Start the year off fresh
When I first saw one of these signs I thought they were advertising a company that did Thought Cleansing, whatever that was.
In any event, I think a brisk thought cleansing is a pretty good new years' wish for all of you. See you next year!
Laura Z, on Saturday, December 31, 2005 at 9:19 AM:
Thank you, Dave. And a merry thought cleansing to you and Miz B as well! :-)
I must have travelling on my mind
I can't hear an airplane flying by without looking up to see where it is.
heather, on Friday, December 30, 2005 at 8:47 AM:
Hmm... if that was taken this morning, it was quite possibly Sarah's :-)
Debra, on Friday, December 30, 2005 at 3:04 PM:
Ella is the same way. Except I bet you don't point at the sky and go "Oh!"
Timothy, on Friday, December 30, 2005 at 5:34 PM:
.... but I do
Last week Miz Becky and I took a walk in Carkeek Park to get some late afternoon pre-solstice sun and see the end of the salmon run. Part of the park is in a pretty deep ravine, and down at the bottom of the ravine the morning fog had been collecting and freezing on the picnic tables for the last few icy weeks.
The ice crystals were beautiful in the cold evening light.
heather, on Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 10:07 AM:
Pretty photo! Is that Mz. B's hand or yours?
David Adam Edelstein, on Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 10:38 AM:
Heh. Neither of ours; it's a child's handprint that was there when we got to the park.
heather, on Friday, December 30, 2005 at 5:36 PM:
White brick always looks good
jojo, on Monday, May 7, 2007 at 7:41 PM:
... exceot for here
Again with the stalking around at night
Chair in a tree!
Seriously, what else could I have called this?
gracie, on Saturday, December 24, 2005 at 9:54 AM:
The year in review
For a depressingly complete review of this year's comedy of politics, I recommend Arianna Huffington's 2005: Things I Want To Forget.
A scary pig for the holidays
Because nothing celebrates the two traditions we follow in this household quite like a scary pig.
Fortunately our neighborhood is well supplied with this vintage of American cars, so there are plenty of models to shoot. Still haven't had anyone chase me down the street yet, which is a good thing.
What's he building in there?
dpb, on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at 8:01 AM:
I'll tell you one thing, he's not building a playhouse for the children.
GeoGeek, on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at 8:18 AM:
I think we have a right to know.
UncleVinny, on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at 8:35 AM:
And what about all those packages he sends?
dpb, on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at 9:47 AM:
I heard he has an ex-wife is some place called Mayors Income, Tennessee.
heather, on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at 1:03 PM:
He's working on his car... the one from a few posts ago. He's cleaning it thoroughly inside and out. Including the hidden compartment in the trunk. Must not leave any evidence.
Ex-wife? No... but he is a widower. The crime was never solved. He was never actually charged due to lack of evidence, but he remains listed in the case file as a "person of interest". He's not worried though. He covered his tracks well.
gracie, on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at 10:56 PM:
rhymes with neutron...
This one's a little more abstract
But I still think it fits.
ejuan, on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 5:18 PM:
What's abstract about a giant boogey man shadow taking a picture of the street?
heather, on Monday, December 19, 2005 at 7:30 AM:
And here we go
A few days of sketches for this latest Film Noir project. Some work better than others, but they're all interesting to me for one reason or another.
heather, on Sunday, December 18, 2005 at 11:16 AM:
This one makes me think of the Cingular ad with the signal bars - you know, where the boats, and apartment buildings, and other mundane stuff line up to look like the bars on your cell phone..
Sigh... so sorry. It must be the fact that I'm back at work! Bah humbug ;-)
Some photos are all about the dumb joke.
ejuan, on Saturday, December 17, 2005 at 6:50 AM:
Or about the dummy who took the photo. Internets buggin :-P
rfkj, on Saturday, December 17, 2005 at 4:15 PM:
Mmmm, nice knife.
Lambert Saint-Paul, on Sunday, December 18, 2005 at 4:14 PM:
heather, on Friday, December 16, 2005 at 9:35 AM:
Oooh - I really like this one! I love the soft roundness of the swirling cloth and toes and pedestal and the smooth texture.
Rusty shows her distinguished profile
Savannah, on Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 7:37 AM:
Wow, she *is* beautiful. "Distinguished" is the perfect word.
david adam edelstein, on Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 10:19 AM:
Yeah, somehow in the last 15 years she's turned from an adorable ball of fluff that fit in my hand into a grand old lady. There's hope for all of us :-)
Sun Friday, on Sunday, December 18, 2005 at 12:03 PM:
You want to turn into a grand old lady?
David Adam Edelstein, on Sunday, December 18, 2005 at 12:17 PM:
Don't we all?
Afternoon light in the house
Plenty of leaves left in the fountain
The hidden story behind this photo is that I saw it from about 15 feet away, and as I was getting close enough to shoot it, I nearly slipped and killed myself on the scunge-covered concrete surface surrounding the fountain.
The lengths I go to bring you beautiful photos, I tell you.
Laura Z, on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at 2:22 PM:
Very cool (the picture, not you almost falling!) We saw leaves frozen under some ice on our walk around the neighborhood last weekend and this morning our windshield froze up again, on the way driving to work after we had already de-iced it. Egads! Hard to tell what season it is sometimes...
The city abstracts itself in front of my eyes
Kind of a coy look
heather, on Sunday, December 11, 2005 at 8:24 AM:
I love the greens of the last two - I think I post that every time you post one of your "green" photos :-)
Night in the city
Bakerina, on Sunday, December 11, 2005 at 5:53 PM:
Oh, this is beautiful, and I'm not just saying that because this looks just like the view from my husband's old apartment in Philadelphia, back in the days when said husband was my brand-new boyfriend. Even without my own silly little emotional baggage, this is still so resonant that I just can't stop smiling over it.
Still turning a few weeks ago
More from my imaginary film noir
I've started taking pictures on my walk home from the bus, which this time of year is of course in the dark. Hopefully I won't get picked up by the police, but if I do, at least I'll have a couple of pictures up here showing what I'm trying to do.
UncleVinny, on Thursday, December 8, 2005 at 7:26 AM:
Publicly covering your tracks, that's an interesting twist...
Film noir still
I can't shake the feeling it's reaching for me
Those clouds are pretty nice in black and white, too.
Most of our local busses have this sticker on, you guessed it, the left hand seats in the front row. Nicely done, Metro. They also have a page on their Rosa Parks tribute.
Laura Zeigen, on Monday, December 5, 2005 at 9:21 AM:
Very cool. All the buses in Portland stopped at 12 noon and the drivers read a bit on Rosa Parks. I want to say that bus fare was free that day, but maybe I am thinking of another city. In any case, all of these bus tributes are very cool.
It just keeps getting better
Miz Becky and I agree that perhaps next year we should carve pumpkins weeks before hallowe'en so they're at the right state of zombie decrepitude when trick-or-treaters come 'round.
Laura Zeigen, on Monday, December 5, 2005 at 9:22 AM:
That is one damn grungy looking pumpkin! Good idea to carve them beforehand so they can be extra gooey and grody-looking for trick or treaters...I might have to steal that idea for ourselves next year...
Spectacular clouds at the end of November
Allen B, on Friday, December 2, 2005 at 9:29 AM:
Wow! These are AMAZINGLY beautiful!!
And more edges
Laura Zeigen, on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at 11:43 AM:
This is gorgeous, Dave! Not that your other stuff is not - it's all good! This one, for whatever reason, just struck me in particular. Maybe it's because it reminds me of the lines one might see in a transept of a church or library (which is church for some of us...).
Debra, on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at 11:58 AM:
Actually, the lines struck me as quite sensual: slightly curved, light shadows, peaks and valleys...that sort of thing...hmmm...
Andrew, on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at 7:15 PM:
This is a really nice image. I like the way the light emphasises the lines.
Laura Zeigen, on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at 10:07 PM:
And a library (or church) can't be sensual? :->
Have a seat
This doesn't really show well at this size online -- it looks fantastic at 12 x 18 inches -- but it gives me something to hang this thought on.
After I printed this photo, the afternoon of the day I shot it, I wrote this in the Photography conference on the WELL:
All right, I've had the 5d for a week, shooting a lot (the last shot of today was photo #458 with the camera) but I hadn't printed anything yet.
So I converted one of today's images to black and white, fussed with it a bit, and now it's slowly spooling out on the piezo printer at 12" x 18".
I'm a pretty good printer in the darkroom. My first photo teacher had been an assistant at the Ansel Adams workshops, and she was definitely all about the craft.
I've used a lot of great lenses and fine grained film, carefully shot (middle apertures for maximum sharpness) and developed (calibrated tmax 100 in some fine grained developers).
I say all of this to give some weight to this statement: I have *never* gotten prints like this from another 35mm form factor camera. Incredibly fine branches on this tree are crystal clear. The usual piezography quality of lots of detail in shadows and highlights are in full force here. Edges are crisp. The whole thing is grain free at 12 x 18.
And it was so easy to do. I shot this photo around 10:00 this morning. I downloaded it to the computer this afternoon. I printed a couple of proofs on smaller paper, had dinner, came back and looked at them. Then I kicked the final print off on nice German rag paper.
I'm not sure what all of this means. I doubt I'll use the 5d to shoot on the street (it's still too big for me to feel comfortable using it that way, and I still love the texture of tri-x for that work). But for anything else... I think I've crossed over completely, now.
The back stairs
Hey look, I found more sandstone
Despite yesterday's "real time" interlude, photographically, we're still on Lummi for a few more days.
What am I thankful for? Well, this morning's sunrise, for starters.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the USA, and happy late November to everyone else.
heather, on Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 8:40 AM:
It was absolutely stunning. I watched it from our TV room couch, where I had spent the wee morning hours with Baby Girl, who was snoozing in her bouncy chair (elevation helps drain the sinuses). Way too much information, I know, but I'm somewhat delerious from lack of sleep.
Anyhoo - yes - it was an absolutely gorgeous sun rise! Eclipsed only by her smile when she opened her eyes this morning ;-)
Andrew, on Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 7:03 PM:
That is a great photo of an amazing sky. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!
A bit of halo
Miz Becky, part-time angel.
heather, on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 7:48 AM:
Is that a cheese puff?
Miz B, on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 10:32 AM:
My halo is most certainly not a cheesy poof! It's a lovely little piece of shell, or um, rock, or something.
Timothy, on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 8:14 PM:
It sure looks like a cheesy poof...
Sun Friday, on Sunday, November 27, 2005 at 1:21 PM:
Don't let her fool you
Sure, Anneke looks cute, but don't forget she's also a wee demon.
heather, on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 5:57 PM:
Heh - that's awesome! She definitely looks like she just cooked up some evil plot ;-)
stacy, on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 8:43 PM:
she's more than cute, she's downright adorable!
Morning light again
heather, on Monday, November 21, 2005 at 3:14 PM:
The Geese of My People!
heather, on Saturday, November 19, 2005 at 7:27 AM:
Too cool :-)
A bit of white
Drying out for the winter
In the greenhouse
They were still getting tomatoes out at the end of October. Yum.
myrtle beach, on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at 7:28 AM:
I have roses blooming here in November. But i need one of them thermometers
The sky was on fire over the Cascades this morning
Yum, Tuscan black kale
At the previously mentioned Nettles Farm.
Well, good morning.
On Lummi Island we stayed at the Willows Inn, a fantastic bed and breakfast/delicious dinner sort of place -- they get most of their produce locally, either from their own small farm (photos coming) or from other local farmers.
And occasionally one of the neighbors wanders by to check things out.
Rusty and I hung out this afternoon
Savannah, on Monday, November 14, 2005 at 10:56 AM:
Check out Rusty's ear--I love how vigilance and bliss coexist in cats. If we could bottle that and give it to people, there'd be no more combat PTSD.
david adam edelstein, on Monday, November 14, 2005 at 10:59 AM:
Yeah, she was definitely tracking the camera without bothering to actually look.
It might not surprise anyone that she's had a few pictures taken of her in her time.
Karl, on Monday, November 14, 2005 at 12:46 PM:
With a grain of salt please...
Unfortunately until the future development of PTSD cures, the only sure-fire way to eliminate PTSD is a long life of secure naps on the living room sofa.
Please remember to contact your senators and congress people on behalf of your fellow citizens who are susceptible to this highly unfortunate affliction. It's the very least we could do.
How about a bit more red?
Not sure what these are called
But I'm sure Miz Becky will be able to tell us.
Uncle Vinny, on Saturday, November 12, 2005 at 7:30 AM:
Sun Friday, on Saturday, November 12, 2005 at 9:46 AM:
Well, the one in the middle was born Glorious Rex Brightberry of the Northern Realm, but the other berries just call him "Pinky". To outsiders, the tone might imply disrepect, but it actually reflects the warm cameraderie shared by the entire fruit cluster.
heather, on Sunday, November 13, 2005 at 9:04 PM:
Wow... I want what she had for breakfast :-)
A last holdout
To everyone's surprise, the weather seemed to cooperate, mostly. It poured at night, and some in the afternoons, but we got some good weather each day.
Weekend before last we took a long weekend and stayed on Whidbey and Lummi islands up in the San Juans, north of Seattle. Naturally I ended up with a few pictures to share. Eighteen or so, actually, which means I'll be spreading that weekend out over nearly three weeks of posts. Time, you know, eet eez a funny thing.
Deep forest? No, this toadstool was outside of my office, next to the street. I liked this photo better in black and white but unfortunately you don't get the effect of the bright red cap.
Update: Predictably, popular demand kicked in. Apparently many of you want to see the original color image, too.
Timothy, on Wednesday, November 9, 2005 at 9:32 AM:
....think it's poisonous?
Savannah, on Wednesday, November 9, 2005 at 11:54 AM:
Could you also post it in color?
heather, on Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 6:57 PM:
I like seeing the colour. What a beautiful toadstool! It's like something out of a fairytale.
ejuan, on Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 10:47 PM:
OK, now can you have it be black and white, except have only the red shroomie in color?
Get the chandelier!*
Early morning fog on the street
stacy, on Monday, November 7, 2005 at 9:50 AM:
i miss this town.
OK, I can see the files from here
heather, on Saturday, November 5, 2005 at 10:43 AM:
Cindy, on Sunday, December 10, 2006 at 8:29 PM:
i love this one in particular
why i can't say but i do
Markus, on Monday, December 11, 2006 at 9:17 AM:
Markus, on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 6:24 PM:
This sequence requires a bit of explanation... JT (maybe? J something, anyway; Stacy probably remembers) was kidding me about always being around, taking pictures, and we started to evolve this Sean Penn story where he would kick my ass in front of the rest of the crew and develop a reputation for being a hardass. Of course, we needed some photographic evidence.
gracie, on Friday, November 4, 2005 at 10:38 AM:
Do you need more to do at work?
stacy, on Friday, November 4, 2005 at 12:27 PM:
i had no idea...
I love it!
This is J.D.
There's Stacy again, in the middle, giving some notes.
If I remember correctly, this guy didn't actually make it into the film, but he was there at the rehearsal, looking pensive.
stacy, on Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 6:41 AM:
I've not seen this one...i love it too.
Yes, this is Jack. He missed a few rehearsals..and was replaced. He's a good guy, just not very prompt, interesting that he's standing next to a clock. ; )
Laura Zeigen, on Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 10:15 AM:
Your movies (which I checked out with Dave's first posting mentioning these) sounds very cool, Stacy! It's fascinating to me how human beings construct narrative in its various forms. I hope you are working on tons of fabulous projects!
stacy, on Saturday, November 5, 2005 at 6:01 PM:
Thank you Laura! We're always learning...and having a wonderful time in the process. :)
My old friend Stacy, there on the left, recently pinged me out of the blue, which reminded me how nice it always is to hear from friends you haven't heard from in a while. And it also reminded me of the photos I shot on the set of her short film, back in 1998.
So, a short walk down memory lane for the next few days while I remember how much I liked these photos, and how much fun we had hanging out together in the midst of craziness both software and cinematic.
stacy, on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 1:18 PM:
I love this image.
Someone's lurking mysteriously
OK, so it's actually the brown cat, not the black one, but what the hey. Happy Hallowe'en.
heather, on Sunday, October 30, 2005 at 7:40 AM:
Home is where the heart is... and that door has two.
jodie, on Sunday, March 18, 2007 at 2:50 PM:
I don't really know why, but i just couldn't stop looking at this picture.
but now I'm done.
heather, on Thursday, October 27, 2005 at 1:34 PM:
I like them both! they make me think of japanese prints or watercolours on rice paper.
My favorite shrub
This is my official favorite of the shrubs at the new house. In the spring, just after we moved in, it had a wonderful sweet-spicy smell that immediately made me homesick. And now, as you can see, it's putting on a pretty decent display of fall colors.
Opinions vary as to what it is. Azalea? Rhododendron? Something else entirely? Nobody's quite sure.
On a nerd note, this is from the shiny new Canon 5d. Check out the close-up for a sample of how many damn pixels this thing really has, and how crisp it is.
Uncle Vinny, on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at 9:42 PM:
After checking out that close-up, all I can say is, "Holy elepidotes, Batman! Look at the axillary bud mycobionts on that thing!"
David Adam Edelstein, on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at 10:05 PM:
Same sunrise, even more outrageous colors
Not too far from reality, really. There I was, standing on the lanai in my pajamas, shooting frame after frame, until I started getting too damn cold to hold the camera straight.
heather, on Monday, October 24, 2005 at 8:10 AM:
This is GORGEOUS!
Nice sunrise last week
Stray banana leaves from a couple of years ago
heather, on Monday, October 24, 2005 at 8:17 AM:
For some reason, this makes me think of elephant trunks...
Michael D. Sullivan (avogadro), on Friday, October 28, 2005 at 11:42 PM:
More sea stacks
I shouldn't complain about not getting any fog. The morning light really was beautiful.
Nice light through the rhodies
Since I never got the morning fog I was looking for, I had to make some myself.
ejuan, on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 10:51 AM:
david adam edelstein, on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 11:41 AM:
No! A magician! (waves hands mysteriously)
Andrew, on Friday, October 21, 2005 at 8:37 AM:
I like this one. Nice tones.
