Friday, August 28, 2009

This week I was playing around with a new point n shoot from my company.  One of the nice camera features to have at night is a manual exposure mode so you can really play with light and capture interesting scenes.

Here I shot the sunset happening across the river in NJ and as I crossed the West Side Highway I put the camera on the curb for the street scene.

These images were made at 1 second and 2 seconds with the FinePix F70EXR.

Friday, August 21, 2009

This week the Northeast was hit with our first heat-wave.  Luckily I got to the beach for a couple days and went for a swim.
The waves were crashing and I was playing with our "waterproof" camera the Z33WP.

I snapped this one just before the wave came down and it turned out as a fun one.  Hope you get to the beach soon as well.

Friday, August 14, 2009

This week marked a somewhat somber moment in the (slow?) rebuilding of the WTC in NYC.

Almost eight years later - the trade center construction has finally reached "street level".  The massive 1 World Trade Center building is inching its way towards its 1,776 feet height.  A huge 60ft (70 ton) beam was placed, and the build-out begins.    I was interested to learn that the main support beams are manufactured in Luxembourg.  The building is slated to be completed in 2013.

The PATH and subway trains have been running for years @ WTC and that's been great.

So here you have views of the underground and aboveground.  Though this is not the PATH train - but a shot from travels down there this week. Depending on your email viewer the street may look like you're peeking under....you can't see the beam in this photo - but i found a neat site referencing the moment for concrete professionals.

http://www.aggregateresearch.com/article.aspx?id=16960

Friday, August 07, 2009

There are some spots in NYC where you just can't go wrong when you point the camera out the window.

In the northern shot you can see the rail yards, the Javitt's center and if you know what to look for - the new Highline park snaking along the photo.