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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Long shadow

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Sometimes I'm able to switch to black and white to milk a bit more contrast and sharpness from a low quality image. It didn't work in this case. It was kind of a lucky shot anyway, so I can't be too grumpy, but the focus it not quite what I wish it was and I'm not sure the black and white helps all that much.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Sunday's snow

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Manhattan Ave, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

It's nice an all, but do you have anything closer to the BQE?

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Maybe a better view of the roadway?
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Starting salary $7.50

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In case you were curious.


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Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Backyard snow

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I have a great "Read Window" backyard view, but I don't often post these photos in case a neighbor freaks out about it.
The color in the bottom photo is actually true to what the light looked like. Weird reflected city streelight halogen.

Secaucus Junction Station

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Reading by pizza light

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The B&W came a little dark but the image quality started to fall apart when I played with it too much.
Manhattan Ave, Greenpoint (that's Russ Pizza)

A matter of angles

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Ok, so obviously I was in Tribeca yesterday. This is a progress check on the massive house they're building on the corner of West Broadway and North Moore.

Buster's leaves a sign

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I admit I kind of liked the populism of Buster's Garage, but one good thing about it leaving is that painted sign. Of course, whatever's going there will probably cover it up again.


This was two seconds away from being a photo of two guys taking down a huge sign with the words "Tribbles is here." This is down on West Broadway. I thought it was another bar because there was a sign about wine, but it's actually a home and garden store.
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Monday, February 26, 2007

Monsignor's remodel

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I've walked past a couple times when the door has been open and they are totally gutting the place. It had a pretty tired interior anyway.

Blind Tiger Starbucks

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The irony is that the new Blind Tigre Ale House location doesn't have its liquor license yet (as far as I know) so it too is a coffee place. And P.S. I just read on their site that they have birch beer on tap, so I may have to make a special trip there just for that.


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Sheradin Square

Outdoor hair salon

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Union Square

On the line

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Williamsburg, Brooklyn

More Deuse Seven

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Not making friends with the neighbors

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I was standing there taking the top photo, trying to figure out why there's that weird bevel in the the floor lay out (some kind of loft?) when a random local came over to tell me that at some point the rear wall of the building fell over onto the neighboring house (lower picture) crushing the roof. The old house was subsequently condemned and the residents had to move out - or so went the tale from this local. When I remarked about the odd looking diagonal corner on the new building he made a Bronx cheer.
(Random photoblogging note: Photoblogging with a baby in a stroller draws a lot more friendly reaction than walking around alone.)

Red house

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I don't know what caught my eye. Even now I'm not sure what it is, but I still like it. I didn't do anything to enrich the colors. I think they're popping because the sky, though overcast, was pretty bright.
Humbolt St., Brooklyn

Brooklyn balconies

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This must have looked like a better idea on paper.
Metropolitan Ave.

Pete's Candy Store

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I have been waiting for there to be no cars in front of this place forever. The time of day was not quite what I wanted but you can see the lights a little. I watned to do a square shot but again, the light being a bit too bright meant that it would have been a picture of myself in the window.


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McCarren Park

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Faces - Pillow Fight NYC 2007

My goal for the day was to see if I could get some good candid faces. For the most part I tried to find a face in the crowd and snap it in between pillow boffings. It's remarkable how many people had huge genuine smiles.
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This might need a little more Photoshop to warm it up, but I think it's my favorite from the day.

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I'm pretty pleased with this one as well. I thought I heard him telling a camera crew he is one of the organizers.

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These kids found boundless glee in attacking this guy with pillows. He'd run away and a trail of kids would follow behind. As he ran his pants kept falling down. Somewhere out there is a shot of his naked butt running from a swarm of pillow wielding kids. I was lucky to snap this one off quickly as they passed. UPDATE: OK, this video explains it.

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