Photography – Week 51 & 52

It’s been a bit hectic of late. That and a bit of rain led to less photos than normal lately. I take a number of these low angle dog shots. I tend to miss most because dogs move and I can’t see through the view finder. This one worked out pretty well but I missed a better one with the other dog (not pictured) in it. I enjoyed the parallel lines in the shoe print and the stair treads with the parallel of yellows between the shoe print and the leaf. I am stuck in traffic enough that I’m starting to work on taking pictures of people in cars. I opted not to take a much more powerful shot a few minutes later. I don’t know what this building is but there are often very sad older people in front of it. The windows are often very depressing even without people. The one I didn’t photograph had on old shirtless man in it looking down. Few things have looked more forlorn. He saw me. I saw him. I worried he’d take the shot as offensive and decided not to take it. The mix of texture and the shattered look of the pavement cracks made it feel like the tiny plant had made the impact after falling from great height. Pets […]

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Weekly Web Harvest (weekly)

The California Sunday Magazine “She waves to one of her neighbors, but only after dark, so that the other neighbors won’t see” tags: weekly writingprompt sociology Google News Redesign Concept for Objective Reading – PSFK On the function side, Google intends to make the news as balanced and objective as possible with options including comparisons of the same story from multiple, competing news sources, news only from eyewitnesses, and a graphic coverage timeline to track the progress of reporting as well as the events of the story. tags: news google bias truth lies weekly Making the most detailed tweet map ever | Mapbox ” And here is what those 6,341,973,478 tweets look like on a map, at any scale you want.” tags: weekly dataviz twitter tool code Chart Brut: How the MS-Paint Graphics of Conspiracy Took Over the Web “There’s a new style of folk art booming on the internet: The crudely rendered, text-and-arrow-happy conspiracy diagram. Let’s call it Chart Brut: Simple, unrefined, urgent, ominous, striving to be informative, and utterly incomprehensible. It’s a digital middle-ground between the string-and-thumbtack cork-board flowcharts favored by premium-cable obsessives like Rust Cohle and Carrie Mathison, and the meaningless tangles of agency responsibilities beloved by security-apparatus bureaucrats, and it’s emerged as the defining folk aesthetic of the 2014 internet. It shows up on message boards […]