Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tuesday's Time Lapse - Kaula Lumpur

For the background this time lapse of colorful and exotic Kaula Lumpur, see this post.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Butler Basketball - The Start of a New Season

Butler's 2012-13 basketball season started with an exhibition game against Marian University last Saturday.  Here are a few shots from the game:

Is this going to be another season where all of the dunks are going to made by players with their backs to me?

While the first game of the season is important (even if it's only an exhibition game), the real story of this game was the return of Todd Lickliter (see this story about Lickliter's career).

Lickliter was a former basketball coach at Butler.  And Lickliter's return really was the story.  See David Woods' story here for the Indianapolis Star.  Fortunately for me, the Star did not have a photographer at the game.  As you will notice if you go back and look at the story, the Star used one of my pictures for the article.

Here are a couple more photos of Coach Lickliter from the game:


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tuesday's Time Lapse - City Rising (Toronto)

Go to this story for some background information about this time lapse movie.

As an added bonus, here's a link to a sight that has a couple of very cool time lapse movies of the space shuttle making its way to its new home in Los Angeles.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Day in NYC in Photos

In a taxi on the way in to Manhattan.

My hotel was on 28th Street which is right in the middle of the wholesale district.  As the pictures below would indicate, my street specialized in plants.

There was a story about the NYC wholesale district (and particularly about stores on 29th street) on NPR a day or two ago.  If it's still included with the story, I would really like to find the rubber duck that's pictured (and I looked in the stores along 29th!).

A "guard cat" in one of the plant shop windows.

I thought I would try something new, so I had lunch at Franchia which is a vegan restaurant.

I had sweet corn cilantro pancakes and vermicelli spring rolls with mango citron sauce.  Needles to say, I really enjoyed my lunch.  (I guess I should have taken a picture of my food before I ate it.)

 Stopped by Baked by Melissa for a little dessert.

And I stopped by Nat Sherman's for a cigar (which I didn't get a chance to smoke).

And it wouldn't be a trip to NYC without a trip to at least one (or two or maybe three) bookstore(s).

Current parking rates in NYC.

Don't know if I'd rather have my car parked on the top or lowest level in one of these things.

 Interesting building detail.

The ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center without any ice.

Some shots of and from the High Line:

 Don't worry, it's just a poster.

 I was in NYC for the Affordable Art Fair.

Unfortunately, I didn't find anything because most of the stuff looked like this.

I thought this picture of the Lone Ranger was pretty original.

I'm not sure if you can tell from this detail picture from the Lone Ranger, but the art work was put together with paint color cards like you get from the hardware/paint store.

Wasn't able to make it to my favorite place for dinner (Hale & Hearty), so I ended up at another vegan restaurant, Loving Hut.

By the way, did you see me in the reflection of the Baked by Melissa photo?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012