Sunday, April 26, 2009

I'm looking for comments here.

The Vanderbilt Ave and Prospect Place intersection looking south from my deck.

Another freaking warm weekend here in Brooklyn. But, while it was sunny and 80-degrees outside, I was inside in meetings all day working on some new projects.

The temperatures stayed in the 70s that night so I decided to break into the good tequila and sit on the deck with LJ and play with some night photography.

I'm curious what my photo friends (and non-photo friends) think. It's really the first time I have busted out the tripod and done long exposure work. They also have not been edited at all (save for some light cropping and resizing to fit here).

What do you think? What could I have done better?

Looking north up Vanderbilt where you can see Soda bar busy as always.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Someone said...


... "I remember drinking Zima. But, then again, I am old and used to be chased by dinosaurs."

I had some free time Monday night tp play with Photoshop.

Spring in Brooklyn

Today is a little hard believe its the end of April as it is 40 degree and raining outside. But this weekend was amazing. Here is to hoping the weather comes back.

Atlantic City

I had never been to Atlantic City and I doubt I will ever go back. Imagine Vegas but with no showmanship or excitement. I suppose the lack of appeal comes from the fact that the city was a virtual ghost town.

We arrived around 8 p.m. and got dinner and drinks in an empty Chelsea Hotel. We then wandered the desolate boardwalk finding drinks at a fake Irish pub that had maybe 20 people miling around — the remnants of a wedding party that was staying at the hotel.

The Casino floors reminded me far to much of the disgusting Riverboats back home in KC. At least Vegas has the warm weather and more people to watch as they throw their money into the blinking whirling machines.

We gambled nothing and the bars even started closing around 11 p.m. so we called it a night and headed back to NYC with little to show of our adventure.

Atlantic City: A city of high rollers and classy gentlemen.

Click the photos for more from the night.

Friday, April 10, 2009

This is the face of Mexican food in NYC

I don't think good, inexpensive Mexican (Hispanic, Spanish or South Ameircan included) food exists in this city.

Sure, I can hit one of the cheap taco/Chinese/hot dog joints in our neighborhood... or I can shell out 20-bucks a plate for a good meal — but there is nothing in between.

Any attempt at even getting ingredients to cook a proper meal is impossible when this is considered the "South of the Border" section in my grocery store.

Thursday, April 09, 2009


This is the C (or E) Train. It runs north-south in Manhattan and is how I get to work each day. Usually, it is packed at rush hour.

I am only an hour late today. Not sure what happened.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

The Mets

UPDATE: Sweet baby Jesus. Chill-pill, folks.

It was about 40 degrees with a blowing, howling wind. Still, the tacos, burgers and Belgian fries were well worth it (oh, and the game was kind of cool, too).

Both the Mets and the Yankees got brand-freaking-new stadiums this year. The scale and size of this stadium makes the Kauffman renovations look like kids play... but then again watching the Royals was always like watching kids play.

All of the old stadiums, though, are getting renovated to look like The K with the open air stands that form more of a U around the entire park. The Old Shea was for both the Mets and the Jets (way back in the day, according to one crazy woman on the train over) so you were left with a lot of seats that did not even face the game.

I think the new stadium was well worth the multi-million dollar price tag — even if you are just looking at some of the new fancy food stands that serve delicious tacos, burgers and other items that are a step above the usual ballpark fare.

But even with all the new swank in Citi Field, I still got this shot from the back of the top seats on the grandstand.

Stay classy, Queens. More on the flickr page.