is a menagerie of skies collected by you and your internet neighbors. It consists in a gallery of photos capturing the sky all over the world. The site was inspired by the enchanted ceiling of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, which, by means of a spell, simulated the weather taking place outside. These pictures will nicely complement the pictures of the earth made from the sky
posted by Masi
on Dec 27, 2005 -
. It's like Flickr, a lot
like Flickr--and maybe better. Better at some things. Stories
. Upload limits. The layout
. Ordering prints. They are doing things from the beginning that Flickr worked a couple years to figure out in the first place
. Flickr of course is way ahead
of 23 in numbers (people and money). Does it make sense to challenge that lead? (And to do so with an overt
knock-off?) If 23 provides a better service, should they lose out for being second to the party? How can they pay their debt of gratitude
to Flickr for being the obvious inspiration and an open-book instruction manual, and should they? When does the flattery of imitation become legitimate--or illegitimate--competition? Notice in the terms
they claim ownership of the concept and the design. Can 23 apply for any of the street cred Flickr may have given up in favor of being Yahoo!ed? Is it reasonable to expect better work from a scrappy upstart
than a happy sell-out? Can two successful photo sharing sites co-exist
, or join forces? Is there enough community to support more
than one good
posted by airguitar
on Nov 26, 2005 -
Wrestling with Diane Arbus
"She set up no lights, just pulled out her Rolleiflex, which was half as big as she was, checked the aperture and the exposure, and tested the flash. Then she asked me to lie on the bed, flat on my back on the shabby counterpane.
I did as I was told. Clutching the camera she climbed on to the bed and straddled me, moving up until she was kneeling with a knee on both sides of my chest. She held the Rolleiflex at waist height with the lens right in my face. She bent her head to look through the viewfinder on top of the camera, and waited".
posted by matteo
on Oct 8, 2005 -
- "drag and drop photo sharing." A flash-based Flickr-esque photo community..."The service
is similar to Flickr before Yahoo and while it is in an open beta at the moment, there will be a cost for the premium version..."
posted by tpl1212
on Sep 9, 2005 -
States That Do Not Actually Exist. (Flash, in english, but link is in french).
Norwegian photographer Jonas Bendiksen, with credentials from Magnum
, has been working on a project he calls SATELLITES
. It is a photographic journey through the scattered enclaves, unrecognized mini-states, and other isolated communities that straddle the sourthern borderlands of the former USSR.
The itinerary goes through such places as TRANSDNIESTER
, a breakaway republic in Eastern Europe, ABKHAZIA
, a unrecognized country on the Black Sea, the religiously conservative FERGHANA VALLEY
in Central Asia, the SPACECRAFT CRASH ZONES
between Russia and Kazakhstan, and the JEWISH AUTONOMOUS REGION
of Far Eastern Russia.
posted by derangedlarid
on Sep 4, 2005 -
One guy's life, 12 days per second
*embedded video* (Quicktime 7.0 required).
Just to distract from the rest of it . . .
"Each day of my life passes so quickly. What did I look like a week ago? To me nothing changes, and yet I feel a constant desire to remind myself of my own life passing it's way to that inevitable end (not that it is doing me any good)."
posted by punkbitch
on Sep 2, 2005 -
Is your child an angel with attitude?
Time to win yourself some Angel Dollars. "Entries will be judged on facial beauty, expression & fashion, and overall appeal of photo. These should be professional pictures, but should not be extremely or overly retouched. (We are judging the child - not the retoucher!) Divisional Winners will receive 25.00 Angel Dollars, and 1 Overall Winner will receive 50.00 Angel Dollars."
posted by sharksandwich
on Jul 9, 2005 -
I recalled a few of the Flickrazzi's who post the "how-to's" of their daily lives
. For example, 7-how-7
works for a production company that produces blow-up dolls for the
film and commercial industry (via BoingBoing
works as a mortician, rickenbacker
documents his life in fast food, and then there's a variety of active duty military folk who are documenting the mundane "over there", like ob1left
, At Ease
, Doc Torres
, enlisted cowboy
, and the homsar
. But if blogging at work can be bad, than I'm sure taking photos at work and sharing them with the interweb HAS to be worse.
posted by rzklkng
on Apr 21, 2005 -
"I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated." -James Nachtwey-
(First post, I don't know if this is a re-post, if so--sorry!)
posted by countzen
on Mar 24, 2005 -
CNN's Nuke Plant Photos Identical for Both Iran and N. Korea!
"Two stories posted in the last week on the CNN website, one on nukes in Iran last Wednesday, and another on nukes in North Korea on Saturday, both use the same aerial photograph of the same purported nuclear power plant!
But one is supposed to be in Iran and the other is supposed to be in North Korea!"
posted by bas67
on Feb 14, 2005 -
The great thing about Ofoto
and other photo printing sites is that you can instantly put up photos of an event for your friends to see and get prints made. But sometimes you accidentally leave them public. I give you: Lindsay Lohan's Thanksgiving
posted by mathowie
on Dec 15, 2004 -
Imminent job openings at CNN...
Open the link and right click the picture of Bush and wife, click "Save Picture/Image" and look at the filename!
In the words of a certain Denis Leary, "He's an asshole, asshole, asshole-e-o-oe-oh".
I suggest someone mirrors this ASAP!
posted by metaxa
on Nov 4, 2004 -
First launched during the week of no-metafilter, Flickr is a new kind of social software application (in the tradition of Friendster
) - but, after making friends and forming groups
, it actually gives you something to do! Created by a team led by Mefi's own sylloge
, Flickr is also a collaboration focused Flash-based application that allows you to share picture files with friends, comment on them and post them directly
to your weblog
. An exposed set of services
is also leading to a host of interesting ideas
posted by vacapinta
on Mar 12, 2004 -
: Plentiful Electronic Photo Library on Odagahama Japan, and Neighbouring Seashores.
posted by hama7
on Jan 29, 2004 -
They fixed my boo-boo. (warning - graphic pix)
Did you ever see this picture? It makes the email forwarding rounds ever so often, and is a fixture in the pro-life community. Taken in 1999, it shows a tiny hand touching the finger of one of the doctors involved in a spina bifida corrective operation. At the time, the fetus was 21 weeks old. Late last month, Samuel Armas (the boy the fetus became) testified briefly before a subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee examining scientific and medical advances in prenatal surgery. [more inside]
posted by Irontom
on Oct 8, 2003 -