Showing posts from March, 2013

Head Shots

There was a lot of playing with perspective in the Bergdorf Goodman windows (#BGwindows) this past weekend where proper salons featured mannequins bedecked in Dior.  I don't know if David Hoey was channeling Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face  or maybe in Breakfast at Tiffany's  or maybe just Audrey in Dior  but these windows sure did remind me of her (may she rest in peace). It only seemed fitting to play with perspective too by cutting out the fashion and letting the mannequins take center stage.  The sun obliged me and there were reflections galore at mid-day on the avenue.  So, without further ado, some fun mannequin head shots paired with random near by sculptures (you didn't think I was going to buy photos of Audrey, now did you?!?) . Ethereal Snow Capped Daniel Webster Tribal Shadows Enemy (United Enemies) Mod Enemy 2 (United Enemies) Moody Sherman Statue No pairing needed.... Floating I do so lo

Season Spring; Forecast Snow

Iris Reticula (with a hint of Purple Gem) It's been spring here in NYC for five days now -- not that you can tell from the weather (cold) that we've been having.  And, they are forecasting snow turning to a wintry mix (nice way of saying snow AND rain) for tomorrow.  That hasn't seemed to deter some of the irises, crocuses, and Hellebore in Central Park's Conservatory Garden from blooming.  Purple Gem Iris Yellow Iris Reticula? Iris Reticula Purple Crocuses Crocuses Bear's Foot (so much nicer than Stinking Hellebore) Hellebore


I am a bit behind in reporting that I won the #BGwindows Instagram challenge with a Handful of Mirrors .  I guess I needed some time to savor being selected from amongst all the entries and having it be one of my personal favorites made the victory all the more sweet. My favorite part of winning?  What David Hoey said about my photo: A Handful of Mirrors “The winning photograph captured the spirit of the overall window display while lending a haunting, nostalgic quality. The photo went beyond simple documentation. It is successful as a stand-alone work of art .” (from 5th/58th) Wow!  That is an amazing compliment coming from David Hoey -- the man behind the Bergdorf windows.  You can read the full report on the two winning photos on  5th/58th , the Bergdorf Goodman blog.   And if you want to read about my obsession with the aforesaid windows that can be found in  The #BGWindows' Follies .   Being a lover of reflections, the mirror window was my favorite -- delivering


Bee Butt I've been PINcensured!   I've previously blogged about Pinterest while in the blush of first love ( My Online Gallery: Pinterest ) and again as my affair matured ( Behind the Pins ).  Over the past several months, I haven't been paying as much attention to pinning -- which is maybe a good thing because I could be on the cusp of a, gasp, break up! Veins It was a polite notice, short and to the point.  The meat (all puns intended) of the reason for removing a pin: "We don't allow nudity—photos that show breasts, buttocks or genitalia—on Pinterest. This applies to pins on both public and secret boards." Hmm, I don't remember reading about that when I reviewed the terms of agreement but a  quick investigation of the Acceptable Uses Policy produced this statement:: "You agree not to post User Content that: contains any information or content we deem to be hateful, violent, harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, def

Water Falls

Misty I got home fairly late tonight and so don't have much energy to write anything lengthy.  It's that point in the year when time starts slipping away like water flowing downstream.  Seems fitting to post some photos of -- you guessed it -- water from the weekend.  These are from two of my favorite spots in the North Woods -- the smaller falls that dot the stream that traverses the ravine.  I've written about these falls in the past in Big City Nature .  all I can say is that it is a year later and I still haven't worked on shutter speed (as opposed to aperture) when it comes to the manual settings on my camera.  And, I am still having fun using the preset sport/action setting on occasion -- amazing what a difference that makes in the image one captures. Splish Splash Action Aperture To end the series -- shot from above of a log perched on a rock above the smaller falls and shot of a twig trapped at the bottom.   Precarious Perch A Matte

Broken Art

Logs at the Mount in Central Park Central Park's Mount (home to the park's  chief composting station ) is one of my favorite places.  Typically, it is filled with mountains of wood chips and logs that have not, as of yet, been chopped up.  It's a haunting place particularly when some of the park's older trees find their way there as has been happening all too frequently of late. “Hiding your motives is despicable / the only way to be pure is to stay by yourself” (Jenny Holzer) Today, the Mount was home to something that was a bit more of a mystery -- a massive piece of broken marble inscribed on all visible sides with words.   There it rested a top a pile of assorted debris with its broken corners carefully pieced together on top.  Unexpected and strangely evocative of a gravestone. "Money Creates Taste" (Jenny Holzer) Upon arriving home, I did a bit of googling.  As it turns out, the Public Art Fund had staged a showing of Je