Tuesday, August 31, 2010

That's My World Tuesday

Well, it was my world for at least a brief
part of the summer. I know it looks like this 
small boy was about to be engulfed by a 
large wave—but I was shooting with 
a long lens, so no worries!

[See more of the world here.]

Monday, August 30, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday

The friends I visited recently in Montauk have
 installed birdfeeders near their deck.
Maybe it's because I'm a city girl (who can't stand 
pigeons), but I was a bit surprised to find that 
it's actually very entertaining to watch all 
the different species of birds that
come to visit (these are finches—and I love
the jaunty stance of the one on the right).

[See more Mellow Yellow here.]

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday

I put these candle lamps out because 
like the way they look all together when 
the candles are lit.  Come late
afternoon I discovered a bonus—
and think I like the shadow even more.

[See more Shadow Shots here.]

Saturday, August 28, 2010

photo Hunter — "framed"

Here's one Peruvian ruin framed by another.
Would love to go to Machu Picchu one day.
Meanwhile, I can enjoy the photos (including
this one) taken by my daughter Lila when she and 
her sister, Kate, traveled there recently.

[See more interpretations of the theme here
at tnchick's meme.]

Friday, August 27, 2010

Skywatch Friday

Spent a few days out in Montauk (at the
tippy-tip of Long Island) last week. One
evening we walked to Culloden Point—the
spot where the slave ship Amistad came
ashore—and watched this lovely sunset.

[See more Skywatch here.]

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thursday Challenge — "fun"

This looks like fun—I think.  This trapeze was set up
on Governor's Island, and we watched a bunch of
people try it (no, I was definitely not one of them).
This young woman was an instructor; everyone else
had a safety harness. So, would you do it?

[See more Photo Challenge "fun" here.]

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

abc wednesday - F is for "flip-flops"

It's getting near that time when I'll have to put
mine away, and that makes me sad. For me,
summer = flip-flops. (How about you?)

[See more abc's here.]

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

That's My World Tuesday

It's the 65th anniversary of the famous photo
(taken on V-J Day by Alfred Eisenstadt) that's depicted 
by this statue in Times Square.  The
nurse—Edith Shain was her name—just died this 
past June at the age of 91.  Though dozens
of men have claimed to be the kissing sailor, he
has never been positively identified.

[See more of the world here.]

Monday, August 23, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday

Here's the scenario I imagined: This guy
has been a VERY bad boy and he's carrying
these over-the-top posies home. Yes,
that's a subway pole buried among the
biggest bouquet I've ever seen (anywhere,
much less on the #3 express train!).

[See more Mellow Yellow here.]

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday

This is in the Castellani Chapel in the Santa Croce 
church in Florence, where so much art
was damaged in the 1966 flood.  Believe this 
crucifix was spared though. It's attributed to the school 
of Giotto—and casts a pretty dramatic shadow.

[You can see more Shadow Shots here.]

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Weekend Reflections

I usually do the Photo Hunter challenge on Saturday. 
But the category this week is "numerical," and 
I am so numerically challenged I could come up with 
precisely nada (or I guess I should say "zero"). 
So here's what I would normally post on my
"other" blog.  Saw this while I was strolling
around beautiful, high-priced Brooklyn Heights.

[See more Weekend Reflections here.]

Friday, August 20, 2010

Skywatch Friday

I was on the ferry riding between lower
Manhattan and Governor's Island, turned 
around, and saw . . . this!
If you blow it up you'll see that the
amazing light is shining down on
Lady Liberty and Ellis Island.

[See more Skywatch here.]

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thursday Challenge — "creativity"

There were crowds all around this artist
on the riva degli Schiavoni, on the lagoon in 
Venice—but he was very focused on what he was 
doing. I can't tell if he's an amateur
or a pro, but I like what he has there so far.

[See more "creativity" here at the Thursday Photo Challenge.]

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

abc wednesday - E is for "educational & entertaining"

. . . and extremely bogus, I'm sure. I think
Coney Island is lots of fun, but I'm not gonna
spend my money on anything but a Nathan's
hot dog—and maybe the Cyclone!

[You can see more of the letter E here
at ABC Wednesday.]

