Second part of our trip around the east coast last year. This time Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Niagara Falls, partially Gloucester and Boston, and all in between.

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We start in Philadelphia’s China town.

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Downtown Philly

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at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water. This was probably the best experience from the whole trip (well, besides leaking coolant from our car which later, when Zuzana wanted to drive into Smoky Mnts, showed as broken water pump).

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the house founded in solid rock

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Pittsburgh downtown

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that was a trolley going up and down the hill

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it’s not the concrete anymore but “newcrete”

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normally, you would say “old and new” but in a grand scheme of things, this is “new and newer”

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he simply did not want his face to be photographed

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moving to Niagara Falls, the biggest lame of the whole trip. Millions of indian people, thousands of chinese plus 4 czechs and 2 czechocanadians.

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It’s a cake and it was melting

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hats

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somewhere even before Philadephia, I think. I remember the hotel but nothing else.

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Philly…

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…and Pittsburgh again

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back to falls, nice double

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Newcastle, DE

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in a hotel close to Boston

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legendary Fenway park

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this was really cool. A window from the rest rooms of a restaurant to the field. What else you could pray for while taking a piss?

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ok, some more niagara shots

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Boston

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really? still some more. At least I like this one.

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Gloucester, MA, it was a georgeous place. Steinbeck would love it…

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…as well as I love these shots

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and we end up this post with a small New York city preview.

It’s been a long time since I posted last time. Shortage of time and mainly drive to post. I have now like 50+ rolls accumulated for posting and that prohibits me to do it even further.

But I’ll try.

Hey ya’ll,

hope you have a wonderful fall. We don’t cause we’re not in NOLA. Otherwise the things are going ok. Since I’m still catching time on this blog, we go back to May and June to our trip along the US east coast.

The first part of our 6k mile long trip photo story begins with some shots from before.

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In the Maple Street Patisserie. Great bakery products. We went there few times for a breakfest. It is owned and operated by a Polish guy so the bakery was similar to Czech one and really good.

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she did not want to :-)

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on the farmer’s market.

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bought her some sunflowers….

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…so she had to pose.

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Dublin, the only cat I got to like.

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north shore, on the beach.

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eating in the Frenier’s landing.

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french quarter, firemen’s station.

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delicious.

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Bristol, Tennessee.

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we had very good and very cheap lunch.

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1.25 for beer and 29 cents per buffalo wing. you can’t beat it.

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I’m the resurrection and the lite of the world! A dummy looking like a Jesus. Jesus!!!

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Arlington National Cemetery. Our first stop on the east coast.

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Kennedy’s tomb

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few moments after us. the place got crowded

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back in time. On the road to coast.

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one of the rare occasions I was not driving.

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well, we stoped there because my dad loves some of the sweets they sell. And since he’s bored in the car, he needed to entertain himself and eat them :-).

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huge flea market in Pigeon Forge. We stopped there for few ours and went through. Mostly, it was not a flea market per se but something like “I’ll give you this cheap chinese crap and you’ll give your money”.

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Sharpei puppy.

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“ready or not, Jesus is coming”, oh lord……

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I love this photo. “boiled peanuts” and “the guy”.

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quite a few people, huh.

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classic.

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back on the road.

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phalus.

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this was shot from one of the hotels we slept in. After few months, I have no idea where this was.

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Arlington again.

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DC from now onwards.

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another cosmic phalus.

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this is the presidential house whose color I forgot :-)

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people trying to get the best shot.

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before the order came….

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…and after.

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another roll. back in Arlington.

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some history.

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red bird. colorless here :-(.

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guard mounting.

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DC again.

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Lincoln memorial.

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it was hot that day. Damn hot.

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relaxing.

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what should we see next from the city?

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memorial wall.

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at the Capitol.

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tiny Indian family.

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do you wanna know their point of view?

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that’s it.

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these fellas were cute.

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suit and flip flops.

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back to non-colored house.

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a shot for the family.

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Capitol in distance.

