Monday, September 30, 2013

yellow door with tree

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I didn't alter the color in this photograph in any way - this is what the morning light can do to things. looks kind of overly saturated and fake to me but interesting nonetheless. these trees are the first ones in my neighborhood to lose their leaves (I've written about these trees extensively before in this blog) afterall, this is VERY important stuff.
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Sunday, September 29, 2013

a tape collection with no rival...

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pretty impressive huh? luckily my dad lives less than a mile away - and he loves giving me stuff.


Saturday, September 28, 2013

modern day pumpkin patch

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I found these beauties in a big cardboard box outside stop and shop. I thought they were a steal at $5.99.


Friday, September 27, 2013

storm clouds and rats outside costco

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I'm not sure what happened yesterday - the weather was supposed to be beautiful this whole week. at least the storm clouds ( and power lines, I seem drawn to power lines lately) provided the perfect accompaniment to the rats outside costco. 


Thursday, September 26, 2013

priscilla's nemesis

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behold my first instagram picture posted to this blog. it only took me 36 hours to figure out how to do it - which just makes me even more frightened to update my iphone. I've been in a bit of a photographic slump lately. I'm hoping playing around with instagram might help.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

autumn sky

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I couldn't resist this massive cloud formation from last sunday. as I type, it's a crisp 62 degrees outside...autumn has definitely arrived. I shot this last sunday from the same location I shot last monday's post - this time turning my camera towards the sky.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

the sun's handiwork


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I used to grow sunflowers. now all I do is buy seeds and then forget about them until I come across them when it's too late to plant them. this is why I truly appreciate it when I find one that someone else planted. I am pretty sure whoever grew this one planted the one I posted here last year since it's in front of the same house in farmingdale. isn't she beautiful? here is a minute long time lapse of what happens to a sunflower's head once it gets big.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

aren't they pretty?



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I wish I could fly, but since that's not going to happen anytime soon I will have to settle for living vicariously through this eagle I found on colossal


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

nearly full moon over stop and shop


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speaking of autumn, you can see the leaves are changing in this scene. but what really caught my eye was the sun's reflection lighting up the stop sign. the moon is almost full too. please 

Monday, September 16, 2013

six more days until autumn



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there's no doubt about it, autumn is on its way. it's not just the calendar that tells me this is so, it's the light and how I see it affect my photographs. the sun begins its shift, turning the saturated colors of summer towards the earthier more subtle warmth of autumn. the evidence is apparent in this suburban neighborhood street scene I shot during the latter part of last saturday. I noticed this light change inside my house the other day when I thought the light next to the couch was on, when really, it was the angle at which the sun was entering our house. look at how brightly lit up this bookcase is. in the height of the summer months, this corner is usually quite dark. I wrote about this same light three short years ago right here.


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Saturday, September 14, 2013

hello super lucky cat

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in case it isn't obvious, I'll go ahead and point out the reflections. the weird white shape in front of the cat is the front of a car and then glimpses of the brick and windows are the building across the street. I used to live in that building in greenwich village. every once in awhile I like to walk down that street and relive old happy memories. for more interesting reflections, please visit jame's weekend reflections.


Friday, September 13, 2013

arizona sky

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these shades of blue are pretty much what was happening in sedona's sky while we were there last may - not that I'm complaining...
for more interesting skies, please visit skywatch friday. have a great weekend everyone!


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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

freedom

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

school starts...again

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yesterday marked the beginning of a new school year for our local public schools. and idyllic as this scene is, I don't miss watching ian slave away at hours upon hours of homework like he used too while in high school. speaking of which, anthony and I dropped ian off at college a little over two weeks ago. and if there is anyone out there who is feeling a bit of empty nest syndrome, I can totally relate.
p.s. check out that cloud floating along the sky in the background.


Monday, September 9, 2013

playing the flute for kachina woman

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earlier this summer (I refuse to admit summer is over) while visiting sedona, I heard a flute playing somewhere in the distance. I was surprised to see it was the man I had heard about earlier sitting atop the rock formation known as kachina woman's son. thankfully I had enough zoom in my camera to get a shot.  if you want to get a better idea about how high up he is you can see my earlier post on kachina woman here. in that post there is a man standing atop this pillar.


Thursday, September 5, 2013

the bulletin board at coffee exchange


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if you are ever in need of an excellent cup of coffee while visiting providence, I highly recommend the coffee exchange over on wickenden street. their organic sustainable coffee is so good I can no longer drink any other brand. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

is this supposed to make me feel grateful for the humidity?

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supposedly the humidity long island has been experiencing as of late is lifting tomorrow. maybe we'll get really lucky and the sun will shine too. remember the christmas themed pink flamingos from june?



Sunday, September 1, 2013

goodbye august

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is there a month that goes by quicker than august?  last night anthony and I went to the MET yet again. yesterday was the last night of their civil war photograph exhibition and I figured the museum might not be so crowded during labor day weekend. with everyone driving out to eastern long island, we drove into the city in record breaking time and found free parking a block away from the MET. the exhibit was amazing. I think I learned more about the civil war in that one show than I ever have - plus it made me want to learn further about the war in the future. does anyone have any good civil war books they would care to recommend? unfortunately no one is allowed to take photographs of the civil war photos exhibited but the above scene I noticed, upon exiting the museum, reminded me that it was the last day of august. the MET has recently switched from their iconic metal buttons to paper stickers printed with the month and date of your visit. people leaving the museum can creatively dispose of their stickers by adding them to this "collage". below you can see what the old metal ones looked like. if you look carefully, you will also see the tops of a purple one and another green one below the blue button. with the old metal buttons, each day of the week was assigned a different color. at the end of your visit you could either recycle your buttons or keep them. I found these on ian's bulletin board in his room. here is a short article from wnyc website if you'd like to read more about the MET's decision to make the switch. I really liked the old metal buttons.
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