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Street Photography, Street Photography, Pretty Things, Pretty Things
November 30, 2009

Moon Over Soho

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Street Photography, Street Photography, People, People
November 29, 2009

Holiday Shopping Insanity

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We made the mistake of taking some out of town friends shopping in Soho this Saturday.  It was insanity.  I felt like a pinball bouncing off of people moving in every direction.  And forget about ever stopping or you would be trampled by a stampede of people.

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Above: I felt like these guys.


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Street Photography, Street Photography
November 27, 2009

Graffiti Van in East Village

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Street Photography, Street Photography, Events, Events
November 25, 2009

Macy's Thanksgiving Balloon Blow Up

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And the most important part.

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Central Park, Central Park, Pretty Things, Pretty Things
November 24, 2009

Fall in Central Park, Continued

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I usually like to have some identifying feature that places a photo in central park, such as a building or lamppost, but this one was too pretty to pass up.


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General
November 23, 2009

View from Special Surgery

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I took my father today to get knee replacement surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery on 70th Street and the East River.  This is the place to go for these types of surgeries, as it has the lowest infection rate in the country. 

Luckily, the surgery went well and so far everything has gone smoothly. 

So in my stupor of waking up on four hours of sleep at 4AM, I decided that it wouldn't hurt to grab my camera.  I have been forcing myself to take it everywhere with me and it has turned into a rewarding policy.

It turned out to be a good decision, because the view from the waiting room was absolutely stunning.  There were these huge floor to ceiling windows overlooking the East River.  The view really helped me to get my mind off the fact that I was in a hospital and my dad was having surgery.

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Seats were placed directly in front of each of these windows, and I like above photo because it shows how close your knees get to this expansive view.  (And also the theme of the day was knees.)  There was definitely no zooming here.

But for me the most powerful image from the day didn't even include the view.

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General
November 22, 2009

Ellis Island, South Side

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Here are some photos of the restricted south end of Ellis Island taken during the Open House New York weekend in 2007.

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The south end holds the remains of an entire hospital ward and staff houses, totaling 29 buildings in all.  The area, abandoned in 1954, has been kept in a state of “controlled ruin.”

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Left: Housing for patients.

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Above: Former staff houses, Below: View from staff house window

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Street Photography, Street Photography
November 21, 2009

Sleeping in Bus Stop

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I came upon this scene at about 2:30 in the morning on the lower west side.  Sleeping under the piles of stuff was an old foreign woman.   The Dolce and Gabbana sign added an interesting twist to the photograph, as it looks like it was almost taunting the poor woman under her sleeping bag.

Also, I didn't want to use a flash and disturb the woman so I ended up using the light of a passing car to illuminate the foreground.


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People, People
November 20, 2009

Matthew McConaughey Ugly Picture Frame

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I guess he wasn't making enough money in the movies.

Found this hilarity at Lee's Art Shop near Columbus Circle.


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Street Photography, Street Photography
November 19, 2009

Car Crash on First Avenue

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This crash occurred directly outside my building on First Avenue around 7 in the morning and closed off First Avenue a few weeks ago.  They had to cut the top off of the vehicle to get the people out. 

You often feel safer in a car driving around NYC because you're not going as fast, but some of those delivery vans will speed insanely fast down the avenues in the very early morning and can be extremely dangerous.

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