Category Archives: Culture

Gators in the bayou

Yesterday we saw some alligators in a bayou south of New Orleans.

Video and more photos on the way. This is all I have time to pick out for the moment.

Down, around, and in the bayou.

A baby gator the guide keeps around so people can see them up close and personal.

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Knoxville to NOLA

Sean and I are now in New Orleans.

We left Knoxville after eating breakfast at a Wafflehouse and checking out the Sunsphere.

Making our way through Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Today we went to the Audubon Aquarium and Insectarium after breakfast at Café Fleur De Lis, which was the best breakfast I’ve had in a while.

Then we took a stroll down Magazine Street to see some of the Garden District.

We had dinner at an oyster bar and seafood restaurant called Desire. The oysters were spot on, as was the crayfish etouffé.

We further strolled down Bourbon where the football fans were getting their party groove on as were some great street performers.

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New Years in Knoxville

Sean an I arrived in Knoxville, Tennessee after making our way down from New Jersey.

My primary reason for wanting to go to Knoxville was influenced by an episode of The Simpsons where Bart and company take a kid road trip down to the city. They get there and the city is virtually deserted and their highlight – the sunsphere – is filled with wigs.

Knoxville is a smaller city that I imagined and you could really only spend a half day there and a night.

Even though it’s New Year’s Eve, very few people seemed to flock to the downtown’s center stll lit up with Christmas lights, a small ice skating rink, and some festival activities.

Rather than sticking around for the ball to drop, we headed back to our hotel.

Will we see the sunsphere up close? I hope it’s open on New Year’s day.

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Photos the Days – Last week

September 5, 2010

Heading out for a beautiful day.

September 6, 2010

UMass working on the world's longest sushi roll.

September 7, 2010

Some new graffiti to start the year at UMass. They are still at it.

September 8, 2010

This mural's got a secret.

September 9, 2010

This is a bathroom at UMass.

September 10, 2010

Just some plaid shirts.

September 11, 2010

Chalk art on the sidewalks of Northampton, Massachusetts.

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Photos getting attention

Within the last week my photos have gotten some good media attention or at least I’ve been getting good publicity.

The great egret photo I shot while in southern New Jersey has been blogged twice to my knowledge. And, a photo I shot in London was used on MassLive.com.

Great Egret at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in NJ.

 

The egret photo on K-Con Inc. Building Systems is a bit puzzling to me but some one has made some nice comments.

A DC Bird Blog has also included the egret photo in a blog post.

Outside the National Maritime Museum in Greenwhich.

 

A photo I took in Greenwhich London was used on Masslive.com in a report about study abroad programs.

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Llama Lasagne

I went to the Three County Fair this passed weekend. The experience turned out better than I thought. What I wasn’t expecting was an awesome band. And I was impressed by the energy, humor, and talent of local band Llama Lasagne. They delivered a fun time for all. 

Check out some photos I took of them:

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Photos of the Days – Here, There, Nearly Everywhere

July 16, 2010

Smith College.

 

July 17, 2010

Old Sturbridge Village

 

July 18, 2010

Neutral Density - like sunglasses for your camera.

July 19, 2010

Well, unfortunately I have made it this far, and on this day I failed to take a photo. But, I’m someone who keeps on trucking. So as much as I would like to quit this now arduous project, I am going to keep going.

July 20, 2010

One of my favorite photo's from Petit Manan Island, Maine.

July 21, 2010

There's always something special about a sunrise.

 

July 22, 2010

Garden stripes.

 

July 23, 2010

Brother sanding down the wood.

 

July 24, 2010

Blueberries. Unfortunately, it wasn't a great season.

 

July 25, 2010

Corn tops against some dramatic clouds.

 

July 26, 2010

Dad.

 

July 27, 2010

Brother's cookies.

July 28, 2010

Editing the heck out of a photograph.

 

July 29, 2010

This probably belongs to someone named Allis... (?)

 

July 30, 2010

Not my baby, but still so cute.

 

July 31, 2010

Sean rock climbing.

 

August 1, 2010

Flowers like clouds.

 

August 2, 2010

Sandy Point Island in Connecticut and Rhode Island is managed in part by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; which was my reason for getting out to the island.

 

August 3, 2010

Delicious apricot jam.

 

August 4, 2010

If only I had a longer lens to capture these mushrooms.

 

August 5, 2010

Smores at Katy's.

 

August 6, 2010

Yet another picture of my baby (sorry I just can't help myself, especially after a long day of work).

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