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When it’s cold, just keep walking…
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…
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
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…
Had the laptop for a couple of weeks so I thought I would share my experiences with anyone else who may be browsing for a new laptop. Quad Core i7 with 8GB DDR3 RAM and a 750GB HDD running at 7200RPM George @GeorgeMaier on twitter
This is a segment from “How it’s made” on lithium ion batteries
www.JoshGuide.com How to Repair a Rechargeable Battery No need to throw your used rechargeable batteries away. Repairs on rechargeable batteries can work on cell phones, computers, appliances, cars batteries and many others. Save money on new batteries by bringing your rechargeable batteries…
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Image by markuz
Yer, its alive. My laptop battery charger was off by a little minutes, the reason: The god damn cable was cutted. I was already fixit, but today fails again and there it is….
System76 Pangolin Performance (yes, it’s upside down)
Image by shoe the Linux Librarian
New Pangolin Performance laptop from System76. Have had it less than 24 hours, seems really solid, things work well, keyboard and trackpad quite nice. Battery life (have run it off battery power to see) is pretty short.
Tips on how to take care of your laptop.
www.JoshGuide.com How to Repair a Rechargeable Battery No need to throw your used rechargeable batteries away. Repairs on rechargeable batteries can work on cell phones, computers, appliances, cars batteries and many others. Save money on new batteries by bringing your rechargeable…
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www.handhelditems.com The only charger you will need for travel! This HHI 8800mAh lithium-ion Universal Laptop and Cell Phone External Back up Battery is one of the most powerful smallest external battery out in the market today (palm size). Also comes with LED indicator and switch between 16V or 19V for different power charging. This back up battery has intellectual protection chip to prevent any short circuit to your device. Also with its high capacity and you won’t worry about running out of power for your cellphone or laptop. Specification: * Dimension: 127*82*25 (mm) * Battery type: lithium-ion battery * Capacity: 3.7V – 8800mAh / 32.5WH (or 14.8V – 2200mAh) * Rated input: DC 16.8V 1.5A * Rated output: USB 5V 0.6A DC 16V/2A 19V/2A Feature: * High capacity: 8800mAh, is equivalent to 10 times of the capacity of cellphone battery . * Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery, up to more than 500 circles, later the power can still remain 80%. * For 16V and 19V Notebooks. * USB 5V output voltage for cellphone, PSP, iPhone etc. * Intellectual protection chip: protection for overcharge, over discharge, overload and short circuit protection. How to use it: Charge the mobile charger 1) Press the button to check the capacity * 4 LED on: 95%-100% power * 3 LED on: 65%-95% power * 2 LED on: 35%-65% power * 1 LED on: 15%-35% power * No LED on: less than 15% power 2) plug the adaptor into a power outlet to charge the power when on or off Charge your electric devices( Laptop, MP4) 1) Press …
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