Category Archives: photography

This is Mexico City

There are a lot of  people there these days – a bit over 8 million in the city limits, 22 million in the greater city. I find that birds-eye view terrifying in an apocalyptic way.

But then this is Mexico City too . . . perspective is powerful. http://mexfiles.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/zona_rosa1.jpg

Pet peeve: protestations of equivalency

People / things I love to kick when they’re down.

  • Sarah Palin
  • Fox News
  • other Palins

Anyway,  on with it: whenever (which is often) FOX News is accused of faking their journalism, they get all weak with the vapors. At which point ‘media critics’, the ones still allowed on television anyway (I’m looking at you Howard Kurtz), remind their viewers and readers that MSNBC and CNN and some other elvis-forsaken entity do it too! After all. To be fair. You know.

It’s nonsense of course. Here’s an oldie but goodie. Ever seen CNN do this? Such good times:

During a segment in which Fox & Friends co-hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade labeled New York Times reporter Jacques Steinberg and editor Steven Reddicliffe “attack dogs,” Fox News featured photos of Steinberg and Reddicliffe that appeared to have been digitally altered . . ..

Here’s a screenshot of photo Fox & Friends used for Steinberg, with the actual photo on the left.

 

 

 

 

 

And here’s Reddcliffe.

May as well publish them all

I’m sure there are legions out there still madly photoshopping Eugenie’s hat into thousands of photos.

Back in the sit room again . . .

On the road to Abbattabad

Friend Ed shares yet another inside look at the big day.

Take a deep breath on these

It’s a frightening world; it constantly challenges our ability to believe in beauty, sometimes even to see it. But these wonderful artists travel that world, opening their eyes and camera lenses for us. Beauty is indeed still there. Friend Jane sent the link to National Geographic’s 2010 photographic contest, here.

Oasis sunrise

 

Montana prarie

Boise