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sausages, soda, and ice cream

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cosmic dickenergy.

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Barrack Depp and Johny Obama.

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street percussions.

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in the Smithsonian institution. For the first time. We stopped there again on the way back home and since I know some people working there we got a private tour. Thanks Caley and Matt.

I found it disturbing seing “human origins” just next to “rest rooms”.

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some documentation for later use.

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that was Teshik-Tash neandertal juvenile skeleton I guess (cast of course).

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La Ferrasie 1 and Cro-Magnon 1

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one of the Shanidar neandertals. The original skeleton if I remember correctly.

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Liang Bua 1, “the Hobbit”, 3D print.

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LB1 again.

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I took these for my lecturig needs in the course of human evolution. Very good reconstructions.

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museum area.

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a lot of turists means a lot of money takers.

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national gallery of art. it was a great place. Mostly classic art but really nice place.

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it was monumental.

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zuza shooting.

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some windows.

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sculpture garden.

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Smithsonian Institution.

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closer to that huge cosmic weapon.

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relax, don’t do it….

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….and shoot.

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Lincoln memorial from the other side.

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overexposed Capitol.

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back on the road, somewhere in between cities where we took a hotel.

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in a small town called Newcastle.

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it was very traditional.

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siesta.

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a squirrel.

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here, we’re getting to Phily. Definitely a nice city but certainly not NOLA.

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in Cosí restaurant for a luch. It is a great place to eat.

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different rhytms, different prices.

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and some color from olympus xa. randomly from the beginning of the trip to the Niagara falls (well ahead, I’ll get there in later posts).

The “Wa house” of Brian and Margo

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Arlington. The army family, they all were dressed in khaki. Zuzana chatted with the lady shortly and she told her she has 7 kids.

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the picture “falls” but I like it that way. It’s like a deadly disorder for orderly built Capitol, constitution, and democratic principles.

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China town in Phily.

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“Falling water”, certainly one of the best houses I’ve been to (if not the best). This was one of the strongest experiences from the trip.

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Pittsburgh downtown at night.

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and over the day.

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old railroad station in Pittsburgh.

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at Lake Erie. We could not find a hotel to stay that night because of the labor day. We ended up in some crapy one for almost 100 bucks per night. It was really not worth the money.

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on the parking lot of that crapy hotel we stayed in.

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at the Niagara falls. We did not want to go there but my mum wanted and she set an appointment with her friend so we had to go. It’s too turisty.

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we decided to go to that boat as well. At least it was fun.

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this color roll was just a preview for the posts to come.

I’ll try to post more soon but I can’t promis. Too much work. Hope you like this one at least.

have a great weekend ya’ll.

First, I have to apologize for neglecting my blog for such a long time. It has been a very busy period, a lot had changed etc. I’ll get to all of it in the process of posting. Photos in this post are from May. It was a time before we went for a looooong east coast trip with my parents.

The only thing I have to add is that we are no longer in New Orleans. We miss the city badly, even over the fact that we came back home (I mean hometown but not necessarily the place you consider as being home in your inner space).

I have almost 100 developed and scanned rolls to post. It means that it will take some time and will not be finished soon. Please, share our last moments in the US and the city of New Orleans.

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I was growing a “cinqo de mustache”

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Some innominates in our lab. The lab as well as the whole department is now moved to a renovated Dinnwidie Hall.

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The Laetoli footprints up on the shelves.

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a painting on the motorcycle.

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siesta.

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crack.

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statue.

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repetition.

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funny.

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can you find a dog? a real dog?

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for 5 bucks

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my last visit to the “spotted cat”

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progress of time – from horses to horse powers.

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love this one, inspiration from Brassai.

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kodak ektar – the best color film in medium format

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downtown levee.

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siesta again.

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and lovely Hotel Monteleone.

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my parents came. My dad.

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this one and following are from the French quarter. A walk with my parents.

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Mr. President in all his glory

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chating.

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into the gallery.

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empty spaces.

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what are you doing?

