Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Day 181 of 365

I stopped to take a picture of a window I pass often on Greenwich St., but it wasn't coming out right, and it was raining. As I was about to go, I noticed the simple angles and colors of the wall and two shades of sidewalk and went with it.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Day 180 of 365

Taking in a Trenton Thunder matinee.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Day 179 of 365

A quick shot on the way into the office.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Day 178 of 365

Looking up as I walk from my parking spot on 15th St.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Day 177 of 365

Fountains of Wayne play Maxwell's in Hoboken, with two audience members helping out on "Hey, Julie."

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Day 176 of 365

Waiting for a friend outside Citi Field.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Day 175 of 365

A view from the High Line looking west over the end of 14th St., the Hudson and New Jersey.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Day 174 of 365

One of the nice things about all the rain we had in June was that if the storm passed through quickly enough, we were treated to these kinds of views.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Day 173 of 365

Noticed this on a car parked on Greenwich St. as I walked to work.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Day 172 of 365

Pausing on the way home.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Day 171 of 365

Waiting out the heaviest rain in the car.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Day 170 of 365

Old '97s rock Maxwell's on a Friday night.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Day 169 of 365

This is what it looked like outside the back door a lot through June.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Day 168 of 365

Tried out another Polish beer.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Day 167 of 365

They used to name PATH cars after New Jersey towns, but those are few and far between now as they add new cars.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Day 166 of 365

I've long wanted to capture on megapixels the rainbow-tinted walkway that stretches above 15th St., but I'm usually already in the car -- mine or the car service's -- heading from 9th Ave. to 10th to head home. But because I'd parked on 15th just across 10th, I had my chance early this morning.

Were I not so tired and eager to get home, maybe I could've gotten the tripod out of the trunk and set up a longer exposure or waited for a car passing to add some streaks of light, but this worked out fine for me.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Day 165 of 365

Two hundred days to go!

I parked at the corner of 15th St. and 10th Ave. tonight, so I snapped a picture of the NBC above the door at 85 10th Ave. It's not, nor was it ever, part of the National Broadcasting Company. It was an addition to the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) at Chelsea Market.

"Teacher's desk," Montana, May 2006

The teacher's desk at an old frontier school in Nevada City, Montana.

"Play at the plate," New Jersey, July 2006

Getting that perfect shot of a play at the plate is always a goal of mine at the ballpark.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Day 164 of 365

The bowling alley where I spent a few high school nights burned down last week. It was obliterated, but the owner says he'll rebuild.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Day 163 of 365

Filed under "everyday photos."

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Day 162 of 365

The rain continues to hang over us, and with a late train today, I hustled to work with little time to stop and photograph the roses.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Day 161 of 365

Another quick snapshot as I walked the new High Line Park to work.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Day 160 of 365

[I still haven't caught up on blogging my daily photos since coming back from vacation, but they're all in the Flickr set. I'll catch up soon enough, but I just couldn't wait until I had to post this one.]

[The backlog is released and 18 days of photos have been posted, beginning with Day 142. Start there and head back here!]

Ever since I first read about the decommissioned railroad tracks built over 10th Avenue and the West Side, I've been intrigued. And once they announced that the old trestle would become the High Line Park, I've eagerly anticipated my first trip up there.

This one particular overpass has caught my eye since 2006, when I first started working in Chelsea Market. I'm standing on the east side of 10th Avenue, just north of the Market, looking west across the avenue to where the tracks used to duck into the building before emerging out the north side and continuing up to 34th St.

Many of the old entryways have been built over, like the one in this photo, so it's only bits and pieces of the rail line's past that remain. The rest is left to the imagination.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Day 159 of 365

New signs for the new park! Taken on 10th Ave.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Day 158 of 365

I was tired and lazy this Saturday and didn't try very hard. This is the one and only time I pressed the shutter, and I just let it be.

"Madison Valley rainbow," Montana, May 2006

Pick any road in Big Sky Country and turn your gaze to either side and you can't help but marvel at the roadside scenery.

I wondered what native young men thought of their Montana, what they'd thought in 1870, what the old men felt in it, and all the lovely women hidden. -- Jack Kerouac, Esquire magazine, published March 1970

"The lone lock," New Jersey, January 2009

This pole stands partially engulfed by a bush that's started to grow around it, a metal lock dangling from a loop with no corresponding pole on the other side of the small parking lot alongside the school building. I'm not sure anyone has the key anymore, even if anyone else is aware it is there.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Day 157 of 365

Chelsea Market in Manhattan is the former home to NABISCO, which baked Oreo cookies and Uneeda Biscuits in the complex. Most of the building has been made over for the retail space on the first floor and the offices above (with some historical displays on the first-floor corridor of shops and bakeries), but this is one of the few unique holdovers from its industrial past.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Day 156 of 365

As opposed to the previous day, I knew the only photos I'd taken on this day were two shots of a paused TV screen to send to the Uniwatch blog and video of Harry taking a shortcut through the newspaper recycling shelf on this end table-like piece in our foyer. But I was tired and weary on this day and didn't feel like going out and looking for something to shoot, so I went with a video still.

And I'm now instituting a freeze on cat photos for my photo-a-day project for at least 10 days. Probably two weeks.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Day 155 of 365

I didn't realize that this was the only pic I took this day, but it'll have to do.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Day 154 of 365

I worked from home and had to deal with cats wanting attention. Despite what it looks like, he was no help.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Day 153 of 365

I'm obsessed with fire escapes lately.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Day 152 of 365

Windows jutting out of rooftops like this always remind me of Edward Hopper paintings, and this late-afternoon light clinched it for me. I'd already taken one photo that I thought would be this day's image, but then I turned the corner and saw this.