Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst

Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.
― Henri Cartier-Bresson

In these days of digital, I reckon that number needs to be rethought.

See more HCB quotes here.

Something From Nothing

A fascinating talk by Lawrence Krauss on how it all started.

Land of The Free (4): Georgia GOPer Complains About Early Voting, Excessive Black Voting

A Republican state senator in Georgia has vowed to end Sunday balloting in DeKalb County due to the fact that the area is “dominated by African American shoppers and it is near several large African American mega churches.”

via Georgia GOPer Complains About Early Voting, Excessive Black Voting.

Don’t these idiots ever listen to themselves.

Hat tip to WWJTD.

A Watch Guy’s Thoughts On The Apple Watch After Seeing It In The Metal

Again, Apple paid great attention to detail with this new wrist-bound peripheral, and it shows the Swiss that it is possible to have great design at low costs. That is the most exciting thing about the Apple Watch for me – it will push the Swiss to take the sub-$1,000 mechanical watch category more seriously.

via A Watch Guys Thoughts On The Apple Watch After Seeing It In The Metal Tons Of Live Photos — HODINKEE – Wristwatch News, Reviews, & Original Stories.

After the recent Apple keynote, I was certainly more than likely than not to get an Apple Watch. This very detailed and interesting piece just increased the probability.


Land of The Free (3): Pat Robertson: “Blessed are the fully armed”

“What is the new beatitude?” Robertson said cheerfully after the segment. “Blessed are the fully armed because theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.”

via Pat Robertson: “Blessed are the fully armed” –

Looney toons…

Because the world needs another cat photo




I wish WordPress’ image display quality was better.

Less Bullshit, More Conversation 2

Another take on my post about bullshit and conversation last month.




Thirteen Years Later

And I recall what an elderly man said to me only a few weeks ago as we sat next to each other on a plane, “dignity, it is the honoring our common vulnerability, and valuing all human life, where we have a chance to go forward together.” Good night and love.

via The Online Photographer: Thirteen Years Later.

Land of The Free (2): Left Behind – Are you ready?

The most important event in the history of mankind is happening right now. In the blink of an eye, the biblical Rapture strikes the world. Millions of people disappear without a trace. All that remains are their clothes and belongings, and in an instant, terror and chaos spread around the world. The vanishings cause unmanned vehicles to crash and burn. Planes fall from the sky. Emergency forces everywhere are devastated. Gridlock, riots and looting overrun the cities. There is no one to help or provide answers. In a moment, the entire planet is plunged into darkness.

via Left Behind – Are you ready?.

And here’s a piece from What Would JT Do? with a video starring some redneck plugging the movie. He’s apparently convinced atheists will be converting in droves.


Land of The Free (1): Rep. Robert Pittenger R-NC defends the right to fire LGBT employees

One of North Carolina’s reps in the House thinks businesses should be able to fire gay people simply for being gay.  You can probably guess his political party.

via Rep. Robert Pittenger R-NC defends the right to fire LGBT employees.

This is the first post in a new occasional series that I call Land of the Free, Home of the Brave.  Each will contain a links to a US story that makes me think “WTF?”.