Survival training includes learning to use mirrors to signal aircraft. Reno, Nevada, January 1965.
Photograph by NASA
It looks a bit like Apple has introduced a new super-powerful flash on the new iPhone prototype.
If you were into staging photos would you have thought to dress up a pit bull like Batman with shades and place him in colonial San Juan riding shotgun in a Subaru? Not me.
In my previous post I lamented the inability of tumblr (and others) to do long form text entries with interleaved photos. It turns out I’d just started my post using a Photo post instead of a Text post.
(Tenth Avenue viewing area on the High Line)
I made the mistake because I started by using a Lightroom-to-Tumblr plugin to export the photos. That did the export and then created a Photo post.
(Somewhere in the Village.)
Now that I know the difference let’s see if I can take advantage of it.
I’m looking for a photo sharing service where I can upload photos interspersed with text in order to write a story or travelogue. This experiment shows tumblr allows multiple photos but not interleaved with text. Too bad.
- 500px has stories with introductory text and rich description on the set of photos that follow. I find it cumbersome and clunky.
- G+ lets you have albums where each photo can have a lengthy description but not a rich page.
- Flickr is just photos.
Any site suggestions that’ll do what I want?
Getty open content
The Getty museum has opened up a lot of its digital collection for free access and use. Start at their search gateway.
Walker Evans, photographer (American, 1903 - 1975)
Citizen in Downtown Havana, 1933, Gelatin silver print
Image: 22.2 x 11.7 cm (8 3/4 x 4 5/8 in.) Mount: 27.9 x 21.6 cm (11 x 8 1/2 in.)
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles