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Getting a smart phone happened to coincide with going to my niece's wedding in Newport, Rhode Island earlier this month. The droid was supposed to have a pretty decent camera so I took none other so I'd be forced to learn to use it. Being in my pocket at all times, I knew it would be great for snapshots and family events, but what about nature and art? Here was a chance to try it out.
...and cheese, veggies... oops.
|you can dress 'em up....|
|...but they still have fun.|
So far, so good. After the wedding, we took the train to the Big Apple for a night, to see our youngsters' new pad in Brooklyn. Here's their "balcony" vista (aka fire escape).
Aside from seeing the apartment, we wanted to check out Occupy Wall Street, the new New York phenomenon that is catching fire around the country and world. Just a few blocks from the apartment was a dock where the East River Ferry stopped, so we hopped aboard and headed for south Manhattan. Being tourists from the Wakulla County woods, the boat rides down to Wall Street and back were delightful and full of photo ops.
We came to the big bronze bull in a small plaza. Is he there as a market mascot or might he represent something else ...a matter of perspective? My heart goes out to the many unemployed, those struggling to make ends meet, the thousands of public servants who've lost their jobs more because of the Bush tax cuts and expensive wars than government largesse. I had to wonder how many of the police here considered that these demonstrators are marching in part for them, maybe their jobs too... the 99%.
As for my pocket-sized phone-camera, I was very pleased with what I got. I'll be reaching for it again and again in those spontaneous moments when typically I wouldn't have my camera gear at hand.