White House Planter

87th St and Central Park West, New York

There’s an apartment building on the corner here which styles itself “the White House,” I’m not sure why. Every year I promise myself I’m not going to post pretty pictures of flowers – not my thing – and every year, as we emerge from the slough of Winter I demur, especially following this plague year. These were in the planter in front of the White House.

Old Snow

Brooklyn New York

Some dirty snow, from the same January 2004 trip to Brooklyn mentioned in the last couple of posts. Notice how the Dimage A-1 lens resolved the snow in the background into lovely circles of confusion.

Botanical

Not too many good shots this past weekend, so it’s back to the archives of December 2003 we go: Australian summer, New York winter.

A few more flowers from the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, Australia that I missed on my last pass.

Click any image to see them all enlarged (on laptop or PC – doesn’t seem to work on tablet or phone).

Slide

New York

We’re still in the archive here, but at this point, Autumn, 2003, I’ve just decided digital has really arrived and I’ve bought the Minolta Dimage A-1, a “prosumer” all-in-one, 5 MP digital camera with a flip-up rear screen, built-in flash, 28-200mm (equivalent) lens – a camera I really loved. At this point, I haven’t yet learned about Raw and I’m still shooting jpegs straight out of the camera.

Life’s a Beach

So frigid weather sends me back to the archive. Here’s a selection of 2MP jpegs shot early in my digital period with the family Kodak at the beach, with a little modern editing in Capture One. Click any image to see them all enlarged.