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November 2, 2009

A Busy Weekend of Revelry

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It's a good thing that we had an extra hour thrown in this weekend, because there was so much going on this weekend, we needed it. I certainly did. With Halloween and the New York City Marathon both happening in the same weekend, there was plenty of celebrating to do.

Friday night, Tammi and I walked DUMBO as a part of the ArtCrawl, which included many of the neighborhood's galleries. Saturday evening, we hit the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade Saturday evening with our friend Saun. I hadn't gone out to see that spectacle since I was a kid, so it was a lot of fun to be in the middle of it again.

After that, it was an evening of party-hopping from Boerum Hill out to Fort Greene until late into the night.

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The next day we were up bright and early to get out to our usual Marathon viewing spot in Fort Greene. We got a group together to cheer on the runners and watched from the elites through to the back of the pack.

Of course, Halloween and Marathon photos are posted on Flickr. Read about all that and more on my Examiner column.

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March 20, 2009

DUMBO: Night Photography Workshop

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Sunday I attended a workshop sponsored by Adorama on Night Photography. After a couple hours of discussing techniques and settings demonstrated in a gallery show, we went into Brooklyn Bridge Park and shot for a few hours.

I love shooting in DUMBO for the graffiti and the glimpses of old Brooklyn: cobblestones and trolley tracks peeking through cracked pavement. Sadly, most of the rest of the folks in the class were fascinated by the view of the skyline, the river traffic and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. The bridges are great, but entirely overdone, so I sought out other subjects, like this couple that was sat taking in the view while surrounded by a mob of tripodded camera-slingers.

It was a good experience and I learned a fair amount about shooting in the dark, both technically and stylistically. My photos from the shoot are posted on Flickr.

August 13, 2008

Graffiti of the Day: Bast Stalin


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DuUMBO, Brooklyn. 2008.

July 28, 2008

Graffiti of the Day: Judith Supine


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DUMBO, Brooklyn. 2008.

Artist: Judith Supine

July 12, 2008

Graffiti of the Day: Dismembered


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DUMBO, Brooklyn. 2006.

June 29, 2008

Photo of the Day: The Bike Man


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Tammi's friend Clarence is a bike activist who shoots online videos about bicycling in the city. He's the one who did the video on bicycle security I mentioned a while back.

As far as I know, he's also the only person I know with a wikipedia entry. Street Films the organization he works for, promotes safer streets for bicyclists and pedestrians. A couple weeks ago, they filmed the Transportation Alternatives' Commuter Challenge, a race between a driver, a bicyclist and a straphanger. to Union Square.

June 18, 2008

Photo of the Day: Paper Lanterns


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Superfine, DUMBO. 2007.

June 7, 2008

Photo of the Day: "No, I'm not doing anything important. I can talk..."


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Fulton Landing, Brooklyn. 2006.

Today's photo is wedding themed, as Tammi and I are down here in Atlanta for my cousin Demetria's wedding this afternoon. It's our first wedding since getting engaged, which I'm sure will change our perspective considerably.


May 26, 2008

The Tour de Brooklyn 2008


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Yesterday, Tammi, her nephew Glenn and I rode in the Tour de Brooklyn, a 18 mile ride starting in DUMBO and running through Brooklyn Heights, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Bushwick, Williamsburg, down the waterfront through the Navy Yards (more on that in a bit) and back to DUMBO, ending in Walt Whitman Park near the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge.

Between the ride to and from the event and the tour itself, we rode nearly 30 miles. Shockingly, I'm not too sore from the whole thing. The ride was great for the most part. I got to see neighborhoods I'd never really been to before and make geographical connections between areas, which is one of my favorite things about riding.

Continue reading "The Tour de Brooklyn 2008" »

May 2, 2008

Graffiti of the Day: Luna


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DUMBO, Brooklyn. 2008.

Artist: ElbowToe.
Subject: Luna Park.

Yet another behind the times post:

Luna Park, whose photos I've been following since I started on Flickr, years ago, was 'immortalized' in a paste up by ElbowToe. I found this one in DUMBO, back in January.

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February 10, 2008

Photo of the Day: Unlit


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DUMBO, Brooklyn. 2007.
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November 18, 2007

Graffiti fo the Day: Gore board


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DUMBO, Brooklyn.

Artist: Gore b

Photo of the Day: Top of the World


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Today Tammi run the Philadelphia Marathon.
Good luck Babe!
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November 17, 2007

Photo of the Day: Stools


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DUMBO, Brooklyn. 2007.

November 15, 2007

Graffiti of the Day: Royce


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Royce Bannon.
DUMBO, Brooklyn. 2007.
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