Archive for the month 'September, 2008'

here comes another bride

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timing is everything

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After 6 plus hours of celebrating the marriage of Jeff and Erika, our abilities to capture a serious, tender moment faded.



fax cat

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The bus was late last evening but at least I had my camera to help pass some time.



end of summer

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hope springs eternal… and links

2883062479 b5bffbe582 o hope springs eternal... and links

My friend Marcos’s interview with me came at a really good time — http://www.marcossalazar.com/. Sometimes I feel I have a long way to go with my art, but I need to step back once in a while and acknowledge the things I have accomplished. You might recognize some of these images from previous blog posts but here is the complete collection that appears in the documentary, “A Nation Remembers — The Story of the Pentagon Memorial” http://www.flickr.com/photos/ploger/sets/72157607456987698/ which will air on national television sometime next year and can also be purchased here — http://www.45northcommunications.com/.



i dunno

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Today was one of those days where I didn’t know what to post. Nothing really jumped out at me. Looking through my images I sometimes feel there is no common thread, although apparently, I do have a certain style. When I submit to contests, I’m never sure what to send in. Trying to categorize, or fit a few of my images into a group is proving quite difficult. I guess I’ve had a couple of long-term projects with a certain trajectory, but my best work seems to come in fits and spurts. How does a ‘street’ photographer package that into something that is popularly accepted? I feel like a soggy kitty.



soggy, sour kitty

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So I didn’t have my ‘real’ camera walking down a west village street the other day, but iPhone to the rescue.



deer caught in the headlights

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Actually a squirrel caught by my flash.



smoke em if you got em…

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in a boat on the Potomac if you got that too…



little lamb lunching

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I was also able to lunch with my sheep friends (and human friends) at Stone Barns, 30 miles up the Hudson.



along the same lines…

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america

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arrival

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At the end of this journey stands a most elegant memorial. From the ashes of an event so horrible and hateful to a renewal of soundness and life, this place is like no other — as individual as the people who died on 9/11/2001. My heartfelt and most sincerest thank you to all who contributed.



shaken not stirred

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Paul and I attended a swanky event last eve., posing as the press, of course. Free drinks, celebrity sightings, a spectacular view of the financial district and this intense bartender made the evening more than worthwhile.



building, grass, sky

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Just your run of the mill scenic shot taken near the IKEA in Red Hook.



clearing skies

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Hurricane Hanna did her thing, and while some of us got soaked and lost shoes in torrents of rain we are now looking forward to a peaceful, dry Sunday.



Sam

 Sam



and now for something cute and fuzzy

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glimpse

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lots of little things

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At first glance this photo has no real drama. But, the interest is definitely in the details. Every time I look at this picture I see something new.



burger bliss

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About 5 minutes of pure bliss and 6 hours of after shocks.