Thursday, August 31, 2006
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best night
and day to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest
battle any human being can fight and never stop fighting."
e. e. cummings
(otilius photo: view of sunset on the Hudson River from the Manhattan side.)
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Monday, August 28, 2006
In my haste to get out of town on Friday, I posted the wrong photo. Friday's post, "40's", shows buildings as seen from 52nd Street in Manhattan rather than, as the caption states, buildings in the 40's south of Grand Central Station. Please forgive me!
Here we see the buildings in the 40's (street numbers).
Sunday, August 27, 2006
So, I know what you're thinking: we have long known that sheep follow but this has gone
too far. Dressing up like members of the KKK just doesn't cut it these days--or any days,
for that matter. Let's hope these animals I found at the Dutchess County Fair soon learn
the folly of their ways.
And, yes, I know, this was a baaaaaaa-aaad joke...
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Here, we see part of the Coney Island boardwalk near Astroland, home of the famous Cyclone rollercoaster. FYI: the tower in the background to the left is the now long-out-of-use Parachute Drop. I'm surprised no one got it going again with the big bungee jumping craze of the 1980's and beyond...
By pointing the camera at the sun, I made sure to get some wild lens flare. Often, people get lens flare without knowing it, since the effect can vary in strength and be hard to see while shooting.
Be careful out there!
Friday, August 25, 2006
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Monday, August 21, 2006
No fair! They say "we're open" and sell a "Rock Star Energy Drink". But how to get in?
I have no idea. It must involve secret handshakes or inside information--kind of like
becoming a rock star in the first place. Oh, well, I guess Mick Jagger and James Hetfield won't have to worry about regular Joes getting to their supply.
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Friday, August 18, 2006
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Monday, August 14, 2006
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Monday, August 07, 2006
Sunday, August 06, 2006
Upstate this weekend, I happened upon an interesting sight.
While looking at this patch of phlox, I wondered what was this thing?
It reminded me of the time I saw a baby hummingbird one summer back home in Alaska.
But this didn't seem quite right. Google to the rescue!
Turns out the thing is a HUMMINGBIRD MOTH. You learn something new every day.
Saturday, August 05, 2006
Friday, August 04, 2006
I usually always look up but, this time, I'm looking down...for you, always for you...and, no, this is not even any where near the location of the previous shot. That's for the other photobloggers who give you 5 angles of the same shot over 5 days. Forget that!
This is my 500th post. I have really enjoyed my first year of "blogging" and hope to continue for a long, long time. Keep coming back!
Thursday, August 03, 2006
A New York City classic business front gate--you pull it down when closed for the day. You see plenty of the solid metal ones, too, but those get full of graffiti. With this type, vandals could still break your windows. Whuduhyuhgunna do, eh?
Oh, and you see that trap door on the sidewalk (not to mention all the gum spots)? You must pay attention to these, when walking around, so that you don't fall into an open one. Hmmm, it does not appear to be locked...
One more thing: today marks the first anniversary of this "photoblog". I have enjoyed the experience and would like to thank all of you for "being here", too. Keep coming back!