Week in Review: Week 128

I had a bit of computer/internet burnout this week. I had gotten most of my blog and Instagram stuff scheduled to post on the appropriate days, but…I didn’t get around to do my usual responding, commenting, linking-up, etc. So I apologize if you’ve taken the time to visit and I haven’t responded. I just needed a couple days.

I stayed home alone the first few days this week – in a little head funk – but by Wednesday I was ready for some fresh air and company and met up with a friend to try our hand at shooting the Milky Way. She’s been doing this for awhile, driving long distances to places with little ambient light, to sit and wait til the wee hours to maybe get a good picture. I don’t really have a lot of interest in this and definitely don’t have the right equipment for it, but it was nice to get deli sandwiches and sit down by the water and wait for it to get dark. Unfortunately it was a little hazy and cloudy that night and we could never spot the MW, let alone get pictures of it. But it was still a nice evening.

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Dinner View
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Star App – you point your cell phone up towards the sky and it identifies stars, planets, constellations, etc. Pretty cool. I’m Virgo.
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My ghost friend.

Friday night we went down to the park to enjoy the live music. It had been hot and humid all day but in the evening there were stiff winds off the harbor cooling the area down…and lightning in the distance, speeding the musicians along. A lovely evening.

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We headed to the ice cream shop afterwards, where I saw this sign. Might be interesting to check out. And Free Refreshments!

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Went into Brooklyn on Sunday with a couple friends to check out on a new park on the Williamsburg waterfront.

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I have mixed feelings about all the new shiny fanciness in Brooklyn and Queens. I miss the grunginess. I worry about where all the people went who used to live in these inexpensive out of the way places that are now fashionable and expensive.

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I did like this community garden with the mondrian greenhouse.

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Work in Progress

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Outside where we had lunch.

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Then we went to Bushwick Collective, a street art collective in what used to be a low-rent industrial part of Bushwick…and is now way more expensive than the likes of me can afford (I lived there before it was cool).

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Giant Pug.

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Big eyes and camo steps.

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Some entertaining things I saw around the web this week…

A bear rug, literally.

This DIY is so lovely…and something I think I could actually do!

I’m a pudding LOOVVERR…how have I never heard of this??

The Most Beautiful Fish Ever.

And that’s all she wrote! The week started weak and ended strong.

ONE MORE DAY TIL VACATION!!!

 

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10 thoughts on “Week in Review: Week 128

    1. I could have sworn I answered this, but now it’s showing up on my “unread” comments and I don’t see my reply. Anyway, it’s a long exposure…I think I was at 30 seconds (cuz that’s what we were using to try and get the milky way) and since she was moving a bit, adjusting her camera, she came out so blurred that she was partially transparent…whereas anything still, like the railing and camera on tripod shows normally. You’ve maybe seen this technique used in pictures of usually crowded places but you see No People…a camera on a tripod set to a very long shutter speed renders the moving people invisible. Or sometimes decorating magazines will show a room and you just see the blur of a person, but they’re unidentifiable because they’re slightly transparent, but the room shows perfectly clear.

      I do love finding new street art. Not much on Long Island, you need to go into the city or Brooklyn or Queens.

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  1. The ghost friend is achieved with a very long exposure – I think I was at 30 seconds. You *must* be on a tripod (or have the camera set on something stationary), you couldn’t handhold for 30 seconds without some movement or shake. So anything still will look like it always does…but anything moving, even the tiniest bit, will read as slightly transparent or even invisible.

    Yeah, that greenhouse is the real reason we went – I’d seen it on Instagram – I actually wanted to go at a sunny sunset out of hope for the glass to be a little more glowy. Plus, there was a truck right next to it that was in frame of the way I *wanted* to shoot it. But…now we know where it is and can go back another time.

    Bettye

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    1. So when you go back, can you be on the bridge above the greenhouse??? That would be super cool?? (maybe…it’s hard to know what it looks like from above, but it seems like the peak is the colored glass too)
      XOXO

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      1. The bridge – well to be UP on the bridge, you’d be quite far away from the house. Plus, it’s quite complicated just to PARK anywhere near the start of the bridge, and then to walk up to that point…suffice it to say that will probably not be happening – not by *me* anyway 🙂 This artist has also done (many years ago) a water tower, so it’s on top of a building…and I’ve yet to figure out where people are going to take pictures of it. Just another challenge!

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