Here is a fairly large gallery of images from found film, taken during WWII. They were developed by The Rescued Film Project. Now, normally when you see these galleries, they are images of things happening in Europe, where the fighting was taking place; pictures of destroyed street corners, blown-up equipment, etc. These, however, show what was taking place on the homefront, a perspective that can go unnoticed. That is why these images are interesting to me.
There is a certain age at which everyone must have some sort of adventure. Michael Huniewicz had one in the country of Mauritania, where he rode on top of an iron ore train across the Sahara Desert, capturing incredible images along the way. His entire gallery is widely diverse, having traveled just about eveywhere from the looks of it. It is easy to get lost in the exhaustive amount of photos he has presented on his website. Spend a few minutes on a journey-by-proxy across the desert.
Clark Little is a photographer in beautiful Hawaii who shoots breaking waves right on the shore, with a style of composition all his own. Here he explains how he started out with a simple point and shoot capturing unique images of breaking waves, and how it exploded into something huge practically overnight. Check out his gallery, the images he records are simply stunning.
A small whale washed up on the beach here in Wilmington. It apparently is a Minke Whale. There is no cause of death at the moment, but officials from the local aquarium are picking up the carcass at some point to do a necropsy. The whale was torn up quite a bit, with a huge section of flesh torn out, most likely by sharks. In recent weeks a fairly large great white shark has been spotted, and also a sperm whale, off the southeastern North Carolina coast.
Technical details – I only used flash in one of the images seen here, it should be fairly obvious which one. The others were exposures of around thirty seconds or so, using moonlight and light coming from the boardwalk behind me. This enabled me to almost completely eliminate the yellow police tape and spectators walking around the whale, as well as giving a nice cool blue tone to the picture. I love shooting this way.
I happened across a small drainage pond tucked away behind the Verizon store yesterday. I barely noticed it as I was driving up, and I happened to have my camera in the Jeep. So when I was done at Verizon (ordering my Droid X!) I grabbed the trusty Rebel and walked over to the pond and snapped some shots. I experimented with my zoom lens, but for some reason I couldn’t get a decent focus. I think the zoom may be dying, oh no!
The only way I could get a good close shot of any of the flowers was to hold the camera out over the water / subject, focus, and then snap the shot, without seeing where in the frame the subject was. Sort of a random composition – it took quite a few shots to get a few that were good, but here are four of the best.