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Monthly Archives: May 2013

  The bottom image is the space once occupied by the Empire Diner, which I had a chance to shoot here before it closed in May 2010. For a while it reopened under the name Highliner, but that did not last, and I understand it will reopen later this year under chef Amanda Freitag. The […]

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    Random Question: Does it make more sense to say a metaphor is like a simile, or a metaphor is a simile? Last night after work I took my first few shots using the Impossible Project black and white film. First, it has one big disadvantage and one big favorable advantage over the color […]

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    While the shots yesterday featured a wood texture frame, this is otherwise the same film. You will notice that in better light the colors pop more, but I still have trouble getting anything resembling clarity or  focus. For more information about the camera and the film, please review yesterday’s post.

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    Sunday afternoon I went for a hike with my younger daughter in Forest Park, which has 165 acres of trees, and a few miles of nature trails.  I brought 2 cameras, my Fuji X-E1 and a newly acquired used Polaroid, which I bought for $35 on etsy. The film came from The Impossible […]

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  One of the endearing things abut Queens is that it’s neighborhoods were previously separate towns and villages before they were incorporated into New York City. as a result, almost every neighborhood has one of these. This is the Middle Village War Memorial. One way to honor the fallen is to support those now serving. […]

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Thi is  Larimer Square off 15th Street in downtown Denver roughly 30-40 minutes before dawn.  This was, for me, the last stop on the nXnw trip before I headed home. I spent Sunday night in a hotel in downtown Denver. After getting up between 4:00 and 4:30 both Saturday and Sunday, I felt almost delinquent […]

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I remember standing there and firing off brackets every 20-30 seconds for a long while. At one point I figured we must be done as there had been so many varieties of great light, but nobody else was moving. Eventually the sun rose just over the ridge on the left, and real magic happened — […]

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  My latest shot from the ghost town of Cisco, Utah.  The town presented mostly two types of shots: (1) close-ups or interiors of abandoned buildings and vehicles, and (2) wide-open desolation and abandonment.  This is obviouslt category 2. As best as I can make out, the ornate script on the steel drum says “LE […]

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  This is a different look at the scene shown here, with a panorama stitched together in camera by the Fujifilm X-E1  Those are Fisher Towers in the front distance, backed by the white-peaked La Sal Mountains. UPDATE: My buddy Justin Balog posted a similar image yesterday, showing a portion of the same scene in […]

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  I was caught off guard at how white the arch presented in infrared. Generally, items that are green, especially leaves and plants, become white in an  infrared capture.The natural color of the arch is more earthtoned, with a  yellow/brown/red mixture. I need to do a bit more research. Green and red are color opposites, […]

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  Strictly speaking, the adjective “metropolitan” simply means having the characteristics or features of a city and its surrounding areas. But it has also carried a connotation of sophistication and perhaps even glamour. Well, this scene from Metropolitan Avenue just on the Brooklyn side of the Brooklyn/Queens border lives up to the strict definition, but […]

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This is a view of St. Mary’s Church in Yonkers, NY, aka the Church of the Immaculate Conception, which has been featured numerous times here before. This is taken from the raised pulpit, which I believe might be more properly called an ambo in the a Catholic church. I like the raised, but lower than balcony […]

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  From the last scenic location that the  nXnw crew and I visited before leaving Moab — Shafer Canyon in Canyonlands National Park. On the whole, I do not think I did the location justice. I think I was just too exhausted. But that does not mean I left without any good photos.  Some places […]

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  Another image from the abandoned ghost town of Cisco, Utah, with a couple of notes. First, I haven’t done a formal search but I am reasonably certain that this is the first ever image I have posted using a fisheye lens. I rented one for this trip, and used it somewhat sparingly. The lens […]

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The weekend that the nXnw crew visited the Utah Parks, there was a classic car show in Moab. I spent a little time walking around the cars on Saturday afternoon. It’s hard to get good shots of a complete car at such shows, as you need a pretty wide angel lens PLUS a fair bit […]

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