Home at last

We are home at last, with feet that tell tales and piles of laundry that are making their way through the washer and dryer.

Jeff suggested I use a very high f-stop and long shutter speed to flatten the depth of field in my photos of the nave.  To do so, I had to prop my camera on a pew.  The cathedral was busy, even in the middle of a weekday, and after a while I realized that with a long shutter speed, I'd never get an unobstructed view of the nave.  Instead, I got contrasts: the stillness of stone, the fast-moving tourist in the aisle, and the couple a few pews ahead of me, kneeling and still in prayer.  A better shot than perhaps I deserved to get.Nave traffic, St. Patrick's

I've uploaded and geotagged our photos, which led to our realization that we walked far, far more than we gave ourselves credit for. (Though now I'm wondering what kind of equipment it takes to auto-geotag a photo on a Nikon D80...)

There are quite a few photos: everything from urban blight to cathedral glory, but only a couple of us. There's the tea shop in Greenwich Village and the site of our magnificent birthday dinner.

We are tired, footsore, and glad to be home.
The cats are considering forgiving us.
Meanwhile, NYC carries on, and other tourists take other photos.

Hope you guys got a kick out of the twitterposts. Jeff can attest to my penchant for whipping out my cell phone during any quiet or memorable moment, my thumbs tapping out quick comments before slapping the phone shut and rejoining real life. I was amused to read through them later, after coming home, remembering how each message was a carefully-chosen condensation of What Was Unusual At That Moment.

Jeff is ready to be home for a while. Me, I'm starting to turn my mind toward Seattle. I'll ring in 2008 in Pacific time, and I'm starting to wonder what kind of mischief I could manage in that time zone.


It is a lot of fun to have the map to click on as a new photo navigation scheme. I imagine that popular cameras will increasingly have built-in GPS, but even now it seems worth the extra bit of effort to geotag new photos by clicking on a map. One of these days, when iPhoto supports it, I am eager to geotag a bunch of photos. I just hope that by then we still remember where each photo was taken. Hopefully it will be a fun bit of detective work. I did see a couple of your twitters thanks to Rachel. Time to geotag those next? Now that you have gotten me started, I should go make my own post on my geotagging thoughts.

I've thought about trying to construct something that puts all the photos and tweets in a timeline. It's an interesting question. My big hope about the geotagging is that it will help me identify the church I got those great nighttime spire shots of. I can see from the photos before and after the spires shots what approximate area of town the church must be in.