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I can’t believe we’re almost in April already.

David over on pixelated image has posted his April wallpaper for those of you who frequent his site. I didn’t care much for the March one but loved February and April is pretty awesome too. Take a look for yourself.


What a great way to get your hands on a Rolleiflex! This is the nicest looking, reasonably priced, twin-lens reflex camera currently on the market. And it has the name Rolleiflex to back it up!

The MiniDigi AF 5.0 is a three-inch high, fully functional digicam replica of the original classic twin reflex camera.

Rolleiflex introduced the original MiniDigi in 2006, but it quickly sold out. The new MiniDigi AF 5.0, which is is available with a red or black casing, has been given some significant performance upgrades, including a 5 MB image file from a 3MP CMOS sensor, autofocus, and a very clear 1.1 inch TFT monitor, located at the top of the camera as it is on the full-sized Rolleiflex TLR. [via The Online Photographer]

Here they are according to the Wall Street Journal:

  1. The Gawker Properties: $150 million
  2. MacRumors: $85 million
  3. Huffington Post: $70 million
  4. PerezHilton: $48 million
  5. TechCrunch: $36 million
  6. (tied): Ars Technica $15 million
  7. (tied): Seeking Alpha $15 million
  8. (tied): Drudge Report $10 million
  9. (tied): Mashable $10 million
  10. GigaOm: $8.4 million
  11. Boing Boing: $8 million
  12. Silicon Alley Insider: $5.4 million
  13. ReadWriteWeb: $5 million
  14. $3.5 million
  15. (tied) Search Engine Land: $2.7 million
  16. (tied) Smashing Magazine: $2.7 million
  17. DListed: $2 million
  18. Daily Blog Tips: $1.8 million
  19. (tied) Techdirt: $1.5 million
  20. (tied): Neatorama: $1.5 million
  21. (tied): BuddyTV $1 million
  22. (tied):The Superficial $1 million
  23. Talking Points Memo: $860,000
  24. Travelpod
  25. 24/7 Wall St.: N/A

Not a photography site in the bunch.


A photograph (well, actually a Photogenic Drawing – basically an early photogram) just know as “Leaf” is coming up for auction at Sotheby’s and may possibly be the oldest photographic representation in exisitence. It had previously been attributed to William Henry Fox Talbot, one of the founding fathers of photography. Fox Talbot made a number of other leaf prints and this one was though to have been made by him in about 1839. But new research suggest it might well have been made as early as 1790 by Thomas Wedgwood, James Watt or Humphry Davy, who were all early experimenters in photography. [via muse-ings]

Via Lighting Mods:

If you ever wanted to know how Canon make their lenses you now have a great opportunity.

Canon has created a Virtual Lens Plant with lots of information about their lenses.

You can navigate through the factory and see the several process that the lens have to pass before they reach your hands.

I found this great link via Digital Pro Talk:

The world famous photographer and best selling author, Joe McNally, has a great post over on his new blog entitled, “Fun With Lights” Check it out right here – it’s a nice read.


April showers bring May flowers. But until those flowers show up what’s a photographer to do?

Here are 13 Fabulous Photos of a Rainy Day that might provide some inspiration [via dPS].


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  • thebail: Reblogged this on Underwater Ap
  • Veronica Lynne: Did you use it? It's RODEO time! That might make a good pic for the fb page to.
  • Veronica Lynne: Certainly. I am flattered. Just give credit--ChromaticSoul Photos. Also, I would love to see how you use it. The rodei is this weekend! Veronica Lynn