Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Photo du Jour: 190

Floor Zamboni:

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Photo du Jour: Day 189

Our flight from Jamaica had to land in Miami after the plane's engine monitoring system stopped monitoring. Here I am waiting for my new flight to New York:

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Photo du Jour: Day 188

Doctor's Cave Beach, Montego Bay:

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Montego Bay:

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Mythili sets up the Sofre-ye-Aghd for Nadia and Bijan's wedding:

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Hilton Rose Hall near Montego Bay, Jamaica:

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Montego Bay, Jamaica:

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Looking across the Hudson to New Jersey:

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Chelsea Piers:

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 182

Front desk at the IAC building:

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Photo du Jour: Day 179

James Farley Post Office on 8th Avenue:

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Clever advertisement down the street:

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High Line Park:

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Outside the Standard Hotel in Manhattan:

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 175

A memorial for Leandra Rosado, who was killed in 2009 when riding in the car of a friend's mother who crashed while driving drunk. Her death inspired Leandra's Law, which made it a felony to drive drunk with passengers younger than 15.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 174

Bangladesh Beanibazar Social and Cultural group has its annual picnic in Astoria Park, where they brought a television to watch the World Cup final.

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Photo du Jour: Day 173

Van Alst Playground, Astoria:

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Friday, July 09, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 171

Chelsea Thai, in Chelsea Market:

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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 170

The Times Square subway station:

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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Monday, July 05, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 167

First, a follow-up on yesterday's post:



Today, some friends had a picnic in Central Park:

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Later, I dropped by the IAC building hoping it'd offer a good view of the Macy's fireworks show. Did it ever:

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Saturday, July 03, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 166

Elkesha Smith with her grandson, Niheen, and niece, Nyla, at her apartment in St. Albans, Queens. Ms. Smith is the primary caregiver for Niheen.

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From St. Albans, I went to midtown Manhattan to paparazzi Amar'e Stoudemire as he entered the "Rock of Ages"; he'd earlier Tweeted that he planned to attend. Considering the tweet and the Yankees cap, I suspect he wanted to create a paparazzi moment. We obliged.

Though my colleagues nearly didn't. They'd expected him to arrive in a car, and were gathered near the entrance looking at the stream of traffic and talking to a cop who'd arrived for the occasion. (NYPD pays attention to Twitter, too, I guess.) But then I glanced a few hundred feet down street and saw a man about 6'10" walking toward us -- had to be him. As he got closer I noticed that none of the other reporters or photographers had seen him approach. I've only done a few stakeouts, but I've learned the unwritten rule that, in a situation like this, you look out for your competitor; if I were to get The Shot and the guy from the Post didn't, that guy's in trouble. No need to hang him out to dry. So I shouted at the group as I started to shoot. I shot a few frames and then Stoudemire was inside. The Post's photographer thanked me for tipping him off, while everyone else stood there a little confused, having only noticed Stoudemire's arrival before it was too late.

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The cop, there to make sure the press didn't cause a scene, hadn't seen him at all. I don't think the cop -- and for that matter, some of the photographers -- had known who exactly Stoudemire was. But I saw that the cop had done his homework on the way over:

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Photo du Jour: Day 165

Filler.

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Friday, July 02, 2010

Photo du Jour: Day 164

Fell asleep on the couch again.

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Photo du Jour: Day 163

Near Pier 59 on the West Side:

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High Line Park:

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Photo du Jour: Day 161

There are some photographers who can find beauty in the most unexpected places. I am not one of them.

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