Remember how I've been saying Nikon should just make a stripped down camera that takes super photos? Enter the Nikon d600. It's still a rumor but apparently a real thing and it's entry level full-frame professional camera likely to cost around $1500. This is a great thing. Except that I need new lenses. I don't think I'd abandon the d7k which I really love, but I feel very tempted.
The apple blossom book is being downloaded at a pace that is apparently appropriate for such works. I went to the page on my Nook and looked at the cover close up. I couldn't believe how spectacular it looked. The image was better than my monitor (and I like this monitor).
The drawback to using a reader to view an "art" photo is akin to viewing a movie MADE for the big screen on your television. You're taking incredible technology and losing most of it as you diminish the size. Yeah I know big screen televisions--it's not the same. Still I was extremely impressed with the depth, almost 3-D like, of that apple blossom.
I saw Days of Heaven in the theater. What a beautifully photographed film by Nestor Almendros and Haskell Wexler. I can watch it on television and remember/realize how gorgeous the shot is where the train goes over the bridge, but it's so small and the light doesn't surround you. Something--the visual drama--is lost. Still great, still a work of genius.