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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Beware the Headless Hipster

Partially exposed graffiti on a wall in hipster central – Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  With part of the subject’s head missing, it is almost the closest thing I have to a Halloween image. I actually had some other images lined up for today and for the lead up to Halloween, but chose not to use them.  Several […]

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My Attempt at the Scott Wyden “Boston Bad Brackets”

Yesterday Scott Wyden, who I met through Twitter, posted a challenge to his photographer friends to do their best with what he admitted to be a bad set of brackets.  You can read why they are bad brackets at the link.  So I gave it a go last night.  I did the HDR in Photomatix, then […]

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Stupid Banner

With apologies for the title, but sometimes you want to mix old and new.  Other times you want just to feature a nice row of older buildings, and any illusion is broken by a silly mod banner for restaurant week, and really, does anybody who was planning on eating at home change their plans because […]

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Hello Again, Kitty

Yes it is the Lever House, again, and the Hello Kitty statute I previously featured is still there.  Yesterday’s post surprised a few people, according to the comments.  Until they read the text, they presumed that the bokeh was created using a tilt-shift lens.  In fact, it was created with a Nikon 135mm f2.0 prime […]

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Yes We Can!

If you think the title is a reference to President Obama’s 2008 campaign slogan, then you probably have not had young children in the last 10-15 years, because this piece of construction equipment, with its small size and rich color, definitely reminded me of Bob the Builder and his friends.  Even the way its lid […]

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Film and Pseudo-Film

Lately I have been thinking a lot about film photography.  I recently posted some images taken with a Diana F+ plastic lens camera and 120 roll film.  Yesterday I bought new batteries for some old film cameras and a bunch of rolls of fresh film.  I shot half of a roll yesterday, and of course […]

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Crosswalk No. 59

The Face Between. I thought I knew who was the subject of this photo until I cropped it.   It turned out to be someone I had overlooked, and a so-so photo suddenly became very interesting to me.

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My First Blogiversary

So I started this blog one year ago today, and it seems appropriate to do a little retrospective.  It began cautiously.  I had been thinking of getting serious about photography on and off for a few years. In the summer of 2009 I actually started doing it.  I began playing with HDR.  I bought Photoshop […]

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Over the summer I processed a few images using a false infrared filter applied in post.  Both Nik’s Silver Efex and Color Efex have such filters.  I liked the results, but wanted to try real infrared.  The best solution is film, theoretically, but it has major impediments these days.  Some of the best infrared films […]

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