NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Dinner. Mushrooms turned into mushroom soup.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – A Halloween party.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – More work on icons, in this case the Chrysler Building at night. It turns out that this is a little early in the winter to shoot Manhattan at night. It looks best after the end of daylight savings time – it gets dark an hour earlier – so people are in their offices with their lights on.
I have a large ongoing project working with the problems of photographing iconic places. Go to Google Earth – this spot in Manhattan has hundreds of blue squares – images uploaded by Google Earth users. Sometimes point of view helps. I have better and worse days – the image a day discipline has its downsides.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – A long air travel day. The mushrooms made it home.
HOOD RIVER, ORECON – We had a delightful few hours with the brewmaster at the Full Sail Brewery in Hood River, Oregon. We had the run of the place, but again the pictures of the brewery are not very successful – more stainless steel tanks and hoses and pipes. Here’s a sample:
PORTLAND, OREGON – Portland has a remarkable food culture. There are elaborate “food carts” in various parts of town – generally in clusters. They aren’t actually “carts”. They are really trailers, sometimes elaborate ones, rather than the hand carts that the name suggests. Here’s a link to a site specializing in Portland food carts: Food Carts Our friend and guide to Portland, Ron Paul, claims that the best coffee in Portland, and thus North America, is at Spella Caffe. Here’s Andrea Spella. Sorry Andrea for the harsh back lighting.: