Wednesday, March 31, 2010
There was a time when I could play the saxophone. Maybe I didn't have mad skillz, but I could carry a tune - especially if that tune was Dr. J. For President. It has been many years since those days, and whatever "chops" (cool music guy word) I once had are long gone. That said, I wonder what would happen if I dusted off the old Bundy II, set up in some public place, and coaxed out whatever sound I could. If I did, I would definitely need one of these fuzzy "I Love You" hearts to hang on my tip can because anyone listening would probably conclude otherwise.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
There is a secret little part of Manhattan that I like to call "Times Square". It is the perfect spot to meditate, unwind and enjoy the peaceful quietness. My Times Square is even more idyllic now that they've added these wonderful umbrellas. It is so nice that I'm hesitant to even post about it for fear that it will be discovered by the masses.
Monday, March 29, 2010
One good way to look like a tourist when visiting the big city is to point your face to the sky and marvel at how them tall buildings is bigger than anything you have back on the farm. If you happen to have a camera between your face and said buildings, you can get shots like this one.
Friday, March 26, 2010
They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery, so I must be a big fan of myself, because I took this same picture a few months earlier, and even wrote about it here on Roth365. This time Shelley was along, which makes not only the picture but also the trip that much better.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Want to know a good way to not pick up chicks in a hot, cool, secret, happenin' New York City bar? Take your DSLR out of your combination camera/laptop backpack and start taking pictures of the cool bottles behind the bar. Yup, that will keep the ladies away.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
My grandparents owned a dry cleaning plant and always had vans that they used for, I'm not sure what (delivering the clean clothes? Did dry cleaners used to do that? Do they still? Maybe I would know this if my work clothes were not jeans and t-shirts on a good day). Point is, they had vans. So, when I saw this antique van, it brought back some memories, which I guess is the whole point of antiques.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
There was a time long ago when chrome wasn't just a browser - it was also a metal. They used to put it on cars in all kinds of crazy and creative ways, including hood mounted origami birds like this one. A real motor-head could tell you what kind of car this is based on this bird, but all I can tell you is that it was a greenish/blueish car.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
This taken a good while after sunset. That is the nice thing about using a tripod and a long exposure - it can capture enough light to make night look like day, and also smooth out the choppy water.. Of course I could have just taken the shot during the day when it was not windy and may not have looked all that different. What's the fun in that?
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Despite the title, this is not a moon. Nor is it a space station. It is actually sunset from the shores of Tilghman Island. I did some work in post-processing to give it an entirely different fee. Perhaps I should post the original for comparison.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
As I get further away from the photo-a-day lifestyle in seems that more and more of my photographs are concentrated on those lucky occasions when the Mrs. and I get to go a weekend jaunt. This shot was taken on such a getaway to St. Mary's, MD, in what the local may call the Eastern Shore. It is the kind of place with many colorful yet overpriced things.