15-08-12 Monochrome Model

This is the image I submitted for Leanne Cole”s Monochrome Madness this week:

Model: Dayna


15-04-25 Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion #2

We embody the spirit of motion.
We’re bodies in motion. We’re bodies in motion.

We dig down in the ocean. Swing up to the stars.
We own the moon and the earth. We’re masters of Mars.
We’re bodies in motion. We embody the spirit of motion.

Our ancestors cowered in caves
Afraid of the dark and the thunder.
Wrapped tip in black magic and rage
They were slaves to their hunger.
Now we fly across mountains in planes
We know aII about time and big numbers.
We’re bodies in motion.
We embody the spirit of motion.

Laurie Anderson

First Response to Challenge

Challenge Here

2nd response – here:


Other movers:









3-6-14 Spring Forward

Since we spring forward this weekend, I thought I would take one more look at winter. I’m sure this has happened other times during the winter but I never saw it before. Two days ago I was walking through Bryant Park and passed by the fountain. It was a cold day.


A really cold day.


My friend Andra who is walking The Natchez Trace is having not great weather but at least she doesn’t have to deal with 18 degree weather. On her blog this morning, she was kind enough to answer i question I sent her. Check out her blog and check out her book!


10-21-13 Boro Walk

Yesterday I mentioned the Boro walk I went on Friday night led by Lynn Saville . Here is a selection of photos from the walk.

















Below is an attempt at inserting a video of the pictures. Will it work? No idea..

4-18-13 Weekly Photo Challenge: Change (Take Two)

Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits and
Are melted into air, into thin air;
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud capped towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.

The Tempest (4.1.146-58) – William Shakespeare

The photo challenge this week is change.   This is my second go round with this theme. If you would like to see the first it is here.  This time I take a slightly different view of the subject.





Takin' It To The Streets

As always: here are a few other points of view.

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Change ~ Growing in the Garden | In Da Campo
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Change + Plant = Flower | Albatz Gallery & Blog
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Change (into Calvin Klein’s) | Thrifty Finn
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge – Change! | rarasaur
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Change | PragueByKaty
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Change | Postcards from Scotland
  7. Weekly photo challenge: Change | A Number of Things
  8. Change: Wow – and what a change! | Journey to New Zealand
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Change | Imperfect Happiness
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Change | cancerinmythirties
  11. Smooth Operator | Views From My World
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Change! | Chasquita
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Change | Peanut Jelly Sandwich
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Change | Rainbow Bakery
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: CHANGE (Autumn) | A drifter off to see the world
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Change | Photo & Tour
  17. constant | yi-ching lin photography
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Change (Seed Update) | Nature Mom
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Change | Penne 4 Your Thoughts
  20. Peace Wisdom Prosperity
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Change II | northumbrian : light
  22. Change of life | Le Drake Noir
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Change | Faye Hicks’s Blog
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Change | i play camera
  25. CHANGING TIDES | bluebrightly
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Change | Benjamin J White
  27. Go and Make a Difference in the World | Not The Sword But The Pen
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Change | Jill’s Well
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Change | The Evolution of X

1-9-13 Big Idea – Little Reality

I’ve not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work – Thomas Edison

I have been playing around with Photoshop a lot recently and had several ideas in mind for a composite image  to post today. I spent several hours working on it. I wasn’t satisfied but figured I had three hours before I had to post so…no problem.

Unfortunately, a computer crisis arose and I had to exit quickly. As happens to the best of us, I hit the wrong key on my way out and “evanesco!” – POOF the photograph and the work vanished. So, tonight has been like a dream for me. Here and then gone.

Somewhat like the experience this gentleman had a few days ago. I spoke with him around Noon, he was waiting for a friend to arrive and then they were off to have a good time in the city… and when I came back around the park…

To Sleep-1

12-17-12 Part Three – Winter Carnival

The previous two posts – ice skating in Bryant Park and night shots on 34th Street, both took place on 12/17. Tonight’s post does as well. When I arrived at ICP (it was the last night of the Digital 2 class I assisted), there was an event happening on the Plaza. I do not know who sponsored it, it could have been Grace as it is the Grace Building. It could have been HBO as they have a plurality of the space. It could have been the BID (Business Improvement District). The only thing I am sure of is that it was not ICP.

I am pretty sure that whoever put the event on did not expect 50 degrees at 6PM on December 17th in NYC. Thank heavens that global warming and climate change are both myths and/or theories just like evolution.

However, you book an event – you go with the event.

Some really good ice sculptors were at work under the lights.

Each sculptor seemed restricted to one tool. A chain saw, a router, etc. I approve of that. The application of ropes and rules is a great stimulus to creativity.

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12-17-12 I’ve Fallen But I Can Get Up

The skating rink is up in Bryant Park. It isn’t nearly as famous as the one at Rockefeller Center but the rink appears bigger and it never looks as crowded so the skaters seem to have more fun. It does not have the feel of a gladiator pit that Rock Center can have. The spectators and skaters are on the same level so it feels less a performance and more just skating.

They make the Park up very nicely for the holidays.

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When you are shooting strangers skating in a circle there is a certain amount of luck involved with getting the shots you want.

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For instance, in this next picture the shutter came open maybe a tenth of a second later than would have been optimal.

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As a result the skater is just down and is partially blocked.  Here is a blow up of the action.

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This being New York City, you can always depend on the kindness of strangers…

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and she is off into the circle again.

10-16-12 Debates! Binders! Yankees!

‎”Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft are written by men.”
Good Omens “- Gaiman & Pratchett”

I don’t know why but that quote just seemed appropriate today…

Re: “Binders full of women” leaving aside the – oh shall we say awkwardness of the phrase – and the fact his statement is factually not true (Romney did not ask for the binders, they were prepared by a bipartisan group of woman called MassGAP  before the election to give to whoever won the gubernatorial contest… read more about it here) doesn’t that sound an awful lot like Affirmative Action, something the Romney/Ryan ticket is against…just wondering.

Anyway, I went to FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) yesterday to hear a talk given by Martin Parr.  He is an extraordinarily prolific photographer and if you don’t know his work you should check it out. If you don’t like one project you may very well like the second, or third, or fortieth…

Leaving FIT to get to ICP I saw a new hotel on 27th Street. I do not know when it opened but it has gotten excellent reviews…

It was a very pleasant late afternoon walk up 6th Avenue…

Before Going to ICP I ducked into Bryant Park. The carousel is still open but there were no riders – at least not at 5:30.

Great minds do think alike…

“The ocean will take care of this on its own if it was left alone and left out there. It’s natural. It’s as natural as the ocean water is.” –Rush Limbaugh, on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, May 3, 2010

“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Rep Todd Akin