Sunday, January 31, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 13

Some of Astoria's finer exterior design:

Photo du Jour: Day 12

Birthday party:

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 11

Congee restaurant on Bowery:

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 10

Only Day 10 and I'm photographing walls. I'm in trouble.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 9

One of the few non-work pictures I shot today and today's photo du jour entry, a home on the outskirts of Astoria:



From today's first assignment, a picture of a speed bump:



From my second assignment, State Senator Hiram Monserrate, speaking at Newtown High School:

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 7

On my last walk around the neighborhood I vowed to stop looking for pictorial stuff and start looking for more journalistic stuff. Well, starting tomorrow:

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 6

The Holy Child Jesus Church in Richmond Hill, Queens.

After a mass led by Father Thomas M. Catania, families exchanged a statue of the Patron Saint of Vocations, which goes home with a new group of parishioners each week:



A prayer room adjacent to the sanctuary:



P.S. A disclaimer: To cut down on the load time of the blog, I've been using Blogger's image uploader for these photos. But the compression really degrades and desaturates them, even on the "large" setting. Anyone have an idea for improving the image quality, aside from hosting larger files on a third party server?

Photo du Jour: Day 5

My stock photo for a story on plastic bags:

Friday, January 22, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 4

I'll be back, Jackson Heights train station. I'll be back...



The photo shoot was short-lived:

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 3

I'm already seeing the main drawback of this project: the days when I don't produce anything worthwhile, and yet have to post something. Let's get this over with.

Astoria:

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 2

Is there a rule against posting two? The Rusty Knot, on the West Side near Jane St.



Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 1


Photographer's log, stardate 1/19/10: I'm unfashionably late to the photo-a-day trend, but will start now. Before a "media breakfast" with Bob Friedrich, a candidate for the 24th district of the NYS assembly.