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1-22-14 Snow Day

6:45 AM before the snow.


We ended up with about a foot of snow, with winds of 25 mph and temps dropping to 7 above zero, or spring as we called it when I lived in St. Paul. Just a few fun images of 8th Avenue and 32nd Street.



1-21-14 It’s Snowing?

I spent almost all day inside working on the computer or at B&H and ICP for lighting seminars.
I came out from this:

And walked into this



11-11-13 New York Nightlife

The last Borough Walk of the season happened on Saturday night. Nica Ross, ICP graduate, visual artist working in photography, video, and lighting led the walk.

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Now, in reality, there is no way to cover New York nightlife in one night, but you do what you can.  First stop Times Square so folks can get to know each other and people can figure out how their cameras perform under a variety of lighting situations.

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After that we hopped the F Train to Delancey Street and went to the Cake Shop, a Live Music venue and record store/bar on Ludlow Street.

(As always click on any image to open the gallery.)

Truth be told, it was the loudest space I have been inside in years.  I wish I knew the name of the band…but I don’t. Couldn’t hear.

After that we walked over to St Marks Place and let the class loose for about 40 minutes. I grabbed  a quick slice and shot a bit while waiting.  Being me, I looked away from the crowds and looked for the isolates.

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Then for our grand finale we headed off to see SPANK! perform Optical Delusions at DROM.

That did not even scratch the surface of course, but you do what you can. I made it an early night and was home and in bed by 4 am.

On a completely unrelated and much more serious note I just want to say that I have no idea what any of us can do at the moment to help the people struck by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines but here are a few organizations that I believe are making serious and concerted attempts to help.

Doctors Without Borders




11-10-13 Boro Walk New York Nightlife

Just a small taste…more to come.

Warming Up in Times Square

Warming Up in Times Square



11-6-13 A Walk Around Flushing, Queens, New York City

Saturday The ICP Boro Walks hopped on the 7 train as Siobhan Landry led a walk to the new Brooklyn: Queens! (If you read the New York Real Estate sections at least).

Siobhan filling in the troops

Siobhan filling in the troops

Queens Borough Walk

Queens Borough Walk-2Queens is touted as being one of the most ethnically diverse places in the world. With over 100 different countries represented in its population, that makes sense to me.

This church billboard gives a small taste.

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We walked through Flushing to reach our first stop.

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Our first stop was the Voelker Orth Museum and Victorian Gardens. Their Mission Statement:

“The Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden, through the experience of an immigrant family’s 1890s home, preserves and interprets the cultural and horticultural heritage of Flushing, Queens and adjacent communities to engage their ever-changing populations.”

The caretaker, I believe his name is Woodley (the only problem with being the wrangler on the Boro Tours is I occasionally miss introductions and names, my apologies), gave our group a very interesting tour of the newly renovated and reopened home.

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After that we headed off to the park and area around The Queens Historical Society.

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Then off to the Bowne Street Community Church.

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Queens Borough Walk-13As we walked to Main Street, the heart of Flushing and the heart of Queens Chinatown, we ran into this young lady who had some interesting ideas on The “holy land”, The USA, Persia and god.

Queens Borough Walk-16Queens Borough Walk-17Then we hit Main Street and spent some time wandering awhile.

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Then it was off to dinner at Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan for a delightful (if cramped)meal.

10-26-13 Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon (Visible)

This week’s challenge: Horizon.

I am just back from a Boro Walk in East Harlem and thought I would grab a couple of quick views of the Visible Horizon as today’s answer. Later in the week I expect to do a few river horizons and probably a Cape Cod as well but for tonight? Urban Horizons it is.

The Costco Building at Dusk. How many horizons do you see?




