Pictures I like, taken by me and others.
By marfdrat on October 29, 2014
I have a favorite place in downtown Richmond, VA, where I like to take pictures near sunset. The floodwall walk on the south side of the James River is a perfect spot for getting the downtown buildings, their reflections on the water in the James, and reflections of the setting sun on the facades of the buildings. Here are a few that I took just recently. You can see more of this set, and my other photos, on Flickr
By marfdrat on October 17, 2014
By marfdrat on September 12, 2014
Photographer Seth Casteel takes photos of pets, and is know for his pictures of dogs swimming underwater. Now he’s captured puppies swimming underwater. The cuteness factor is huge.
By marfdrat on July 6, 2014
Richmond’s annual Independence Day fireworks display was delayed by the threat of Hurricane Arthur, so they were held on the 5th. To avoid the huge crowd on Brown’s Island, we went down to the floodwall on the south side of the James River to watch. The fireworks were the usual kind of good, but I found myself looking across the river to catch the reflections in the buildings of downtown.
By marfdrat on July 5, 2014
This is awesome. Videographer Jos Stiglingh flies a DJI Phantom 2 drone through a fireworks display. Might be a good way to lose a $1000 copter, but the results are spectacular.
By marfdrat on June 18, 2014
I hadn’t taken any pictures with film in a long time – maybe 25 or 30 years. My friend Bruce gave me (yes, gave me) a Nikon film camera with a case and a roll of film. It took me forever (actually only a couple of months, but still too long) to actually load the film and go out looking for something to photograph. I think I was scared I wouldn’t remember how to do film anymore. I ended up shooting a couple of rolls, but only about half of them were worth keeping.
By marfdrat on June 16, 2014
My son’s in a band called VisualAudio that’s trying to make it somewhere in the business. We went to see them back in April at The Camel in Richmond, VA.
By marfdrat on June 15, 2014
I stop by the James River crossing at Maidens (in Goochland County, VA) from time to time to see the sun set. Yesterday’s was pretty. These were taken from 8:39 PM (a few minutes after sunset) to 9:01 PM.
By marfdrat on June 15, 2014
My church’s worship band released a CD of original songs titled “Known”. You can hear (and purchase) the songs on iTunes. They did this concert on June 6 to preview the songs for our congregation.
By marfdrat on June 13, 2014
By marfdrat on February 17, 2014
I mess around with photography, and roses are one of my favorite subjects. In color or black & white, they’re beautiful.
By marfdrat on February 15, 2014
I love this little lens combo for my iPhone. It combines a wide-angle, telephoto, and macro lens into one convenient package. I especially like the macro lens; it turns out some amazing photos. You can get an Olloclip Macro 3-IN-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 5/5s – Black at Amazon. See more of my Olloclip photos on Flickr.
By marfdrat on November 27, 2013
French director Thomas Jullien assembled 852 separate images from 852 different Instagrammers, and made a movie. It’s pretty cool. See any of your pictures in there?
By marfdrat on October 31, 2013
From Design Taxi:
Using a Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone, which has a 41-megapixel camera, Trillo took 41 photos along Fifth Avenue and digitally stitched and combined them to create a seamless video that shows the city over the course of the day.
Cool idea, and well-executed. You can see the “making of” video over at Design Taxi.
By marfdrat on July 13, 2013
For a variety of reasons, I’ve been in something of a slump when it comes to posting. There’s plenty of interesting things going on, but they’re all being covered ad nauseum by lots of people. Last week, I only posted one time because we were on vacation on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. We love it there; I’ve been down there at least once every year since 1976. Here’s some photos I took last week: