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macro Nature Photos

caught in a web

caught in a web

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..a new category has been added here called macro.. i’ve been leaning towards doing macro now because i’ve not much to shoot here nowadays especially when i can’t roam around the place a lot.. but we do have a lake here and a fair amount of trees and bushes to explore so let’s see where that’ll lead me..

..so far, for shooting bugs 1:1, i found it difficult to shoot in available light because of the limited DOF, so i’ve created a DIY ring light and it looks promising (i haven’t used it on this spider though, it’s just your regular flash)..

..here’s a 100% crop of mr. spider..

mr spider

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Automobile Photos things transportation Urban

drum bell

drum bell

..i guess hearing a bell back then in the open seas isn’t a good thing, eh?

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Automobile Photos things transportation Urban

uss drum

uss drum

..a WWII veteran..

Drum received of 12 battle stars for her World War II service. She is credited with sinking 15 ships, a total of 80,580 tons of enemy shipping, eighth highest of all U.S. submarines in total Japanese tonnage sunk. (more)

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Automobile Photos things transportation Urban

guns ahoy

guns ahoy

..guns from a different place, the rear portion (stern) of the ship..

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Fisheye moleman series Photos series transportation Urban

trigun

trigun

..that’s a title i took from one of the anime/manga series that i really liked..

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Automobile Photos transportation Urban

big guns

big guns

..it’s the first time i’ve been up close with these kinds of ships so bear with me as i post more from the trip.. ;P

USS Alabama (BB-60), a South Dakota-class battleship, was the sixth completed ship named Alabama of the United States Navy, however she was only the third commissioned ship with that name. Alabama was commissioned in 1942 and served in World War II in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. She was decommissioned in 1947 and assigned to the reserve duty. She retired in 1962. In 1964, Alabama was taken to Mobile Bay and opened as a museum ship the following year. The ship was added to the National Historic Landmark registry in 1986.

..if you’re a fan of these ships (or just like to gawk at them), i suggest you swing by Hess site, he’s doing a series on USS Lexington.. we’re having a “gun show”.. 😀

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Automobile Photos things transportation Urban

toys for the big boys

toys for the big boys

..must feel great driving this huge ship around the ocean..

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Photos transportation Urban

blasting the blues away

blasting the blues away

..here’s some cannons to blast your monday blues away..

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Automobile Photos things transportation

command post

command post

..spent the day strolling around an old boat.. more to come in the following days, it’s now time to sleep.. 🙂

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Automobile Photos street transportation Urban

blocked

blocked

..i normally take shots in bursts.. and while i was shooting something, this taxi happened to zip in front of me, so i thought about patching them up together (instead of deleting it).. and it didn’t turn out that bad.. lucky me..

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Photos transportation Urban

career

career

..’your career will be moving again shortly’..ya think?

..pano-esque look caused by the shade..

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Architecture cityscape Photos Urban

tram’s away

tram's away

..a lazy ride across the river..

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Event People Photos street Urban

nyc half

nyc half

..despite the hot, humid conditions, the half marathon last sunday was a fun run.. the initial hydrating stations were a mess, i think i drank too much gatorade, i wore the wrong shoes (= blisters), and they ran out of medals (boo)..

..i also held back because i was waiting for the wifey’s text message from our predetermined photo op areas and hopefully get in some crazy poses, but due to crazy traffic, and people milling around, she just got some shots of me from the finish line..

..here’s a where’s waldo type of shot..

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Fisheye Photos

shwing..

shwing..

..after a short hiatus, it’s back to regular programming.. i’m hitting the sack though, i’m pretty much worn out now.. 🙂

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Architecture Photos Urban

plaza

plaza

..off to the big apple for some running, have a killer weekend.. 🙂

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Architecture Fisheye moleman series Nature Photos series Urban

moleman series: conservatory water

moleman series: conservatory water

..y’all know that i like going wide when shooting, so from this, to this, we now get this image up there..

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Architecture Nightscape Photos Urban

nypl

nypl

..took this way back when the NYPL wasn’t draped in all those stuff for restoration (or was it?).. there was some event going on that’s why it was bathed in red light..

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Architecture Photos Urban

four horsemen

four horsemen

..still from atlantic city..

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Architecture Photos Urban

cash cow

cash cow

..some casino’s fake facade in atlantic city.. intentionally oversaturated to make your eyes bleed (that’s what i felt while looking at this)..

..that sky looks good enough for an IR conversion so view this in mono(IR)..

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Architecture Landscape Nature Photos

port of st. george

port of st. george

..the port of st. george, taken from barrack hill..

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Architecture Fisheye HDR Photos Urban

fifth and infinity

fifth and infinity

..what exactly are you looking at right here? it’s midtown, and that long road going upward from the bottom right frame is fifth avenue..

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woolworth entrance

woolworth entrance

..this is the threshold of this neo-gothic, art deco building i posted a while back..

..the sign reads “Tourists Are Not Permitted Beyond This Point”..

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Architecture Fisheye HDR Photos Urban

crash into me

crash into me

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Architecture Fisheye moleman series Photos series street Urban

moleman series: fulton

moleman series: fulton

..well, sad to say, terry h, the dance series is over.. ;D so it’s back to the usual random post..

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dancing at the crossroads Event People Photos series

masks

masks

..read more about the performance here..

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dancing at the crossroads Event People Photos series street Urban

argh

argh

..yep, it’s a monday..

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Nature Photos

blue drone

blue drone

..there’s this place i pass by going home that looked pretty interesting, it didn’t look quite good when i captured it but at least i was able to catch this dragonfly..

..also, flip-flops aren’t the best footwear to explore the swamps with.. ;D

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Architecture HDR Photos Urban

BoA Tower

BoA Tower

..just like food critics, there are also architecture critics.. catty, feisty critics.. here’s an excerpt from James Russell’s piece about the BoA tower..

Ungainly Matron

The 54-story result is among the most ungainly forms on the skyline, like a matron who swathes herself in thick layers of fabric in a vain attempt to slim her burgeoning silhouette. The tower climaxes with a spire as impressive as an auto antenna..(more)

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