Three of the photographs that made Gustave Le Gray's name, from an online exhibtion at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. The images were made by combining two negatives, one for the sea (or, in the case of "Nuages", the landscape), one for the sky.
Those first three photographs in my Naxos album may have been selected almost at random out of the huge disorganized stack of pix I tend to acquire after any one of the times I go away, but I think they go some way to the heart of the experience I had in Greece just about sixteen months ago. The colours really can be that intense. The lushness of the late spring flowers is surprising. The place is numinous. I'm still not sure whether that goat's skull, encountered suddenly at the turn of a footpath on an intermittently stormy day, was put there by somebody as a joke, or whether there was some more meaningful reason for its being there. Either way, it reflects a certain sense of drama (that old Greek word).
Also to be found at PJ Chmiel's site is a gallery of photos from a roll of Kodacolor 126 film, found inside an "Instamatic X-15" model camera purchased at a thrift store. Get down with that vacuum-cleaner, honeychile!
...called lightning field , with a couple of beautiful, vividly-coloured, photographs of torn posters taken by David F. Gallagher at Fort Greene, Brooklyn (posted here by way of a blackout antidote, I guess). Site discovered via thingsmagazine.