicated relationships, between US and Cuba, me and Cuba. More to come soon.
Spring break at Santa Fe Photography Workshops.
Originally uploaded by NVH
Golden Gate Kennel Club dog show. I had a great time last year taking pictures — people and dogs do a lot of sitting around waiting, grooming, etc.
Lifehacker.com writes about Yahoo’s Purple Pedals campaign, part of their “Start Wearing Purple” campaign. I haven’t dug into it enough to see what’s the point of the larger campaign (but I’m considering mothballing all my own purple clothes for the duration — just to be sure there’s no suggestion that I’d “start wearing purple” at some corporation’s behest).
What it is: Purple bikes around the world with Nokia 95 GPS-enabled cameraphones and software that takes a picture every 60 seconds and uploads it to the bike’s Flickr account. Lifehacker’s explanation is much more straightforward than Yahoo’s videos.
All the Flickr images from the different bikes seem to be tagged “ybike.” Seems to be the only way to find the collection of bikes. Oddly, the images are dated but the only place to find the time is in the camera’s exif data.
The ones I looked at from Flickr HQ’s bike (which I found by randomly looking at images tagged ybike) had been viewed little or not at all. But then the most recent photos seem to be from the bike just sitting in an empty office. Mroth, where are you? Wander in front of the bike and wave, will you?
Maybe the timer needs to be linked to a sensor so it only snaps when the bike is in motion?
UPDATE 9/18: Oh, rats, they went and deleted all the empty office pics. Not in keeping with the image of the Flickr staff as working night and day to improve the Flickr experience for their users?
Photography. Book. Now. Symposium and awards ceremony for Blurb photography books. Free. San Francisco, Sept. 19.
Society for Photography Education West. Cheap! Nov 13-15, San Francisco. Many, varied, events.
Joyce Tenneson flower
In conjunction with her book release, an exhibit of prints cover Tenneson’s 40-year career at Gallery 291, 291 Geary St, SF.
(This image from the gallery’s site shows it closing Aug 27; the flyer I got at her reading said Aug 30.)