PHOTO: In the Back Room of The Half King, NYC, Looking Up

At 10th and 23rd in NYC, the Half King is good eating. Go to the back room to sit under the glass ceiling.

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Panoramic Photo: Cliffs at Montauk

This is another test of embedding a pano photograph on our own blog. Go ahead and drag your mouse left and right. Now that I figured out all the bugs, we can make new ones all the time. This was a very, very cold sunrise on the cliffs at Montauk.

Panoramic Photo: Rogers Center 2006, a Moment Frozen in time

Panoramic photos are fun! You can pan left and right and move around inside. We just finished a tedious move of our blog to a host where I can host the pano photos myself instead of relying on website that keep going out of business. Here’s a little moment in time from 2006 in Toronto. Nothing major happened, it’s just a test of the new feature. Well that’s not exactly true, all these people (30,000 of them) are getting together next week at our house to catch up.

 

SOUNDS: Similar Sounding Songs #9 of a series. Is This The Same Riff? Kings of Leon and Golden Earring

We’re not saying anything is a ripoff. We’re just pointing out how elements of songs can be very similar.  This time I’m showing you the first few measures of Kigs of Leon’s “Wait For Me”. Then I’ll play the first few measures of Golden Earring’s  1982 “Twilight Zone”. Please listen to the audio sample and let me know what you think. Here are the two to compare:

Kings of Leon – Wait For Me

Golden Earring – Twilight Zone

PHOTO: MetLife Blimp in the Sun/Clouds/Over the water

The sun low over the water at NYC, the clouds down on the harbor and the MetLife blimp. How could you not take this shot? As strange as it looks, it’s NOT a composite of different things. I didn’t insert the blimp into the shot. In fact I have a sequence of these as the blimp moved across the scene, but this one worked best. Taken off the southern tip of Manhattan very late in the afternoon. I was going to darken the white “halo” that’s suing around the blimp, but it’s natural backlighting from the sun. I think it works great just the way it is.

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