..that’s me (donnie darko) stalking the aisles for candy.. i seem to be lost.. hmm.. and no, there’s nothing wrong with my keyboard, this is today’s title..
Month: October 2008
..the moleman is back with new fun stuff..
..i really had fun playing around with this lens, it’s a challenge too because you get to see things in a wider, different perspective.. of course i planned what i wanted to shoot but i had to look around & turn around to see if it’ll look good, most of the time i had the camera stuck to my face as i did that weird dance to see firsthand what the effect would be.. of course i got weird looks from people around me but that’s what i like about nyc, most people don’t give a s**t..
..this here’s grand central terminal, shot from the west entrance..
..shot at the same place where i got this.. straight out of the camera.. too lazy to postprocess.. it’s cooold.. i’d off to bed now.. brrrrrr.. time to crank up the heater..
..if you’ve been to the Top of the Rock, then you’d know that this is the “bottom” of the rock.. this is where you shell out $$ to pay for a great view.. the view’s better than Empire State’s though..
..this is where i got this..
..and it’s monday again, i’m pretty much recharged, slept most of the time this weekend, i’m raring to go..go back to work, that is.. 🙂
..here’s another from this fishy series, shot from the 59th Street subway exit, underneath the Trump International Hotel & Tower’s Globe.. and that’s the Time Warner Center up the stairs..
..looks like the inside of a crater..shot on my last visit to Houston..
The Williams Waterwall is a gorgeous piece of architecture located right next to the Williams Tower in the Uptown District. The 60+ ft. tall structure is in the shape of a semi-circle, with water that cascades down over it and down a series of steps towards the bottom. When you stand in front of it, especially at night when it is illuminated by lights from beneath the water, it is really a spectacular sight. It is situated at the end of a lovely little park surrounded by oak trees, and is a favorite photo opportunity for locals and visitors alike in Houston.
..one word to describe the coming weekend.. 😀
..on the other hand, i get to bum around and do nothing..
..this one’s taken from a beach chair in ‘bama.. 😉
..walking down the middle of Park Avenue amidst these skyscrapers, the untrained eye would most definitely wander around these buildings..
- 2 o’clock – 270 Park Avenue / Union Carbide Building
- 4 o’clock – 280 Park Avenue
- 6 o’clock – Helmsley Building
- 8 o’clock – 277 Park Avenue – current home of J.P. Morgan & Co. Investment Bank
- 10 o’clock – 299 Park Avenue / Westvaco Building
..if you’ve been watching Gossip Girl on the CW, by looking at this you would know that this is the hotel where Serena Van Der Woodsen (Blake Lively’s character) stayed when their UES apartment was under renovation..
..not familiar with that show? then here’s a better explanation.. 🙂
..this is the NY Palace Hotel’s facade, previously called the Villard Houses, bought by Harry Helmsley in the 1970s and was declared a landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, both wings belong to non-profit organizations and to read more click here..
urban peep show
..not that kind of peep show.. 😛
..tip of downtown manhattan taken off of the liberty island..
..this here is Pier A, a Victorian-era, three-story brick wonder that welcomed the likes of Amelia Earhart, the Queen of England, and several heads of states.. now it’s just a landmark stuck in red tape.. here’s to bureaucracy..
..it’s funny that i’ve been posting images of NYC but have nothing about the Statue of Liberty..
..up until now.. here ya go..
..made a beeline for the mall in central park and instead saw a group of guys playing football amidst the dirt, dust & fallen leaves.. the scene was further accentuated by the low lying sunlight peering through the trees and hitting the disturbed dust, bathing them in the golden, dusty glow of fall.. too bad this photo doesn’t do justice to what i actually saw.. oh well, i guess this will do for today.. 🙂
..and i finally got my vfxy approved.. if you wanna give me some lovin’, now’s the time to do it.. lol..
..shot in the unholy hours of the morning, when tourists and workers flock around & walk the hallowed canyons of manhattan.. here’s the ‘morning version’ of this shot..
..flip off a switch and voila, no lights! magick!
..to start off with the “moleman” series, here’s Fifth Avenue, shot from “below” Atlas, a 45 feet sculpture created by Lee Lawrie, a famous architectural sculptor..
..i’m in the mood for simple stuff..
late night reflections
..walking home with a tripod in hand.. how handy can that be.. lol..
..shot from across the 9 West 57 building, a reflection of the Crown Building ( as seen by wifey 😀 )
all around the rock
..i’ve been up there, down here and now i went around.. ALL around.. 🙂
..yesterday was up there, now i’m down here.. 🙂
..just some random guy doing random stuff at a concert at a park.. 🙂
..well, have a great weekend, i’m off to somewhere and it’s time for me to hit the skies again..
take a hike
..a few weeks back i worked late and decided to walk from the office going home and take some shots while i’m at it.. it was just 2.6mi so i thought it wasn’t that far.. i didn’t notice that the sun went down faster than it normally should so all i got was this shot.. and a dark, silent walk along the grassy “sidewalks” of alabama..
..also, i recently googled “venomous snakes alabama” and this is what i got.. haha..
..hmm, what? expecting something else? sorry to disappoint you.. hehe..
..aaaand monday’s over.. and so, to offset monday’s anti-happy-happy-joy-joy post and for something totally different, since it’s tuesday and the spanish translation of tuesday is martes.. here’s marta.. get it?
..this is just one of the many shots i’ve been meaning to fix & organize but can’t seem to find the time to do so.. and when that time comes, i’ll be sure to send these out to them.. 😀
..oh, and do you know who the 2nd most beautiful woman in NYC is? hit THIS one to find out.. lol..
..it seems it’s that time of the week again..
..need i say more?
..yeah, i know..
..a little bit early for halloween..
..to get a phone signal after getting off of the subway, this is what you should do.. lol..
..shot on a late, cloudy day off of carnegie hall, a one-legged lady (not really)
*update 7:04PM EST*
..i think i’ve got some of you fooled..that’s not a reflection, that’s just an advertisement of the carnegie hall’s facade..i shot this behind the carnegie hall.. 😀
old fart reflections
..nothing to see here.. just some old buildings..
..20 minutes digging through the internet gave me this..
- the building in the reflection is the herald tower apartments..
- the building producing the reflection is.. i have no idea, i just call it daffy’s.. lol
..i’m not artsy but was just in the mood to do some ‘research’ 😀
..corollary to this post, and this post.. here’s another shot from this year’s dancing at the crossroads event..
..a dancer from the buglisi dance theatre performing an excerpt from the ‘suspended women‘ choreographed by jacqulyn buglisi..
inspired by the writings of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, one of the finest Hispanic poets of the 17th century, acclaimed in her time as “Phoenix of Mexico, America’s Tenth Muse.” This new work involved 12 women and 4 men and the terrible beauty that is seen in their surrendered falling and rising. This dance explores theÂ places in this world that are neither here nor there, neither up nor down, neither real nor imaginary. They are the in between places (thresholds) difficult to find and challenging to sustain. Yet they are the most fruitful places of all. For in these liminal narrows, a kind of life (suspended) takes place that is out of the ordinary, creative, and genuinely magical.Â Suspended Women will be danced to composer Daniel Roumain’s arrangement of Ravel’s Concerto for Piano in G major, with interpolations on the score composed and played by Roumain. Ms. Buglisi uses this dance as a vehicle to speak out against violence and supression.
..update.. changed the title, this sounds better.. 😀