Summer nights

Summer nights · Fri, 31 Jul 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2015 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved
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Summer hasn’t kick in yet, some people still make use extra blankets. This has been the most weird summer in NYC in the last 8 years, and probably more. Is this global warming or global cooling?

Tufte’s workshop

Tufte’s workshop · Thu, 30 Jul 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2015 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved
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Thursday I went to one of Tufte’s workshop in New York. I had been looking for this opportunity since about one year ago, checking his webpage almost compulsively for open workshops in the NYC area. I have to say it didn’t get an impression on me. Most people seemed happy with the experience, I wasn’t. Not that I totally didn’t like it, but in my opinion it didn’t fullfil my expectations. I would summarize it as too showman-nish. Let me state that I very much like his ideas about presentation of information. However with so much emphasis in content and stripping out unnecessary clutter, I think he should have applied the same principle to this workshop.

New toy

New toy · Wed, 29 Jul 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2015 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved
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I was so bored during my “don’t move, stay home” phase from my muscle injury that I started to dream about a tablet. Dream sometimes come true!

Corner blinds

Corner blinds · Tue, 28 Jul 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2015 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved
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This one is coming one day later, but here it is

Rainy day

Rainy day · Mon, 27 Jul 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2015 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved
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Just like the rest of the summer…

Pain reliever

Pain reliever · Sun, 26 Jul 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2015 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved
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As you may notice I did good use of ibuprofen. I think it really helped in the first stages of the inflamation. For this shot I put a flash right behind the empty blister to get some light through the white plastic. For this purpose the blister was angled using a sophisticated AAA battery (rechargable!). Fancy, eh?

Compression bandage

Compression bandage · Sat, 25 Jul 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2015 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved
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Yesterday was the ice, today the compression bandage I am using to easy the pain of my injury. This one was kind of difficult to execute. I wanted a  macro shot of the bandage I was wearing, so I had to pose and at the same time get the right focus on the other end of the camera. I am not a contortionist and this turn out to be more difficult than I anticipated.