Of course, the harder edges can be fun to shoot, too.
No, I really do love it.
Savannah, on Monday, October 17, 2005 at 4:22 PM:
Gettin' all Georgia O'Keefe on us, huh? (Alfred Stiglitz's medium though)
I love the softness of the windblown sandstone
maffy, on Sunday, October 16, 2005 at 1:36 PM:
Is that a stip of velvet on the stone? or is it a space between two stones? I can't figure it out. It's beautiful, but I don't know what I'm seeing.
David Adam Edelstein, on Sunday, October 16, 2005 at 4:34 PM:
It's the shadow from the space between the stones. So dark! So mysterious!
chrys, on Sunday, October 16, 2005 at 10:53 PM:
Is that digital or film?
David Adam Edelstein, on Sunday, October 16, 2005 at 10:58 PM:
Digital! I'll post about the conversion technique I'm using in a couple of days.
Rat City Rollergirls baby!!!!
Tonight we went to the final bout of the first season of the Rat City Rollergirls roller derby league. Tim, who has been doing sound for the events, had been telling us we had to come to a bout, and after seeing the semifinals a month ago or so, we knew we would be back for the season finale.
As you can probably tell, it was a hell of a lot of fun. Season tickets next year? Could be!
Update: Joe has some great pictures of the roller derby up as well.
heather, on Sunday, October 16, 2005 at 9:13 AM:
Awesome photos! Baby Girl will be sporting her "Derby Liberation Front" onsie that her Dad brought home for her when we go next season :-)
A friend sent me a link this morning to the beautiful portfolio of portrait photographer William Coupon.
Aside from being a long series of lovely images (seriously, he must have hundreds on his site), studying these photos is also a mini-seminar in the masterful use of single-light technique (one strobe, mostly in a softbox), which happens to be my favorite technique for studio portraiture. So I'm happy, obviously, to get a chance to sit at his virtual feet and stare at every damn photo.
And now for some more black and whites from the coast
It's just like the face on Mars! Alert the flakes!
heather, on Friday, October 14, 2005 at 8:45 AM:
Hah! That's great!
maffy, on Thursday, October 13, 2005 at 2:51 PM:
Is that really the color of the sky - or did you mess with the photograph to get it that color? Either way, it's so beautiful!
david adam edelstein, on Thursday, October 13, 2005 at 3:28 PM:
Short answer: I didn't deliberately mess with it.
Long answer: All photography is a distortion of reality. Even if I had shot that with film, and that was what the film recorded, it'd still be only a weirdo reflection of reality.
Uncle Vinny, on Thursday, October 13, 2005 at 9:57 PM:
It's disgraceful, promoting insect incest that way. Such low talk!
Nobody would go out on a day like this
Except Miz Becky and her parents. Go figure. Me, I stayed back and read Dhalgren.
Last light on Floras Lake
david adam edelstein, on Thursday, October 13, 2005 at 3:30 PM:
Ooops. Looks like someone forgot that his column is 600 pixels wide, not 650. Oh, that'd be me.
Light and water
Sand and not so much light
Not sandstone yet
In order to ease the transition away from sandstone, I'll throw in a few that are just sand. Oh, and light.
Some people used the sandstone to communicate
gracie, on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 at 12:45 PM:
Only on Dave's blog...
Debra, on Thursday, October 6, 2005 at 1:08 PM:
Ella would be SO all over this...shall we take a picture of hers and post alongside? ;)
Layers in sandstone
I have no idea what would cause the different textures here, but perhaps one of the geology geeks has an opinion?
Rob, on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at 7:48 AM:
Because the one and true God wanted it that way?
GeoGeek, on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at 8:00 AM:
Rob's answer is pretty close. Those holding a short ticket to Hell, however, would say that it is all about grain size--the more broken up layers have more silt and clay while the more "massive" layers are sandier. But what do I know--I'm not one of those "evil-lutionists".
Different colors of sandstone
I love how the different layers and colors come together. There are some explorations of the different textures across the layers coming your way. Because, you know, there's a lot of sandstone coming.
Uncle Vinny, on Monday, October 3, 2005 at 12:32 AM:
Makes me want pie!
The great wave of sandstone begins
Remember the red dirt photos? Yeah, here comes the sandstone series.
Sandstone ships rise from the sandy sea
Man, that is one overwrought title for this post.
GeoGeek, on Friday, September 30, 2005 at 10:54 AM:
Yum! I like the lack of scale--cut off the top 1/3, and that could be an aerial photo of a glacier in Greenland.
gracie, on Friday, September 30, 2005 at 2:43 PM:
looks more like dinosaur backs. sandosaurs...
Sarah, on Sunday, October 2, 2005 at 1:01 PM:
Funny. My first thought was that "the spice must flow".
Karl, on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at 3:57 PM:
Pretty sweet series lately.
Though it's not fair for Sarah to make a geeky comment like that so everyone at works stares when i guffaw.
And now, reporting from Floras Lake
It was beautiful -- I hiked on the beach at Port Orford every morning and took pictures, we watched Orcas hunt in the shallows one day over lunch, and we spent a lot of time on the lake.
More photos, obviously, to come. Are you surprised?
On my walk home
The text, unfortunately, is a little hard to read here... it says "Crystal, come back, Richard needs you".
Andrew, on Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 8:02 AM:
That's a really sad situation. I hope for Richard's sake that she goes back.
On the ferry
Time for some street work
Enough of this tropical paradise crap. Let's return to my regularly scheduled dark street photography stuff.
Lambert Saint Paul, on Sunday, September 25, 2005 at 9:46 AM:
You're blog is fantastic (i love so much Edgar !! ;-) )! Thanks a lot !
P.s. I liked you to my own blog. I hope you enjoy this.
I knew I left that hat somewhere
Super cool frog skeleton!
Sarah, on Thursday, September 22, 2005 at 10:43 AM:
You realise that God just put that skeleton there to challenge your faith, right?
