Monday, December 19, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
On my way to Bryant Park to do some Christmas shopping, I stopped to photograph the front of the Main Library that borders the park on its eastern side. The iconic building - opened in 1911 - is a vast repository of learning and one of New York City's most visited landmarks. I wanted something a little different and totally lucked into this shot with the pedi-cab driver and his rig being in the shot. I had put the camera on its 10 second timer and just before the shutter tripped, this guy wheeled into the frame. It's better to be lucky than good! The street light on the left helps add balance to the picture.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Two Lessons here: Number one - of course - is always have your camera handy to grab these once-in-a-lifetime shots when they present themselves and Number two: Playing guitar is tiring ... for some. This guy was wiped out after - I'm guessing - a long day of busking (performing in public spaces for money) in and around New York City. I was drawn to this scene by the blue guitar and the not-so-apparent devotion of its owner to it. The thing is tied by some string to his body while he naps. And - what else is new? - the two guys on the right pretty much are ignoring everything except their tiny phone screens as life goes on around them in the subway.
These are MY fingers. I started playing guitar again about three months ago and the ragged condition of my fingertips is the result of hours of practice. If I play too long I can feel some discomfort in them. But for the most part it's a pain free by-product of a new desire to express myself in a musical way.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
These boats - in terms of shooting decent pictures - are moving pretty fast. So I'm going for the abstract look. The blue lights help to define its basic shape.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
The latter days of October have brought record snowfall to the New York Tri-State area. This calamity comes on the heels of having to deal with an earthquake and a hurricane this year which followed a brutal winter.
I'm really looking forward to an upcoming Florida trip - it'll help me to prepare for the next weather surprise!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
The Empire State building displays my favorite shade of blue. This time tomorrow night, there no way I'll be able to even see the landmark because of the expected snowfall which is heading this way and is just hours away.