Entries Tagged as 'Photography'

December 2010 Snow Storm in Park Slope

A slide show of pictures taken along 4th avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY, the morning after the December 26, 2010 blizzard.

The storm started on Sunday afternoon, and by nightfall the street was clogged with stuck cars — many returning from the Christmas holiday weekend. Monday morning brought un-plowed roads and heavy, unprepared traffic.

Official snow totals in Central Park were measured to be 20″, though snowdrifts were 3-4 feet deep in areas.

Slide show music by Mecca Bodega: meccabodega.com

Monday Night Hail Storm In Brooklyn


Okay, what’s up with the weather here lately?!

We just had a massive hailstorm here in Brooklyn. It sounded like someone was wailing handfuls of gravel at our apartment windows!

So I went outside and took a few shots, and then scooped up a coffee cup full of the hailstones.

At least there was no tornado.

(I don’t think there was a tornado!)


360 Degrees of Meat

The Sacred Vault at Peter Luger Steak House

The Sacred Vault at Peter Luger Steak House

There’s an article in the NY Times today about the meat storage box at the famous Peter Luger Steak House in Brooklyn.

It’s a 2,000-square-foot industrial walk-in cooler (located below the restaurant’s kitchen) packed with 30,000 pounds of raw, aging meat. Read the article for more info if you like words.

But if a 360 degree panoramic photo of all that meat is more to your liking, then check this out!

Vegetarians beware.

Inside The Famous CBGB in NYC

Inside CBGB's (Photos by Jook Leung)

WOW! I just came across these beautiful 360 degree panoramic images taken inside of the famous CBGB club in New York City. The images (by Jook Leung) were taken 2 days before the club closed its doors forever on October 15, 2006.

If you’ve never been inside CBGB, here’s your chance to see it in all its glory, with 33 years of personality applied to every square inch of the place.

You can read the history of CBGB here on the official CBGB website.

Oh, and just in case you’re wondering what CBGB and OMFUG mean, here’s a clip from the CBGB website:

The question most often asked of me is, “What does CBGB stand for?” I reply, “It stands for the kind of music I intended to have, but not the kind that we became famous for: COUNTRY BLUEGRASS BLUES.” The next question is always, “but what does OMFUG stand for?” and I say “That’s more of what we do, It means OTHER MUSIC FOR UPLIFTING GORMANDIZERS.” And what is a gormandizer? It’s a voracious eater of, in this case, MUSIC.

360 VR pictures of CBGB (by Jook Leung) from the 360VR.com website.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Photography

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Bruce Schneier’s latest Guardian column points out the absurdity of harassing photographers “to prevent terrorism”:

“Except that it’s nonsense. The 9/11 terrorists didn’t photograph anything. Nor did the London transport bombers, the Madrid subway bombers, or the liquid bombers arrested in 2006. Timothy McVeigh didn’t photograph the Oklahoma City Federal Building. The Unabomber didn’t photograph anything; neither did shoe-bomber Richard Reid. Photographs aren’t being found amongst the papers of Palestinian suicide bombers. The IRA wasn’t known for its photography. Even those manufactured terrorist plots that the US government likes to talk about — the Ft. Dix terrorists, the JFK airport bombers, the Miami 7, the Lackawanna 6 — no photography.

Given that real terrorists, and even wannabe terrorists, don’t seem to photograph anything, why is it such pervasive conventional wisdom that terrorists photograph their targets? Why are our fears so great that we have no choice but to be suspicious of any photographer?”

(verbatim via)