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in the Bulldog restaurant. After having our last crawfish “private fest”.

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Dad having a contemplative minute.

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sweatheart.

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Jeremy Shockey is a football player.

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northshore. we went to the beach once before we left for the trip.

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a gator. small one.

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at Frenier langing – great fish and seafood restaurant. You can’t imagine how I’m missing all the food from Louisianna. I’m gonna go cooking over the weekend. Roast beef po-boy maybe? Hmmmmmm…….

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I was twice in that restaurant and both times I had delicious char broiled oysters with parmegiano. Incredible stuff.

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a piece of history.

ok, that’s it for now. I’ll do my best to catch up with time.

have a great fall. Miss y’all.

It’s been a long time since last regular post. I’ve been quite busy working on my dissertation prospectus which I’ll be defending tomorrow (today resp.). Then my parents are coming and we will be heading north to the trip around the east cost.

But anyway, this post is quite long so I hope you enjoy it. We start at March 2nd, I guess, when we went to Dauphine Island in Alabama to enjoy a day on the beach and some cold ocean water. It was actually pretty good day but I got a sunburn as never in my life. Literally my whole body was red, after two days I got the worst skin rush ever (btw, forcing me get up at 4am and drive to a drug store to buy some skin analgetics). Awfull, never again.

On the other note, the Dauphine Island is now spoiled with the oil spill. What a disaster. F…ing idiots – BP.

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BTW, those two things on the horizon are oil rigs, exactly the same as the one which exploded.

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Zuz and Margo.

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Darcie, Scott, Lauren, and their dog Casey.

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Marc was the one who went first. It was cold but after a while it felt pretty good. None of the ladies were brave enough to go in.

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Sherman.

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Marc and Brian.

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Nice hotel. Makes the beach more attractive :-).

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Dauphine Island.

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and I repeat, it was on March 2nd. Ain’t that cool.

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thank you Darcie

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Pontchartrain causeway, not sure if it still is but it used to be the longest bridge in the world (23 miles). testing kodak retina IIa. Has some haze inside the lens which I could not clean but shoots great. It’s small and I love it.

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a family. in PJ’s coffee.

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the bird took it. they are smart and used to.

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I’m glad he didn’t take a shit on my backpack.

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this is supposed to be a house projected by one of the Frank Lloyd Wright’s students. If it is true, I see where it’s coming from.

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french fountains with buddhas :-)

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Goethe and Nietzsche.

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medium format.

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the Wright’s student house again.

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Who dat, believe dat.

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estimated exposure around 7s on f3.5 I guess.

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she’s smilling because she eats chocolate.

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There was a French quarter festival. It was actually my first one in three years of my stay here. It’s a lot of music (for free) and a lot of food (still in the US, right). This is the good one.

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that girl was hot :-)

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Zydepunks were recommended to us and it was worth going. The name says it all.

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two horn players.

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in the tree.

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I love those stupid Hawaian shirts (when somebody else is wearing them of course).

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you have to give people chance to spend their money, right?

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my favorite hotel monteleone.

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she’s watching you.

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I agree.

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perfect pose.

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Every time I go around I have to stop and listen. They are really good.

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in the coffee shop on the way home (still in the quarter though).

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she had to have a muffin.

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I very much like this one.

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his sweater was sort of fitting to the floor tile.

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another watcher.

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two squabs in the flea market.

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horse transporters. there is a horse whatever and a veterinary clinic.

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In Marigny, the other day I went to french quarter fest again but alone (zuza working).

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peeing fountain on the porch = sick and kitsh.

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crawfish boil.

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some lefovers from st. patrick’s day. Pat O’Brian’s is a pub.

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just chilling wit the trash.

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japanese quintet. really good although the scene looked weird.

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D. Man – I know I should step little bit back but there was quite a bit of traffic there and I was in a hurry.

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I only regret I did not see the person coming. I would be faster, or wait longer, or at least wouldn’t cut the head off.

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tight space.