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

That's My World Tuesday

What a nice way to spend part of a gorgeous
Sunday in New York! You can catch this
schooner at South Street Seaport and sail
around the harbor for a while. Or you can
do what I did and catch the free ferry over
to Governor's Island, rent a bike, and toodle
around, stopping to take pictures like this.

[See more of the world here.]

Monday, August 16, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday

If you lived here on the island of Burano,
you could no doubt find your way home to
this house even in the dead of night—
it looks like it must glow in the dark!
(BTW, I looked all over Burano for the
store that sells these over-the-top
paint colors but never did find it—surely
it's there somewhere.)

[You can see more Mellow Yellow here.]

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday

The rising sun cast some big shadows
on this hay barn down in Virginia.

[See more Shadow Shots here.]

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Photo Hunter — "orange"

These monks are probably a long way
from home—I found them on the
Brooklyn Bridge. And I love their
billowy saffron robes!

[You can see more "orange" here
at tnchick's Saturday meme.]

Friday, August 13, 2010

Skywatch Friday

This one's from Peru, compliments
of my daughter Lila, photographer
extraordinaire (IMHO).

[You can see more Skywatch pics here.]

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thursday Challenge — "beverage"

This is the wine we drank with our 3-star 
lunch at the Grand Véfour, in Paris. It's a lovely 2000
Coteaux de Languedoc Chateau de Lascaux—at
49 euros, the 2nd-least-expensive white on their list. 
I'm hardly an oenophile, but the sommelier
heartily approved of our choice.
(And btw, you can get a 2009 bottle online
for $12.95.)

[See how others interpreted this theme here.]

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

abc wednesday - D is for "dim sum"

After a charity walk one Sunday morning,
we decided to keep on walking—right over to 
Chinatown for some amazing dim sum.
The thing I ate the most of: those yummy
greens. The thing I wouldn't touch with a
10-foot chopstick: tripe!

[You can find more "D" posts here.]

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

It takes two . . .

If you're in NYC on a Saturday and absolutely
must tango, head for Central Park and join
all the other tango-obsessed folks who
gather from 6 to 9 pm by the statue of
Shakespeare near the Literary Walk. Last
week, this was the couple to watch.
(Check out this NY Times video.)

[This is part of the That's My World Tuesday
meme. See more of the world here.]

Monday, August 9, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday

This is the first mermaid crossing I've seen!
Actually, this sign is outside The Sirens' Song,
a unique art gallery out in Greenport, on the
north fork of Long Island.

[You can find more Mellow Yellow here.]

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday

Hey, where is everyone? It's been pretty
hot here lately—I guess they're all inside
in the air-conditioning!

[You can see more Shadow Shots here.]

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Photo Hunter — "colorful"

The Swiss Guards have been serving the pope
for more than 500 years. Their colorful outfit has 
evolved somewhat over the years (from no
official uniform to this over-the-top ensemble), but 
it's generally believed that the inspiration for
this current version comes from a Renaissance-era
painting by Raphael.

[See more here @ tnchick's colorful meme.]

Friday, August 6, 2010

Skywatch Friday

Is it me, or does this cloud look just like
a bird in flight? (Took this from a
plane, but legally for a change.)

[You can see more Skywatch here.]

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

abc wednesday - C is for "cannolis"

Leave the gun . . . take the cannolis.
Clemenza probably bought them right here
in Little Italy before heading off to whack
Paulie Gatto. (I read that Richard Castellano
ad-libbed the second part of that line—and
that James Caan also ad-libbed
"bada-bing."  Brilliant.)

[See more ABC Wednesday here.]

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

That's My World Tuesday

Well, it is my world—but I only go there
if I absolutely have to. This shot doesn't quite
 capture the hordes of people who
clog the sidewalks at all times and keep
you from getting where you need to go.
Times Square might be okay with no one in it, 
but, frankly, the only time that ever
happens is when there's a bomb scare!

[You can see lots more of the world here.]

Monday, August 2, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday

Another antique (Kodachrome) shot.
This kid on the Greek island of Rodos
is probably about 30 years old today
—and those nets may possibly be
untangled by now!

[See more Mellow Yellow here.]

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday

My sister-in-law and I went for a walk
on the beach in Greenport—out on the
North Fork of Long Island. It was a
gorgeous day, and the shadows were
just begging to be made!

[See more shadows here.]