Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
The subject: Google Image Search
Issue: A good example of this isssue is if you search for 'Port City Music Hall' on google image search. The 4th result is currently a picture of me, the picture on my blog in the 'about me' section. Below the photo of me it says 'Port City Music Hall..." Clearly, my photo of this venue should show up here and not a picture of me. Am I doing something wrong when posting my images? If I remove the 'about me' section with my picture will I still have the 4th result but it will just be blank? There are many search phrases which show a picture of me instead of my blog.
The reward: You will be considered an Internet expert (by me at least).
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Update: Looks like everything is back in it's place!
Also in other news, check out the 'Port City Show,' put on by Portland Photo Works / Original Portland. If you have any suggestions for what I should submit, let me know!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Street pianos are appearing in cities across the world. Located in skate
parks, industrial estates, laundrettes, precincts, bus shelters and train
stations, outside pubs and football grounds, the pianos are for any member of
the public to enjoy and claim ownership of.
Who plays them and how long they remain is up to each community. The
pianos act as sculptural, musical, blank canvases that become a reflection of
the communities they are embedded into. Many pianos are personalised and
Could Portland handle something like this?
Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
After speeding comes a ticket. After that, comes...marriage?
A Maine State Police trooper recently pulled over a driver on Interstate 95 in Clinton. The young woman was allegedly cruising along at 92 mph, according to Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland. As the trooper completed his paperwork, a male passenger asked to speak to the officer and showed him an engagement ring he planned to give to his fiancee.....(whole story)
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
After a postponement of Saturday's grand opening show due to a delay in licensing, it looks like the PCMH is ready to open with tomorrow evening's show featuring Lovewhip, The Fire Water Band, Putnam Smith, and Jordan Valentine & The Sunday Saints. It starts at 8pm and tickets are $9 D.O.S. or $8 in advance. I do hope they do something with the front of their wonderfully located building (which houses The Stadium on the Free St. side). Maybe a big sign saying 'Port City Music Hall' or a marquee or something. Actually, a marquee would be wonderful. However, I doubt zoing laws would allow that.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
25 years afloat since 1954? I would have figured it was floating the whole time. Turns out, they get the 1954 date from the opening of their first restaurant, "Anthony's," (not related to Anthony's on Middle Street) which was not floating since it was on Fore Street. I think their sign is a little misleading and should maybe instead read: Dimillo's Floating Restaurant, open under various names and locations since 1954 and floating since 1982. That is a mouthful though, so probably best to keep it like it is.
An informative history and the full menu of DiMillo's can be found here. And no, I'm not being paid by DiMillo's (but I wouldn't mind if I was) and will yes I will post a photo of mine when I get home.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
In the meantime, I waned to mention the challenges which myself and other photo takers in the northern hemisphere likely face this time of year: Cold and Darkness. When I wake up, the sun is still rising and when I get home it is dark. It is cold all the time. These two conditions make it hard to take a lot of pictures this time of year. I post a few night shots every now and then, but I prefer daylight pictures due to how easy they are to take and how it's usually a little warmer during the day. I usually try to get out during the day on the weekends to take pictures and then post those pictures throughout the coming week or two. I much prefer the summer for photo taking when it's pretty warm all the time and it's perfectly light out until late in the evening. Anyone else face these challenges?
Monday, January 12, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
I tried to take a cool picture of the snow blowing over the railing here, but this was the best I could do without getting frostbite on my nose.