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Sunday, November 25, 2012

THE WEEKEND IN BLACK AND WHITE: NOT WHAT YOU MIGHT THINK IT IS...




Deceptive shadows....






WEEKEND REFLECTIONS: POST SANDY - A 'CHRISTMAS' ROSE SURVIVOR...












































The Christmas shopping fair is here in Union Square soon after the clean-up following hurricane Sandy.   The roses, today, blowing in the wind, have survived, whereas Union Square is missing elderly trees and limbs that opens the spaces to new possibilities, new beginnings.  Let us wish that all people still in jeopardy will be given what is needed to survive the rigors of the coming winter.







SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY 2: UNFINISHED BUSINESS...



Through the window - blue sky or a new pool? - a Williamsburg vista....








Monday, November 19, 2012

RUBY TUESDAY 2: POMEGRANATE, THE FATAL FRUIT....




Persephone's fate:  she was condemned to spend six months in the Underworld every year because she was tricked into eating 6 seeds by her husband, Hades.   No way could you eat in the Underworld, or spend eternity there if you did!
     

SO, IN THE REAL WORLD, EAT YOUR 'TURKEY' AND BE HAPPY
(yet still a pagan sacrifice in these so called civilized times?)







Saturday, November 17, 2012

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY 2: SHADOW-LIKE...


Apart from the point of this photo showing long shadows, Surprise! Surprise! is a store on 3rd Avenue and 12th street that I look down on from my 10th floor kitchen window on 4th Avenue.   It is one of those stores that offers a wide variety of useful small utensils and objects for apartment dwellers.  









SKYWATCH FRIDAY ON A SATURDAY: ANOTHER SUNRISE STUDY FOLLOWING LAST WEEK'S OBSERVATIONS....



As observed in my previous post recording the sunrise a week ago, first seeing it as a red ball, without the glare - today, I missed that phase and this is the result.  I could not look at it as I shot it from my 10th floor kitchen window.   And, at this stage, it is amazing how fast it seems to rise.  I minute or so later I took the second shot.  By 6.45 a.m I was drinking my coffee!








Saturday, November 10, 2012

SKYWATCH FRIDAY: ALTHOUGH THIS IS SATURDAY....


I was able to photograph the sunrise today because it was not glaring, as it usually is.  Contrary to the photograph it was a rich red ball, not blinding, until about five minutes after this shot.  This is what I would have shown yesterday, for SKYWATCH FRIDAY, had the sun risen in this particular manner.



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Several days later I found the shots taken with my first camera, the G7 Canon.   These recorded the 
'rich red ball' I knew I had seen.    My newer camera, the G1X Canon, was used for the shot above - using the same 'auto' setting.  I am still learning the differences between these two cameras, still favoring the G7 model.  












Thursday, November 8, 2012

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY 2: SHELTERING FROM SANDY IN WILLIAMSBURG...





Brooklyn had its share of disaster, too!  But,  some areas recovered power sooner than others.  I fled from my Manhattan high rise to stay a couple of nights in Williamsburg with a friend, where the views are so very different and only one flight of stairs to climb!   Returning to climb ten?  No way, for me, until power was restored! 




Williamsburg Bridge



(Note:  For Sunday November 11, 2012)


WEEKEND IN BLACK AND WHITE: AN AWESOME PHOTO CAPTURE!


We spent about two hours drinking one cup-of-coffee in the same window seat.  Today, business on the street was slowed as the aftermath chills of Sandy sent people scurrying to catch the buses that had begun to run again.   






WEEKEND REFLECTIONS: BLUE WAS THE CHOICE OF COLOR...






...having voted, we treated ourselves to a cup-of-coffee at a famous coffee place at the junction of 4th Avenue and Astor Place (NYC) and watched the people go by.  In former years, queuing to vote, where I usually vote, was unheard of.    Today, it was different.  We queued,  in the chilly wake of Sandy, knowing for sure who would get the vote!





Sunday, November 4, 2012

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