To mark the start of the Dark Skies Festival today, here are some fantastic photographics taken not that far from Brighton.
A non-profit foundation dedicated to long-term digital preservation.
Imagine if we could place ourselves 100 years into the future and still have access to the billions of photos shared by millions of people on Flickr, one of the best documented, broadest photographic archives on the planet.
The Flickr Foundation represents our commitment to stewarding this digital, cultural treasure to ensure its existence for future generations.
Its first act is the renewal of the Flickr Commons.
Beautifully restored high-resolution photographs of the Earth taken by Apollo astronauts.
This is a truly wonderful web page! It’s an explanation from first principles of how cameras and lenses work.
Then you realise that every post ever published on this personal site is equally in-depth and uses the same content-first progressive enhancement approach.
The World Ocean is as close as you can get to outer space without leaving Earth. It’s an entirely different universe, nothing like the life we have on land.
These wonderfully realistic photo effects from Lynn are quite lovely!
I wrote a while back about one of my favourite photographs but this might just give it a run for its money.
It was only near the end of the 19th century that shutter speeds improved, as did emulsions, meaning that spontaneous moments could be captured. Still, smiling was not part of many cultures. It could be seen as unseemly or undignified, and many people rarely sat for photos anyway.
The Web is smothering in useless images. These clichéd, stock images communicate absolutely nothing of value, interest or use. They are one of the worst forms of digital pollution because they take up space on the page, forcing more useful content out of sight. They also slow down the site’s ability to download quickly.
I found myself needing to open some old Photoshop files recently, but I haven’t had Photoshop installed on my computer for years (not since Adobe moved to the Mafia pricing model). It turns out there’s an online recreation of Photoshop!
I remember when this was literally the example people would give for the limitations of the web: “Well, you can’t build something like Photoshop in the browser…”
A nice standalone tool for picking colours out of photos, and generating a colour palette from the same photo.
Brendan describes the software he’s using to get away from Adobe’s mafia business model.
Just look at these fantastic pictures that Trys took (very unobstrusively) at Patterns Day—so rock’n’roll!
This is quite nifty: a fully-featured photo editing tool right in the browser, with no log-in or registration required.
Today was a good day …and here are the very good photos.
An interesting way of navigating through a massive amount of archival imagery from NASA.