Thursday, April 30, 2009

April 30, 2009; 2:10 PM


April 30, 2009; 2:10 PM
Originally uploaded by esharef

April 30, 2009


April 30, 2009
Originally uploaded by esharef

Why Today Hover Five Helicopters Over 7WTC?


Edit: Turns out they're not actually over 7WTC, just looks that way. Apparently an empty building on Reade St. collapsed. I just saw a guy sitting in one of these choppers on the TV news.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Better or Worser?

I really don't like the jitter in HTLGZ:TM, but it's hard to avoid -- in the absence of a weather-control machine, the sky is bound to look different every day. And so the colors flash, and it's hard to watch, even after I try to normalize colors and interpolate between frames.

So here's trying something different. Here, each day's "photo" is replaced by a 10-day moving average. The result is much more watchable, but strange-looking, because the construction equipment gets averaged out, and structures just appear out of nowhere.

So ... better, or worser?


Vimeo link.


PS: To those of you who think I should use a Gaussian kernel smoother instead (you know who you are!), tell me how to express it as a sequence of pairwise weighted averages, and maybe I'll consider it.

April 26, 2009; 1:59 PM


April 26, 2009; 1:59 PM
Originally uploaded by esharef

April 26, 2009


April 26, 2009
Originally uploaded by esharef

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

April 22, 2009; 1:49 PM


April 22, 2009; 1:49 PM
Originally uploaded by esharef

April 22, 2009


April 22, 2009
Originally uploaded by esharef

Copycats

Look, look, what have we here? Granted, the quality and angle are an improvement over my amateurish efforts, but I still claim priority!

Very well, "Port Authority of New York and New Jersey", if that is in fact your real name. I will play this game with you! I see your crane-jump and raise you a video of all the sunrises and sunsets in the month of April (so far)!



Youtube version

The proverbial ball is in your court. Astonish me!

P.S: You don't really have to astonish me. All you need to do is stop jackhammering after 8pm, and re-open Liberty Street to foot traffic, and I will sing your praises and proclaim your videos the greatest on all the Internets.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

HTLGZ:TM 8/08-4/09

How Today Looks Ground Zero: The Movie is updated with an exciting new 15 seconds of never-before-seen footage!

The links on the right point to the new version. For those of you who are too lazy to look right, here is the vimeo link. Enjoy!

April 11, 2009; 1:21 PM


April 11, 2009; 1:21 PM
Originally uploaded by esharef

April 11, 2009


April 11, 2009
Originally uploaded by esharef

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009