Saturday, February 27, 2010

Happy Birthday!


Happy birthday to this photo blog of mine. It was one year ago today that I started it with this bee photo and I thought every year on the anniversary I run a picture of an insect. So from the warm summer days of New York at a pond in Central Park we feature this dragon fly as this year's entry. Next year, on February 27th, it might be an ant or a spider. I've used the blog to showcase my wide variety of interests and to share with you my take on the world around us. I hope you've enjoyed my adventure that has taken me from Los Angeles to New York. Later this year I hope to have some photos from foreign locales

Friday, February 26, 2010

Another Snow Punch

Almost looks like four beers with foamy heads waiting to be quaffed in light of the most recent New York City snowfall. 21 inches in Central Park - the record is 26 inches of snow in 2006. These trash cans are up the street from my house in Brooklyn. It looks like about 18 inches of snow on those cans.

This is a look over the back fence upstairs at my apartment. The sun was out, but a few flurries can still be seen.
This is a look at 7:30 in the morning at the deck upstairs of my apartment. The lounge chairs are full of snow although it looks like a couple of people could be covered from head to toe in white blankets.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Let's Have More Snow


This should be my final snow video since by the time I come back to NY in early April from a month-long stint in Tampa, Florida, snow storms like this will be long gone - we hope!

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Why Cheerleaders Have Long Hair

It's for us photographers who shoot the dance routines and are looking for an interesting result - and long hair delivers the goods. This Los Angeles Clippers dancer - and her dance mates sported long, flowing locks and all you had to do was pick one performer then press the shutter button's motor drive to fire off 8 frames of pictures per second and hope something turns out.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Rare Day in So Cal

It's not often that the sky in and around downtown Los Angeles is clear enough to see the snow capped San Gabriel Mountains, but this was one of those days. I was joined by many other photographers at an overlook in Kenneth Hahn park in the Baldwin Hills section of L.A. Those unobstructed views of the city acted like a magnet for those of us who like (and are lucky enough with our timing) to shoot cityscapes when the conditions are just right.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Future Is Now for Wind Energy

Flying over west Texas gives one a great view of the many energy generating wind farms that have sprung up in the past few years. Because the terrain is flat and the constant winds in the region are dependable, these giant windmills (trust me, they're big) are helping to meet the power demands of wide open spaces of Texas and beyond.

There Will Be Oil And Kite Surfing

It had rained earlier in the day and the afternoon winds came up and made life very easy for this kite surfer who had the ocean all to himself. In the background, one of the many coastal oil drilling rigs continues a 24/7 search for black gold.

Friday, February 19, 2010

A Good Dog

Any animal that holds still for my camera will always be the subject of a photo attempt. This dog and his owner were next to me in the parking lot of a bookstore and I couldn't pass up the chance to get a portrait.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Waiting For The Snow

What better way to pass the time between New York snowstorms than to find a quiet spot in a park with the daily newspaper. Winter still has some punches to throw in this area and the next snow fall will be here in a few hours.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

In Case Of Emergency

Who says newspapers aren't useful? One of our New York papers - The Daily News - is once again providing those forgetful folks a last-minute bailout on Valentine's day. The paper included a center-fold roll-up bouquet of roses to be used as a peace offering for not doing something better. The paper did suggest using the insert as wrapping paper for a nice, expensive gift instead of simply presenting a photo of roses as a way to stave off getting killed for not remembering Valentine's Day.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Car Is In There

Here we are some four days after our most recent big snowstorm and the digging out process continues - for some - in New York. Obviously the owner of this car - just up the street from my house - is in no hurry to drive anyplace and is waiting for a thaw to get rid of of all the snow covering the car - which I'm pretty sure has a ticket on its windshield from the police for not moving earlier in the week for street cleaning. BTW, I sold my car before the srorm so I have no worries about snow removal.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Quiet Before Another Storm

This is how a street in my Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn neighborhood looked Tuesday. This amount of snow I can handle. But this weekend, a huge snowstorm is headed our way and the streets will be loaded with the white stuff. But you can bet that this guy along many others will still find the time to walk the dog ... but snowshoes might be needed.