Snappy Fridays – “Mount up!”


Tricia is raring to go.

Tricia (my Jeep Patriot) has the bikes mounted and cargo loaded!  With that said, off we go on another weekend road trip adventure.  Until my next post, see you all on instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Random photo of the day – November 27, 2012 – Flickr Edition

It’s been a while since I posted a random photo.  Just been behind on a few things.  In any case, here is an oldy.  It snowed a bit today, and reminded me of some older snow scenes that I’ve taken. And looking through my older shots, I saw this one.

Shot with my old Pentax K10D and Pentax’s DA 10-17mm Fisheye.


Pentax K10D
Pentax DA 10-17mm FE
10 mm
ISO 400


Shooting snowy scenes always gives me this calming effect, the quietness, the serenity of everything after a fresh snow fall gives you this peace from with in.  At least with me.  I hope you enjoyed.

Random photo of the day – November 20, 2012 Flickr Edition

Pork steam buns from Ippudo – NYC

In short, EPIC. I seriously do not have the expanded vocabulary to even come up with an adjective to describe on  how good this is. All i have to say is if you are ever in NYC, you must give it a go. Oh, and their Ramen’s are also EPIC.

Pork Steam Buns

Nikon D700
24 mm
ISO 2500



Random Photo of the day – November 19, 2012

Unsafe conditions

New Jersey Transit and their genius ideas decides to close down half the platform (Track 5) at Newark Penn Station for some renovation work. I understand the need for that, but they also blocked off a part of where the entrance is to the platform, so it gets bottle necked like crazy coming up the stairs. And what’s worse is Amtrak or whoever is in charge of bringing the trains in to the station, waits a long time to bring in our trains. Massive amounts of commuters, small platform = a recipe for disaster. People push to get to the back area of the platform, and with limited space, it only takes one person to give the right push, and the person in front might have an awkward position, can and will fall to the track. And when they finally bring the train in, it’s a mad rush to get inside the train. There is no order what so ever. Even at NY Penn Station, there are 12 Tracks that the NJT uses, why in the world would you bring a train and have it disembark, on the same track that has a train boarding. You know what happens, a dozen or so people coming off from that train trying to get out while hundreds of commuters trying to get down the stairs. We are all in bad mood already because the train is already late coming in. Seriously, they need to do something about our train infrastructure, it’s a complete joke compared to Europe and Asia, a joke.

Random photo of the day – November 7, 2012 Instagram Edition

This came out a while ago, a way to embed your Instgrams on to WordPress blogs.  I’m quite the avid Instgrammer since it’s release for Android (follow me, instagram.com/gta86), and this news excited me.

Anyway, we did just get power back, and we are still trying to get back to normalcy.  Now we have a storm, a Nor-Easter in fact hitting us up here in the north east.  This will definitely slow down the recovery process from Hurricane Sandy, but it’s not as destructive. I hope everyone out there that were in the area of Sandy is alright, and getting up back on their 2 feet, and also hope that no one they personally know got the worst of it.

Situations like that make you appreciate everything that you have.

So, today’s random photo is a shot I took whilst on my commute home.  Snow covered platform.

Random photo of the day – November 3, 2012

Full Moon

The return of the random photos.  This was taken the night after the storm, quiet night, and I had nothing much to do, being without power and such.  The moon was full that night, and with the power out, there were no street lights, and thus making it stand out much more.


Canon S95
HDR Mode


This was shot using my Canon Powershot  S95’s HDR mode.