Sadly, I have turned on comment moderation. I escaped the spammers for several years, but alas that innocent time is past. I refuse to put on word verification - I have so much trouble with it that I definitely restrict my commenting because of it. Sorry for the hassle and thanks for visiting!
A viola player by the tug of my heart, sidetracked by a career in technology. My favourite programming language is solder, and I'm a ham radio operator because it's an excuse to build lots of strange stuff.
I started a photo blog because of the beauty I first saw in Eric Tenin's Paris Daily Photo. Through him, I discovered the City Daily Photo ring, and I thought I'd give it a whirl. I'm not as dedicated as he is though, so I do miss some days.
In years past, fireworks were illegal in New York. In order to see a display, one needed to travel to a licenced fireworks event. But this year, fireworks are legal for average citizens to buy and use. This was taken standing on my back steps, with the camera on automatic exposure. I did have it on manual focus though; the autofocus system had no idea what to do.