Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Chrome color managed?

Chrome, Google's new browser that is based on WebKit, was not color managed in the release for windows. I saw a link to some prerelease binaries of Chrome for the Mac on Daring Fireball. And lo and behold. Doing a little test shows that these prerelease builds of Chrome now color manage tagged images. It doesn't manage untagged images like Firefox does, but uses the Safari method. This is a very good development and counters my initial criticism. Thanks Google!

Illustration: Chrome color managed!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Ghost town cemetery

These are shots of the cemetery in a ghost town close to the Rio Grande (and therefore close to mexico) in Texas. The ghost town is called Terlingua (i.e. three languages in broken Spanish for Spanish, a native language and English I guess) and has undergone some sort of revival recently with some functioning restaurants, galleries and guest houses. They used to mine a mercury ore here called cinnabar that was smelted in ovens probably killing lots of people and denaturing the surrounding areas of mesquite trees (for wood to burn in the ovens). It's a very nice place to check out on your way to Big Bend. As always you can click on the images for much bigger versions.





Check out the full gallery of images, including some black and white images. For those flickr-inclined amongst you, here is the full set over there.

Democracy at work

Gorgeous photogallery on elections in India.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wonderful street photography piece

I saw this linked in a superb street photography blog I follow. This is photographer Bruce Gilden in New York showing how he does what he does. Thanks to Brad for posting it! It's absolutely amazing how in your face this guy dares to be.