..still ensconced in my buddy’s place, avoiding the storm, guzzling booze and sampling the local cuisine (gator tail).. also went to a parking lot and saw a bunch of American muscle cars.. *drool*..
..no smart aleck description.. just a couple meeting up in union square.. shot three floors above a department store..
*with gustaf escalating from a tropical storm to a hurricane, i felt that it was prudent to go to my buddy in houston to guzzle down some fine booze.. 😉
this is a game of complete the sentence.. what do you think these guys are..
what’s not to love about this city that’s bounded by bridges..
except for the ‘being lonely’ part.. here’s a great article from the NYTimes about newcomers to NYC..
*shot from the staten island ferry (free ride)
cooped up at home has it’s perks.. i got to catch up on some surfing.. and not a moment too soon! because there was these rumors spreading around about those new cams from Nikon & Canon, and true enough, Canon’s website confirmed that the 50D (ISO 12800!!) would be available soon.. (my 40D is just a few months old) the horror.. the horror.. well, this might be a significant upgrade for those of you using pre 40D’s ( 30D, 20D & 10D(?) ).. Nikon’s supposed D90 on the other hand.. they said it’s been pulled from the Circuit City ad, but it has GPS geotagging?! HD video?! wtf?!
dpreview -> 50D
dpreview -> D90 (not a rumor anymore)
and no, this guy wasn’t a panhandler.. he’s actually pretty good.. 🙂
..for the utterly dreary weather..here’s to you, fey..
i bet you’re thinking.. “ptooey?! that’s it? that’s soo creative..” i guess creativity goes down a few notches after spending the whole day watching a few b movies.. dont’cha think?
..yesterday’s weather was kinda depressing.. what’s left of Fey is now over the south and she’s pissing like a drunk sailor.. winds were not that strong but was strong enough to blow some stuff “to infinity and beyond..”
..parents were coaxing this kid to smile & pose for the camera.. i followed their lead and shadowed their every move to get this.. of course i was a few feet away or they’d see me as some sort of weirdo or something.. hehe..
EPCOT (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow) – lifted off from wikipedia:
Epcot is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort. The park is dedicated to international culture and technological innovation. The second park built at the resort, it opened on October 1, 1982 and was named EPCOT Center until 1994.
In 2007 Epcot hosted approximately 10.93 million guests, ranking it the third-most visited theme park in the United States, and sixth-most visited in the world.
for anyone planning to go anywhere in disneyland, i’d suggest you bring a tripod or some sort of support because when dusk approaches, that’s when the fun starts.. i didn’t bring one because i figured that i’d have much more fun without lugging some stuff around.. hehe..
as a follow up to the “ny faux” post i did the other day, today’s post is about the real thing.. this here’s the flatiron building.. as you can see, the empire & the chrysler are nowhere in sight.. that is because, they’re behind me.. so that my friends, are some of the buildings in manhattan.. here’s an interesting description about manhattan from a commenter @ gawker:
“It is a complex miasma of longstanding social and economic gentrification; of people, regular and celebrity, of various races and ethnicities choosing to remain sequestered from one another, except during the hours between 9am and 5pm, or when they get their Chinese food delivered; of hot dog carts parked next to falafel carts parked next to storefront Wendys and Starbucks, creating a wonderfully malodorous assault on one’s senses, and possibly killing them; of the media elite and the blogging underclass, and vice versa, of course; of traffic and pigeons and sometime smells of caramel or fudge or swamp gas wafting in from New Jersey; of layoffs at newspapers, TV anchors under layers of makeup and radio reporters acting like the days of the week are ‘dress-down Fridays’; of sidewalk vendors selling goods you’d rather not know, or acknowledge, weren’t and will never be ‘the real thing’; of tall buildings that spit debris onto unwitting pedestrians below, and pedestrians that spit; and, above all, of triumph in love, of love in triumph, of all things ever thought romantic and tragic, right and wrong in the affairs of the heart. That, my child, is Manhattan, a floe of schist in humanity’s complex sea, and never, my child, shall we tramp there.”
a nice thing about my weekend was that i wasn’t the “tour guide”.. i was the “tourist” so i just tagged along and had fun.. so i didn’t know what to expect when we entered this show but soon found out that it was an auto stunt show, sweet!! there were cars & motorcycle chases, then they were flying around ramps and stuff, guns were a-popping, flames shot out and explosions were blowing up like loco, just your typical hollywood auto stunt shoot.. and of course Herbie was there.. 🙂
..looks weird doesn’t it, are you looking uptown or downtown..
..well, the gods must’ve heard me griping about my plight of absolute boredom that’s why they sent me my in-laws who brought me along with them to Orlando for the weekend.. LOL!
..once bitten by the shutterbug, it’s hard to find a cure to soothe that itch.. the need for better equipment also comes with that itch.. so if you’re on a tight budget like me, you find ways to get a deal.. shot this structure just off of columbia u while waiting for a gear-buyer..
..one thing i like to do in nyc is to just chill out on a bench and watch people go by..
..outta my way, or else..
Not being able to go out and mash that shutter button for quite sometime now had me thinking.. am I running out of ideas or am I running out of things to shoot..
Pretty weird title for this post huh? Well, hear me out. From the moment you get a brand-spankin’ new gadget like your dSLR, you treat it so delicately & gingerly, to the point the wifey looks at you in a weird way. And then you read some bad stuff and hope yours doesn’t have it. This shot was from a few months back when I read about dust bunnies. I shot a bunch of these just to test if I had them.. looks clean.. (or so it seems)
Rawr! I’m back from the grave! After almost a week-long hiatus I’m back! I just moved into a new apartment and had to go through all the usual utility connection thingies. Depressingly, I wasn’t able to leech off of anybody’s wifi internet connection..
Anyways, to start off the week with a crack & a bang, here’s a cemetery shot.
..just in front of the UN is this hulk of a building.. the 3 UN Plaza..
..a leisurely stroll towards Brooklyn, turn to the right and voila..
Until I get a license & a ride, I’ve no choice but to do mostly the NY series – interspersed with some random Alabama of course. Now here’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral yet again. I’m tempted to clone out the building beside it.. Hmmnn.. Nah..
..just some random plane flying off to some random place.. maaan, I need to get out sometime..
Alive in the superunknown
First it steals your mind
And then it steals your soul
In a country that’s obsessed with size, an ad like this is definitely an eye-catcher.
I don’t get out as much as I’d like because over here, you’re a slave to your automobile. Well you can walk, as what I did on this probing stroll around the place which I called home for two weeks. It’s not a good idea to walk in the stifling, humid southeastern heat though. Aaargh…..
I wasn’t really asleep.. I was just meditating on unconsciousness..