March 2007 Archives

Forty-two

16 March 2007 | Permalink

It's days like this that make me think about all those questions about the meaning of life, the universe and everything.

 

Eclipse

Manhattan, NY, USA -- 03 March 2007 | Permalink
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For viewers in the northeastern US, the moon was relatively low in the sky during last night's total eclipse, and scattered cloud and city lights made viewing conditions less than ideal. Still, it was nice to see it. M. and I went down to East River Park and I tried — with varying degrees of success — to capture the moment with my camera. Whether because of haze, or the difficulty of focusing on a dim object in the night sky, or the fact that my tripod is flimsy enough that even a mild breeze will make it tremble during a 20-second exposure, my photos aren't as sharp as I'd like. Still, some of them aren't too bad.

 

Dissenting opinion

Manhattan, NY, USA -- 01 March 2007 | Permalink
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It seems that someone in my neighborhood doesn't care for wall art that expresses anti-authoritarian themes. A couple of pieces that I like have been vandalized recently by someone throwing paint over them. I wonder if there's anything significant in the observation that what you might call the counter-culture expresses itself through carefully-created and often witty pieces of art, while the counter-counter-culture expresses itself with pots of paint hurled from a distance. Just saying.

Anyway, for your enjoyment, here are the pieces as they were before they were defaced.