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Atlas of Beauty

Atlas of Beauty

Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc quits her job and travels around the world taking photos of women to create the ‘Atlas of Beauty’. Far from being a beauty contest, she tries to show how we are one large family. I hold out hope we can heal and find a way to live that vision someday.

Skylight – or why waiting 5 minutes gives you a completely different shot during magic hours

Skylight – or why waiting 5 minutes gives you a completely different shot during magic hours

A mind blowing collection of unique moments was captured from mountaintops to rooftops to coastline, at locations including: 
Los Angeles • Chicago • NYC • Tokyo • Singapore • Sydney • New Zealand • Big Sur • Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest • CARMA • Eastern Sierra • Death Valley • Yosemite • Vermillion Cliffs • Mojave Desert

More info about the film and some of the shots is available on Chris Pritchard’s blog.

Skylight from Chris Pritchard on Vimeo.

Stainless – slow-motion train stations

Stainless – slow-motion train stations

Amazing.  Adam Magyar takes high-speed video of crowds as his train pulls into stations and then replays them at slow speed – creating a ghostly passage through the terminal. He did this in New York, Berlin, and Tokyo. Having just been in Shinjuku station a month or so ago, this one is my favorite.

Framed

Framed

I just got my photo of the Japanese Gardens printed and framed. I went and got a 24×20 print made on photo paper by a local high-quality printer who did a good job with the proofs and tweaking it for large prints. I then went over to a frame-it-yourself joint and got it put on foam-core, double-matted, and then framed. All said and done it was about $175 (framing being the majority of the cost), but it came out great.

Here’s a shot of it hanging on my wall. And least you think it’s not too big, I was using my wide-angle lens and that’s a Dell 2407 24″ screen to the side:

They think I can probably go as big as 30×24 without digital artifacts – which is huge.

If you think you might like a print (frame/unframed) let me know as now that I have the digital matte file saved with them, they can do further 24×20 (not exact dimensions) prints for a reasonable amount. Going up to 30×24 pushes it quickly to about $100/print (no frame) so just email me if you’re thinking about it, but the 24×20’s are very reasonable. Batch jobs are cheaper – so just email and if a group wants to go for prints, I’ll see what the rates are.

This one came out so good that I’m probably going to do a couple of my other photos.

Mt Hood

Mt Hood

Got a great shot of Mount Hood right at sunset from the Pacific Crest Trail.

It was a real whim that I went up there.  It was a beautiful day – one of the few we have left before the winter rains come – so I wandered up to Mt Hood as sunset approached.  As it turns out, it was a 3/4 moon too – which I just got lucky with.  I hiked out to the spot I planned to shoot from.  But as sunset came I was somewhat disappointed with the colors even though it was a beautiful, cloudless evening.  I guess I was hoping for more oranges/reds – maybe a little Alpenglow (I’ve seen Mt Hood light up before – so I know it happens).

The pictures were just so-so in my book, so on a whim I switched to black and white.  Well, the oranges/reds that I did get on the mountain acted just like a red filter and as soon as I saw it I went ‘Wow’.  Maybe you will too.