Morning light #2
Morning light #1
Uncle Vinny, on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 10:52 AM:
That's a low blow.
David Adam Edelstein, on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 11:27 AM:
You can't HANDLE the beauty!
Michelle, on Monday, September 26, 2005 at 3:20 AM:
Where is that, and why have I not been there?!
David Adam Edelstein, on Monday, September 26, 2005 at 6:36 AM:
Why, it's on Kaua'i, at the mouth of the Wailua river.
For context, that's Lydgate Park in the background.
Nice light #2
Sure, it's a picture of me in a public restroom...
... but you should really blame Calvin.
Nice light #1
Just another scenic trail
A geology nerd interlude
I was surprised to find the soil near a high point of the Powerline trail was... not red! It also had a lot of clay in it, which is peculiar in a place that's so geologically young -- although Kaua'i is much older than the other Hawaiian islands.
Further down the trail, the soil was more the expected color, with some veins of even more iron-rich material.
Michelle, on Sunday, September 18, 2005 at 7:45 AM:
I know absolutely zip about geology and why the clay is surprising, but there is a huge mud flat by Kuli'ou'ou that is basically all clay.
Mornings were pretty nice on the beach in front of our hotel
Another view of beautiful Hanalei Valley
A birthday present to you
Happy birthday to me! And here's my present for you: click the picture above to get a desktop-sized image of beautiful Manoa valley.
chrys, on Monday, September 12, 2005 at 8:30 AM:
Laura Z, on Monday, September 12, 2005 at 9:59 AM:
Thanks for the gorgeous photo, Dave! Hope you have a great and wonderful birthday! :-)
maffy, on Monday, September 12, 2005 at 1:38 PM:
Changed my background from APOD to Hawaii...
It's been way too long since I've been there. Seems as far away as the stars, but at least now I have a beautiful picture!
heather, on Monday, September 12, 2005 at 9:15 PM:
Happy Birthday, and thanks for the beautiful photo!
Andrew, on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 at 1:08 AM:
Happy Birthday! I wish you all the best for a great year ahead.
A cliché hibiscus shot
Ha ha hah, more red dirt
These colors aren't tweaked at all... it really looks like that.
That doesn't look too comfortable
Morning on Wailua Beach, Kaua'i
Banana plant at the end of the Moalepe trail
Ti leaves on the Moalepe trail
Of course I brought film. Represent!
Hawai'i or Mars? There sure was a lot of red dirt.
OK, last one for a while. I promise.
Laura Z, on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at 8:23 AM:
I feel somehow inspired to cook with paprika...
Even still more red dirt, plus a boulder to break up the ongoing red dirt theme
Rob, on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at 6:22 AM:
Wow, dirt and rocks and clay, beautiful.
These are my new favorites.
More red dirt and clay on the Powerline Trail
Ferns and flowers on the Powerline trail
Palm tree by moonlight
A 15 second exposure, on a tripod, but everything was blowing slightly so it's still blurry.
heather, on Friday, August 26, 2005 at 3:14 PM:
Gorgeous - this is really beautiful. I love the blurriness - it makes it very dream-like.
Sunset over the Hanalei valley
Russ, on Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 7:43 AM:
Huh. Looks bigger than I imagine it. Must be a trick of the lens. You know the camera adds 40 pounds. Maybe it adds 40 square miles too.
david adam edelstein, on Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 9:56 AM:
I have the power to control your mind.
Laura Z., on Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 10:30 AM:
Torture! You are trying to torture me! You know that was outlawed the Geneva Convention. Seriously, what a beautiful shot and what great memories it evokes (and what additional trips it makes me want to make!).
Red dirt and pohuehue leaves on the Kealia trail
The red dirt tends to stain everything, including the rocks.
UncleVinny, on Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 10:01 PM:
So...you're saying there's red in that photo, then?
Even the rain is more beautiful in Hawai'i
Yes, that's right, Miz Becky and I have just returned from ten glorious days in my happy homeland. And although it did rain briefly Friday morning, it was otherwise aggressively beautiful the whole time. I got to see my parents and hang out with old friends, swim in the ocean, hike, and of course eat onolicious grinds, yeah brah?
More stories and photos to come, of course.
heather, on Friday, August 26, 2005 at 3:18 PM:
Very jealous! I can't remember the last time I swam in the ocean. I think I was like 7 years old and it was in Greece... (sure - I've been swimming lots since then - in pools and lakes and rivers and stuff but it just isn't the same!) I did walk barefoot on the beach in Cannes but it was too cold for swimming.
Sigh. I want to swim in the ocean....
For some reason these make me want an omelette.
eJuan, on Monday, August 22, 2005 at 5:16 PM:
You're a freak.
Scott Berkun, on Monday, August 22, 2005 at 11:27 PM:
This picture rocks.
And yes, it made me think of eggs, but not an omlette: two eggs over easy, but one that got messed up.
calvin, on Monday, August 29, 2005 at 11:58 AM:
Great site, you really have a great eye.
As a change of pace, how about some nice shadows?
All of these color images I've been posting are still from our trip to Whidbey Island at the end of July. It was an outrageously beautiful week...
They're making headlines!
(Have you heard about the new courduroy pillows?)
Why, thank you!
Even still more nice light
Russ, on Thursday, August 18, 2005 at 7:53 AM:
Whenever did you find such nice sunshine in Seattle?
david adam edelstein, on Friday, August 19, 2005 at 8:55 AM:
Most of these color ones over the last week or two have all been from Whidbey Island, at that nursery that Miz Becky still hasn't identified for us.
Not Seattle sunshine at all :-)
Miz B, on Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 10:56 PM:
Finally... the nursery is Cultus Bay Nursery, http://www.cultusbaynursery.com/ It's a great one. Highly recommended for my plant-loving homies.
Karl, on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at 10:29 AM:
now this is a new one; squirrel's eye view?
is your wife concerned by your hoarding food for the hibernation season yet?
nice effect though, reminds me of sitting in 2d-design doing my transparency exercises.
It's nice they have a list
Andrew, on Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at 6:50 PM:
Surely there's gotta be more than just five?
