Category: Photography

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Yesterday, as I was browsing through my Lightroom catalog, looking at photos from different times, different subjects, I noticed how the number of photos that I take per year varies greatly. For example, in 2010, the number is 1789, while in 2012, 8427. The number of photos varies according to time constraints, mood, and even stress levels. Yet, the relationship remains a solid one. I remember when I first started photographing when I was about 17 or 18, I believe…

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Siesta time When I moved here, two years ago, I didn’t have any saws. Nope. Nary a one. Then, I had a need for a reciprocating saw, so off to The Home Depot. Then, I wanted to build a ramp for my shed to make the riding mower easier to get in and out. Back to THD for a circular saw purchase. Yesterday, using that same riding lawn mower I noticed that during the last storm, a small tree had…

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See that guy there, reclining, watching the world go by? That’s about the speed of the Internet connection at the Hilton Penn Station in Newark, NJ – Yeah! I called them out by name! Most anywhere in the country, you can get high speed internet service from a hotel for FREE, gratis! Not so here. You have to be $12.95/24 hour period. Then, when you connect, it’s sloowwwwwwwwww, about 1.2 MB/s – Slower than AT&T DSL, creeping right along. I…

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“Outside, there was that predawn kind of clarity, where the momentum of living has not quite captured the day. The air was not filled with conversation or thought bubbles or laughter or sidelong glances. Everyone was sleeping, all of their ideas and hopes and hidden agendas entangled in the dream world, leaving this world clear and crisp and cold as a bottle of milk in the fridge. ” ? Reif Larsen, The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet The sound around…

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So, there I was, after work, minding my own business. Y’all know how I do! I was walking across the street and towards the boardwalk for a little quiet time, gazing at Lower Manhattan, waiting for the crowds to die down a little bit in the subway. From my left, I heard: Hey! Don’t forget to smile! I told her, no worries, it’s all good. I just finished the day and am headed for a bit of quiet time –…

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I am really amazed at what people will put up with on a daily basis. Today, I did what would not be a “normal” commute by the standards of people who live here. I rode the PATH train from Newark, NJ to Jersey City, about 20 minutes, give or take. A few people that I talked to during orientation as well as a couple of fellow employees told me that the couldn’t really afford to live so close. On average…

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