As always a few other horizons for your viewing pleasure.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Eat, travel, photograph

WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon :2: | Belo Horizonte daily photo

Horizon | Monochrome

Weekly Photo Challenge: (Scanning the) Horizon | Photography Journal Blog

Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon « Leya

Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Ritva’s Art too – Photography

Beyond The Horizon | The Human Rights Warrior

In Front of Horizon | bukaningrat ™

Weekly Photo Challenge: The horse that walked into the sky | dark circles, etc

Weekly photo challenge: Horizon | Simon Hawketts’s Photo Blog

Weekly photo challenge: Horizon | Connie’s World

Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Irregular Ventilator


10-20-13 A Question For Sunday

Friday night I was TA for another Boro Walk; this one called New York at Night led by Lynn Saville. I shot some very nice images which I will get to during the week, but since I was up for work  at 5am both mornings of the weekend they will not be making their debut today. At the end of the evening we ate at The Half King  which is named after a Seneca Indian leader (see this page for more information about the man) on the corner of 10th Avenue and 23rd Street. Just around the corner on 24th Street was an “official” Banksy installation. This was on a side wall. I do not know if it was part of Banksy’s work or preserved from a previous artist.

Either way I think it is an interesting question.


10-8-13 Boro Walk – Lower East Side

Start from 43rd Street and take the F downtown. Andrew Lichenstein was the leader of the walk.

Tompkins Square Park


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10-6-13 Saturday Night – Lower East Side

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9-7-13 Travel Theme: Hidden

Ailsa’s theme this week is hidden.

So very many ways to go with that!  I shot with nothing but my iPhone and the Pro HDR app today while on Governors Island. ICP and The Museum of The City of New York have an exhibit there called “Rising Waters – Photographs of Hurricane Sandy”. It is open Saturdays and Sundays through the end of September. If you live in the area check it out. It moves and expands to The Museum of The City of New York starting October 29th through February 10th so you have lots of opportunity.


And here are some other hidden views:




Travel Theme: Hidden | Chronicles of a Public Transit User




Can you find the hidden message that starts at 3:09?


Life-Nutrition-Health-Poetry-Travel- Art-Photography...More


Lust auf Individualität?


Bits and Pieces of Life

Where's my backpack?

Romancing the planet; a love affair with travel.

Ephemeral New York

Chronicling an ever-changing city through faded and forgotten artifacts

Photography Journal Blog

The ramblings of a photographer who is trying to improve


The blog of Irish photographer Hazel Coonagh

Mabel Kwong

Asian Australian, multiculturalism and diversity

photo roberts blog

ich zeige euch meine stadt wie ich sie sehe

Renard Moreau Presents

Cool Miscellaneous Thoughts

Resource Magazine

Photo. Video. Lifestyle.

Ruth E Hendricks Photography

"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

The Boston Harbor Picayune

The Boston Artists' Life on a Dime -An Online Newspaper

The Panama Adventure

Moving to Panama, The Story of Our Experiences




Vermont photographer - Portraits and Landscapes - Burlington, VT | Andrew Gimino Photography

Break Room Stories

Service Industry Stories and More Since 2012

Travels and Trifles

Expressing Thought Through Photography



A Mixed Bag

A poem ... A story ... A Photo ... Something Else

Food, Photography & France

Journal of a food photographer living in France

Rainbow Bakery

Photographing the rainbow of life


art and practice

50 Year Project

My challenge to visit 192 countries, read 1,001 books, and watch the top 100 movies

Northwest Frame of Mind

At home in my corner of the world

Broken Light: A Photography Collective

We are photographers living with or affected by mental illness; supporting each other one photograph at a time. Join our community, submit today!

The Quotidian Hudson

A daily look at a historic river and more


Art. Design. Nature. Inspiration

See What Eye See

Nikki's Images

Project 365 by Kenneth Todd

One Photo a Day for the Year - Reflecting Life......

Daily Propaganda

au courant photography by kurt wahlgren

♥ Snippets of Life ♥

My life in photos

Life On Earth

'Putting it all together; taking it all apart.'

Wind Against Current

Thoughts on kayaking, science, and life

Seasweetie's Pages

One Woman On A Quest for Peace, Joy and the Write Words

Liv Hoffman Photography

My Film and Digital Work


what it comes down to

In Saner Thought

"It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error"..Thomas Paine

The Spank Statement

An adult only fetish blog

Creaky Toes

A daily look at a historic river and more

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging


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