If I go to hell, this is what it will look like.
allen, on Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at 8:55 AM:
ugh... thats bad. The only thing worse, I could think of, is if its an all you can eat buffet for a buck... *shutters*
BlueNiner, on Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at 11:31 PM:
I suppose that's a step up from the Ho Ho's "buck a scoop" option...
Karl, on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at 10:20 AM:
i think it's the schoolboy aviation fan and cynical city dweller in me, but i like this for inexplicable reasons.
not to be funny, but i like the dust and the scratch too.
Yet more leaves
It's full of... uh... green, I guess.
Got some film back
The light was so beautiful on the dry sponges
Sometimes, beautiful light elevates even the most pedestrian subject.
Again with the curtains
Or, maybe, "it's curtains for you"?
rfkj, on Monday, August 8, 2005 at 4:09 PM:
"Curtains for you?" I dunno, sounds pretty shady. Better hang it up.
David Adam Edelstein, on Monday, August 8, 2005 at 4:23 PM:
Remind me again why I worked so hard to get comments back?
rfkj, on Monday, August 8, 2005 at 8:33 PM:
Why, because it thrills the very fabric of your soul!
Miz Becky looks at plants, I make photos
Yes, Miz Becky couldn't resist going to her favorite nursery on Whidbey Island. No, I can't remember the name of it ("look, another place to buy plants."), so she'll have to fill us in.
It's full of stars
OK, so week before last I was super busy with some last minute stuff for the Virtual Earth launch (more on that later), and then last week we were on a long-awaited vacation -- my first real time off since the beginning of the year. No, "taking the weekend off" doesn't count, as it turns out.
Anyway. We were on Whidbey Island all week, where I made a friend:
Yes, the little critter really does look that odd:
The best part was that after it flew into my chest, and then I plucked it off my shirt and it crawled onto my thumb, it stayed there while I reached over with the hand it was sitting on and took my lens cap off. It's always nice to have a cooperative model.
UPDATE: Turns out, according to a few different sources, that it's a 10-lined June Beetle.
A little contrasting textures study
Yep, comments still broken. Working on it.
Leaves and fence
Yet again, cats and sun
Rusty carefully calibrates her sun usage:
Meanwhile, Mr. Still-has-plenty-of-spunk Edgar once again demonstrates "graphically strong":
The cats engage in their version of a tense standoff
Yesterday's fire alarm was a nice excuse to stand in the sun and look for photos
Little bit of a lamppost obsession this weekend
Andrew, on Thursday, June 30, 2005 at 8:17 AM:
I like the first one, particularly.
Savannah, on Friday, June 24, 2005 at 2:17 PM:
His spirit is undimmed.
heather, on Friday, June 24, 2005 at 9:36 PM:
D'oh. I sat here for a few seconds waiting for the rest of the photo to render ;-) hehe. I'm a dork.
Andrew Sundstrom, on Monday, June 27, 2005 at 2:20 PM:
I did the same (CS graduate student). Double dork.
Ah, beautiful summer in Seattle
The above picture is a still from a video I shot this morning, testing out the widescreen mode on Miz Becky's late birthday present.
Why yes, you can see the very conceptual video as well (8mb Windows Media).
Robert Jahrling, on Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 5:30 AM:
Are you going to build the $10 steadicam? I saw someone using one and he said it worked great.
Savannah, on Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 6:23 AM:
Lovely, yes! I *like* that kind of weather. Rainy days are my favorite.
David Adam Edelstein, on Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 6:37 AM:
Yep, definitely thinking about the steadicam.
Here are the DIY instructions RFKJ is referring to: http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~johnny/steadycam/
Surely something is about to happen
Laura Z., on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 7:59 AM:
It makes me feel like the Red Sea is about to part...
Hannah, on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 8:24 PM:
Yep, the climate's about to take revenge on Bush and Cooney.
Savannah, on Thursday, June 16, 2005 at 6:54 PM:
Syed, on Friday, June 17, 2005 at 12:03 AM:
Eerie... yet there is something intriguingly beatiful about it.
Day was here
This way and that
Uh, oh... he's getting graphic again. Time to hide the t-squares.
Rachel, on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 1:00 AM:
I don't know what it is about a photograph like this, but I just like it. The colour, the depth of field, the focus... it all comes together in something that I'd hang on my wall.
I managed to make it back to Folklife on Monday, after dithering most of the morning about whether I was too lazy to leave the house or not. Of course once I got down there I had a great time.
Which is some kind of life lesson, but I can't be bothered to figure out what it might be. Moving right along to the photos...
damon, on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at 8:50 PM:
I like the sharp foreground and fuzzy background on the mando shot. Somehow that seems fresher and more visually interesting than the sharp background. Why? It looks you were just focusing on the background bits and the stuff in the front just got in the way.
Who am I? I'm friend of Robert Jahrling. Another former employee of Esker software...
heather, on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at 9:16 PM:
I like the sharp foreground and fuzzy background better too. But my favourite picture is the little girl drawing chalk hearts :-)
heather, on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at 9:17 PM:
Is that oragami paper that it's written on?
My god, it's full of clouds
eJuan, on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 4:09 PM:
My clouds! Mine! Mine!
Well, after weeks and weeks of working my tail off, I decided I was taking this holiday weekend off come hell or high water. Partly my resolve was based on the fact that this weekend is our annual Folklife festival, always a great time. I may make it back for a while on Monday, but if not, I still packed a lot in today. Saw a bunch of friends, listened to a lot of great music, and managed to take a few photos while I was there. Imagine.
Sun means shadows
Timothy, on Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 3:23 PM:
..........Kinda spooky and sad - yet smiling ...
We had brunch with J & Janel Sunday morning, after they had survived a night of debauchery prior to J's taking vows preventing her from nights of debauchery. The mood was still silly, though.
First, Miz Becky had to try on one of J's hair clips.
Later, outside, we noticed that the J's and I all had brightly-colored footwear.
Miz Becky was feeling left out, so we let her black shoes join in.
A couple of pictures from the Circus
Last Saturday the Circus had their second annual fundraiser, Strip Joint II, and naturally I was on hand with camera. I don't have clearance yet to post any of the faux-strip acts, or the saucy aerialists, but here's a couple of innocuous photos of the band in action.
