Open Mike: Week 600, Coming Right Up

TOP will be off on Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. I've been trying to change up my life a bit to combat the danger of burnout, and part of that effort has been taking weekends and holidays off. At first I didn't do very well at this—I would work anyway—but I'm getting better. We'll return on Tuesday with our next photo book sale, offering a really great Paul Strand title for almost half off and a matched set of books by Lee Friedlander at an even deeper discount, in cooperation with Yale University Press. After that, Jim Hughes has
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Quote o’ the Day: Gregory Rabassa

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"Every act of communication is an act of translation."

Gregory Rabassa, the translator of 100 Years of Solitude,
from the book If This Be Treason,
via Chris Bliss

- Thought of this in the context of "translating" the experience of seeing and being in a landscape into a landscape photograph.

Mike

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The Sony 16–35mm

Sony1635 I'm told the new Sony FE 16–35mm ƒ/2.8 GM lens is available for pre-order.

Mike

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Yr. Hmbl. Ed. Takes a Break

TOP will be off for a week starting May 10th while your humble editor attempts to stay away from the computer screen where he spends most of his life. I plan to force myself into encounters with what is known as reality, using only my God-given senses to perceive this "reality" directly. I am a bit trepidatious about this project, and suppose the coming week will not be the easiest, but we'll see. I was born into reality so I am not entirely a stranger to it. That's not all. During this week I am also going to try
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