Thursday, May 31, 2007

Having a Seat for the First Time

Marcus finally figured out how to sit down!

After I demonstrated how it's done, he then proceeded to repeatedly back up to these concrete steps and eased himself down in that funny squat that beginning walkers have. I think that after a few more days of practice, he'll be sitting down like a champ.

Next, how to cross one's legs and hold the taza de cafe just so.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

If You Like Someone, Go With Your Gut

East Broadway, near Catherine St., Chinatown, Manhattan, New York.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

...and I swear, it was THIS big!

"Oh my..."

34th Street, near 8th Ave., Manhattan, New York.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Slurp!

Times Square, New York.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Don't touch my balls!

Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn, New York.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Within the Realm of a Dying Sun

Washington Cemetery, Gravesend, Brooklyn, New York.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Marcus meets two flickr friends

Today, Marcus and I met Lee (on the right), who drove out from Madison, Wisconsin for some family matters, and had a day free to spend in NYC. Our trio then met up with Jodi (on the left) during her lunch hour in midtown Manhattan.

Marcus was happy to demonstrate his new trick (besides charming grown women with his winning smile!), which was to push himself up from a sitting to standing position without needing to hold on to anything for support. As you can see he's, still quite pleased with himself.

More photos of this get-together are here, here, here, and here.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Too Cool for School

Houston Street, near Broadway, Soho, Manhattan, New York.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Can Bruiser have an ice cream, too?

Uncle Louie G's on Vanderbilt Street, near Prospect Park Southwest, Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, New York.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Admiration... or envy?

Brooklyn-bound F train, departing York Street subway station, Brooklyn, New York.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Yes, that's me!

License plate as seen on the back of a Ford Focus.

E. 5th Street, near Fort Hamilton Parkway, Kensington, Brooklyn, New York.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

On Men's Minds

Fifth Avenue, near 57th St., Manhattan, New York.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Face, Meet Brick. Brick, Meet Face.

Me and my Pentax K10D, fitted with Tamron 18-250mm lens and BG2 battery grip.

As I once said in a previous description, this combination weighs like a brick and is just as graceful.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Holy Roller

15th Street, near 8th Ave., Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

So, waddaya say, sweetheart?

"I dunno... does that Viagra thing really work?"

Seventh Avenue, near 9th St., Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Always Be Yourself

Prospect Park Southwest, near Vanderbilt St., Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, New York.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

The Compass and Armillary Sphere at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Crystal, Marcus, and I visited the BBG one more time for Mother's Day, along with another small family that Crystal got to know via an online mommy group. Needless to say, a wonderful time was had by all (Marcus ran his little legs off on the Cherry Esplanade), and I got to explore the indoor conservatory where all the tropical flowers and rare blooms are grown.

Naturally, I photographed everything else but the flowers, and the photo above is one such example.

[begin excerpt]
In 1933, the compass and armillary sphere were added to Magnolia Plaza, the bequest of A.W. Jenkins, a member of the Garden's governing committee. The sphere is made of bronze bands representing the principle celestial circles and constellations. A thin bronze rod, or gnomon, passes through the center of the sphere, pointing north and casting a shadow on the inside of the sphere, which can be used to tell the approximate time.
[end excerpt]

-- sourced from bbg.org

By the way, the B&W treatment and toning was inspired by the excellent imagery in Wade in Tulsa's photostream.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Enjoying the View

Broadway, near Houston St., Soho, Manhattan, New York.

Friday, May 11, 2007

NYC Candy

14th Street, near 6th Ave., Chelsea, Manhattan, New York.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Unorthodox Descent

Ditmas Avenue, near McDonald Ave., Kensington, Brooklyn, New York.

Alternative view on black.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Village of the Giants

Inspired by the cheesy Bert I. Gordon film of the same name.

Sixth Avenue, near 15th St., Chelsea, Manhattan, New York.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Running on the Promenade

Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, New York.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Super Model

34th Street (alongside Victoria's Secret), near 6th Ave., Manhattan, New York.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Capturing Jellies

New York Aquarium, Brooklyn, New York.

Alternative view on black.

Friday, May 04, 2007

McDonald Deli

Corner of McDonald Avenue & Albemarle Road, Kensington, Brooklyn, New York.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

A Mother's Kiss

It's not yet Mother's Day, but you can't predict when Marcus will decide to return a big sloppy one. And his are VERY sloppy -- and full of teeth!

So here's an early Mother's Day portrait of Crystal and her little boy sharing a kiss!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Springtime Relaxation

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York.

By the way, the bench this couple is sitting on is the same one that's in this lonely bench photo.

Alternative view on black.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Radio Flyer Pile-Up

Cherry Esplanade, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York.

Here's another scene taken the same day, at the Japanese section of the BBG.