Maybe later I'll talk about my week and why I've been absent... it's been a long week.
This morning's dogwood blossom
rob, on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 9:47 AM:
You know, you should consider photography as an optional career path.
Youre quite good at it.
Its a form of art, you know?
But seriously: I love the trees a sky shots. You should try shooting rocks, I love rocks you know?
Rob, on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 11:44 AM:
The trees and sky shots I like very much.
Photography is an art form you know.
You should try rocks and stones. I like rocks. They are really much better to photograph.
They pose well. They stand very still but sometimes they roll (the rocks).
I like rocks.
I also like stones too.
Again with the clouds
Cheery and... not so cheery
Laura Z., on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 4:54 PM:
YAAP! (Yet Another Awesome Photo). :-) Very, uh, uplifting, yeah...:-)
Looks suspiciously like the rays of something bright and yellow setting
Andrew Sundstrom, on Monday, April 25, 2005 at 8:50 AM:
A large bird roaming the MS campus, under x-ray surveillance?
Andrew Sundstrom, on Monday, April 25, 2005 at 8:54 AM:
A large bird roams the MS campus, under x-ray surveillance?
No particular clouds yesterday
Andrew, on Monday, April 18, 2005 at 1:28 AM:
More groovy looking Photoshop work! I like all the diagonals in this photo too.
What is with these clouds lately, anyway?
Seriously, folks. Is it just the weird weather patterns of spring? Or what?
Click on the image above for a larger version.
Andrew Sundstrom, on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 7:42 AM:
Er, did you check to see if Portland is still there?
allen, on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 7:46 AM:
very nice cumulonimbus clouds. Did you guys get any nasty weather from it (or rather those that were under it)? The cumulonimbus has grown so much that the tops are getting swept by upper level winds. Good sign that those monsters are big enough to produce lots of rain, lightning and maybe hail.
Joshua Edelstein, on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 11:46 AM:
I'm no meteorologist, but I'd say from the mushrooming of the clouds that their tops are not wind-swept--if they were, they'd be extending out in one direction only.
Clouds--water vapor, that is--require certain ranges of air density to survive, at least in certain compositions, depending on cumulo-nimbus or cirro-stratus or what have you. That's why the bottom of the clouds are generally flat, because they're resting on a table of air that's denser than the cumulo-nimbus' max density. Same effect as when you see somebody's cheek smashed against the bus window while sleeping on the way to work.
The same would naturally apply, then, for the top of a cloud--that there's a certain minumum density that creates a palpable ceiling that a cumulo-nimbus cloud can't penetrate. The effect would then naturally be that if the cloud can't grow upward, it'll grow outward--much like the path of smoke or flames when meeting a low ceiling.
Which, I think, is actually more interesting--you've got a rare live visual representation of exactly how tall the cumulo-numbus layer of the atmosphere is, right there in the sky. Verra kewl.
Savannah, on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 12:29 PM:
Whenever I look up and see interesting clouds, I always take a moment to feel bad that John Constable (famous British painter of clouds, 1776-1837) isn't there to see it.
But this one takes the cake. This is the *ultimate* poor-John-Constable cloudscape. Wow.
Uncle Vinny, on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 5:18 PM:
This is Joseph Smith's way of encouraging us all to eat more oysters.
From this morning's dawn to this afternoon's gathering clouds
Ordinarily I'd have tried harder to crop out the trees and light post, but losing that much of the image diminished the layered effect... ah well. When you shoot from your office window you take what you can get.
Russ, on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 7:41 AM:
I think the silhouettes of the trees add a nice bit of perspective and contrast- I prefer them in there.
Lovely clouds, though.
Yeah, the sunrises are still beautiful at the new house
Not too shabby.
Laura Z., on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 12:01 PM:
Yeah, that works. :-)
Light on the bridge
Can you tell that I got a pile of film back from the lab?
Somehow I don't think it's working
Maffy, on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at 1:29 PM:
You were here and didn't come by and say hi? Well, it does look like you were here at night, so I guess you're forgiven. :)
The cats enjoy the sun
I stayed home today, after having inevitably caught the nasty cold that's going around. In between naps and working from home, I stalked the cats.
Apparently I'm placing the subject in the right-hand side of the frame this week.
heather, on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 7:16 PM:
Wow - when I've got a nasty cold I can barely think, let alone be all creative and stuff.
Timothy, on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 9:27 PM:
Your ARE very right handed this week .....
Michelle, on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 4:41 AM:
Maybe the right-hand bias only applies to cats...
Andrew, on Monday, April 11, 2005 at 9:25 PM:
I really like this photo. Did you just use a gaussian blur? It makes a great effect.
What it looked like at work at 11:30 last night
Special project... big presentation by our management today... cab ride home after the last bus left.
heather, on Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 1:09 PM:
I get the special project, big presentation, late night... but why do they have you working inside an alien spacecraft?
Laura Z., on Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 3:35 PM:
Shhhh, Heather! Not supposed to tell...:-)
Allen B., on Friday, March 18, 2005 at 10:25 AM:
Finally!! Pix from inside the MOTHERSHIP!! :)
More light in the new house
Morning light in the new house
Spring has apparently arrived at my office
Is it too sad to admit that I've been stuck inside for a week and a half and just noticed yesterday?
Today's sunrise at the new house
heather, on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at 8:14 AM:
Damn. What a rough way to wake up.
This image was originally shot in color. I always wanted to interpret it in black and white, and I've poked at it every once in a while, but it never really worked for me until this morning.
Uncle Vinny, on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at 4:16 PM:
What is this, some kind of reverse-Ted-Turner blog?
Yesterday's sunset from my office window
heather, on Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 10:27 AM:
Pretty! But I have to admit - I'm looking forward to the days getting long enough that I don't see the sunset until AFTER I get home from work :-)
I'm not sure that's quite right
Then again... maybe that's what they meant.
Andrew Sundstrom, on Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 12:57 PM:
Be that as it may, (marred or married) ain't (barred or buried). So let's give it up for fuckin New York, yo!
Judge's Ruling Opens Window for Gay Marriage in New York City
In which I welcome Miz Becky home
Miz Becky was in Oregon this weekend, you see... and I had lots of free time...
