Sunday, May 21, 2006

Martini glass

Martini glass, originally uploaded by efroymson.

We have all seen this picture, but it was about time I took it. Possibly I should have moved the glass behind the one in the middle.

Let's go

Let's go, originally uploaded by efroymson.

Small's Jazz club last night. Otis Brown III leads a group from the drums. You can read more about him here. It was a great show in a very intimate (as they say) club. The doorman said I could take pictures, so I did. There are more on flickr.

I usually don't like Jazz guitar, but the young fellow playing last night was really good. If I wanted to, I could pretend is was vibes. There was no piano until the end of the last piece in the session, had an alto and tenor sax though.

Once I started taking pictures, some other folks were inspired to take out their cameras as well. Unfortunately they were using flash, which was annoying. These were 1600 iso, f2 1/30th with the 50/2 (75mm view). I like the b&w better at high iso, the noise is less annoying. Also classier for shots of musicians don't you think?

Blogging from Amtrak on the way to DC.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Grand Central Blogging

Couldn't resist the temptation to try blogginf from the Super Shuttle on the NY highway system. Juat landed in JFK, and now in the Super Shuttle into Manhattan. Spending a couple of days here before heading to DC for a conference. Putting the Sprint phone modem through its paces.

The traffic is rather awful, as you might expect for 8:30 in the morning. Looks like we are trying to get onto 495 W to the midtown tunnel. It is drizzling a little also.