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When it’s cold, just keep walking…

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When it’s cold, just keep walking…
Computer Batteries

Image by Ed Yourdon
The glass wall behind this young woman is part of the 72nd St. IRT subway station that’s part of Verdi Square… She was walking very briskly indeed, though I certainly can’t blame her: even in the bright mid-day sunshine, it was cold and raw outside…

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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.

Pixie Gurading her Rawhides
Computer Batteries

Image by Douglas Brown
I posted one of the few photograps I have on my Tablet. We had a horrendous wind storm in Anchorage. Three 70′ pine trees were uprooted in our backyard and one hit our house and managed to take both the power cable and TV/Phone/Internet cable with it.

It may be another five days before we have electricity but hopefully it will be much sooner. But I don’t have any access to my primary computer and my photographs so this photo of our Shipperke is all I have to post. But she is very cute! :)

So, many apologies for no comments the last few days but my one Tablet’s battery only lasts about 3 ours so I’m very limited. I just got this back from a friend who charged it this afternoon… But I won’t be posting for a few days until my electricity comes back on.

Of course, that’s a long time for a Flickr Fanatic!

Be back as soon as I can…

Thanks, Doug.


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It is cold again Project 365(3) Day 216

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It is cold again Project 365(3) Day 216
Computer Batteries

Image by Keith Williamson
Pam and I seem to be going though one of those periods that you have when a number of challenges loom up to face you.

First it was the battery on the car that died, then I had problems with the installation of programs on my new computer, I had a hair on the sensor of my best camera, one of my UPS expired, the fence at the back was making its way into the garden below and finally (I hope) the new air conditioning unit stopped blowing cold air.

This air conditioning unit worked fine when it was first installed. The air in the room was nicely chilled and it was taking out a decent quantity of water each day. Then gradually it chilled less and less and the room still felt muggy an hour or so after the unit was switched on.

Nothing else for it, call the shop and get someone out to look at it so that is what we did yesterday. This morning, first thing, the technicians arrived and confirmed my suspicions that somehow all the gas had escaped from inside. After taking this outside unit off the wall, it was an easy job to locate the gas joint that was leaking, correct that, fill the unit back up with gas, and check that all was well with a manometer.

Result, the unit is working 100% again, the air is nicely chilled and the water bottle outside was half full after just two hours of operation.

Now back to that garden fence!


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Omygod, Rachel, what kind of spice did they put in those cold sesame noodles? I’m having an orgasm!

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Omygod, Rachel, what kind of spice did they put in those cold sesame noodles? I’m having an orgasm!
Computer Battery

Image by Ed Yourdon
(more details later, 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.

So they’re gonna do a re-make of “Sex and the City,” and they want *us* to audition!
Computer Battery

Image by Ed Yourdon
(more details later, 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.

Look, how bad can it be? She’ll tell me I can look forward to health, wealth, and happiness…
Computer Battery

Image by Ed Yourdon
(more details later, 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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