Ianqui's 365 Project

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

July retrospective

My primary feeling looking at this is that I cannot believe it's August and that my summer is mostly over. July was good, because it meant getting out of sweltering New York and into nature. It also reflects the abundance of local foods, baseball, and bike rides—you know, summer stuff.

212/365: Bo and friends

Bo and friends

When Super G was a kid, he drew a whole cartoon's worth of characters. Bo the Fish (the orange one) was the flagship member of the team, and well, he's cute, so I put him on a t-shirt tonight.

Monday, July 30, 2007

211/365: File Under: Things not commonly seen in New York City

File Under: Things not commonly seen in NYC

Alternative title: "Anything for a free t-shirt"

Sunday, July 29, 2007

210/365: A little bit of beauty

A little bit of beauty

Saturday, July 28, 2007

209/365: A silent moment

A silent moment

Friday, July 27, 2007

208/365: My boyfriend

Green waits for the pitch

It's OK. Super G knows. He's cool with it.

(This is right fielder Shawn Green. More Mets pictures are at Flickr.)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

207/365: Religious and secular

Religious and secular

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

206/365: Receiving some good news?

Receiving some good news?

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

205/365: Coffee and death

Coffee and death

The building on the left is Porto Rico Importing Co. The building on the right is Perazzo Funeral Home.

Monday, July 23, 2007

204/365: Sliced


It's tough when you don't leave the house. At least I made it to the grocery store.

On another note, if you look at the word "sliced" for long enough, it stops seeming like a word.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

203/365: OMG! Ponies! (And Angels! And Jesus!)

I don't normally love the montage format, but one picture could not have done this house justice. I beg you to look at the original size in Flickr and scroll through it to see the detail. We were biking along in the Bronx when Super G began frantically flailing his arm, pointing at this house. Actually, he was sure it wasn't a house. He thought they probably sold lawn statues. But no, I went to investigate and determined that this is just someone's residence, in all of its glory.

Update: Super G just sent me this link from Forgotten NY, suggesting that this house is only supposed to look like this around Christmas. But I swear, I took the picture in July!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

202/365: A long-awaited delivery for the Village and Soho

A long-awaited delivery for the Village and Soho

On our way to the subway, the doorman of this building stood watching a very important charge: the delivery of Harry Potter books to several addresses in the Village and Soho. I'm sure the UPS guy was very, very popular today.

This is about as close as I got to the Harry Potter craze, since I've never really gotten into the whole thing. Sure, I read the first 3 books and I saw the first movie, but I figure I can wait until the hysteria ends.

Friday, July 20, 2007

201/365: Along for the ride

Along for the ride

I love how this gull, which is actually a mosaic on the wall, looks like it's sitting on the side of the subway car.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

200/365: Cornucopia


Someone who was picking up her farmshare today came with this really cute basket. She proceeded to fill it in a methodical and aesthetically pleasing manner, and then set it down so she could talk to someone. I couldn't resist its organizational perfection. I had to take a picture.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

199/365: Grrrrrrl power

Grrrrrrl power

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

198/365: You can never hold it down

You can never hold it down

Monday, July 16, 2007

197/365: These boots have served me well

These boots have served me well

You may notice that one of these boots is not like the other. A few years ago, Super G and I were camping with some friends and one night we built a big fire. I took my boots off to warm my feet, and without warning, a 2x4 that we'd been using for firewood fell over and landed on my boot. We put the fire out quickly, but not before the boot was singed. The fire damage hasn't really been a problem, but it seems like the boots are now just overall wearing out. I had some major toe issues on this last trip, so I think it might be time to bid them farewell.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

196/365: Floating alone

Floating alone

Saturday, July 14, 2007

195/365: Chapel in the fading light

Chapel in the fading light

If you know where this is, it would be great if you could just not mention that in the comments!

Friday, July 13, 2007

194/365: All hail the western tanager

All hail the western tanager

If you ever think you have a good picture of a bird, don't look for it on Flickr. You'll just get depressed. That said, we were so excited to see a western tanager, since they're beautiful and they just don't exist on the east coast.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

193/365: A canyon fit for a king

A canyon fit for a king

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

192/365: Grant Grove in the afternoon

Grant Grove in the afternoon

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

191/365: Half Dome in the mist

Half Dome in the mist

Monday, July 09, 2007

190/365: Slip 'n slide

Slip n slide

Sunday, July 08, 2007

189/365: Wind power

Wind power

Saturday, July 07, 2007

188/365: Wee lady

Wee lady

I can't believe how disjointed today's pictures are. I feel like a saw a month's worth of events in one day, which is especially weird considering that I spent 10 or so hours in a conference hall.

Friday, July 06, 2007

187/365: A well-loved tree...

A well-loved tree
...just not necessarily by humans.

(PS: I'm not in the wilderness yet.)

Thursday, July 05, 2007

186/365: Could be the opportunity of a lifetime

Could be the opportunity of a lifetime

I don't know what internet access will be like next week in California, but if I can't upload, stay tuned for pictures from Yosemite and Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Parks!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

185/365: All-American Tattoo

All-American tattoo
Happy 4th of July!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

184/365: Canyon of light

Canyon of light

Monday, July 02, 2007

183/365: Territory of Awakeness

Territory of Awakeness

Eternal struggle for life violently
protecting territory of awakeness power
Growing other must not be evolving...

Sunday, July 01, 2007

182/365: Where one ends, the other begins

Where one ends the other begins

It took a lot of restraint not to choose one of the pictures of the juvenile mockingbirds, but the colors on this one are much better. Besides, I have a new appreciation for bees now that I know they're in danger. Today's photos were taken at Wave Hill, a botanical garden in the Bronx.

June retrospective

Now in reverse order! I had some trouble making the mosaic for some reason.

Well, now I'm back in New York, which you wouldn't think would be a challenge for photography, but sort of is. The problem is that I work more when I'm home (than when I was in, say Barcelona) so the end of the day arrives and I haven't yet taken a photo.

Otherwise, I see that in this month I basically discovered my love of water as a subject for photography, and I've been working on some long exposures, especially at night. There's still not too much wide-angle stuff, but it remains a long-term goal.