February 28, 2008

Tonight's sunset.

New York sunset

(Taken with this new telephoto lens — which was also used for the new blog portrait.)

24 comments:

madawaskan said...

Beautiful-it seems as if she is calling you.

Verso said...

I have that exact lens -- not the exact brand/model, but a Minolta lens that is 70-300. When I first got into photography, it was one of the first lenses I purchased, and I expected it to be the one I used the most.

I was surprised to find, over time, that I ended up doing most of my shooting with an excellent 28-85mm lens, and most of the time at the wide end of that range.

Anyway, beautiful shot.

rhhardin said...

Tonight : Ohio sunset sun dog , and snow dog.

Traditional E-W contrails.

Simon said...

the new profile pic is lovely, really beautiful. The bay shot is very nice, but to my eye isn't as striking as some of your other photos of the same scene - this for example, or this one - I have that as my wallpaper. I think it's just because the colors of the sky are more subtle, they don't seem quite as vivid. Subtle and vivid can both be good, of course.

Verso said...

or this one - I have that as my wallpaper

That 2nd one is a truly amazing piece of work. And that's a great idea: using it for wallpaper. I think I will do that, either with that one or one of the ones with the fisheye looking up at the trees and buildings. (Don't want to dig up a URL right now, but I'm sure you recall.)

I still want to know: How come Althouse isn't making money off of this work? I mean giving away art is a beautiful and noble thing, but she she publish a book, already.

I mean, come on.

Book idea: Combine the photos with selected comments from the posts in which the photos were originally posted. Every good photography book needs some text, but nothing overwhelming. Short, easy to digest blog comments are the perfect kind of reading to accompany a series of photos.

Hmm... I'm not a lawyer. Would you have to get permission from the commenters before using their comments?

Ann Althouse said...

Verso, yes, I'm planning to do something like that soon. I'm just pretty busy.

Verso said...

Hey, that's great! Glad to hear it. Please make sure you include at least one of the two shots of the trees taken with the fisheye.

When you say you're planning something like that, do you mean just the book, or also the idea of including blog comments? (Not that it's any of my business.)

Chip Ahoy said...

★☆★☆ Best! ★☆★☆

Ann Althouse said...

I'm not planning to use any writing other than my own, but I am going to put together short collections of photographs on a theme, in book form, with some writing.

Feel free to suggest themes you'd like to see in this form and the optimum number of photos per book. The idea would be to do something aesthetically appealing to me and also to generate income.

Chip Ahoy said...

Thread jack -- anybody for leapfrog? Days like tomorrow make me feel jumpy.

Trooper York said...

Naked babes and dogs urinating.

Simon said...

Ann Althouse said...
"Feel free to suggest themes you'd like to see in this form"

Obviously some from your trip out west to BlogHer a couple of years ago - that was a great set. It's self-indulgent, but self-portraits is an obvious candidate and would have a certain amount of movement given hair changes. There's an evolution from the pic you used to have in your profile a couple of years ago.

Trooper York said...

Dog urinating on really hot girls.

MadisonMan said...

Colors in the photo. That would be my theme.

Middle Class Guy said...

Trooper York said...
Dog urinating on really hot girls.

Really hot girls urinating on Dogs.

ricpic said...

'Twixt meringue sky and frosted bay
Gunmetal derricks tilt every which way
With Liberty firmly fixed in their midst
As the light mildly fades away.

Trooper York said...

Middle class guy said.....
Really hot girls urinating on Dogs

Really hot girls urinating on Hot Dogs. And doing other stuff with them. It would be a best seller.

Ron said...

Feel free to suggest themes you'd like to see in this form and the optimum number of photos per book. The idea would be to do something aesthetically appealing to me and also to generate income.

How about more abstract themes: "Change", "Life", "Surprise", "Delight", "Disgust".

Something like that?

Elliott A said...

Ann-

You seem to find the glimpses of the natural world within the city. Sunsets, landscapes, colors, etc. Even your photos from the Museum of Natural History of the dinos, etc. still reflect nature.

Curiously, parks in the city are always such oases yet they fail in the suburbs. Last weekend I was unable to resist walking through Bryant Park enroute to some shopping for the wife from Times Square. At home I always go around them. They just aren't as appealing.

So my final answer is to go with "Nature in the City". You seem drawn to it.

joe said...

Beautiful blog portrait. Just had to be said.

Meade said...

Just what joe had to say.
Pretty pretty.

Michael said...

I'm saving up for this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-70-200mm-Nikkor-Digital-Cameras/dp/B00009MDBQ/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1204271065&sr=8-1

It will compliment my 28-70 f/2.8 nicely, I think, and replace my aging 70-210 f/4.

Bob said...

Nice profile shot, Ann. You look a lot like Meg Ryan's older sister, maybe.

Les said...

Love the new hair-do but using a lens that long to take your portrait has the unfortunate effect of fore-shortening your face and making you look kind of pudgy which, going by your other photographs, you are not.

The 1.5 magnification factor of your camera also adds to this illusion. Get something like a 12-24mm. I think you will get more use from it.

Just my thoughts based on my experience...