In which I post, with little or no comment, a variety of unrelated things that are cluttering up my browser and/or newsreader…
A professional photographer was in the midst of photographing a wedding in Sichuan, China when the earthquake hit. What does a photographer do in an earthquake? Keep shooting a series of incredible and disturbing pictures. If you can read Chinese, you can get the full story here. (via Kottke.)
Buy an iPhone, get a plastic bag… delivered… in its own box… via DHL 2nd day.
I’ve been pretty thrilled by the low-light performance of my cheap little 50mm f/1.8 lens. Stanley Kubrik wanted to film the candle-lit scenes in Barry Lyndon using only candle light, so he use a specially adapted 50mm f/0.7 lens. Wow! The full story was told in this article from American Cinematographer. (via Coudal via Daring Fireball.)
A beautiful gallery of vintage classical album covers.