Thanksgiving is a holiday that for some is the same thing every year. A gathering of the extended family, a game of touch football, a turkey induced coma, that drunk uncle who undoes his pants at the table. For me Thanksgiving has always been a holiday that was more about friends than family, new experiences rather than tradition. Sure I still like to be somewhere cold and end up eating far more than I should, but it’s always really cool to see firsthand how different people spend the day. This year I ate with my friends’ family while he worked and the dinner was one of the most interesting I’ve ever had. If there’s one thing that’s truly great about Thanksgiving it’s that it’s that a person can share a table with a group of people they don’t know and by the end of the night have made a genuine connection with them. If that’s not the true spirit of Thanksgiving, I don’t know what is. So prior to last week’s national eating contest I asked a few friends to document their Thanksgiving experiences as I knew they we’re going to be unique. Laura Austin went back to the homeland(VT) and Ali Kaukas has been down in Costa Rica for the month at a surf camp. Needless to say I knew there would be an interesting contrast there. Check out their shots after the jump. There’s a few of my own in there as well, though they pale in comparison to the ladies. If you had a particularly interesting Thanksgiving and shot some photos, leave a link, I’d love to see them. Continue reading
Panasonic continues to impress consumers both professional and amateur as well as seemingly toy with the competition in the micro four thirds market. The new GF3 is an amazing piece of equipment for it’s size and also won’t put a huge dent in your wallet($599.99 base). A built in flash, large variety of interchangeable Lumix G and top notch Leica DG lenses, and touch screen control. That my friends is what’s called a home run in the camera world. Click the pic above for more info from Panasonic and check out DPreview’s thoughts on it right here.
I think the reason time lapse videos don’t get old is because nature is always going to be doing something different. San Francisco makes a particularly interesting backdrop for shooting a time lapse given it’s frequently changing weather conditions and of course interesting architecture. This is a masterful timescape that The Seventh Movement has put together here. I look forward to being back east next week and seeing what I can come up with around rural Vermont.
I recently came across some work by this photographer Dylan Vitone. The idea behind his project is pretty simple, panoramic shots of everyday life. The results are photos which capture a moment in time so vividly it’s like you were almost there. Whenever I see urban photography I always wonder what was going on around the shot you’re shown. These photos give you the whole story and I think they’re pretty cool stories. I hope this guy does more projects because with South Boston and Pittsburgh he’s off to a great start. Check out his work here.