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I really had to take this shot. Pants squeezed into the fat ass always look disgusting.

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chinese foot massage with ATM inside.

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clowns.

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wallstreet is at war with america. and a huge parrot.

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twins.

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that’s Zuza on the right.

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in April, we flew to Albuquerque, NM for the AAPA conference. This time Zuza traveled with me, just to see another part of the US. Albuquerque is kind of a smaller city and the overall impressions were definitely not the same as from Chicago last year. It is in the dessert and I tell you, arriving from Louisiana was hell. The air was so dry that my eyes dried out, the skin was stretched etc. 100% humidity in New Orleans is killing but the dryness even more for us. The conference was good, enjoyed a lot of new mexican food and hope I won’t eat it any soon (it just burns, burns, burns regardless what you eat – and don’t get me wrong, I like spicy food but this was just a killing machine).

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still over the Louisiana and the Mississippi.

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this is new mexico.

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sandia mountains

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albuquerque airport.

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pueblean style architecture. from adobes – dried out mud bricks.

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strangely, wistarias were everywhere.

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reminds me one shot of HCB.

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old one…

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and a new one.

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shoes. oh and the magenta tone is again from scanning kodak bw400cn as a color neg. BTW, I love the film but besides 24frame 3pack in walmart it is so expensive. I won’t be able to shoot it when we move back home. I already have a huge stock of other films recently ordered from freestyle photo, awaiting our east cost trip.

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going to the Uni. of New Mexico campus.

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pueblo architecture even on campus, nice.

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student midday nap

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this was the most horrible thing not only on campus but in the whole albuquerque as well. Huge glazed statues of mexican dancers. She looked like a super whore and like an ape.

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on the other side this was nice.

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albuqurque downtown church.

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vespa only the vespa.

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sushi bar ID.

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kimo, the movie theatre.

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one more note on the magenta tone. It already knew that its strength is influenced by the intensity of light but these levels were unexpected even for me. But I left it like this cause I think it fits the dessert feelings from that place.

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there is a huge biopark (zoo, botanical garden and even an aquarium).

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I wanted to see the Rio Grande river so we walked a bit more.

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its muddy as hell. the place around looked like in Africa.

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golf course.

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note the “european hospitality” sign. we had to laugh. Not only that our experience does not fit it but in such a cheap motel I would doubt this to be true. But maybe….who knows.

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this is where we (and other 50 anthropologists) stayed. I booked it up over hotwire, paid, and when we returned home I found out that they charged my card again. So I had to call the hotel and they corrected it.

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in front of museum of modern art.

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Sandia mountains on the horizon.

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the hotel where the conference took place, the guest rooms part was just awful but the rest (conf. rooms, lobbys etc.) was pretty nice.

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Trent (my advisor) stayed in this one only because it was in the neighborhood where he lived as a graduate student on UNM

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everywhere Trent goes, he has to take picture of this little bear for his daughter. It’s kinda nice.

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Trent, Joanna, and Zuza.

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super cool house called spaceship (if Trent did not lie).

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this one is just next to it.

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this is about Yale av. not that horrible bleeefood.

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leaving albuquerque.

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DFW (inter-terminal train).

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it was rainy in Dallas.

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home sweet home (although not in alabama) :-).

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few more shots from new mexico. canon III, fed 50/3.5 – on UNM campus again.

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I like that lens.

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bad, bad, bad.

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view from our hotel. nothing.

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again, around the Rio Grande. like in Africa.

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yellow line.

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back in new orleans.

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waiting for the mass probably :-)

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various coffee shops.

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some of my favorite street objects.

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I was writing my prospectus (so we’re getting to the end of april) behind the glass in the PJ’s and she was just pretty so I had to take a shot.

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Calvin.

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Bulldog’s pub.

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like the small gummy bird.

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used bike shop and repair station.

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one of the dresses I brought her from Portugal last year. Just finishing the roll (I have more but I can’t show them :-) ).

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would you put these on your porch?

