Wednesday, December 14, 2005


Here's an interesting picture of me sitting on my homestay's porch at night in New Amsterdam. It was taken with a 30-second exposure. The challenge was to sit perfectly still and blink as little as possible. It reminded me of how they had to take pictures in the early days of photography, telling a group of coal miners to stand still for a minute for one of those sepia-tone photos, back in the Civil War era. And, strangely, I think something about my appearance in this photo makes me look like someone from that time period. It's a combination of the eyes and goatee, or something.

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