Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Day 90 of 365

I ran past the Richfield Church on my three-mile run today and laughed at the message on its sign. So later in the afternoon, I drove back to get a photo of it. That's when I realized that I read it wrong the first time. It seemed weird to me that Lent would be spring training for Christmas, so I'm glad I went back. This makes much more sense.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Day 89 of 365

I was drawn to this building by the bottom window, with the books lined up on the window sill. If I had my SLR, I would've zoomed in on that window, because the books intrigued me. The apartment is probably lined with them, covering every available inch of shelf or other flat space, hence those lined up along the window.

That's my theory, anyway.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Day 88 of 365

For a $5 ticket, I went to Citi Field and didn't watch a baseball game. Georgetown and St. John's were playing, but we spent the time walking around, eating and taking in the new ballpark.

Along with a lot of photos.

"Start-finish line," Daytona, January 2008

One of the great perks of purchasing the garage pass for the 24 Hours of Daytona is the chance to walk out to the finish line on race day. Or, the start of the race day.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

"Sunset is closer than it appears," Pennsylvania, November 2004

This extreme closeup appears farther than it is, but it's not, if you notice the words on the bottom.

Day 87 of 365

Spring is springing in these here parts.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Day 86 of 365

Soon the window boxes of Greenwich Village won't be so bare.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Day 85 of 365

I've seen Ben Folds perform twice now, in 2001 and 2009. My wife is a bigger fan than I (she's followed him since the early days of The Five) and this show in New Jersey was her eighth. In between, I think he released two albums -- and two wives. He's now on his fourth.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Day 84 of 365

No vanity here. Went with the bedhead because it better shows the fluffiness. The shave was DIY; the haircut, professional.

"S.U.M. building," Paterson, January 2009

The Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures building and the Great Falls in Paterson are at the heart of America's manufacturing history. The site -- finally -- is nearing national park status, an overdue designation. Paterson bears striking similarity to Lowell, Mass., which has long had national park status.

The black and white choice gives it a much more rugged, historical feel, considering this site's place in history.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Day 83 of 365

With skies devoid of clouds, my walk to work was bathed in the light of the golden hour, enhancing everything I passed in a natural high definition. From this PATH marker at my feet when I emerged from the Christopher St. station to the Port Authority building across from Chelsea Market, the buildings along Greenwich St. to Ninth Ave. sparkled.

Spring is good.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Day 82 of 365

Exited the PATH at 9th St. again today and was greeted at street level with the late light of afternoon. Across the street, the Jefferson Market Library (nee Courthouse) captured the rays, enhancing the deep, rich, red brick. It made for a great contrast against the deepening blue sky.

It has a fascinating history. More stories and photos.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Day 81 of 365

On 16th St.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Day 80 of 365

It's been a busy week. (Week plus?) I fully intend to catch up with all the daily photos tonight or tomorrow. Here's today's, and I'll work back from here.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Day 79 of 365

A two-pic panoramic on Greenwich St.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Day 78 of 365

Beneath the city at Penn Station.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Day 77 of 365

At Tabla.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Day 76 of 365

Sorting out some plates before hanging them in the basement.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Day 75 of 365

And what's behind this majestic facade? A shopping mall.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Day 74 of 365

It's a hotel, not the headquarters of The New Yorker magazine.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Day 73 of 365

In Clifton.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Day 72 of 365

Along my new walk to work up Greenwich St.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Day 71 of 365

A beautiful early evening on 17th St.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Day 70 of 365

Man, this was a great night. I said it all there, so there's not much I can add.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Day 69 of 365

On Alexander Graham Bell's first telephone call I sought out this relic at the Hoboken train station. Had I remembered that

Monday, March 09, 2009

Day 68 of 365

I first noticed this window display the day before, and then when I read that March 9 was Barbie's 50th birthday, I made a point to photograph it that day.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Day 67 of 365

Sometimes I miss the point.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Day 66 of 365

It's been a busy week, so I finally posted a handful of photos I'd taken since Monday. There have been a couple of days when I didn't pick up the camera until late and had to find photos before time ran out, rather than come across the pictures (such as this one, for example).

For this one, I realized as I was walking into my building for work that I needed an image, so I passed the elevator at the front of the building for the one in the middle to get a shot I'd had stored in the back of my head for just such a day.

"Yellowstone isolation," May 2006

There is little that can heighten the feeling of isolation more than finding yourself staring out on the open vistas in the West, whether it's the rolling green hills of Yellowstone or the golden desert of Arizona -- or any expansive vista in between.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Day 65 of 365

It was the two-tone brickwork, the "Hugh King & Co." wordmark across the top and the faded lettering between the windows on the left side that prompted me to stop and take a photo of this building. Curious as to why Hugh King was so important, I did some quick internet research on the building and found its interesting history. But that doesn't even include its star turn as the home for "Real World: Back to New York" in 2001. It's now available for events.

Just another typical building history in New York.

Three hundred more days to go!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Day 64 of 365

Not entirely happy. The day was nearly over when I realized I'd not picked up the camera, so I tried to play with the light out the front door. Didn't get much and had to make it black and white to make it passable. A throwaway.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Day 63 of 365

I took advantage of a quiet cat moment as he rested on Casey's lap to get some macro shots in. He barely budged.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Day 62 of 365

An iconic city scene shot on Bank Street on my way to work.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Day 61 of 365

My half-birthday is marked by a nor'easter that dropped three or four inches in a couple of hours after midnight and probably six or eight by now. I'll lie low for a little longer, until I'm sure it's stopped, then head out to shovel.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Day 60 of 365

On the way to work, but taken while safely stopped at a light, as you can see.