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JOL Sunday Flickr

It’s that time again, wonderful JOL readers across the world!  I have a collection of JimOnLight.com Flickr Group photos that will be sure to excite and inspire!  Well, I’m inspired, at least!

But seriously, I love to provide the world with beautiful things to look at, and these photos are certainly that.  Please pay the photographers some heed and go check out their photostreams, it’s important, support the art!

Lumen Christi

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Chicago Theater

Ben Folds Five

Mr Baley

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summer

Bokeh Orbs

hide and seek

Gracie's thinking WTF

Blue Fear

BlueOrb ELWire BluelaHoop Combo

Inner Space Explosion

JOL Sunday Flickr #3

Another Sunday, another time to take a moment for some excellent digital photo art, complete with light!

Well, that’s kind of a redundant statement obviously…

Check out this Sunday’s installment of the new and improved (somehow, I think this is sarcasm on my part) JOL Sunday Flickr, in this case being episode 3!  Everything ever posted here comes from the JimOnLight Flickr Group Photo Pool, which has lots of beautiful work submitted by photogs and light artists across the globe!  All of the photos are All Rights Reserved for the photographer, protected by Flickr and Creative Commons.  Don’t forget!

Anti Tank Domes

Chicago Airport - 1

Periaktoi Light Boxes

Lyon in the Evening

Skylight

Circle Circus

The Mothership

Marble Lamp

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“BATALAN”

colors on a backdrop

Camera Toss 81

Alberto Rionda (Avalanch)

Museumnacht 2008

Devil's Advocate

Have a great Sunday, everybody!

JOL Sunday Flickr

Writers among us all here might appreciate this more than others, but every Sunday that I write the Sunday JimOnLight Flickr Pool Photo Post, I always wonder to myself quietly [screaming] “how the f*ck did I title it last week?  Sunday Flickr Pool Post?  Sunday Flickr Pool Photo Group Post or some f–” you get the idea.  I think today I will start the trend of calling this post — *ahem* — JOL Sunday Flickr.

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Carrying right along here, I dug deep into the well for this Sunday’s JOL Sunday Flickr.  Have you ever just put the window on background black and flipped through the JimOnLight Flickr Group photos?

Nocturna Luminaria

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Milwaukee

The Mothership

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Glorious Morning Startrail

the laser on the roof

Christmas at DePaul 2010

World's Largest Disco 2010

and my personal Sunday favorite:

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Stunning and Scary Image from the London Riots

I was thumbing through The Guardian this afternoon, and I came across a series of photos taken by a photographer named Amy Weston.  Before anything else, just look at these three photographs – the light is so intense, the story it tells is of horror:

 

Holy sh*t, people.  Those images are Amy Weston’s experience photographing a woman jumping from a burning flat building in London during these crazy riots that are happening.  Crazy?  Yes.  The crazy part comes from the destruction that takes place, because whatever voice you had before the riot is now gone because some people who like breaking stuff screwed it up for everybody.  I said it, just like in Toronto recently when the black face mask people kicked in windows and generally caused a bunch of chaos.  People who want to have their voices heard en masse really get screwed when the troublemakers turn it into a criminal enterprise.

A side note:  the last time I was in Croydon it was to prep a show in the Fourth Phase UK lighting shop.  Remember Fourth Phase?

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From the article at The Guardian:

The photographer who took the shot of a woman leaping from a burning building in Croydon used on five national newspaper front pages on Tuesday has told of the mayhem as she captured one of the most dramatic shot of the riots.

Amy Weston had been told there were fires in the Church Street area of Croydon near Surrey Street market and was driving to the scene when she heard screaming by some shops that were in flames.

“There were six or seven people screaming and crying outside, and they looked like they lived at the flats that were burning. The flats were above small independent shops,” said Weston, who works for the London-based Wenn picture agency.

“A man in a white shirt was screaming that a girl was at the window and that she was ready to jump. He ran towards her but riot police had appeared and pulled him back, and they went to her instead.

“As soon as she dropped, the crowds pushed back and there was no way to see what happened to her. I remember hearing people screaming that there were more people in the building. The crowds started getting angry with each other, with one group blaming another group for starting the fire.

Let’s hope those people and any other people harmed in these riots make it through to see the next day.

Thanks to the Guardian and to Huffington Post.

Sunday JimOnLight.com Flickr Group Photo Pool

It’s been a busy week, with another on the way.  If you’re in the midwest, how’s this heat we’ve been getting toasted every day with doing for you?

Yeah.  I can’t wait for winter.  When winter gets here, I can’t wait for summer.  Humans.

Check out some beautiful shots in this week’s episode of the JimOnLight,.com Flickr Group Photo Pool – make sure to give the photographers some love if you like a shot – each image links back to that specific Flickr photog’s page.  The web is an amazing place, I cannot imagine how art and photography and light would be if we couldn’t use it.  There’s all kinds of craziness going on in the world right now, and despotic governments all over the world are cutting off their people’s access to the internet – if you’re free and you want to help support someone in another country who’s fighting for their freedom, let’s all band together for the sake of humanity through art!

Herbert George Ponting and telephoto apparatus, Antarctica, January 1912

Ploumanach Phare

riders on the storm

the beauty in layers

Light Onitsuka Tiger

Glorious Morning Startrail

World's Largest Disco 2010

Plano, trees.

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Princess

Have a great week, everybody!