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Monthly Archives: February 2010

72nd Street Station

Broadway runs primarily north-south along Manhattan, but is not parallel to all of the other north-south avenues on the island.  Instead, it cuts diagonally from northwest to south east.  As a result, it creates a major intersection every several blocks as it crosses both an east-west cross-street and a major avenue at the same time.  […]

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Grant’s Tomb

Late afternoon shot of Grant’s Tomb on Morningside Heights, Manhattan, resting place of Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War General for the Union (North) and later President of the United States.  The site is the subject of an old, old joke whose punchline is “who’s buried in Grant’s Tomb?”, with the joke being that the question […]

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The Bone Store

Maxilla and Mandible has been a fixture on Columbus Avenue near the Museum of Natural History for as long as I can remember.  According to its website, it was founded in 1983.  Their niche is selling museum quality natural history specimens to the general public.  That encompasses more than just bones, but everyone I know […]

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Top of the Rock Orb

Pretty much everyone who photographs New York cityscapes goes to the Top of the Rock and gets pictures of uptown, downtown, the rivers, bridges, and sometimes great skies that are visible from the observation deck.    Pictures of the fixtures on the observation deck itself are, while not rare, much less common. What is uncommon is […]

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High Line Spur

Yesterday I made my first visit to the High Line, a New York city park built on an unused elevated railroad track on the West Side.  By the time I got there in late afternoon, the sky changed from partly cloudy to completely overcast, so I didn’t have the light I hoped for, but the […]

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Ferry Terminals of Lower Manhattan – Revised

A couple of months ago I posted a photo of lower Manhattan taken from the Brooklyn Heights promenade.  I also posted it on Flickr and all the comments there loved the photo except for the sky.  So I fixed it.  Here it is:

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Temple of Dendur

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St. John the Divine – FDNY Memorial

Another example for why I should take better notes on photo walks.  I know this is a memorial for the New York Fire Department, and I’m pretty sure it is predates both the fire that the Cathedral suffered in December 2001, and 9/11 (also 2001).  Other than that, I don’t have any more details. Processed […]

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Warm Summer Sunset 3

I think I’ll make this the last one of this series.  I’m starting to look at the set with a more critical eye, and seeing lots of flaws.  Still, with a kajillion inches of snow falling all over right now, this August  sunset looks pretty good right now.

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St. John the Divine – St. Boniface Chapel

This is the third of four images I’m posting from the Cathedral this week.  It’s probably my least favorite but I still consider it worthwhile.  I also posted an alternate version on Flickr here.  I guess I like the spare emptiness and lack of color, but in the end both of those features make me […]

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St. John the Divine Altar View

This shot was taken from the same spot as the previous photo in my stream, but turned towards the altar. It is not as crisp as the one looking towards the back of the cathedral, probably because I did not have a railing to brace my arms against. Processed using built-in HDR of Photoshop and […]

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St. John the Divine Cathedral

When I went to Columbia University undergrad and law school, I lived within a few minutes walking distance of this cathedral for seven years but never visited it. I’m not sure why. It was always, and I believe still is, the object of some fond jokes for being the perpetually unfinished cathedral. I took this […]

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Colorful Garage With Posters

  I passed by this parking garage entrance during a night time photo walk about 2 months ago, and was struck by how clean, bright, and colorful it was compared to similar establishments. I took a 5-shot bracketed set, but never quite managed to re-create the effect I saw with my eyes. This result comes […]

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100 Strangers – 0 of 100

A few months ago I came across a reference to the 100 Strangers project/idea for photographers.  There is a Flickr group and a website, www.100Strangers.com. Those links have all the details, but the short idea is that a photographer approaches people in public, asks for permission to take some portraits, and posts the results, with […]

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