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See? I can eat coffee with my fork!

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See? I can eat coffee with my fork!
Computer Battery

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken at the "Arte around the corner" (http://www.artearoundthecorner.com/) restaurent/deli, on Columbus between 72nd and 73rd St. I think this was a mother/son couple, and they were behaving perfectly normally … I walked them going north on Columbus, saw nothing worth photographing, and then turned back south to retrace my steps, and saw this opportunity.

In case you’re interested, by the way, the woman’s hat says "104th US Open". So I guess she’s a tennis fan …

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This is part of an evolving photo-project, which will probably continue throughout the summer of 2008, and perhaps beyond: 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.

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.

For the most part, I’ve deliberately avoided photographing bums, drunks, drunks, and crazy 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.

Kid on the street
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Image by Ed Yourdon
This young kid was slouched against a fire hydrant on the south side of 96th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. I think he was actually carrying on a conversation with another kid, off to the right of the frame … but your first impression, when looking at him, is that he’s sound asleep…

Note: this photo was published in a Mar 18, 2010 French blog titled "Améliorer l’encadrement des mineurs délinquants."

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This is part of an evolving photo-project, which will probably continue throughout the summer of 2008, and perhaps beyond: 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.

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.

For the most part, I’ve deliberately avoided photographing bums, drunks, drunks, and crazy 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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???? (A Cup of Coffee)

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???? (A Cup of Coffee)
Laptop Batteries

Image by annamatic3000
???? (A Cup of Coffee) is the name of a cute little cafe in our neighborhood that is decorated with the owner’s vintage toy collection. The cappuccino, as with other small cafes in Seoul, is rather expensive at 5,000 Won, but you get a free refill of Americano and a slice of freshly baked flatbread. And if you hang around long enough, you’ll get other freebies too.

I parked my laptop there to do some work and got into a conversation with some Cantonese-speaking tourists from Hong Kong. Before we knew it, small plates of little pizzas, toast, and extra cups of espresso were landing on our tables.

I had to leave after a few hours because they didn’t have an accessible outlet for my laptop and my battery was dying.

See where this picture was taken. [?]

Powerless
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Image by 4nitsirk
Our campus did not have electricity for the last two days as neessary repairs needed to be made. In order to keep at least some buildings operable, this power generator was brought in. On Thursday we had a smaller version of it that was not strong enough. Thus, a bigger one was brought in that worked like a charm till the evening before it started coughing which lasted till this morning.

Thank goodness for laptops wth working batteries to bridge the brief power losses this morning before it could be repaired.


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Got my netbook. Got my coffee. This is my office. I’m happy

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Got my netbook. Got my coffee. This is my office. I’m happy
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Image by Ed Yourdon
Note: this photo was published in a Jun 16, 2009 Lifehacker blog article titled "Master the Art of Web Commuting." It was also published in the Japanese edition of the same Lifehacker blog, with a title of "????????????." And it was published in an Aug 28, 2009 blog titled "Free WiFi All Over Arlington." More recently, it was published in a Sep 28, 2009 Swedish blog titled "Mobilt bredband kan bli dyrt i paket." And it was published in a Dec 8, 2009 blog titled " It Ain’t Your Grandfathers Marketing Strategy."

More recently, the photo was published in a Feb 7, 2011 blog titled "Vill du vara med?" I have no idea what that means, but I’m sure it’s good stuff. And it was published in an Oct 2011 Romanian blog titled "Cele mai utile site-uri de truism."

Moving into 2012, the photo was published in an undated (mid-Sep 2012) blog titled "Will Free Shipping Day Rival Cyber Monday Sales?"

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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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