1. “Leaves” by Lea Lesmana, aka Bassisette. (see above) One of my Twitter peeps, Lea is another photographer/musician, and I love this shot that she took with her Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2.8G VR lens (probably because I want a Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2.8G Micro VR lens). It has very appealing color and design and a wonderful flowing quality.
2. I stumbled across the above photo yesterday and it jumped right out at me. Not sure who Mr. Skelly Dracools is or why anyone would fell compelled to shower him with affection, but this image has great light. It has the perfect balance of ambient and flash fill, plus it’s just a wonderful moment of a beautiful woman sharing an intimate moment with, um, a creepy plastic toy skeleton. Hey, it grabbed my attention and stuck in my mind, which is what you want. Great job, Adam Kissick! You made me look.
3. I found Amanda Tipton (a.k.a. demandaj)’s photostream this past weekend when her Big loVe photo made a big splash in the social media pool. This intimate, revealing self-portrait is a wonderful example of her rich creativity. I also love her shot, Beach Love, which was apparently just a nicely framed accident.
4. One from my latest Twitter friend, Olivier Du Tré. I love the color contrast and depth of this winter Alberta landscape. Photos like this make me wonder what they heck I’m doing sitting at a computer right now and they inspire me to get out there and shoot more. I love Olivier’s imagery, and it was hard to pick out a favorite while cruising through his photostream.
5. It’s not like strobist David Hobby, who just finished the wildly successful Flash Bus workshop tour, needs any more publicity, but what can I say? His work is awesome. This photo jumped out at me because David usually shoots people, yet this photo of the Sultan of Oman’s palace is stark, empty, devoid of life, and as far as I can tell, devoid of Speedlights. (I could be wrong.) And yet, it’s a killer image; wonderfully composed and beautifully lit.
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