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DIY gasoline arbitrage

August 1, 2012

Who needs futures? Now you can arbitrage gas prices right at the pump: (And if that's not enough, it costs a dollar more just down the block!)

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Ernie and Birch

November 23, 2009

I'm a big fan of illustrator Christoph Niemann, and have featured photoessays from his NYT blog Abstract City on TGR before. His latest post features leaves and is excellent; I found this panel particularly appropriate for Sesame Street's 40th birthday:

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Things I saw (Friday)

October 9, 2009

I’m driving around California for a week with a camera to keep me company.  

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Things I saw (Thursday)

October 8, 2009

I’m driving around California for a week with a camera to keep me company.

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Things I saw (Wednesday)

October 7, 2009

I'm driving around California for a week with a camera to keep me company.

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Things I saw (Tuesday)

October 6, 2009

I'm driving around California for a week with a camera to keep me company.

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Things I saw (Monday)

October 5, 2009

I'm driving around California for a week with a camera to keep me company.

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The black and white marble

July 16, 2009

From The Big Picture's coverage of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission - this stunning black and white photo was taken as the astronauts made their way home. One of my favorites in the collection.

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Central Park Bubbles

June 9, 2009
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New Jersey Fresh?

May 16, 2009

I've never seen these words used together before: (Spotted last weekend in Cape Cod.)

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Tilt/shift in motion

March 25, 2009

Tilt/shift photography in video form (with a timelapse spin) -- I especially like the plane around 1:25:

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Empty lot > Trump?

March 20, 2009

Las Vegas real estate summarized in one picture:

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Want to teach?

March 4, 2009

Annenberg Hall.  Unfortunately, there's some color noise in the background.

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Ella-ella-ella, eh-eh-eh

February 10, 2009

One of the first pictures I ever took with a film SLR, way back when:

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NYC Winter

February 7, 2009

Four shots from the last big snow (click to enlarge):       

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Two Taxis

February 7, 2009
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Everything you always wanted to know about desaturation (but weren't bored enough to ask)

February 5, 2009

A casual overview of how color images may be converted to grayscale.

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Two Apples

February 1, 2009

Strictly speaking, this is a photo of a photo -- the original polaroid film was transfered to to a card, which gives the picture its distressed edges and high saturation.  As I recall, this is from 2001.

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Gotham

March 8, 2008

I took this picture walking home from my office a few sundays ago (yes, sunday) from the corner of 49/Park, looking West. There was this very surreal "comic book" feel about the scene. There is a touch of HDR at work here (you can see the "halo effect" in the sky around the buildings), but […]

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MoMA rocks

March 5, 2008

I made it to MoMA on Sunday to see the new exhibit, Design and the Elastic Mind. It was amazing. Go see it. The exhibit is mostly made up of high-tech products which exemplify the fusion of function and form. To be fair, you'd be hard pressed to come up with practical uses for some […]

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Round after round, ramp after ramp

February 23, 2008

We went to the Guggenheim this afternoon to see the big new exhibit that just opened. It's pretty fantastic. The cars above are the centerpiece, backflipping up through the rotunda. The sparks are animated LEDs. Aside -- I was waiting in the phenomenal Cafe Fiorello on Thursday and this older guy at the table next […]

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Summit run

February 16, 2008

(quality courtesy iCamera)

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What is this HDR business, anyway?

February 9, 2008

An introduction to high dynamic range photography.

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Sunset in Central Park

February 7, 2008

This is one of my favorite photos -- an HDR image of a sunset in Central Park.  I took it last October and though I always intended to run it through an HDR process (which requires multiple exposures of the same scene), I never actually got around to it until a few weeks ago. Fortunately, […]

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The Parade

February 5, 2008

An amazing photo (taken by Fred R. Conrad for The New York Times) from New York's first ticker tape parade in a long time.  People were already lined up in front of Trinity Church this morning when I left for work and cars were rolling down Broadway honking incessently -- all 4 hours before the Giants […]

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