I donâ€™t know about you, but this photo has my eyes glued to my computer screen. It’s probably the explosion and the the raining paper, but, either way, I can’t help but wish I was in Chinatown when this was going down.
But just because the Chinese New Year is over, doesnâ€™t mean you canâ€™t go out and shoot an awesome photo like “lucindalunacy” did.
So here at the Clog home office, we spent much of the day shoveling (to keep ahead of the game), salting, shoveling and salting. Then we waddled to the subway and headed to the Wachovia Center to catch the almost awesome Sixers/Clippers game (and honestly, I don’t see anything conclusive in that replay that suggests that AI2 didn’t get the would-be-game-winning final shot in regulation off).Â Before we got to the game, however, we had to trudge to the Holiday Inn at Ninth and Packer to pick up our tickets from StubHub, a walk that on a normal day would have felt a little long but which yesterday felt like a scene from The Road (though I suspect that during the apocalypse they wouldn’t bother dispatching half the city’s snow plows to clear the Linc parking lot).
How’d you spend your Blizzard Day?
Got any good snow pics? Upload them to theCP Photostreamand we’ll post the best on the Clog this week
It’s come to our attention that Ray Skwire, aka the prolific blogger/photographer at Phillybits and Scene in Philly, has hit a bit of a bump in the road.
The short and the long of it is that a litany of computer problems coupled with a shortage of scratch have severely hampered Ray’s ability to shoot and share his excellent snaps of Philly ephemera. To wit:
Well, after losing one hard drive last year and going through two power supplies, it has happened again. A little over a month ago, my girlfriend went to turn on the PC when we both heard a loud POP, smelled that awful electrical smell, and then the computer curled up and died. And although I havenâ€™t had it tested yet (because even that costs $15 at the local college town PC shop), Iâ€™m fairly certain the problem is the power supply.
What this means is that my ability to take pictures, to offload them, to edit them, and make them available for you has been seriously curtailed. Iâ€™ve had to switch from shooting RAW to shooting JPEG just to save card space, since I donâ€™t have consistent access to a PC where I can download my pictures. Furthermore, Iâ€™ve had to shoot JPEG primarily just so that when I am in front of a computer, I can download a handful of pictures and throw them up quickly when nobody is looking. What stinks about this is Iâ€™m not able to do any post-processing which helps make some of my pictures look extra fine and crispy for you, and Iâ€™m not able to upload as many as Iâ€™d like.
The photos have been a bit fewer and farther between lately on Ray’s Flickr stream (Ray’s a frequent contributor to CP’s Photostream). What can you do? Ray breaks it down:
So hereâ€™s where you can help. If you like what you see and want me to continue to be able to make my photos available on a more regular basis, you have an opportunity to help me out in my time of need, which is kind of desperate right now. Iâ€™ve put up a Donate button up there on the right sidebar and, as much as I hate asking for help, I simply donâ€™t have any other options.
Iâ€™ve only done a cursory search for a decent power supply and it looks like itâ€™s going to cost about $55-$60 for a decent, name-brand unit. Thatâ€™s certainly a good price for a reputable manufacturer, one I am confident would help avoid this exact type of situation, allowing my computer to remain operating for the foreseeable future (barring some other catastrophic incident).
Photostream regulars Ruth Savitz (aka moocatmoocat, whose work can be seen above) and Christopher Woods (aka chrisinphilly5448 whose work appears after the jump) have been peppering the CP Photostream with wildlife shots from the Zoo since we added the feature. They’ll be exhibiting their animal snapsÂ at Le Virtu Restaurant for the benefit of the PAWS animal shelter from April 7 thru May 4 with an opening reception tomorrow from 5:30 p.m. till 8 p.m.
Visitors at the reception will get first chance to support the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), obtain lovely artwork depicting animals ranging from polar bears to housecats, and enjoy delicious Abruzzese Italian food..Â Admission to the reception is $15, which benefits PAWS.Â All photographs will be available for purchase for $40 at the show and at www.phillypawsprints.org.
Ruth is an award-winning photographer. Her work has been published in Popular Photography and Imaging and What! Digital Camera (U.K.) as well as appearing in many books and websites. Ruthâ€™s photographs have appeared in juried, group, and solo exhibits as well as in private collections.
Christopher Woodsâ€™ photographs have been featured in Pennsylvania Magazine, Philadelphia City Paper, and online in Phillyist, Gothamist, Irish Philadelphia, and Philly Skyline.
PAWS is a not-for-profit donor-funded group dedicated to saving the lives of Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned and unwanted animals.
Le Virtu restaurant is a proud partner of PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society).Â As well as hosting PAWS Prints, a portion of all wine, beer and liquor sales goes to support the efforts of PAWS. Le Virtu is located at 1927 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia.
For more information, see www.phillypawsprints.org or email email@example.com