Thursday, September 27, 2007
Have you ever done this? When my camera says that its power has died, I open up the battery hatch, move the batteries around, and then take a few more shots. You can always get more shots.
Sometimes, if the camera is without batteries for a long time, it will forget what day it is. When I shoot photos in this condition, they show up as having been shot long ago. They get put in folders I sometimes forget to check. This happened yesterday.
In yesterday's case, I knew the date had changed to May 2, 2003 but couldn't be bothered at the moment to program the correct info. So, I knew later to expect the photos to show up in a folder with an old date. While looking for the "old" folder, I looked at some other "old" folders and came across some photos I shot in December 2005. This one from Manhattan (above) jumped out at me. If you compare it to the photo published here December 16th, 2005, you can see subtle differences, though the shots seem identical.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
I suppose, if you owned the once-clean wall, graffiti could bum you out. Vandalism is vandalism. Of course, too, some vandalism looks better than other vandalism. ;]
Graffiti seems to go with the NYC territory, as seen here in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Perhaps it's a stretch to consider graffiti a blessing but we sure do have a lot of diversity in that regard.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Here's one from my trip to Alaska this July. Scott (right) always wanted to go when I was there and this year it finally happened.
We had 5 great days of camping. Nothing better than a camping trip with friends, I'd say. Well, maybe a road trip with camping--but that's another story.
Thanks, Scott. Let's do it again.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Today, September 11th, brings with it a lot of noise--sloganeering, moralizing, and memorializing. Yes, we need to remember significant events but we should remember what happened without the politicking et cetera. Most important, in this case, we should remember the people lost.
One of the 2,996 who died in the attacks of September 11th, Steven Giorgetti didn't actually work at the World Trade Center but had a meeting there that fateful morning. (click photo for more)
Monday, September 10, 2007
Sunday, September 09, 2007
All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
[all apologies to Gerard Manley Hopkins, PIED BEAUTY]
Saturday, September 08, 2007
Friday, September 07, 2007
In spite of the taxi strike, an injured little man can still get a ride. No, a taxi did not strike the little man. Many drivers have gone on strike protesting new technology. Who knew the NYC taxi fleet had ostriches for drivers?
I think myself and the NYC cabbies are the last to have GPS in their vehicles AND taxis in other cities allow you to pay with a credit card. What gives? It makes me wonder what the REAL issues are.