1. I’ve gone through 3-5 variations on my blog the last 12 hours. My take : are you in an office or studio? bigger the better? well, of course!! Are you younger, more mobile, will then more modest with the option to enlarge. I love the large Tumbler formats, but the scanning can be onerous . . yes that’s a word, so look it up. .so back to a tighter, more modest image footprint which can allow for quicker scanning/scrolling…

    Then again, feeling sorry for myself : not that many folks are paying attention, so whatever… .

  2. 
Johnny and June 1956

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    Johnny and June 1956

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    (Source: h3llbetty)

  3. Previously the Hotel Utah, now the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, this magnificent structure now houses the Mormon genealogical project. It’s a stunner and fantastic representation of that era in the hospitality and travel industry.

  4. man, I gotta look this guy up the next time I’m in KC …2015 most likely

    man, I gotta look this guy up the next time I’m in KC …2015 most likely

  5. In Temple Square, there are 4 incredible pipe organs within a few hundred yards of each other… phenomenal. Both of us worked at classical music stations, so we just plain love ‘em. The one at the RLDS temple in Independence is pretty cool too. Sow we heard a recital in the Tabernacle, yep, home of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. . t’was wonderous.

    In Temple Square, there are 4 incredible pipe organs within a few hundred yards of each other… phenomenal. Both of us worked at classical music stations, so we just plain love ‘em. The one at the RLDS temple in Independence is pretty cool too. Sow we heard a recital in the Tabernacle, yep, home of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. . t’was wonderous.

  6. Finally got to see Salt Lake City, or at least part of it. It’s the home of one of America’s more competitive feel-good narratives. The aura of faith was intense and was science fiction in nature. People were fiercely, relentlessly cheerful, and every 3 minutes I was asked. . where ya from…

    more to follow…

  7. More from the trails around Dinosaur National Monument.

  8. Well, I never made to outer Mongolia to search for fossils, but the Dinosaur National Monument was a great substitute. Things were at such a scale, it was hard to capture it during a tourist’s walk through. All these bones collected from various rivers, floods and settle to the waters bottom. Then those surfaces were pushed up to form walls to what’s called the quarry. All this happened on the other side of 125 million years ago. Then the bottoms were forced up when the Rockies came along. You can walk various trails and see fossils emerging from the canyon walls. And this is all just a portion of a vast amount of fossils to be examined. . more black and white images to follow.

  9. skunkbear:

    3D Fractals

    Last week I met Tom Beddard, a physicist turned web developer turned artist (and friendly guy). He creates fractals — those recursive shapes that infinitely repeat at every scale. They’re based on simple math, but they can create some amazing images.

    Says Beddard: “I don’t seek any new mathematical insight into the resulting structures, it’s a purely aesthetic pursuit to scratch a creative itch. Part of the fascination with fractal exploration is when … amazing and completely unexpected structures can pop out and surprise you.”

    Some of the fractals look like Gothic architecture. Some of them look like alien seed pods. All of them are mesmerizing. You can see lots more on Beddard’s flickr page. You can actually fly through the fractals and see them morphing in these videos. And now, thanks to a new app called Frax that Beddard helped develop, you can make fractals of your very own.

  10. Chappel Nebraska, just across the tracks from downtown, near the grain elevators : Once… .