Archive for February 8th, 2008

Kowabunga, Dude!

February 8, 2008

“Salt Creek, Ca. 18” by David Cresine

Surf’s up in this sweet pic from David Cresine, “Salt Creek, Ca. 18”, taken at sunset on the Pacific with a Sony Cyber-shot camera. And, like, wow, totally our pick for the Photobird Photo of the Hour.

In the foreground, see the silhouette of a surfer, contemplating the gnarly waves and getting ready to hang ten, while the horizon is dotted with many surfers like shark fins, all getting ready to ride the next big wave in. is the easy way to share your photos. You capture and share so many great moments on that we needed to add the Photo of the Hour feature to give you the opportunity to share your best with the rest of the world.

If you would like, please submit your photos for the Photobird Photo of the Hour. To submit, simply view the photo from your photo album and click on the “Submit for Photo of the Hour” checkbox. That’s all it takes. Easier than catching a big wave at Salt Creek Beach.

Read about how to get more storage space and how to keep your photos private. There is no limit to the number of photos you can submit.

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White House Storm

February 8, 2008

The White House Overlook at the Canyon de Chelly National Monument in northeastern Arizona is run by the Navajo nation. The name “Chelly” has an interesting derivation: According to Wikipedia, it comes from the Spanish borrowing of the Navajo word “Tseyi” which means “Canyon” or, literally, “Inside the rock”. The landscape consists primarily of beautiful red sandstone, including the famous White House Ruin and Spider Rock, while the canyon floor is carpeted in green chaparral and succulents.

Each month, Alain Briot, of, offers a Print of the Month for sale on his website. Each print ships with a master file on CD that shows how Alain has optimized the image he’s selling. Having the master file on CD will help you understand how Alain creates the resulting photograph.

Print Number Fifty-Seven is this stunning shot of the White House Overlook as a desert thundershower roils by, imbuing the red rocks below with resplendent patches of light. The rock stratum look like lines of fat in finely sliced cuts of USDA Prime beef.

But the best part is you can own a 16×20-inch print of this photo. Alain sells it matted for $295 and framed for just $100 more. Each purchase is backed with a unique year-long 100% money back guarantee.

What do you think: Which of Alain’s Prints of the Month is the most impressive to you?