Archive for the 'photo' Category

Elle Effect

I have been sitting on reporting this best blog for a little while now (work, school, and such has kept me distracted) but now it is time to let it out of the box.

About a week and a half ago I was browsing around the tag surfer when I (happily) stumbled across Elle Effect. Lauren, the author, is an eighteen year old artist who not only gives us a glimpse into her artistic works but also into the thoughts and situations of her daily life.

What I quickly discoved is that this young girl possesses a mind able to delve into the deeper end of life through both the visual arts as well as the written word.

All this is why I consider Elle Effect a best blog.

A Slice of Life

Witty, down-to-earth, and great with a good cup of coffee.  That is what A Slice of Life is. 

I stumbled across this blog after Susan, the author, left a very nice comment on my own personal blog.  Little did I suspect that clicking on her name would lead me to several enjoyable musings.

So take a minute, pour yourself a cup of coffee and relax with a bit of A Slice of Life.

Farlane (dot) Blog


Farlane’s a guy who describes himself as indulging in “dangerous photoshop experimentation.” When he’s not showing you photos of dice that have been dropped on white tile until they bounce just so,  he’s writing about cool stuff he finds on the web, about politics, about photography and about whatever else catches his eye. He’s a web designer with a good eye, so you’ll find some interesting things on his site.

Like the Ocean

Being in the midst of my finals time here on campus I must admit that I sometimes get a bit tired of reading. So, in a effort to sooth my weary mind and get a review up at the same time, I thought I might click on a tag search for “flickr” and see what pops up.

What I found was Like the Ocean, a blog written by Sathya. Sathya is a native of India who works with IBM in India (though currently on assignment in Portland). Outside of the working world, though, Sathya displays not only a passion but a great talent for photography which is displayed regularly on Like the Ocean.

Like the Ocean is not, however, simply a photo blog. No, here Sathya manages to toss in a good deal of writing on technology and photo technique from a perspective of expertise to keep things interesting. Think of Like the Ocean as something like one part photo blog, and one part technology blog with a dash of personality mixed in for flavor.

So for those of you at all interested in photography or technology this might be the find you were hoping for.

60 Seconds of…

60seconds

Now here’s a cool site that I ran into while clicking through the wordpress.com next button. He’s a C++/Java developer from England for an investment bank and he loves to take photographs. There’s something simple and yet beautiful about his site. You’ll see what I mean. If I could sum it up in one sentance, I would say that I like his site because he appears so human.

His name is Irwan Widarto.

A Golden World

Check out A Golden World. He’s funny, a fine writer, speaks his mind, and is knowledgeable about his topics (sport, film, politics, music).

Robo: Saturday Morning Blogroll Goes To Iran

Inspired by recent BestBlog commentator, Inadvertent Gardener, I went looking in the tags for gardening blogs. I found some nice sites. And then I found something extraordinary: Robo.

Robo is not a gardening site, although the author does work in a greenhouse. It is also written from right to left. Don’t let that put you off. When I look at blogs in languages other than my own, I look at the pictures. It’s kind of a relief to let go of words. Have a look at caricature and pictures on Robo. I like his greenhouse pictures, and the women marching, and the flowers. But what sold me on this site are Robo’s flickr (فلیکر) photos. (I’ve linked directly to flickr; you can get there from the widgets bar also.) They’re interesting, lovely. Even if you don’t know what he’s saying, the blog is typographically beautiful. Robo seems to also have an interest in posting some in English — so that’s something to look forward to.

One final thought: Even when we do not share a common language, we can still speak to each other, with enough good will and enough good pictures.

And a question (or two): Do you ever look at blogs in other languages? What common language do you discover you share?


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