Sunday, May 8, 2016

Red Leaf in Black & White

Over at tookapic I've been mostly shooting close-up nature shots this week. Today I had a couple of shots I could have posted, so I had one left over to post on the old blog. Work has been extremely demanding this past week in terms of time and mental energy, so not much else happened beyond the minimum requirements of my one-a day project.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Modern in B&W

The gradient is natural but somewhat enhanced in the B&W conversion.

Friday, April 22, 2016

The Piers

A ramp leading to pick-up and drop-off of passengers at the piers where cruise ships dock along the Hudson.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Stairs at the End of the Tunnel

In a part of the neighborhood that already does not feel particularly safe...

EDITED: Didn't like the sepia tone after a while...

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Ravenswood Generating Station

Twenty percent of NYC electricity comes from this power plant in Queens.Photo taken back in March on a bike ride along the East River. Roosevelt Island is in the foreground.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Leaf in Patchwork

Makeshift patch-up repairs to footbridge across a railway.  Only a matter of time before they shut it down entirely and rebuild.

Saturday, April 9, 2016


I'm on a black & white kick at the moment. I set my camera on monochrome and walked around in the light rain today for hours trying to "see" in black & white. I don't want to commit to any specific period of time for this, but I expect to reverse the usual routine of shooting in color and then converting occasionally to B&W as an afterthought.

I'm also maintaining two other photo posting sites and trying to keep the content unique on all three, with only sporadic overlap.

Instagram - not so serious, but I still try to maintain some quality standards.
Tookapic - daily photos for the 365 challenge.

Tookapic gets priority these days because it's a commitment to daily posting, and sometimes for several days in a row I struggle (hence the "challenge") to find or create even one decent picture to post.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


This is from day 43 of my 365 project (two days ago).  Overall I'm pleased with the results so far. There have been plenty of bad days. Several pictures I would not have posted if not for the desire to keep the streak going, but even those were honest efforts to make something happen and I'm not ashamed of any of them - so far.

Additionally the weather in NY has not been cooperative this week, and the shot above was taken in the midst of trying (unsuccessfully) to repair my bike - wound up taking it to the shop for a temporary fix, but I actually need a new bike at this point. Soon.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Mixed Light

Apologies for the lack of participation, too much filling my head this week/end. Still, gotta take pictures...catch up with you all later in the week.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

B-Sides: Winter Tires?

I shot the back tire of this bike for my 365 project. I don't like to post the same picture in too many different places (and I already have a duplicate on instagram), so here's the "B-side" for blogger.

Sunday, January 17, 2016


Started another project a couple weeks ago to keep myself on task in terms of taking pictures. It's the 365 challenge, and the format of the website forces some discipline - they only allow one picture per day, and they keep stats on your progress - number of pics, number of days in a row, length of your current streak.

Of course there will be days when I want to post more, and days when I don't really want to post anything, and that's part of the challenge. You gotta post something or break your streak. Even on bad days I try to find something interesting, even if it's a macro of something lying around the apartment.

Anyway, this is one I was going to post but I had other shots that day I liked better (including the previous shot, after the storm).

Friday, January 1, 2016


A little b&w to start the new year.

NOTE: Edited after monitor re-calibration. See comments.