Taste of summer.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
The light first woke me up shortly after 5 a.m. and I was disheartened by the steady rain pelting the tent. Luckily, by the time I got up for breakfast an hour later, it had stopped, leaving only drops on the exterior. I hung the flashlight for some light at night.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I love how they used the exclamation points as line breaks. Also, that camera? It's at about chest height, pointing down toward the chair where the attendant might sit. Of course, I'm sure it's a wide view, but I still found the whole thing amusing.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I actually took this while I was taking some shots of the new baseball-themed cookie designs, just to preserve them (the pictures of the designs, so that I could eat the cookies). Wasn't planning on an eye-level close-up of my snack, but I like the outcome.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Friday, as we're on the way to Cleveland, I get a text alert from NJ Transit saying the Clifton station is closed indefinitely because of a significant fire. The SMS cut off before I received the part about how train service would be unaffected, but until I found that info, we panicked a little. We also pictured the station as a pile of rubble, but it's not. It's this -- a hole in the roof covered by a blue tarp.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Do you want to meet up at the Pickwick Bowl?
We could knock nine down and leave one in the hole
Taking a slight liberty with the lyrics because I couldn't stop singing the song as we walked back to the hotel.
Friday, July 17, 2009
One of my favorite spots in one of my favorite states is Pemaquid Point in Maine. Very few are the trips to Vacationland when I haven't driven through New Harbor to the lighthouse on the rocks. As a kid, I ran and climbed along the rocks; as I got older, I explored more slowly, looking for new images and new angles to shoot to take the memories home with me.
It's one of Maine's most photographed lighthouses, and this shot is my imitation of the familiar images of the beacon.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
This is what the house looked just before I started for the day. My dad came by and we finished nearly all of that left side, so it's pretty much halfway finished. We have the back and the other long side to go.
But then there will be the posts of the front porch and the back porch and deck -- and those last two are made of wood and painted gray like the house, meaning everything has to be done. But I'm mostly concerned with finishing off the house itself; the porches and deck are less detailed and won't involve ladders.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
After four hours' sleep and about six hours spent painting the house, I barely had enough time to clean up and get to the train -- on which I slept for half an hour. Still waking up as we disembarked at Hoboken, I took a picture as I walked up the aisle. Then I put my camera away for the day and headed into work in a trance.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
When I realized it was Bastille Day, I knew this restaurant would have the flags out. After all, it is the Paris Commune -- and they honored America 10 days earlier.
Monday, July 13, 2009
I felt sorry for the big guy, until I passed him and noticed that his leash is tied to his owner's chair at the restaurant. He's just looking for sympathy.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Though I've been up on the High Line many times already, every trip until today had been south to north from Gansevoort St. But this afternoon, we entered at 14th and walked south, after a brief jaunt north to 17th. It was on the way back we spotted this view of the Statue of Liberty.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Despite my heavy drinking at our evening barbecue, I managed to take this one from the steps of the back porch as everyone enjoys their drinks and conversation. No flash; the light is a pair of CFL spotlights on the corner of the house. Amazingly, I was able to hold the camera steady enough on this second (and last) frame.
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Cones are out on Gansevoort St. to prevent parking so "Law & Order: SVU" can film in the area tomorrow. This also, I believe, was the block on which Frank Carbone was found frozen and hanging in the refrigerated trailer in "Goodfellas."
Monday, July 06, 2009
Sunday, July 05, 2009
Saturday, July 04, 2009
My Fourth of July was celebrated on the third with lunch with some friends, a movie with my wife and a barbecue and s'mores at my parents'. We watched a bit of the fireworks in Red Bank over the trees from the front lawn and watched TV the rest of the evening. Today, Casey and I drove home, did some work around the house, and I rode a train packed with fireworks-watchers to Hoboken. On my walk from the PATH to the office at Chelsea Market, the only sign of the holiday -- other than packs of people walking west toward the Hudson with blankets and fold-up lawn chairs -- were these flags hanging across the front of the Paris Commune restaurant on the corner of Bank and Greenwich. I was hoping to take at least one image today of some red, white and blue sign of the holiday, and one is all I got.