Would be nice to have a little color around here. You’ll learn something, too.
Posting will be slow, er, slower, until the home internet thing is straightened out.
Just learned about the Stroop effect. You can experience it for yourself using this quick test from the Stroop effect Wikipedia page:
Time to clear out the old buffer after a high-content entry. What follows is a photo of mine that’s getting a little bit of attention. I took it at Ocean Beach during sunset on Sunday, February 12.
In my constant struggle for content* and my constant struggle against too much content, I present the above photograph. I believe it’s the Columbia River on the Oregon/Washington border (no one posted any signs that I could see). Sunset from about 30,000 feet. I grouped it with a bunch of other aerial and from-above photos on Flickr. See them here.
I am partial to photography taken from a high place. A few people have made cottage industries, of sorts, out of the practice of aerial photography. (As well as an aerial photography agency that I don’t know too much about since its site is mostly in French.) Some favorites of mine include:
And some older favorites:
*I have a backlog of posts-in-progress, but am reluctant to publish them for outside reasons.
The other place I currently blog is on flickr, where I post most of my photos. Here are some pointy red petals that fell from a tree into the gaps between a cobblestone sidewalk near San Francisco’s Embarcadero. It is one of my most popular pictures, though no one has been too clear about why they like it. It is the cornerstone of my theory that people respond to photos with a lot of red in them, most of our pictures being heavy on blue (usually in the form of sky) and green (grass). Click here for more.