Yes, post titles are fun. This should be called, RIPPING UP SECOND AVENUE AND A NEW SITE ABOUT BOOKS TAKES A FIRST STEP. Best movie title: Dr. Strangelove or how I stopped worrying and learned to love the bomb… or at least has got to be the longest title… no?
The picture below doesn’t work – is weak – because there’s no mystery to it. Yes, dark and rainy window, but not enough clues to keep you looking. And there is the connection between photography and the site I’m working on (see below) — mystery. I don’t think you can have a really good image without some real mystery. It might just be a little thing; but there really should be some sort of question mark in the photo. I suppose that sometimes it’s the design, but the really good shots make you want to come back and wonder…
This is the window of a what d’ya call ’em — earth moving machine parked on Second Avenue. They’ve been removing trees and replacing them with metal plates. All of this has something to do with the second avenue subway, but what exactly I don’t know. On Tuesday, engineers are coming to the apartment to take pictures, proof of what the place was like before they began their project – in case something happens they can prove it wasn’t their fault. I guess.
Who would have thought, when I took some infrared shots of trees on the corner during the spring, that those trees would be gone in the fall. You just never know if you are taking a shot that may end up being of a documentary nature.
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In other news (uhm if you want to call it news) I’m starting to put a site together to feature public domain detective books. It’s very early in development, but you can get a free peek if you want to and you’ll get the idea. It’s called: http://www.ebook-house.com .