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Hey Mom, you know that guy I said I was bringing home for dinner? Well, I forgot to tell you that sometimes he dresses a little … ummm … oddly.

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Hey Mom, you know that guy I said I was bringing home for dinner? Well, I forgot to tell you that sometimes he dresses a little … ummm … oddly.
Computer Battery

Image by Ed Yourdon
(more details to come, as time permits)

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This is the continuation of a photo-project that I began in the summer of 2008: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

As I indicated when I started this project in 2008, I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.

I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.

Thus far, I’ve generally avoided photographing bums, drunks, crazies, and homeless people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …

The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, far more people who are not so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them.

I know they dress funny, Mama, but this isn’t Mumbai…
Computer Battery

Image by Ed Yourdon
(more details to follow, as time permits)

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This is the continuation of a photo-project that I began in the summer of 2008: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

As I indicated when I started this project in 2008, I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.

I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.

Thus far, I’ve generally avoided photographing bums, drunks, crazies, and homeless people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …

The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, far more people who are not so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them.


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Everything I’m bringing to Europe

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Everything I’m bringing to Europe
Notebook Battery

Image by tiredofh2o
note: clothing not pictured, as well as my main pack that will hold all of this stuff, thanks gatti!!

see you in a week!

MSI Wind 1st Boot
Notebook Battery

Image by bnycastro
I slapped on the battery and powered on the wind and it’s doing a 1st boot thing. It’s the 1st notebook I’ve owned with this cause usually I install XP myself

Vincent Benedict P. Castro / Bny / ???
Sent from my HTC TyTN II Windows Mobile® phone.


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I am bringing way too many electronics.

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I am bringing way too many electronics.
Laptop Battery

Image by avitable
Sent from iPhone.

2008SEP201638
Laptop Battery

Image by bootload
"… Software Freedom Day is a global, grassroots effort to tell people about the virtues and availability of Free and Open Source Software …"

Software Freedom Day, Melbourne
Hosted by LUV (Linux Users Victoria) & others at The Hub, Melbourne, 2008SEP20. Battery tray for OLPC (One Laptop Per Child). Belongs to Jiri Baum.

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Whatsinmybag
Laptop Battery

Image by Jonty Wareing
I’ve always enjoyed browsing the flickr "What’s in my bag" groups, so finally after several years, here’s my contribution.


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