NY -- NYC -- Central Park -- Samuel F. B. Morse (statue):
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MORSE_110529_01.JPG: Samuel F. B. Morse
This statue of the famed American inventor stands, fittingly, at the east side entrance of Central Park know as Inventor’s Gate. The 1871 monument by sculptor Byron M. Picket depicts Morse standing with one hand resting on his most noted invention, the single-wire telegraph, while the other holds out a scroll bearing its Morse code.
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Description of Subject Matter: Samuel F. B. Morse
This statue of the famed inventor of the wire telegraph stands at Inventor's Gate, on Fifth Avenue and 72nd Street. It is one of the only statues in the Park that memorializes the profession of the named gate (the other is Alexander Von Humboldt at Naturalists' Gate). The 1871 monument by sculptor Byron M. Picket depicts the inventor standing with one hand resting on his single-wire telegraph, while the other holds out a scroll bearing its Morse code. The statue was originally on the Mall, close to the Concert Ground and moved in 1985.
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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.