Wednesday, April 24, 2013

My peculiar history of Google+ follower totals. It really surged for awhile, perhaps because I was on some follow-recommendation list, but has been steadily declining. I attribute to the decline to the weeding out of bots and spammers, not to any change in my rugged good looks.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday, October 26, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Phoenix by stshank
Phoenix, a photo by stshank on Flickr.

By L.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Don't let the birds in

Gerberoy, France by stshank
Gerberoy, France, a photo by stshank on Flickr.

Translated: Keep the doors closed so the birds don't get into the church.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Napoleon Bonaparte, Musee National du Chateau de Compiègne

You might not have realized Napoleon was such a beefy guy if you hadn't seen this bust of him at the Musee National du Chateau de Compiègne.

Monday, September 24, 2012

High-albedo goose

High-albedo goose by stshank
High-albedo goose, a photo by stshank on Flickr.

Royaumont Abbey, France.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Testing how well Google finds Facebook

Sorry to the adoring fans (hi Mom!) who find this post redundant. I'm using it to see how good Google is at finding a recent public post on Facebook discussing a video of Foucault's pendulum at the Musee des Arts et Metiers in Paris, where we went on Saturday. Also, if anybody wants a value-add, here's a bonus selenium-tone version of the same Foucault's pendulum video that I created with the new Lightroom 4 beta. The latter link goes directly to YouTube, by the way, whereas the first is only a link to a Facebook post that itself links to a YouTube video.

Sorry for all the highlighted hyperlink text, guys. You're all just guinea pigs in one giant experiment I'm running!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Drawing of Pan et Oursons, Musee D'Orsay

Levi's drawing of Pan et Oursons, by Emmannuel Fremiet, 1867, at the Musee D'Orsay. At left is Pan the satyr, lying on his belly and watching two bear cub (the second one is behind the first and has a very thin head).

To see the original:

Camera info: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM, 1/60 sec at f/10, focal length 183 mm, ISO 160 Copyright 2012 Stephen T. Shankland

Sunday, November 06, 2011

High-Fashion Clothes

High-Fashion Clothes by stshank
High-Fashion Clothes, a photo by stshank on Flickr.

"The whole pack of them is 1 euro. Beaches camouflage is basically what it is."

Friday, April 01, 2011

Hoisting Signals

Hoisting Signals by stshank
Hoisting Signals, a photo by stshank on Flickr.

At the National Maritime Museum

Thursday, March 31, 2011

King Henry VIII's Six Wives

King Henry VIII's Six Wives by stshank
King Henry VIII's Six Wives, a photo by stshank on Flickr.

Henry VIII at top, with an angel throwing a stone at him because he was so wicked. The six flaps are Catherine Parr ("I survived!"), Jane S. (baby = died in childbirth so she lost her crown), Anne of Cleves (no flowers = divorced), Catherine of Aragon (flowers in the trash can = divorced), Catherine Howard (skeleton in coffin = died), and Anne Boleyn (standing on the chopping block looking fretful, with an axe next to her feet and somebody taking her crown away).

Camera info: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM, 1/60 sec at f/11, focal length 89 mm, ISO 200 Copyright 2011 Stephen T. Shankland