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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Trump's newness

Trump's newness
I know I've pointed this out before but it's really striking to me how this building sits right at the bend in the bottom of 6th ave and as such gets to stand alone in the skyline. I can only imagine what the straight-shot view looks like from inside the place.

Porto Rico window

Porto Rico window

Pinkberry stretch

Pinkberry stretch
I don't know if you can feel this in the photo but the Pinkberry store has all horizontal lines that really picked up the long limo.

Charlie Brown Trees

Charlie Brown trees

Radio City Music Hall 75

Radio City Music Hall 75
I work in midtown now so I have to get some of these out of the way. I'm leaving it large because it's actually a stitched panorama and the software did a pretty amazing job.

Blur riding

I took about a billion bull riding photos with everything from cheese point-n-shoot lighting to long exposure available light shots and even some interesting results like this one, which is using someone else's flash. In the end I had to figure what I was trying to show with them so I could decide how to sort through them. The obvious answer is to show exactly what it is, lots of motion on a mechanical bull in a dark bar. The real dividing line was whether the shot had some dynamic sense of motion but still looked like a human on a mechanical bull.
Blur riding


Blur riding


Blur riding


Blur riding


Blur riding


Blur riding


Blur riding


Blur riding


Blur riding


Blur riding

Vera Cruz returns

Vera Cruz returns
Vera Cruz, the Mexican place on Bedford near N7th is open again.

The bull master

The bull master


The bull master
It's times like this that I lose faith in the principle of "available light." I should have used a flash for all of the pictures I took at this place. No one would have cared and they'd be totally different shots.


The bull master


The bull master
I think this shot it this shot: www.flickr.com/photos/lock/2103115833/


The bull master


The bull master


The bull:
The bull
They should dress it like a rat.

Shadow escape

Shadow escape


Shadow escape


Shadow escape
I initially just liked that there were two different kinds of shadows on the fence. I didn't like the background of the straight shot so I looked to see if there was anything interesting going on in all those fire escapes. Kinda neat that they ended up lining up.

UWS Crocs

UWS Crocs

Pennies

Pennies
They're pennies. It's some big charity thing they're doing at Rockefeller Center. 100,000 pennies or something.
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Pennies


Pennies
I kept this photo in the series only because of that girl on the right. She dropped her glove and let go of her mother's hand to go get it. Her mother is just starting to turn to see what's going on.


Pennies


Pennies


Pennies


Pennies
A tough color challenge with these penny photos. It was overcast and a little dark so the main light is coming from shops - basically yellow. But there's also streetlight light, which is weirdly orange, and there's Christmas light coming from the Plaza and that's kind of red. So do you go with the light you have or do you correct to the light it would be?


Pennies

Milon/Panna II

Milon/Panna II


Milon/Panna II


Milon
When I used to go here it was called Rupali II. I'd be surprised if it's much different.

By the way, those aren't Christmas lights, it looks like that all the time.

Blue pizza

Blue pizza
I like the colors and the depth but I should have taken a few more on the chance I'd get a better shot of the folks inside doing something more distinct. In person the scene was more interesting but I missed it.

Big Buck Hunter

Big Buck Hunter
Somehow something always got in the way of getting someone actually aiming the gun but this is pretty close to what I was trying for.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Saturday on Long Island

Saturday on Long Island


Saturday on Long Island

Sleep

Sleep
The idea here was the guy in the foreground sleeping and the baby in the background sleeping. I thought my depth of focus would reach a little farther than this.

Trash room

Trash room

Water Street wall

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Bah! I ruined this bottom one. I liked that the commercial billboard used the same colors as the street piece down below. It was all too dark and trying to make it look like something I think I flattened it.

1957 Cadillac Sedan Deville

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I don't actually know anything about cars but that's way cheaper than I would have guessed.

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