1-6-14 In A Fog

It is foggy in NYC today as the temperature starts to drop.

I have spent much of the past two days inside the computer and find myself in a private fog. I thought I would celebrate both by pulling out a few of my fog pictures.

Quotidian Hudson_Zen-5

Quotidian Hudson_Zen-4

Quotidian Hudson_Zen-19

Quotidian Hudson_Zen-37


9-29-13 Weekly Photo Challenge – Saturated (What the heck are those Daddy?, edition)

The Weekly Challenge is Saturated.

The Hudson River Greenway bike path which, oddly, runs along The Hudson has to take a detour from 135th Street to 145th Street because of the giant sewage treatment plant that Riverbank State Park is built on. While wandering down the path this summer I came upon a graveyard of outdated, nay ancient technology.

I stopped to admire it and take some shots.

As I shot many people were going by and paying no attention.

Then an eight or nine-year old girl and her dad walked by.

She stopped dead in her tracks.

“What the heck are those Daddy?”

Boro Walk

Some other views of saturated:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated | Nature’s Walk Photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturation | Say It With A Camera

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated | A Mixed Bag

Weekly Photo Challenge – Colorful Relaxation | Canoe Communications

Saturated {Photo Challenge} | Clicky Chick Creates

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated | Photo & Tour

Weekly photo challenge: saturated | Jean’s Photography Blog

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated | nancy merrill photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated | Getting the Picture

Weekly photo challenge: Saturated | Flickr Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated | Rois

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated | Today, on Earth

From the Darkness of Psychosis | Broken Light: A Photography Collective

6-14-13 Travel Theme: Flow

“Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thought that is forever flowing through one’s head.”

Mark Twain

Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week is: FLOW (check it out here). I am really pleased with this shot, not as a great photograph, but as a great fulfillment of the assignment. As a lagniappe, it also could work for this week’s Photo Challenge: Curves, but that will get its own post.  Why do I feel this is a great fulfillment of the task assigned?  Well, check it out. Look it over and see if you can tell why I think that?

Boro Walk

I am sure you got it but just in case…we have several flows contained here. We have the easy flow of the bike/runner path. The extremely slow and excruciating flow of the West Side Highway (it is actually the Henry Hudson Parkway here but only the DOT calls it that) .  The lack of flow of The Hudson River (estuary) at slack tide. Three flows in one. (I am not counting the flow of the clouds/atmosphere but it is there)

I think Twain was right…

Other viewpoints on flow are below…

Travel Theme: Flow | Paths Unwritten

Travel theme: Flow | masadiso79’s Blog

Travel theme: Flow | So where’s the snow?


Travel Theme: Flow | Wind Against Current


Travel Theme: Flow | The Wife With Baggage

Le Drake Noir

Check back in a day or two. Ailsa’s blog will link to many more.

5-4-11 A Cold Night On The River

What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn’t have any doubt — it is sure to get where
it is going, and it doesn’t want to go anywhere else.
Hal Boyle

I wasn’t able to get to the river until late last night. I had a project to handle in the morning, an interview in the afternoon and a class last night and it was pouring when I got up. I didn’t make it down to the river until almost 10 pm.

We moved back into mid-April weather…rainy and cold.  The river was almost deserted but it was a great way to end a very long day… the river almost always calms my mind.

I  shot at 3200 ASA. This is pretty grainy and there is a real color shift.  I love the way the camera sees things at night…

Addendum to 5/3/11 Post:

Several people have told me they didn’t understand yesterday’s post. I guess I just assumed everyone knows the movie This Is Spinal Tap or at least has been exposed to this scene…Spinal Tap – Stonehenge… oops, my bad.  Moving along…