Showing posts from May, 2012

Spring Garden: An Album

Selected photos from the Conservatory Garden in NYC's Central Park (and an experiment with linking to Picasa rather than importing photos so just click not the photo below and enjoy).

Spring Garden

My Online Gallery (Pinterest)

By now, you likely have heard of Pinterest -- the online community for organizing and sharing, well, just about everything one can find on the Web as long as there is an image (or Video) to share!  Pinterest aims to connect everyone in the world through things we (you and me that is) find interesting.  That is a BIG goal.

Famous people who are pinning include Barack Obama (while his campaign is pinning for him -- you don't really think the leader of the free world has time to pin do you?).  Nicholas Kristoff was pinning for a while but his Boards seem to have disappeared.  Perhaps he got a little antsy about the copyright ownership polices (which are better  than they were).   Like Facebook, there are a lot of "fake" famous people (e.g., Lady Gaga and Britney Spears each have multiple boards).  Artists are using it to share their work and marketers are busy figuring out how they can tap into all those eyes out there.  At the end of the day, we are all just one vast unta…

Inflight Entertainment

There’s not many things I do on impulse these days particularly when it comes to purchasing anything that has an on and off switch (other than lamps).   Usually, I read endless reviews, I wait for the 2nd generation (and sometimes the 3rd or 4th generation!), I watch for sales and I resign myself to never, ever being the kid on the block with the coolest new toy.
This morning, for the 2nd time in as many months, I succumbed to impulse.  The first time had been for the Lytro Camera -- it just seemed so cool to me that this little camera would let me snap a picture without worrying about focus – capturing all the light and leaving me to play with focusing the image after the fact and at my leisure OR not focus the photo at all and let other people play with the image.  Sure there are drawbacks (proprietary software for one) but this little camera is probably going to transform photography as we know it.  As an inveterate shutterbug, I just couldn’t resist and truth be told there weren’…

Shedding Petals

I was wrong about the tulips -- they survived the cold and the rain of a couple of weeks ago.  Indeed, some had seemingly just emerged....

Others, were making a glorious exit this year -- as beautiful in their final unfolding as they had been upon their initial unfurling....

Empty Mind