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for April 28th we got tickets for the Jazz fest (rather expensive – around 60 bucks) for free. We could choose the day between thursday and sunday. We were deciding between friday (main guest Areta Franklin) and sunday (B.B. King). Decided for friday, when we entered, we met our friend who told us Franklin canceled her show. We were so pissed and even more so because the whole festival really sucked. It was all about food and money. It was like a big rock music festival but nobody apparently thought about the fact that with jazz music it is just wrong. In the end, I had to call it the “Lame fest” instead of “Jazz fest”.

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at least, they recycled. probably the only thing worth the value there.

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the Mardi Grass indians.

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that weird word means hawaian.

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the mango ice balls.

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Mr. Okra. He has mobile vegetable selling. Sometimes going through our street, he advertises through singing the songs about what kinds of vegetables he has etc. Pretty funny.

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huge banana.

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I forgot, one more good thing on the Lame fest – they had Pilsner Urquell even with the original plastic cups.

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something that actually has been in Plzen.

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it was supposed to rain, so a lot of peole had rubber boots. You can buy all sorts of them, stylish, colorful – whatever you want.

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it looked like the water comes to the fountains from the pond behind. It probably didn’t but it looked weird.

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do you need to send or ship something from the festival? no problem.

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pretty lady.

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the only performance that was worth to stay were Gipsy kings. They played the old hits but it wasn’t at least boring.

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man and his cigar.

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beer seller and a random lady got together to dance.

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I like those raincoats.

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sometime in between all those events, I bought few new things. One is voigtlander vitessa A. Worked ok, needed some claning (rangefinder, lens). Tested it with a color kodak 400 and I’m very pleased with the results. Although I have to say that it doesn’t hold well in the hand because strangly the righ hand side is smaller than the left one. The lens is really sharp (btw it’s xenon 50/2) and colors are very nice.

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that used to be a frog.

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black dog and cat.

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I also bought a Leica IIIc. In nice condition, seemed to work well, however after letting an old film going through it, I found out that speeds are off. I decided to work on it and finally learned how to service speeds (rollers tension etc.) with the help of tv tester. I’m glad we still have an old analog tv that we can’t use because we don’t have digital receiver. I got the speeds work reasonably well and I’m glad because it’s a nice little shooter.

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tulane baseball.

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me and leica. I was growing a mustache for the cinqo de mustache party we had but its now gone (I don’t want to look different for my prospectus defense).

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The Times Picayune – the local “New York Times”.

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skull and crossed bones.

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our birdies.

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one of the few things that are not so great on leica IIIc is that it frames slightly off of what you see in the viewfinder. The window cover should be there complete.

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in Czech we usually build bird houses, here you buy them in the Home Depot.

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that’s all folks. it was long and hopefully a bit enjoyable. few more rolls on the way.

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just a short entry. in the coffee house in French quarter during the French Quarter festival. I already have several rolls scanned but no time to upload and make a post.

My comps are finally done! Due to them, I was not shooting much in the last few weeks. Here are two rolls from the St. Patrick’s parade and two rolls of random street photos (while testing some new equipment). I’m going to keep the intro short this time.

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some lab damage.

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magnolias were still blooming at that time.

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carrots – who wouldn’t want to have some on the porch.

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kayaking house :-)

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anthro folks at the parade. I came late and most of them were already drunk :-).

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traditionally, everybody was dressed green but you see nothing on BW, huh :-)

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Darcie, Marc, and Brian

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Darcie in the middle. She got a lot of Irish stuff :-)

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it’s a bit difficult to see but she had a fleur de lis painted on her “secret” spot. Regarding the flower’s shape, I think it was a good choice to paint it over “there”.

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Marc and Sherman.

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Jessica’s rose.

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Melissa

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cute but tired.

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Allen

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Sherman and Melissa again.

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Scott’s stylized vest.

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girls group photo.

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and Darcie with all her greenish items.

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on my way home.

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all dogs bark when you go along. territorial animals.

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would you like a pizza?

