Unintentional forbidden shot
I wanted to take a picture of the sunset. I did so while driving over a bridge out of the driver's window. I did not see the policemen, until I looked at the pictures later. That's scary because they could have easily interpreted my action as photographing the bridge - which is forbidden in this country. Possibly it is also forbidden to take pictures of policemen but I am not eager to find out.
Police men in sunset
Thank you to those on the front lines of our pain & suffering
These individuals get a call and are immediately on their way to solve problems. This was the sight in front of my house a while back. It is a sight everyone dreads. It's the message not just in the picture that I would like to share but also that which could not fit: two fire trucks and a medical helicopter that came to help the neighbor. Sometimes they work miracles and others; they are just fighting an uphill battle. This was one particular battle that was just too steep despite the heroic efforts.
There are others on the front lines of a different nature, whom I would also like to thank. Also, they are asked to solve problems. They are given a lot of equipment to fulfill their task. They serve to protect our freedoms. They are commanded to inflict pain and suffering. Sometimes they lose a fight but still win the war.
So a big thank you to those who fight on the front lines in our cities, towns and foreign lands witnessing pain and suffering that I can not comprehend but do so that we can have the freedoms we cherish. Thank you!
Manhattan Lunch Hour
Hot dog quarantine
It's been a long time since I had a dirty water dog, a tube steak. I prefer my medicine at Nathans. The person in the green quarantine suit is handing out advertisements for a new internet company.
Sensor overload leads to indifference
These people are protesting the torture of Chinese people. The photo was taken in front of Madison Square Garden. I asked if it was ok to take the photo and the woman with the baton posed for the photo. The protestors are at several sites around the city.
Right next to the torture exhibit is the meditation exhibit.
The city just installed new middle of the block cross walks on 34th Street
Bridge of Sighs
Several of these bridges between buildings can be seen throughout the city. The green is tin corrosion.
An Emergency Services truck stationed outside of Penn Station on the alert for terrorist attack. The truck is headquartered in Harlem, several miles to the north of this location.
Just about all the fire trucks and emergency service trucks carry a memorial to 911.
B train at Sheephead Bay, Brooklyn
This is where I transfer to the Q train on my way home. The subways in Brooklyn and the Bronx run above ground on elevated tracks (The El).
It's been a while since I posted anything new, so here's a few random shots I took over the last few weeks. Things have been so hectic that I barely have time to do any photography anymore.
The story that came with this photo is that the person who did the art work retired at the end of the day. The vehicle was put in service for one week before anyone noticed.DESCRIPTION_HERE