Half Dome from Washburn Point, Yosemite

A less-traditional view of Half Dome from Washburn Point, near but with a different look to the more famous Glacier Point. Also less crowded, which is never a bad thing.

  • Licensing:
    This image available to license through TandemStock Agency
  • Date Taken:
    May 12, 2013
  • Location:
    Washburn Point, Yosemite National Park
  • Camera:
    Fuji X-pro 1
  • Lens:
    XF 18-55
  • Tags:
    California, Half Dome, Landscape, washburn point, Yosemite National Park
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Three Dot Lounge for September 21, 2014

Three dot lounge is a mostly-weekly collection of things that deserve more than a retweet. Stay tuned for fascinating opinions and pithy commentary. Also keep an eye on my Twitter feed for more interesting stuff.

Why Apple Didn’t Use Sapphire iPhone Screens

Why Apple Didn’t Use Sapphire iPhone Screens

A great look at this beyond the hype. The sapphire screen is a great example of the kind of noise that can made in the Apple “pundit” world and out into the “real” journalists who cover the company. A rumor site sees a patent or hears a rumor, does a quick look into it, and then starts hyping it without really understanding it — because what they want is pageviews, and deep, reasoned discussion of a complex topic is terrible at generating pageviews. Instead, you flog the dead horse until it twitches to get people hyped and talking, and suddenly you have a kerfluffle. And over time, if new info comes out, the rumor sites either rewrite their ideas to fit, or rumble about how Apple is screwing it up, as if it’s Apple’s fault the rumor site was getting it wrong all of the time…

All while Apple is off building a really good product, which seems incidental these days to how the rumor and supposition industry works…

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Toulomne Meadows, Yosemite

Another from the Tioga Pass visit. This was the visit where I first shot with the Fuji platform, which ultimately convinced me to replace my canon landscape gear with the mirrorless Fuji XT-1.

  • Date Taken:
    May 12, 2013
  • Location:
    Tuolomne Meadows, Tioga Pass, Yosemite National Park
  • Camera:
    Fuji X-pro 1
  • Lens:
    XF 18-55
  • Tags:
    California, Landscape, Tioga Pass, Tuolomne Meadows, Yosemite National Park
Posted in Photo of the Day