Sunday, March 20, 2011

Annual Eggs

It’s that time of year again.  I saw these at the check out counter and couldn’t resist.  

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Maybe for others but not so much for me.  Last night the moon was at it’s closest point to Earth in the past 18 years.  It was supposed to be a spectacular sight especially if you caught it early when it was closest to the horizon.  Since I stayed home I had to wait for it to rise a lit.  I used a 500mm lens on a tripod and waited, and waited, and waited hoping for one of those rare shots where a plane passes in front of the moon.  It never happened…. 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sea Rambler

My wife and I went to dinner with another couple.  According to our waitress the sea bass special I had was freshly caught in the local waters by their boat.  

Friday, March 11, 2011

The East Meadow Fire Department at Work

I live in suburbia, on a dead end street with ten homes on the block.  It’s supposed to be quiet and for the most part it is.  Today was different.  A total stranger parks his car in front of my house and walks around the block.  Ten minutes later….

Several of us called the local volunteer fire department.  While we waited for their arrival the neighbors gathered and we all took pictures and videos.  Arriving on the scene with a heavy rescue truck and a pumper. 
The local heros waste no time and get right to work....
There are 2 firemen consumed in the smoke and I really like the drama and action of this shot.
Break out the jaws-of-life because they need to get into the vehicle and check under the hood....
The timing of these two photos is absolutely perfect.  Look at the broken glass in motion on the first one. The second one was taken at the instant the back window is breaking, before it shatters into pieces.
Venting while the jaws-of-life pops open the hood.
Finishing up....
The carnage....

By the time the owner came back all the excitement was over.  He told us the car wouldn’t turn off, so he just took the keys, locked the doors, and went to his 2pm appointment.  I offered him a phone, a few bags so he could remove any valuables, and emailed him a bunch of photos.  

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Red Headed Woodpecker

I rarely see anything this interesting and thanks to my neighbor Rob for ringing the doorbell and providing the opportunity. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Great South Bay

In the background is the Robert Moses Causeway that connects Long Island to one of the south shore barrier islands, Fire Island.  Vehicular traffic is restricted to a small section on the western tip of the island which services the Fire Island Coast Guard Station and Robert Moses State Park.   The rest of Fire Island consists of a National Seashore and a small seasonal community.  Property owners are permitted to own electric golf carts as a means of transportation. Access is limited to ferry service or a boat if you happen to own one.