Thursday, July 3, 2008

Thursday Arch Series

I like this Arch photo because of of its sense of monumentality. It makes me think of a gigantic steel hammer thrust into the ground from the sky. Note the tiny people at the lower left. I just wish &#%@$! Blogger didn't compress the life out of the pictures we upload. Mitch from Minneapolis taught me to oversaturate the colors before posting an image. This still has much less richness of color than I want, particularly the tans and greens at the bottom. Any other suggestions?

Flying to Newark today to spend the holiday weekend with my family in the New Jersey suburbs of NYC. Big plans for Saturday: New York blogger extraordinaire Ming the Merciless and I are meeting to see the New York City Waterfalls project by boat and shoot them until they dry up, followed by an aimless photo trek around Manhattan. There is an amazing connection between me and Ming. In a city of eight million people, he lives on the very same block in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Queens where I grew up. Like Humphrey Bogart said to Claude Rains at the end of Casablanca, this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

TOMORROW: How to increase your photoblog traffic.


Raquita said...

why not go flickr or smugmug

Strangetastes said...

Raquita - it's already on Flickr with lots of other Arch photos. See .

Virginia said...

Well I learned something else from you today. I was wondering why the colors in my photos looked a little washed out. I think your photo is terrific. I didn't know the Arch was that massive. The teensy folks in the corner help put it in perspective.

I will watch the news for reports of the 2 mad photo hounds terrorizing NY!

Jackie said...

Yet another stunner there! I think the sky is really interesting too, with the thin clouds and hints of vapour trails.

Ming the Merciless said...

Bring your umbrella for a soaking day of fun in the Big Apple.

iBlowfish said...

I find your Arch's photos always interesting. And I do agree the way blogger compressed our files little bit annoying but then they are free so I just take it as it is.
I always enjoy spend time in streets of New York City when I got chance to stay there. Have good weekend, and shoot a lot of pictures in NYC.

Kris McCracken said...

I have seen so many pictures of your arch, and I’ve always liked the aesthetic of it. This is the first time, however, that I’ve seen it this close!

So thanks for showing me that!

Tash said...

Another terrific arch shot! Thanks for the series. I think the photo is just perfect - & I'm too new at this to provide any tips except Keep on doing what you are doing!

Olivier said...

cet autre angle est superbe, elle fait encore plus monumentale
that other angle is superb, it is even more monumental

Bibi said...

I'm back from vacation and trying to catch up on all my blog visits.

Once again, your arch photos are just superb! Love the "bees" one, too!

Very soon, perhaps by the end of next week, I will be posting some photos of our Greek vacation, during which we were accompanied by a small Serbian traveler (mystery man...) who helped us see Greece through his eyes... Stay tuned...drop in.

Nathalie said...

I won't comment on tomorrow's dog, just to prove you wrong.
I love all your previous posts including the obscure Japanese No sign (BTW, have you seen one of the CDP blogs in Japan who posted a simple stone on a path, and that's enough to mean no entry? I thought that was fantastically civilized !)

I remember your Pie-pi post fondly.

The sheer size of the arch here is mind-boggling. And then your Pridefest series, well as one could expect it's eye candy!!

Knoxville Girl said...

Well, I know nothing about compression, but it's another subject I intend to pursue, so thanks.
This looks like the Hammer of the Gods.