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I changed lenses (50/1.8 for 24/2.8) and clearly “color” rendition differs quite a lot.

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guess where this one was shot?

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the turtle was dead, weed slowly growing all over it.

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last day of the Disney exhibition in NOMA. We went to see it the night before. It was not worth in my view but they have otherwise pretty good stuff in the museum.

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back to rangefinders (canon P and 50/1.8).

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in the coffee shop. I like the landing one. Some action.

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this lady fed them and in between she was smoking one cig after the other. I wondered at that point whether Asians really have bigger tolerance to some health damaging habits because she looked pretty healthy for her age and speed she smoked those cigarettes.

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back in City Park. The same occasion as before. It was just a short runaway from studying all day long.

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birthday party. It was really a great day.

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like this one. the same head movements, the same action, just different species.

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caught her nicely in the move. looks like …….well.

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first tests of the fed 50/3.5 lens. looks pretty good (which I expected anyway). both wide open, testing focusing acuracy (hence the different distances).

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in fair grounds coffee. back to 50/1.8

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this one is with canon 100/3.5 which I don’t use much but sometimes it comes handy.

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and then, I bought canon 50/1.8, older silver version (post-serenar) for really good price. Well, it was actually the only reason because it was such a deal that I couldn’t just let it go. Moreover, the lens is almost flawless.

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canon III and fed 50/3.5 in the audubon park. Bottom loading is really a b.itch. I did not load correctly and some cropping on the side happened, unfortunatelly. But in the end, I like those faults anyway.

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common photographic mistake (something growing out of the head) but in this case I like it because it is a duck and ducks rule!!! (besides the head-feet connection makes the shot interesting).

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feeding right out of the hand was not a problem.

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the hand in the way was not planned.

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walking back to the car….

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….and wasting the last frames (she should work on composing, although it happens to me too sometimes).

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that’s all folks.

hope you’re enjoying the spring.

This is gonna be a short post since I don’t shoot much lately cause I try to study for my comprehensive exams (it sucks btw).

There are two rolls posted in reversed chronological order. Last saturday, we went to Eric Clapton’s concert. Roger Daltrey (frontman of “The Who”) was opening it. It was fabulous and the old man is still the master of his hands. It was funny because the majority of people in the arena were middle age, older people, not many young ones. Well Clapton is 65 now :-). The pot could be smelled everywhere, and the funniest think was to see those older farts asking the young ones to share a joint :-). But, the concert was fabulous and well worth 62 bucks we paid per person. It was our only and last chance to see him here in the US.

On the side note, my friend Jakub grew on Clapton and loves him. I tried to call him and let him listen but his cell was dead at that time (besides that I called at 4am of central european time). Sorry, but not my fault. I’m sure that would be a great wake up call for him.

Then, I bought Canon P rangefinder with 50/1.8 lens and the second roll is kind of a street test. Both work great. The lens had to be completely disassembled and glass and aperture cleaned. Now it runs perfect and produces really amazing photos.

people were slowly filling the arena while Roger Daltrey performed. BTW, it’s olympus xa, not the best shooter for concerts (especially because it lacks spot metering which is really needed in these settings) but it was forbiden to photograph there so the need for really small camera.

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the arena pretty much filled by the time Mr. Clapton came on stage.

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bad photo but I just wanted to show this view. I probably did not focus at all :-)

that’s the end.

one traditional. canon P with my sekonic micro clip-on L-136.

building site at the campus. Since this whole new orleans area is basically under the see level, there are special rules for putting grounding down before you can build. The whole tree logs (like 20m long) must be hammered vertically into the ground to ensure the future building’s stability. They have special equipment for this but before, the ground must be really soaked with water for the logs to go down more easily. it’s a dirty work.

the spring weed.

shot on c-41 kodak bw400cn again hence the magenta tones.

I’m really proud of framing this one. And I love the tweetee up there.

well, some flare but it was against the sun, no hood attached.

it was still rather cold. we were warming up on the sun for a while.

that’s all folks.

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