Monday, December 13, 2010

The Taste of Fall

Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks are one of my favorite things. This year I found a recipe to make it, and I've found it comes out better than Starbucks. Taken @50mm

Pumpkin Spice Latte
1 cups milk
1 tablespoons canned pumpkin
1 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 shots espresso (or 1/3 cup of strong brewed coffee)

Directions: In a saucepan combine milk, pumpkin and sugar and cook on medium heat, stirring, until steaming. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and spice, transfer to a blender and process for 15 seconds until foamy, or use a milk frother, or just whisk it. Pour into a large mug. Add the espresso on top. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, or cinnamon on top.

Note: Also, I've found that to preserve a big can of pumpkin, I just dose it out by the tablespoon into an ice cube trays and freeze it, so you can enjoy a taste of Fall all year round.   (Why do I sound like a commercial)
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Sunday, November 21, 2010

There's No Beach in East Meadow we wen't to West Meadow. (That's not remotely funny).   I do like the panorama shot, though a panorama crop is sorta cheating because I rarely find one I don't like.  Panorama @10mm, The spikey fake donut and silhouette sunset @50mm

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Before the Sun Sets

After the first offline meeting of the NY Photo Forum ( we all headed to West Meadow beach on the north shore of Long Island.  Sunsets aren't my preferred subject matter, but it was a great day for them.  All @10mm
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pizza-Bolli Never Knew Me

The best homemade pizza. @50mm
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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Quintessential NYC Hipster

Victimized by Lensbaby, on the streets of Manhattan.
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Smile everyone

I'll probably never get a copy of my picture with them, in Times Square. @10mm
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Only, only, only

Near Times Square. @10mm
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He Wins

...His drawing is more accurate than my photo. Just outside of Central Park, Manhattan New York.
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Get off your Milk Crate

In the park of Central (Central Park), New York, NY.
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I call this JPEG the Accordian File

... bad joke. In Central Park, NY. @50mm with some cropping.
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Oh Baby, Copper Babies

At Central Park, NY. B/W filter, and Sepia tone applied. Courtesy of Lensbaby.
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Check out this guy's....oh, noone cares.

In Central Park. Lensbaby.
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Jkirlin Sighting

That may or may not be famed Bangor Maine photographer Jeff Kirlin ( in front of me. I may or may not have been riding on a carousel in Central Park with him. He may or may not have insisted that we ride it. 1/2 expsoure @10mm
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It'd be easier to just ride it

I'm pretty sure it would be. In Central Park, NY.
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Pan Flute brought to you by McDonalds

...and Fridays. Prices may vary in Times Square location. The 'bada bup ba ba' got a little annoying after awhile. Taken with Lensbaby.
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Made You Look

Riding on the Minihaha (ferry boat) in Lake George, NY. This guy next to me kept pointing to stuff for his kid and I wanted to get this very shot with his arm in it. As I slyly took it, he said "Oh, I'm sorry I didnt just ruin your picture did I?" ... I respond "Uh nope, its ok, you're not even in it". I did not have him sign a model release form.
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bobble Heads

At the Long Beach Craft Fair. Lensbaby.
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Dont Be a Push Over

Pushing off at Long Beach, NY
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Best Seats in the House

At Citifield (Met's Stadium), New York.
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Side-Car Weight Limit...

...I'd say its about 80lbs. In the Philippines.
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Baby Soup

Taking a bath in the Philippines @50mm
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Urban Surfer Cowboy

Who woulda thought? In Mexico.
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Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy Fourth (No fingers lost)

At the Eisenhower Park fireworks show 2010. I've never seen so many people at the park...I suppose, its a recession and a free show (how can you go wrong). Great show and had a great view. Taken with my fisheye converter on top of the kit 18-55 lens at 18mm. Defished with a nice little free program called Panoram Deformation FisheEyeWarp. and a little bit of tint adjustment in Picasa. 4 second exposure held on a monopod (so the full size is admittedly a bit blurry)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Not a Life Saving Device

Something tells me the life preserver was not necessary. Kids and their father playing in a very shallow lake under a bridge in Mexico. In my opinion, the best shot of the trip. Taken with Lensbaby.
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