2009-041: More Ravishing From Above
2009-045: Falling from the Sky
Hey, this is a late post on this topic, but it's not like I'm running a high traffic site here. Here are my photos for Project 365 from a week ago. Tomorrow I'll post photos from this week, thus completing a manipulation of space-time by separating a week by a day. Or whathaveyou.
Note: The inside of The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie is more interesting than the side, which is shown here.
Yeah. I cook. Not particularly well, but good enough for a guy living on his own.
All in a Day's Work
For Johnson Space Center's Safety and Total Health Day, there were a number of booths and demonstrations, including this one by Clear Lake Kuk Sool Won. I think I'd like martial arts such as this. But. I don't think I'll be in the area long enough to really get into the groove.
In the Dark
The best from Shiner -- give it a try.
Outside Mission Control
Detail from above the entranceway to Mission Control Center at Johnson Space Center.
This is an elegant little sculpture -- and by little I mean huge -- by Pablo Serrano sitting in front of University of Houston-Clear Lake
This week, I focused on taking 15 second exposures for my Project 365 photos. Some of them turned out pretty good -- I like "The Tower" and "New World." It would be a lot easier if I owned a tripod; instead, most of these photos are shot from ground level with my camera propped on my bag. The long exposures have a cool effect on the scenery -- especially when there are clouds in the background.
(Secretly, I really like the "Hurricane Freezer" shot.)
This is my favorite shot out of the week's long exposures. This shot, on the corner of Clear Lake, never looks so interesting in the daylight.
Upper Bay Golden Brick Road
Taken on Upper Bay Road. It looks like sand, but it's the effect of the yellow lights on the street.
These are remnants of my Hurricane Ike preparations: water stored in milk jugs in the freezer.
Twenty-five straight days of Project 365 and no sign of slowing down yet...
Building 1, NASA Johnson Space Center
My name is Kirk and I am addicted to making panoramas such as this. Look at this photo in full resolution. You can practically read the things on the desks. (Just kidding, Security.)
Nassau Bay Villa
Sea green building; sunrise sherbet orange; soft twilight blue.
Clear Lake at Night
Testing long exposures on Clear Lake at night. Or: freaking out the neighbors.
Clear Lake Never Looked So Good
I suppose calling it Murky Brown Lake didn't have the same sort of charm.
Put this on your list of things not to screw with.
Sometimes you get the urge to spin around with your coffee and take a photo of it? Totally normal, amiright?
Communication towers on Surf Court catch the first rays of sunlight.
Goooooood morning, JSC!
Building 1 and Building 4S on the NASA Johnson Space Center campus glow in the early morning light
Top of the Astrodome.
Looking at the skylights atop the Astrodome from the Reliant Center.
Bay House at Night.
The corridor in my apartment complex looks sinister in a 15-second exposure in the artificial light.
Clear Lake Panorama.
A panorama at sunset from the Lockheed Martin building on Space Park Drive. (This newer Clear Lake panorama looks better.)
Saturday, My Room.
Ganesh stares at me every morning. Thanks, Amrut.
St. Paul Cathedral, Nassau Bay, Texas.
Slowly but surely these ribs are becoming something. I bet this would freak Jonah out.
Hey, add me as a contact on Flickr. If you want to. No pressure.
You know what keeps me sane here in Houston? Not much. But I found something recently: the Project 365 group on Flickr. It's a simple concept: take one picture every day and post it to the group.
Participating has been a surprising amount of fun so far, despite the short distance I cover during a given day; I live 1 km from work and I walk the same route every day, three times a week I go for a run, three times a week I go to the gym, once a week I go to the grocery store. Within those boundaries I only take my camera with me to work and back, so I have about a 1 km stretch twice a day along Space Park Drive to find a shot that moves me. I have not been disappointed so far. By looking for a view to share with the Project 365 group, I have to keep my eyes open every day along a well traveled trail -- the kind of trail that would, generally, fail to keep my attention. Now the street has my full concentration. By transitive property, a little bit more of life has my full concentration. Through small, insignificant steps, I will extract myself from these doldrums yet.
So. Here are the photos that I took during week 2009-W02:
And, as a special New Years bonus, here are the other four photos from the first week in January:
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