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Mad Idea

Mad Idea

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Scarecrow

Scarecrow
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Concrete Canvas 02

Concrete Canvas 02

Stitched 5-6 exposures to come up with this.

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Pimped

Pimped

This photo was also taken in 5Pointz. Not only do you have the warehouse to paint over, you can even paint anything! 😀 Just kidding..

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Concrete Canvas 01

Concrete Canvas 01

I’ll be posting a series of photos taken at 5 Pointz, the premier place to shoot graffiti in NY. You can get more information about the place here. I first noticed this area during the first quarter of ’07. My apprehension to wander around that place stemmed from the idea that it was dangerous. But a simple google got rid of that fear. As it turned out, 5Pointz is a warehouse used as a canvas for a variety of novice & professional graffiti artists. Yep, they’re in cahoots with the owner.

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Manhattan Pano

Manhattan Pano

I again recently got to test how steady my grip was. A single shot just wouldn’t cut it so I just stitched 4-5 not-so-sharp exposures in a pano to minimize the blur. 🙂

  • Shot hand held on the “Rock” with only the ledge to steady my grip. (I guess tripods aren’t allowed, except for the “official photographer” who’ll sell you a shot for a not so reasonable price.)
  • Freezing winds buffeted my gloveless hands.
  • The widest I could go was 3.5
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Light Speed

Light Speed

Have you been to Top of the Rock? If you do, you’ll know what this is. This is what you see while waiting in line to buy the tickets.

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Holiday Gridlock

Holiday Gridlock
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Jingle Balls

Jingle Balls

Christmas is around the corner. Time to drop some serious “equipment” dough. lol.

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Westin

Westin

This is the Westin in Times Square, the striking colors are brought about by multicolored glass skin contrastingly striped to evoke the movement of traffic on uptown and crosstown streets.

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Enduro KA-2

Enduro KA-2

The title sounds like some techy gizmo thingy right? Or some random shiny acronym that I made up? Actually, it’s the kind of metal that clads the spire of the Chrysler building.

“Enduro KA-2” metal is an austenitic stainless steel developed in Germany by Krupp and marketed under the trade name “Nirosta” (A German play-on-words for “nie rost”, meaning “never rust”)

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Solidarity Among Sisters

Solidarity Among Sisters

This sculpture was created by Silvio Russo and was a gift by the Arab women to the women of the world. The artist has shaped this gift in the form of an abstract image of a number of women, each of whom is holding out her hand to the next. This image then becomes transformed, with great artistic perception, into a radiant sun with its rays and warmth extending in all directions.

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Let Us Beat Swords into Plowshares

Let Us Beat Swords into Plowshares

A bronze statue donated by the Soviet Union to the United Nations on 1959. It was sculpted by Evgeniy Vuchetich to represent the human wish to end all wars by converting the weapons of death and destruction into peaceful and productive tools that are more beneficial to mankind

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From Beyond

From Beyond

My wife saw this hole while we were walking around Washington Heights. The fading sun enhanced the concrete’s texture making it look like a lunar surface.

From Beyond is an album by the death metal band Massacre that I used to listen to when I was in high school.

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Church of the Intercession

Church of the Intercession
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Black Sunshine

Black Sunshine
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Dog Walking

Dog Walking
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Penn

Penn
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Tagged

Tagged
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High Bridge Water Tower

High Bridge Water Tower

This graceful water tower, located in Manhattan’s Highbridge Park at 174th  Street, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  It has been a visual landmark on the heights of Manhattan overlooking the Harlem River since 1872. The tower was not part of the original Croton Aqueduct.  It was added to serve the growing number of residents in the villages of north Manhattan, which were at an elevation higher than the Croton Aqueduct.

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Pipe Dream

Pipe Dream

Viewing the interior of a tower-like structure such as this for the first time is a thrill! As for the climb.. well that’s a different story.

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Upwards and Uninterested

Upwards and Uninterested

This is the second spiral staircase leading to the top of the tower. I ascended the stairs out of curiosity but found nothing of interest. I was a bit hopeful that I could at least get a more spectacular view than the one on the tank room but it was a dark windowless chamber. I wonder what it was used for?

Upwards and Uninterested is a song by a death metal band Napalm Death.

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Harlem

Harlem

Still OHNY weekend, a few blocks north of manhattan and the weather cleared up considerably for us. From atop the Highbridge Water Tower, this is the view of Harlem River. You could see the tower’s shadow in the lower right corner. The bridges are the Alexander Hamilton Bridge and George Washington Bridge.

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral

The annual OHNY weekend gives access to several places in the five boroughs that would normally be closed to the public. Of course St. Patrick is not one of those places because it’s open to the public most of the time. This photo was taken on top of the Rockefeller Center Rooftop Garden.

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where’s the parade?

where's the parade?

It’s the first day of OHNY 2007, and the first time for us to join, unlucky for us the weather was a bit overcast and gloomy. To the left is St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the view was fantastic not unlike viewing St. Patrick’s from below we had a different perspective of the cathedral along with fifth avenue. To top it off, peering over Rockefeller Center Rooftop Garden there was a parade going on so the short wait was worth it.

In a few months, the building in the middle (Saks Fifth Avenue) will be adorned with lights for the holidays.

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icons

icons
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viola divas

viola divas

Female Violinist

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quattroporte

quattroporte
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Municipal

Municipal

Read about it.

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playtime

playtime
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coney island

coney island
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brooklyn bridge

brooklyn bridge
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poncho

poncho
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bridge amidst foliage

bridge amidst foliage
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court st

court st
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Urban Cordillera

Urban Cordillera

This is my rendition of an urban mountain range.

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pacific ave

pacific ave
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gotham

gotham
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walk

walk
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light runway

light runway