Orchidae



My parents' house, Highgate, London, UK
April 23rd 2005

Hag sameach



The seder plate (clockwise): Maror (bitter herbs to remember the bitterness of slavery), Z'roa (a lamb shank to commemorate the marking of the Hebrew households' doors and the sacrifices in the old Temple), Charoses (thick date jam said to resemble mortar, to remind us that our forefathers were forced to build for the Egyptians), Chazeres (more bitter herbs), Beitzah (a roasted egg as a symbolic substitute for a sacrifice, because Jews no longer make animal sacrifices)


My parents' house, Highgate, London, UK
April 23rd 2005

Breakwater



Lake Erie from Gordon Park, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
April 17th 2005
It's the same lighthouse I took pictures of when the lake was frozen.

noted elsewhere

We're cyclists, not hobbits!



The Harrison Dillard useless token gesture Bikeway, Rockefeller Park, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
April 17th 2005

Daffodils



Rockefeller Park, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
April 17th 2005

New life



Rockefeller Park, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
April 17th 2005

Golden dome



Temple Tifereth-Israel, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
April 17th 2005

Damn kids defacing public art



Yes, I go to a very geeky university. No need to comment on why I was there on a Sunday.
Case quad, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
April 17th 2005

Spring blossoms



Wade Lagoon, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
April 16th 2005

I will not make a 'Gorge' pun



Shidu Gorge, Beijing Province, People's Republic of China
October 2001
see note

noted elsewhere

Haze



Shidu Gorge, Beijing Province, People's Republic of China
October 2001
see note

Sunset over Cleveland



View from my lab, Case campus, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
April 13th 2005

meta-photography



Notacon, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
April 8th 2005

Unacceptable harassment

Today I saw two stories of photographers harassed by police enforcing non-existent laws: 1, 2. Sadly this is part of a larger trend, not to mention an inevitable result of the climate of fear that is remarkably pervasive in the US. I don't want to go into some lengthy political rant, but let's just say that I blame this more on individual ignorant cops than any official policy, and that consequently it's very important that photographers know our rights. I shall be putting a copy of that rights & remedies flyer in my camera case in case I ever need it.

For the record, the only times I have ever stopped myself from taking photos of something out of fear has been when the scene included small children and I was alone, so afraid of being mistaken for a pædophile. I'm probably over-cautious in that respect, but it's a sort of confrontation that I coud do without.

An heir to Rube Goldberg?



Toby working on his Anything But Ethernet entry, involving a robot that signals with semaphore, among other things.
Notacon, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
April 9th 2005

...and nice red uniforms



Gina and Jeff at the registration desk
Notacon, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
April 8th 2005

Inside the Matrix



Citadel playing with toys
Notacon, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
April 8th 2005

Karst cliffs



Shidu Gorge, Beijing Province, People's Republic of China
October 2001
see note

noted elsewhere

Breeding [$flowers] out of the dead land



In front of my apartment, Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA
April 7th 2005

Guardians



Marco Polo Bridge, outskirts of Beijing, Beijing Province, People's Republic of China
October 2001
see note

Forbidden City



Central Beijing, Beijing Province, People's Republic of China
October 2001
see note

April is the cruelest month



In front of my apartment, Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA
April 4th 2005

Kids



I'm generally quite shy of taking photos of people, but these three ran up determined to pose for me, while I was just trying to get a shot of the landscape.

Shidu Gorge, Beijing Province, People's Republic of China
October 2001
see note

Bamboo rafts



Shidu Gorge, Beijing Province, People's Republic of China
October 2001
see note

Ferryman



Rural Beijing Province, People's Republic of China
October 2001
see note

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