Usually picture makers of the photojournalistic sort are busy chasing down subjects and being constantly at the ready for the perfect breaking-news story shot. After all that hooliganry it’s kind of nice to be able to photograph something that sits still. I bought my mother an orchid plant for Mother’s Day and two weeks later three of the six blossoms are still alive. So I decided to keep it relaxed this week and have a little photo shoot with it. There is an example below and more in the Macro section here.
The National Press Photographer’s Association have announced The Best of Photojournalism 2012 winners.
I will always have a special place in my heart for the Czech Republic. Traditional cheese making is just a perk. (My favorite is #14).
Gramacho, Brazil’s largest dump located in Rio de Janeiro is set to close today. Spanning 321 acres, at its peak during its 34-year existence the dump would receive over 9000 tons of trash per day. Now it has reached its capacity and is being shut down.