In Focus - a new news photo blog
February 9, 2011 6:28 PM   Subscribe

In Focus - a new news photo blog [via mefi projects]

MeFi Projects description: "A couple of years ago, I announced right here in the green a new Big Picture blog I was starting up. It did very well - so well that I was able to make this into a fulltime job with the Atlantic Magazine, and I'm really happy to announce that my new blog "In Focus" is live as of today, and I would certainly love it if you stopped by or helped spread the word.

The photos are from many of the same sources, and of the quality I hope you'd expect from my past work. - One great new thing about In Focus is the option to go even bigger, with a switchable template optimized for both 1024px and 1280px+ screens.

Twitter: @in_focus

Also, as always, any feedback is welcome, either here or directly to me. And big thanks to the folks at the Atlantic for helping make this happen!"
posted by pwally (19 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
This is fantastic. I LOVED The Big Picture, and I'm so happy to see you continue your work here. I'm expecting more great things!
posted by ba at 6:44 PM on February 9, 2011

One thing I thought fascinating about the Big Picture blog was that it had a totally international following -- each post was full of comments from Portugal, Indonesia, Lebanon, and everywhere else, often not written in English. The format and quality at the new site is exactly the same as before (let me just say here that I will never, ever get tired of looking at pictures of lightning storms directly over erupting volcanoes), but I wonder if the audience will follow.
posted by theodolite at 6:47 PM on February 9, 2011 [4 favorites]

i LOVE the 1280 feature.
posted by nadawi at 6:56 PM on February 9, 2011

Very nicely done.
posted by blaneyphoto at 6:57 PM on February 9, 2011

Awesome! I also loved the Big Picture and was looking forward to this new blog. Just looked through the Egypt pics - very well done. Thanks for posting.
posted by Sal and Richard at 7:04 PM on February 9, 2011

posted by cazoo at 7:04 PM on February 9, 2011

RSSed. So who's doing the Big Picture now?
posted by archagon at 8:37 PM on February 9, 2011

Nice work! Love the 1280px option and the keyboard navigation, too.
posted by pkingdesign at 9:20 PM on February 9, 2011

Holy shit, I didn't even notice the 1280 option selector. BAD ASS.

Also, this is for jessamyn but SNOW PLOW TRAIN
posted by mathowie at 10:45 PM on February 9, 2011

congrats on the new freedoms. i've x-posted on f'book.
posted by bison at 11:00 PM on February 9, 2011

posted by imjustsaying at 1:34 AM on February 10, 2011

While I had seen the Big Picture blog before, it was only after their post about last year's earthquake in Chile that I really understood how effective its format is at showing what happened and what is happening.

I'm glad the original editor will continue with his project even if it's in another newspaper.

PS: The 1280px option? A stroke of genius. I wouldn't be surprised if someone makes a wallpaper rotator based on the page.
posted by Memo at 5:07 AM on February 10, 2011 [1 favorite]

Well done, spreading the word where I can.
posted by Mick at 5:21 AM on February 10, 2011

Yay! My only complaint about the Big Picture was that I had to stretch images out to make them into wallpapers. :) Problem solved!
posted by charred husk at 5:58 AM on February 10, 2011

posted by cavalier at 6:06 AM on February 10, 2011

This is great. I loved The Big Picture, and this seems like a step up. 1280px option = win.
posted by defenestration at 11:12 AM on February 10, 2011

Congrats on the launch! I think it's hysterical that In Focus has a default image width of 991 pixels, while Big Picture is only 990 pixels. Either that's a funny little one-upmanship or some deeply detailed positioning. The 1280 feature is great; 1600 plz.
posted by Nelson at 5:12 PM on February 10, 2011

Congrats on the new home, kokogiak!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:57 PM on February 10, 2011

@Nelson, it goes to 11.
posted by kokogiak at 7:57 PM on February 10, 2011

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