Tonight's Moon - June 14 2019
95% Illuminated

Canon SL2/200D - Vintage Toyo 500mm Lens - ISO 100

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This is amusing.

SmugMug has been slowly disentangling #Flickr from Yahoo over the last few months, and they have planned downtime coming up in a few weeks to finish migrating a gazillion photos and videos from Yahoo's datacenter to AWS.

The funny part: They're doing a photo contest where you print out the maintenance notice and "take your photo of the little panda on an adventure somewhere," then post it after the site comes back.

According to, this 9 years old will be used for spare parts and scrapped at . I photographed it brand-new in 2010. It's a pitty it won't be airborne anymore.

Not just the 747 had the 50 years anniversary in 2019. Yesterday it had been 50 years since the first flight of Let . I photographed aircraft of this type in 2014 at Prague Airport.

Having an ultra-zoom in your pocket allows you to take photographs with a compressed perspective from unconventional angles while just roaming the streets. I didn't expect to see the babies returning to but here they are.

I've found an inspiring blog by Sylvain Duford. It is dedicated mainly to photographing with a () system and he writes critically about current mainstream consumer trends. Articles like this one are important, at least for me:

This is one of my first photos taken with a manual Tamron 55BB 500mm . Focusing can be tricky but it offers 811mm equivalent focal length on an APS-C sensor and allows me to take photos like this one without a need to carry a large lens because it uses a design.

Lighthouse in black and white.

Just thought this gave it more mood than the steel grey sky and water could.

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Yesterday it had been 50 years since the first flight of the . I have published many of her but this is my favourite one.

I have added new photos to my website. If you like them, feed is available for you here:

I took several photos of various sculptures in the centre of with my new 500mm Tamron Adaptall 2 prime lens. The lens is manual and not stabilised and I didn't have a tripod, so when the lighting conditions worsened, I took some photos with a stabilised compact camera, and you can compare the difference.

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