NY -- NYC -- Central Park -- Jose Julian Marti (equestrian statue):
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As monuments to Latin American heroes, it is fitting that the three horsemen in the Artists' Gate Plaza, José Martí, Simon Bolivar, and José de San Martin, stand at the head of the Avenue of the Americas. Martí, Cuban patriot, journalist and poet, fought for the liberation of Cuba from Spanish rule. The statue shows the moment when Martí was mortally wounded, with the rearing horse dramatically reacting to the violence.
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Description of Subject Matter: Jose Julian Marti
José Julián Martí, a Cuban patriot, journalist, and poet, fought for the liberation of Cuba from Spanish rule. The statue shows the moment when Martí was mortally wounded in battle. As monuments to Latin American heroes, it is fitting that the three horsemen in the Artists' Gate Plaza, Martí, Simon Bolivar, and José de San Martin, stand at the head of the Avenue of the Americas.
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2011 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used the Fuji S100fs camera as well as two Nikon models -- the D90 and the new D7000. Mostly a toy, I also purchased a Fuji Real 3-D W3 camera, to try out 3-D photographs. I found it interesting although I don't see any real use for 3-D stills now. Given that many of the photos from the 1860s were in 3-D (including some of the more famous Civil War shots), it's odd to see it coming back.
Trips this year:
Civil War Trust conferences (Savannah, GA, Chattanooga, TN),
New Jersey over Memorial Day for my birthday (people never seem to visit New Jersey -- it's always just a pit stop on the way to New York. I thought I might as well spend a few days there. Despite some nice places, it still ended up a pit stop for me -- New York City was infinitely more interesting),
my 6th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco).
Ego strokes: Author photos that I took were used on two book jackets this year: Jason Emerson's book "The Dark Days of Abraham Lincoln's Widow As Revealed by Her Own Letters" and Dennis L. Noble's "The U.S. Coast Guard's War on Human Smuggling." I also had a photo of Jason Stelter published in the Washington Examiner and a picture of Miss DC, Ashley Boalch, published in the Washington Post.
Number of photos taken this year: just over 390,000.