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firehouse, Ladder Company 3, 108 E. 13th St, Manhattan, NY, USA

Posted in ALL BLOG POSTS, photography, Uncategorized by adamwelz on February 23, 2012

Ladder Company 3, 108 E. 13th St, NYC, USA ©Adam S. Welz 2012

They say the best camera is the one you have with you, and the cam in the iPhone 4S is pretty impressive for the dinky little thing that it is. It also automatically GPS tags every image you shoot. I’m using it to commit the 8th Deadly Sin of Americana.

(Ladder Company 3 lost more men as a percentage of its total complement than any other firehouse in NYC on September 11th. It’s next door to the camera repair place I use.)

Winter Solstice moonrise, Prospect Park, New York

Posted in ALL BLOG POSTS, photography by adamwelz on January 17, 2011

Moonrise over Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York, 20 Dec 2010

Great Blue Heron, Prospect Park, Brooklyn NY, USA, 23 Oct 2010

Posted in ALL BLOG POSTS, birds & birding, nature & environment, photography by adamwelz on October 24, 2010

Early morning, 23 Oct 2010: Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias, on the edge of Prospect Lake in Prospect Park, Brooklyn NY. ©Adam S. Welz

Washington Monument, Washington DC, 13 Sep 2009

Posted in ALL BLOG POSTS, photography by adamwelz on September 17, 2009

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington DC, 13 Sep 2009

Posted in ALL BLOG POSTS, photography by adamwelz on September 17, 2009

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Ring-billed Gull and Herring Gull, Popham Beach, Maine, 8 Aug 2009

Posted in ALL BLOG POSTS, birds & birding by adamwelz on September 5, 2009

I’m slowly accumulating clear record shots of North American birds. Here are a couple of gulls that are common in the northeastern USA — but rare vagrants back in South Africa!

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis), Popham Beach, Maine, USA, 8 August 2009

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis), Popham Beach, Maine, USA, 8 August 2009

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) Popham Beach, Maine, USA, 8 Aug 2009

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus), Popham Beach, Maine, USA, 8 Aug 2009

Indian Lake, NY, 25 June 2009

Posted in ALL BLOG POSTS, photography by adamwelz on June 26, 2009

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Big Sur after sunset 30 April 08

Posted in ALL BLOG POSTS, nature & environment, photography by adamwelz on May 10, 2008

Making cynical landscape shots is easy. Making pretty landscape photos is easy, too. Well, as easy as any top-notch photography is. Making uncynical landscape photos of beautiful places without falling into making pretty postcard photos is pretty hard, and harder still when you’re as off-the-bicycle as I am. You have to put your hangups in your pocket and just get on with it – open yourself to the images without having to make them a certain way and putting away all your know-it-allness about this stuff – just get something modest to go home with and say a small thanks for being here.

I love the light just after the sun has set, but before it gets totally dead. It was cold and roughly windy on the Big Sur. I think the first one’s my favourite.

Cheers

Adam

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