Monthly Archives: December 2011

Cargo Ships Off Miami Beach

A pair of freighters waiting to dock in the pre-dawn twilight.

Cargo ships waiting to dock in the pre-dawn twilight off Miami Beach. (Copyright 2011 Jonathan Gewirtz jonathan@gewirtz.net)

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Another South Beach Hotel

The Congress Hotel in full HDR splendor.

The Congress Hotel on South Miami Beach's Ocean Drive at night. (Copyright 2011 Jonathan Gewirtz jonathan@gewirtz.net)

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Miami Beach Hotels

South Beach is a fun place to sight see and people see. If you get there early to watch the sun rise there aren’t many people, but you can walk down Ocean Drive and check out the colorful neon hotels. If you want you can make HDR photos to enhance the already extreme neonness of the colors. Then you can head out to the beach, watch the sun come up, and return to your car by 9:00 AM so you don’t have to pay the parking meter. Is that a wild time or what?

The Boulevard and Starlite hotels on South Miami Beach's Ocean Drive at night. (Copyright 2011 Jonathan Gewirtz jonathan@gewirtz.net)

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Weathered Seat

Behind my buddy’s auto repair shop there used to be a decrepit old jet ski with a weathered seat. I was poking around back there one day while waiting for my car and noticed how pretty the purplish seat material looked against the ratty yellow foam underneath. There was a moment of good light that started to fade as soon as I snapped a couple of pictures, and then the sky was overcast until I left the shop. My friend got rid of the jet ski soon after and I never saw it again, but I remember how that seat looked.

Weathered purple/yellow foam seat on a personal watercraft. (Jonathan Gewirtz)

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Infinity or Something

Outside the post office someone rode a bicycle over the not-yet-hard cement of a new sidewalk. You can see from the tracks that whoever it was was weaving back and forth, either going slowly and weaving as people who are going slowly on a bike sometimes do, or going slowly and weaving in order to leave an interesting set of tire tracks in the wet cement. If it had been my sidewalk I would have been annoyed at whoever did this but you have to admit that it looks cool.

Undulating bicycle tire tracks on a concrete sidewalk. (© Jonathan Gewirtz)

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Sycamore

A lovely tree. Found it in DC.

View up the trunk of a tall sycamore tree. (Copyright 2011 Jonathan Gewirtz jonathan@gewirtz.net)

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Fireworks

Nothing to see here, just some colored lights.

Colorful fireworks bursts at night. (© Jonathan Gewirtz)

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Liver and Onions

I ate lunch with my buddy at a restaurant near his shop. Typically I eat lowfat soy burgers, tabbouleh, new-age roots and grubs. But I had a hankering for something meaty and traditional and this dish fit the bill. And it was good, so good that I forgot to take my usual pre-meal photo. Indeed I didn’t remember until I had eaten quite a bit. So my plans to make the definitive liver-and-onions stock photo were dashed, or at least changed. I would like to think that, instead, I created the definitive half-eaten-liver-and-onions stock photo, though I suspect that many thousands of more talented photographers have beaten me to it.

A lunch of liver and onions on a restaurant table. (© Jonathan Gewirtz)

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Bad Date

I met this woman online. After some electronic back and forth we agreed to meet for real at a local restaurant. When we found each other I was surprised at how different she looked from her profile photo. She hugged me. I felt a strong aversion to her and wanted to run away but that’s not how I roll. We got a table and ordered drinks. She got something like a martini; I was probably drinking Diet Coke. She spent a lot of time telling me about her ex. Apparently he was a troublesome fellow — unhelpful, domineering, manipulative. The more she talked the more I wondered what his side of the story might sound like.

Fortunately I had my camera. One never knows when a good photo opportunity will materialize. Also, it’s easier to get away with taking pictures during a date than it would be, for example, opening a book and starting to read. Or maybe I am kidding myself.

When they brought our drinks the interplay of artificial-light reflections on the stainless cocktail shaker was quite beautiful. I made several photos without thinking much about it. Now, a few years later, those images bring back a pleasant memory of lovely colored lights and the cheerful atmosphere in the restaurant. My memory of the woman is hazier.

A stainless steel cocktail shaker and drink glass on a restaurant table under subdued colorful light.. (© Jonathan Gewirtz, jonathan@gewirtz.net)

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Iron Door

Wrought iron door at a shop in downtown Jerusalem.

Antique wrought-iron door with rivets, Jerusalem. (Jonathan Gewirtz)

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