Month: June 2011

  • Infographic: Canon vs Nikon: a Financial and Consumer Comparison

    Infographic: Canon vs Nikon: a Financial and Consumer Comparison

    Interesting infographic from Digital Photography School, comparing Canon Vs. Nikon. I’m personally in the Canon camp, but know that Nikon makes great products as well. Additionally, lately I’ve started to look at compact cameras from Panasonic, given that they use Leica lenses. Canon vs Nikon: a Financial and Consumer Comparison [INFOGRAPHIC].

  • One Year Ago Today: Thai Food in Queens

    Filling in a little space on the blog here, one year ago, I was having dinner with the Morpheus Food Club at Sripraphai, and took this photo while waiting for the train back to Manhattan…. See this image in my Flickr Photostream.

  • Video: Flying the Cessna 172 and Aviat Husky with Nassau Flyers

    Video: Flying the Cessna 172 and Aviat Husky with Nassau Flyers

    Video from flying the Cessna 172 and Aviat Husky with Nassau Flyers. Related: Flying the Robinson R22 Helicopter

  • Flying the Aviat Husky A-1C

    Flying the Aviat Husky A-1C

    Today I got the opportunity to fly the backcountry utility aircraft the Aviat Husky A-1C. This was in conjunction with a whole day of flight instruction and practice I did with Nassau Flyers out at the Farmingdale Republic Airport in Farmingdale, Long Island, New York. After spending the earlier part of the day flying the…

  • Flying the Cessna 172

    Flying the Cessna 172

    On June 27th, I rented and flew a Cessna 172 for the first time. Starting in the mid-afternoon, I took the train from NYC out to Farmingdale, NY to the Nassau Flyers offices, located at the Farmingdale Republic AIrport, and has their own hangar. I initally came out to the airport for a lesson on…

  • Shalini and Chris’ Wedding!

    Shalini and Chris’ Wedding!

    Congratulations Shalini and Chris! This weekend I was up in New Haven at their beautiful wedding.. a few quick photos.. Photos on Flickr Thanks to Dennis Kwan for taking great pro pics!

  • Fire on Park Ave

    Fire on Park Ave

    Quick shot of some firefighters responding to an apartment fire on Park Ave, NYC.

  • Photo Digging for the Wedding Slideshow: Surfing

    For this weekend’s upcoming wedding, I was tasked with handling the slideshow for Shalini and Chris. While digging through photos, I found this gem, from surfing on Long Island a few years ago. Havent been back surfing in NY yet this summer, but I plan to a bit next week in SanDiego….

  • Returning to NYC

    It’s definitely strange to return to NYC after being away for about a month. The pace of the city, noise level, and whole feeling is quick a shock to return to. It’s great to be back, but I’m definitely looking forward to my next trip away…. Upon return, it was interesting to look at the…

  • Departing Telluride

    Departing Telluride

    It’s been a great 2 weeks in Telluride, CO, but now I must depart. A final evening shot.. And dinner with Sean and Rhonda..

  • Hiking in Telluride

    This past week I spent with Sean, Rhonda, Ben, and the rest of the Safdi crew hanging out in Telluride. Among other things, we did a bunch of great hikes. A few photos…

  • Automatic Mini Donuts!

    Nifty machine found this morning in town…

  • Kayaking on the San Miguel River

    Kayaking on the San Miguel River

    Sean and I took our Sea Eagle inflatable kayak, hiked through town, rode the rapids through town down the San Miguel River. Since it’s so early in the season and all the snow is melting high up in the mountains, the river is super high and fast. The ride took about two hours, and we…

  • Planet Bluegrass

    Today marks the start of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.. with the crush of people coming into town, and the crazy spectacle of a large portion of them, it’s like being on another planet.. Planet Bluegrass… I’m delighted, and horrified. Listening to: Ghostland Observatory – Midnight Voyage

  • Occipital’s 360 Panorama iOS App

    Occipital’s 360 Panorama iOS App

    Lately I’ve been steadily using, and loving Occipital’s 360 Panorama iOS App, which I use on my iPhone 4. During the last few years, I’ve used a couple of different panorama and photo stitching apps including the excellent AutoStitch, and this one is by far the best so far. The trick to its success is…

  • I Can’t Wait For The Future: Airbus Unveils Transparent Plane

    I Can’t Wait For The Future: Airbus Unveils Transparent Plane

    Through The Daily Beast and written up on The Daily Mail: Airbus is planning on making airplanes with windows everywhere, giving flyers panoramic views of the sky. Imaging flying on one of these on a cloudless night, or in the northern latitudes for the northern lights? Just a future dream for now, but I’m sure…

  • Infographic: An SEOs Guide to HTTP Status Codes

    Infographic: An SEOs Guide to HTTP Status Codes

    Quick infographic today from SEOmoz – An SEOs Guide to HTTP Status Codes. May sound boring, but configuring your server to give correct status codes can make or break a site’s SEO potential. An SEOs Guide to HTTP Status Codes An Infographic | SEOmoz.

  • Chris’ Bachelor Party

    Chris’ Bachelor Party

    Long time friend Chris is getting married at the end of June. To celebrate, 6 of us got together in Telluride, Colorado for a bachelor party weekend of mountain biking, camping, climbing, hiking and relaxing. A few quick pictures… (Slideshow) Congrats Shalini and Chris!

  • Wasatch Trail, Telluride, Colorado

    The Wasatch Trail, ascending out of Bear Creek Canyon in Telluride, Colorado takes you past very steep terrain. We made it about 30 more minutes up the trail, then got turned around by snow that still hasn’t melted off.

  • Biking in Telluride..

    A day after arriving home in Telluride, Colorado, great bike rides have started..

  • Exploring Alta Ghost Town

    Exploring Alta Ghost Town

    This week, Nate, Chris and I spent some time exploring the abandoned ghost town of Alta, outside Telluride, Colorado. A few pics..

  • I’m A NOLS-WMI Certified Wilderness First Responder!

    I’m A NOLS-WMI Certified Wilderness First Responder!

    After a few weeks of training in the mountains around Leadville, Colorado, I passed my day long written and practical exam to become a certified Wilderness First Responder. Wikipedia: Wilderness First Responders are individuals who are trained to respond to emergency situations in remote settings. They are part of a wide variety of wilderness medical…

  • NOLS-WMI Wilderness First Responder Training in Leadville, Colorado

    NOLS-WMI Wilderness First Responder Training in Leadville, Colorado

    For the past 2 weeks I’ve been living at the High Mountain Institute campus in Leadville, Colorado undergoing Wilderness First Responder training, through the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI). Photo Set on Flickr (Slideshow) The last two weeks, including people, class, adventures, and campus have been amazing. Our group is about…

  • 10 Mile Trail Run in Leadville Around Turquoise Lake

    Today after WFR class, my friend Amber and I took a beautiful 10mile trail run around Turquoise Lake, just outside of Leadville, Colorado. Amber is a three time finisher of the Leadville Trail 100 race, and it was interesting running with her to hear about the world of ultra running. Taking it slow and long…