Schmap

I recently got an email saying that one of my photos had been selected for inclusion in the newly released ninth edition of the Schmap Florida Keys Guide:

Mallory Square

It’s pretty cool considering I didn’t even enter anything, they just found it on Flickr. I guess that’s why it’s important to tag your public images. I’ve never used Schmap but it seems like a pretty useful travel tool, plus you can get it on your iphone.

Thanks Schmap!

Samarra, Jack & Kip

My good friend and former colleague Samarra asked me to shoot some photos of her, her husband Jack and her adorable 15mo old Kip. Since she is a brilliant designer and photographer herself and is always behind the camera, she needed a little help and I was happy to oblige (this is a common problem, you have thousands of photos of your friends and family but there aren’t actually any of you). We thought Dumbo would be the perfect location with it’s cobblestone streets and fantastic views of both the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. Not only did we get some great shots but we’re able to catch up at the same time. Great fun for all!

See the rest of the shoot on Flickr, thanks guys! See you soon for babysitting.

’09 NYC Marathon

Captions (starting from the top, from left to right):

1- The first official No Parking sign I saw on the course in my neighborhood. I live a few blocks from the 3mi marker in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and I saw this on my way to work on Friday. Stuff like that always gets me pumped.

2- New York is probably the only marathon where you have to ride with non-runners to the start. Since I live so close to the Staten Island, all we had to do was hop on a local bus to get there. Unfortunately for a friendly Midwesterner like Angie, this means being forced to make small talk with strange businessmen on one of the more stressful mornings of her life.

3- Me and Angie showing off our bibs with the Verrazano looming in the background.

4- Having a much need quiet time of focus and reflection while chilling on the grass at Fort Wadsworth. We were there from about 7am-10am. That’s the official timing chip on my shoe in the foreground.

5- And we’re off! The cannons go off and Sinatra starts playing, Jenna is looking pumped!!!

6- I was sad to leave my Al Gordon Snowflake run sweatshirt behind, thanks for all the warm times sweatshirt! Hope someone nice found you.

7- This is the last shot I took (didn’t shoot any during the race for obvious reasons). All the runners were exiting Central Park to reunite with their friends and families. I thought the light and the leaves looked beautiful, and was happy to be done. 🙂