Every once in a while I like to welcome her home in a style that's completely out of scale to the time she's been away. Just to keep her guessing.
And having the first thing she saw when she came through the door be a 1.5m (60") wide leering photo of her husband... yeah, that'll keep her guessing.
gracie, on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 12:29 AM:
Isn't this what most people call a 'diversion'? Admit it - there are some some really drunk mice in the basement, eh?
SO THAT IS SO SICKENINGLY CUTE I CAN'T TAKE IT!
Andrew Sundstrom, on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 3:16 PM:
Aw, a face is a face is a face. But that's quite a dimmer.
Time for a photo.
Karl, on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at 12:28 PM:
Is it just me, os is this one a little out of focus? ;)
Last week's morning dusting
You know I want one.
Yes, it's the new Mac Mini. $499 or $599 of pure Mac goodness.
I wonder if the folks at Apple have decided that their true mission is to be the Anti-Microsoft. Instead of trying to compete with Microsoft, they're going in the opposite direction from the big M; for every clumsy, noisy, technology focused product Microsoft releases, they're going to release a simple, stylish, and beautiful one.
I predict that a significant chunk of people who are currently plugging their iPod into a Windows machine will be plugging them into a Mac Mini by the end of the year.
Joshua Edelstein, on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 8:06 AM:
This is beautiful. What would make this REALLY sweet, IMHO, would be if they'd helped pushed the development and commercialization of roll-up screens (http://www.plasticlogic.com) to coincide with the release, and connect them via bluetooth along with a bluetooth keyboard/thumb board and other peripherals. The MacMini would be not only your modular desktop but also your laptop replacement, where you leave the CPU in your briefcase/backpack but still have full processing power.
I guess the bluetooth part could be done with dongles, but man! Need a portable display.
Joshua Edelstein, on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 8:09 AM:
Oh, look, bluetooth is already an option. Heh. I can read. Neat skill.
Now, about that screen . . .
Christian, on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 9:52 AM:
Server farm. For students! *drool*
Andrew Sundstrom, on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 10:16 AM:
Ha! Still $200 more than my dream machine -- okay I was 12.
Robert Jahrling, on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 12:10 PM:
Just one? I want at least two. Shoot, if I didn't need Windows for certain vitally important software (uh, okay, games), I'd replace all of the computers in my house. And it's not because I love Macintoshes (although I do like them), but because there'd be no fan noise. I hate the fan noise.
I agree with Joshua, by the way, about the portable display. It's not like they couldn't do it; hack the screen off of an iBook and integrate a stand into the case. Power it with a wall-wart or something. Not perfectly portable, but certainy more transportable.
David Adam Edelstein, on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 12:44 PM:
Of course, in value-adjusted dollars, that vic-20 would be about $590 now...
Andrew Sundstrom, on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 2:22 PM:
Hey, it was quiet, booted instantly, was stable, had a visionary pre-Unicode character set written right onto the keys! And can the Mac display 23 characters wide? Well!?
I found a great little site that has the original Vic-20 and C-64 TV commercials. Man, what memories.
You must see the "iBrator 1984" commercial -- if you can get the bits into the MS compound.
Robert Jahrling, on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 2:59 PM:
Yeah, it booted instantly, but after you typed LOAD "*",8,1 you could go eat lunch before any software loaded off that huge disk drive. God, I loved my C-64.
Hey, why not do both? Buy a Mac Mini and get the older version of VICE from www.viceteam.org. Best of both worlds!
Mike Sullivan, on Friday, January 14, 2005 at 8:32 PM:
The halo effect is real. After my Windows (4 boxes) family got 3 iPods over the last year and began using the superb iTunes software on all four computers, we got our first Mac -- an iBook -- mostly for my wife. Of course, when my son discovered GarageBand, ....
Anyway, the Mac Mini is a tour de force. This is going to sell like hotcakes to people who would previously only have gone with Windows. And with all the design innovation that went into it, the Windows vendors will have a lot of trouble making a computer as attractive for anything near the price. They sure won't be able to use a stock motherboard or components, other than the laptop-sized hard drive and the RAM module.
The iron bones of the city reveal themselves
A bit of yesterday's snow
Karl, on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 7:04 AM:
Gotta love it when that happens, for so many reasons including the snow.
Russ, on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 9:12 AM:
Davadam; I think this is one of my favorite of your shots. :) Nice.
More photos from Italy
It's true. I've been holding out on you. Can you forgive me?
Here's the first set of scans from the slides I shot in Italy. Remember those?
Still to come: The second set of slides, and of course the long-awaited black and white photos. Well, I honestly don't know if you're waiting for them, but ta hell with ya, I'm gonna post 'em anyway.
heather, on Monday, January 10, 2005 at 7:22 PM:
Sigh... so pretty.
If I had to pick a favourite it'd be the last one - of the towers in the fog. How gorgeous!
Karl, on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 7:17 AM:
Its only an issue if someone catches you trying to explore the texture other than visually.
Mike Sullivan, on Friday, January 14, 2005 at 8:36 PM:
I think you and I shot some of the same things when in Italy. I took dozens of pictures of the fabulous door knockers, as well as the Tuscan countryside, etc. I wonder if the domain italian-knockers.com is available. (g)
OK, everyone, sing along with me!
Frosty, the front yard
And an air temp of 24
At least it's sunny and there ain't no snow
Or you'd be a whiney damn island boy as usual.
That last line needs a little work, I know.
Joshua Edelstein, on Monday, January 3, 2005 at 11:09 AM:
Frost? Hunh. It's gorgeous in DC. 64 degrees at 2 pm. Was in the 70s on 1/1.
Uncle Vinny, on Monday, January 3, 2005 at 11:15 AM:
I cringe when I see spurge.
Andrew Sundstrom, on Monday, January 3, 2005 at 11:53 AM:
Any hot centerfolds of kudzu?
David Adam Edelstein, on Monday, January 3, 2005 at 4:37 PM:
That's on my Other site: HotInvasives.com.
eJuan, on Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at 12:17 AM:
Dude, stick with photos.