Sunday, February 28, 2010

"Golden Dome," Indiana, December 1994

This shot is among the first batch from my film archives that I scanned in last month, and it was the first of dozens of shots I took of Notre Dame's Main Building at night in the four years I was there. The gold-gilded dome shines every night and once you get your bearings in relation to it, it serves as a compass point for where you are on campus.

"Middle of the night," New Jersey, January 2010

It happens with regularity most nights: Lenny will come into the bedroom before I fall asleep and settle in on my legs. Inevitably, I'll have to shift, which wakes him up and he takes that opportunity to resettle himself on my neck and shoulder, leaning up against my head. With Casey away on this particular night, I took the opportunity for a self portrait.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

"Askew view on the High Line," New York, December 2009

I didn't even know I'd pressed the shutter while walking to work along the High Line with my camera in my hand. Only when I uploaded the pics did I see this askew view. I like the result.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

"One-on-one drills," New Jersey, August 2009

Brandon Moore (65) and D'Brickashaw Ferguson (60) engage in a turbulent one-on-one drill between linemen during Jets training camp in August.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

"Fiery sky," New Jersey, November 2007

So often, I find myself walking to the train station in the late afternoon or evening just as the sky is putting on a hell of a light show.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

"The eyes have legs," New Jersey, May 2005

I just had to dig up this photo of the characters for the Lakewood BlueClaws' eyeball race to post for Lens Day. (I only got the e-mail a few hours ago; not sure why it didn't come on Wednesday.)

The eyes have it.

Friday, February 19, 2010

"To go into solitude," Colorado, May 2006

To go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as from society.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Nature"

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"Sepia times, Nevada City," Montana, May 2006

Nevada City, Montana is a collection of buildings, old equipment and other various gold-rush ephemera laid out on a slightly sloping field in the southwestern part of the state. My college roommate and I walked among its old buildings and rusting farm equipment on a drizzly spring day nearly four years ago.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

"Cloud Room at the Warhol," Pittsburgh, September 2005

The incredible lightness of Warhol. The Cloud Room at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh features air-filled mylar pillows and fans to keep them afloat (though visitors tend to help a bit). Catching a distorted reflection of yourself in their silver surfaces is always a treat.

A quick search resulted in several videos of the "cloud" in motion:

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"Shed in the snow," New Jersey, February 2010

Yeah, so we're having a little weather here today. I took these photos this afternoon, when my wife and I went out to shovel the 5-6 inches we had. I usually prefer to wait until the snow stops falling, but because that's projected to be tomorrow morning -- giving us pretty much 24 hours' worth of snowfall -- I figured our muscles and backs would be better off tomorrow if we tackled some of it today. In the five hours since then, we've had about another 4-5 inches. And there's more to come.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

"On the surface of Cloud Gate," Chicago, August 2007

The artist calls it Cloud Gate, but the public calls it The Bean. No matter the nomenclature, it draws people to its reflective surface to look at themselves and the city in reverse. I've only seen it once, in summer, on a sticky, steamy day, but I'm sure it's as enjoyable on a windy winter day.