Monthly Archives: December 2015

Memorial

Where: Berlin, Germany

 

 

 

Memorial LuLa

 

 

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe evoked multiple levels of emotion for me.

 

 

 

The solitary silhouette helped to capture what I was seeing and feeling.

 

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Commuted

Where: White, Georgia

 

 

Old Wheel LuLa

 

Old Car City can lead to PVO:

 

(Photographic Visual Overload)

 

 

When there are thousands of potential images, it’s tempting to cram too much stuff into a composition.

 

 

In these scenarios I force myself to ignore the peripheral, and push in to find the simple and elegant.

 

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Global Selfie

Where: Tokyo Japan

 

 

Tokyo Selfie

 

According to a recent Time survey on geographically captured selfies, the New York City borough of Manhattan ranks second in the world with 202 selfies per 100,000 people.

 

 

But its a different story in Tokyo where with a ranking of 413th in the world, only 2 selfies are captured per 100,000 people.

 

 

It wasn’t the rarity of seeing a selfie being captured in Tokyo, nor the colorful Kimono that interested me, but that the smartphone was perfectly color coordinated.

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O’Hare Effect

Where: Chicago, Il

 

 

Ohare Stripes

The long day started a few weeks ago in Tokyo when I took a two-hour bus ride from the Hyatt Regency Shinjuku to Narita airport.

 

 

After a couple of more hours I boarded the east-bound red-eye to Chicago.

 

 

It’s hard for me to sleep on east-bound international flights so after 13 hours in the air, I often feel a bit out of sorts waiting for my bag and clearing customs. The disorientation also kicks in when I look at a clock and realize that after all that travel, I’ve arrived almost at the same time I left.

 

 

But the long day continues for me because I have to get to a connecting flight home. That requires re-checking my bag and taking a train to the domestic terminal and going through Security again. My strategy at this point of the journey is simply to stay awake so I don’t miss the connection.

 

 

When I got off the train at the domestic terminal I stepped on an escalator to cross over the street which runs in front of the terminal. I’ve done this several times through the years and I often think there has to be a less circuitous system until I reached the cross over and saw this amazing end of day light streaming in through the sandblasted striped windows. This time it was easy to stay awake.

 

 

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Thumbing a Ride

Where: Tokyo, Japan

 

 

Subway Rider

 

My favorite subway system (and I love subways) is the Tokyo Metro.

 

 

It’s always crowded with interesting people who do not make eye contact.

 

 

On a trip to Tokyo a few weeks ago, I rode various lines on the Metro looking for images that honed in on single subjects that would stand out from the surrounding crowd.

 

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