NYC Ferry to the Rockaways

New York City’s coastline, mixing lazy stretches of carefully orchestrated public space with the capriciously winding expense of nature turned to steel, clocks in at an amazing five hundred and twenty miles of intricate playground for anybody who is tuned to the presence of water. For the sake of comparison, the combined coastlines of Boston,…

2017 Solar Eclipse

While others were spending hours if not days planning for this, I had a few minutes only to dash down to an open space and put my good old Canon G15 – only camera available at work – to good use. I first tried shooting through borrowed eclipse glasses but got crappy results. So I…

Never Say Never

… As for your interest being purely theoretical, never say never: I have a feeling the only way to photograph a backlit saucisson on a 12.5 x 5.5 foot terrace would be to use HDR… Yours truly to a friendly stranger – July 27, 2007 Well, we never said never. Instead we chopped the starting…

The Eagles Are Coming!

Out on Staten Island recently, we spotted a pair of juvenile bald eagles, not quite bold yet and their heads still dark, later joined by a parent. Mt Loretto, as often said here, is special. It is probably the only park in the five boroughs that is not packed on a summer weekend. Almost alone,…

New York Harbor Sunset

Enjoying a picnic recently at the Brooklyn Bridge Park, Marie and I were treated to an ideal evening and flamboyant sunset that reminded me of Vancouver colors. Many people were on the lawn around us, some with food and drinks, others their mobile phones. Some were introverted, others a touch too loud. Some absorbed the…