Simplify

Alan Seigel is a branding expert and a leading authority on business communication. In the video below he shares his experience directing a project to simplify the IRS Tax Code.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

Escape. Depending on your current mood and headspace, or time in your life, this word can evoke different emotions and conjure a variety of images…” —WordPress Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

I took this photo at San Francisco’s Hyde Street Pier last Fall.

Escape Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Escape
Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, Camera+ app, edits and frame in Snapseed.

Joseph Strauss, R.I.P.

…I am totally out of sympathy with the ‘Can’t be done’ policy, as evidenced by my work on the Golden Gate Bridge, which you may know was considered impossible…my first duty now is to safeguard my health, and for this reason I plan to assume no active duties until fall. —excerpted from letter, Joseph Strauss to…

iPhonography Challenge: Macro

I took this macro photo of a bud on our Japanese Maple tree after a late Winter rain storm.

This Bud's for You Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

This Bud’s for You
Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera with Olloclip macro lens using Camera+ app, edited in Snapseed.

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A Personal Genesis

“[I want my photography] to create a discussion about what we have that is pristine on the planet, and what we must hold on this planet if we want to live.” —Sebastião Salgado Mr. Salgado shares a life-changing experience and its aftermath with us in this TED Talk.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

“Patterns are everywhere. Patterns are sometimes intentional and sometimes accidental. They can be decorative or merely a result of repetition, and often patterns can be in the eye of the beholder to discover them…” —WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

I took this photo of the inside of an old Steinway piano. Enjoy.

Patterns Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Patterns
Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, Camera Boost app, no editing.

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