Sunday, December 22, 2013

Google Auto Awesome

When Google uploaded some photos from my phone last night, it added some special effects automatically.

Some examples:






Apparently, these are examples of the new Google Auto Awesome.

Google Effects added in these photos were *Snow* and *Twinkle*. As far as I can see, the original photos were saved, and others created with the effects.

The photos were taken in Dyker Heights.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Pretentious Toronto - Geomorphic Assessment

What the heck is a Geomorphic Assessment? 
I Googled it when we got home and seems to me that Wilket Creek Park could have gotten away with just doing a Environmental Clean Up. 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

Mixed Messages

Camouflage pants and that hat?

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Playing Tourist in Central Park

I love NY! 

We took the (free!) West Side Stories Tour with the Central Park Conservancy on Sunday. Highly recommended. 

But what I enjoyed most about Central Park are all the street performers and various other people.  Here are some of those we saw in just a little time in the park:

Jazz Ensemble.  Did their best to drown out guides Marge and Valerie. 

Very cool!

Photo Shoot

Not sure if Ms. Pink Hair and Mr Native American Looking Guy's whole act is just setting up and then not actually playing, since we got tired of watching them putter around and finally left.


Acapella Group 

Bagpiper. Didn't even bother to wear a kilt!

Lots of guitar players.  "Imagine". "Strawberry Fields".  I think there is a law that only lets them play Beatles music. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Flaming Sunset Over Home Depot

This sunset over Home Depot matched the logo exactly!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Once in a Blue Moon - Canoeing and Kayaking the Meadowlands With Hackensack Riverkeeper

Stupendous full moon canoe/kayak Tuesday evening in the Meadowlands with the awesome Hackensack Riverkeeper

At the dock in Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus

The "Before" picture

That's the eastern spur of NJ Turnpike in the background

One World Trade Center and lower Manhattan 

John,  lead guide

Narrowish channel

Eastern Spur NJ Turnpike

Loved the reflections of the sky in the water! 

We were near Newark

These might have been egrets

Empire State Building in red on lower right

One World Trade Center 

Headlamps for safety - if you get lost, it helps them find you