Because this seems to be What One Does On A Friday.
I read an obsessive amount of blog posts. I have, at last count, 236 RSS subscriptions, and I read about 30 or 40 posts a day. Here is some cool stuff I've found over the past couple of weeks. A lot of it is through secondary sources, but I don't really care:
A review of PicLens. I've tried it out, it's incredibly cool. It is a really nice graphical way of viewing pictures on a web page. You should probably download it. Try it out on a couple of Flickr explore pages once you have.
A story about Pascal Dangin, the 'Master Retoucher'. Be warned: it's very long, but very good.
A story about a miniatures photographer.
A video tutorial to make a contact trigger for a flash, with McGuiver-esque levels of primitive equipment (except for the BB gun) This allows you to do precise, high-speed photography. I really want to make one!
A Camera hack for Canon point and shoot cameras, giving them Raw capabilities amongst other things.
A good way to find nice colour combinations for Lightroom web galleries, or anything else which can have a colour combination.
Lastly, a couple more of my photos of the rapeseed field from last Monday:
Have a nice weekend!