retrofocus ramblings.

by the man-in-plastic – j. kiely jr., photographer, pilot, diver and sometimes nerd

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T5 Time Killing.

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Here I am sitting at a terminal bar in JetBlue’s new home. ( Free Wi-Fi! ) The bartender seems ready to head home. Since I’m drinking juice I don’t blame her. She just spent the last 15 minutes dolling herself up for somebody – lipstick, eyeliner, and the whole gamut. Given the rock on her finger I’m guessing she’s heading home to Papi.

Since this is my last 20 minutes in greater New York City I have one last image to post here. I decided to really use my ‘real’ camera while out for a morning stroll around Midtown. In an effort to be somewhat creative I abandoned my Nikkors and shot only with my LensBaby. I have one of the older styles with the set screws and plastic lens. It’s fun to play with. Specially on the streets of Manhattan pushing, pulling and twisting the thing around. Photography with two hands, imagine that!

In honor of the new motion picture in the theaters “Hotel For Dogs” I now present my homage – Hotel For Cars:

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February 4th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

Upper West Side Stroll.

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Did a small sort of photo-walk today on the Upper West Side. Walked from Columbus Circle North and crossed Central Park to get to the Guggenheim Museum. Carried my D200 over my shoulder, but the only camera I pulled out all morning was the Canon SD750 happy snapper. Don’t know why, just felt like not looking like a photographer today. Even though I removed the grip from the D200, it’s still fairly big and black and intimidating. The tiny Canon, not so much.
Speaking of things to see I have no idea why I was so fascinated by shoes, boots and feet while I’m walking around. Maybe New Yorkers just wear more snarky footwear. Who knows. I’m normally not much of a foot person at all.

Here’s a picture I grabbed near the Museum of Natural History. LOVE the boots and contrast.

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February 1st, 2009 at 5:00 pm