No red hearts, archer angels or cheesy cards. Just a couple of photos (of couples).
You’d have a hard time trying to convince me to go swimming in waters where there might be jellyfish. But put some glass between me and them, and I can watch them for hours.
An allegory of the duality of politics: all clean and majestic on the surface, and blurred and sketchy behind the scenes.
An old biology book, a terrestrial globe and a human skull wearing glasses: this is the sort of weird arrangements you may encounter on a French open-air junk and antiques fair.
Hidden in a clearing in the middle of the forest, this dwelling looks like a miniature version of traditional Normandy houses.
Miltonia? Miltoniopsis? Regardless of the precise taxonomic genus of these orchids, I’m always amazed by the complexity and beauty nature can achieve.
42,812. That’s the number of files currently residing in my “photos” folder. They span seven years of photography, three continents, and an evolving mix of taste, experience and equipment. This mosaic marks the inauguration of the gallery section of this site, where I’ll be sharing the pictures I like the most.
Because digiKam provides the tools and Commons the problems, the two should enjoy a happy marriage.
The lab where I currently work recently inaugurated two new buildings dedicated to technological research. As the official photographer for the event, I took this opportunity to take a few pictures of the facility itself to illustrate related Wikipedia articles.
Wikimedia Commons is a treasure trove of freely-reusable images and other multimedia files, particularly useful to students, teachers and small publishers. But the fact that it’s relatively unknown, coupled to an archaic and inadequate interface, makes it quite difficult to use it to its full potential.