Mechanical Griffin

Mechanical Griffin
Originally uploaded by metak.

This upside down abandoned bike frame seemed like some kind of strange little creature, sitting there in the grass. Smallish wings, giant horns, very lean. I think it's a young one. A rare sighting.

9 July 2006
Blessing of the Bay Boathouse - Somerville, MA


Even coke machines have bad days

Coke Machine FailureI was in a hurry, so I neither got things straight, nor dealt well with the flash. I take more pictures now that I have a pocket digital camera, but I haven't entirely gotten over the embarassment of snapping pictures in random places.

Rain, rain, go away.

Not a tremendous picture (yuck! power lines), but the rain storm was impressive and I wanted to see how the S200 did at capturing the rainstorm, since I know a lot of digital cameras can't perform well in very low light. It did all right this time. (Though rain & sunset, as the previous entry shows, are too much strain.)

This was from last June, when the DC area had been hammered by something like 100 days of rain.

Under a Blood Red Sky

I did a little cleaning up in Photoshop first: increasing the contrast a little, erasing some mysterious white dots that appeared in the sky....

Last night there was a really spectacular sunset and thunderstorm simultaneously. The sky was glowing purple, and the rain was falling. I grabbed my camera really quickly and took this picture. I think it metered off the sun, so everything's very dark (and you can't really see the purple or the rain), but it's a neat picture nonetheless. The darkness of the picture does have the side benefit of hiding the power line that runs right across this lovely view. [27-apr-04]


Easter Sunday in the Park

An old picture (from 1996) taken Easter Sunday at the Brooklyn botanical gardens. I like the contrast of the two little girls playing in the forground and the old man on the bench in the background. I can't recall now whether that was deliberate, or a happy accident.