The first thing that any visitor to New York city will do when they arrive is look up.
New York city is built in a grid patter. Except for what seems from a maps perspective, one street. So while walking around you will get random happenings where the normal 90 degree turn gets chopped in half. So, instead of changing the street back in the day. (which I know wasn’t possible) they decided to just build triangle building.
The most famous of these types of intersections is the one and only Time Square. Where broadway street slices its way through the city.
This photo is taken on the south downtown of the island near wall street.
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I’ve never done anything like this before… actual I’m lying I vlogged my life for 10 days straight once and that was next to impossible. – I have a friend who is writing a blog everyday for the month of October all around one theme – She is an excellent writer and will be famous one day for it. Her name is Aliza and you can read her stuff here. — Anywho, I decided to steal her idea’s of fortune and fame by uploading some of the photo’s that I have kicking around every day this month. – I really truly hope to succeed.
Some will be long. Some will be short, a probably, some will be late. But regardless I hope to upload 30 or is it 31 photo’s over the next month… I guess 30 now because I’ve uploaded this one.. but I Haven’t uploaded it yet I’m still typing in the “new draft” box…
I don’t know
anyways here we go.
The above photo is me. I guess you could call it a selfie. Its on a 8mm fisheye on a canon 60D, a fairley expensive selfie.
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You ever have a photo you just can’t wait to upload? This is one of those photo’s.
I used to work in a kitchen, and after a terrible shift one evening I was looking for a way to calm myself down and relax a bit. It was intensely raining when I got off work but I was still set on chilling myself out by taking some photo’s on my QL19.
I worked pretty close to a Wal-Mart Shopping center, so I went a stood at the entrance of the store, in out of the rain. My intention was that I would get some interesting photo’s of some interesting people, being interesting at the local Wal-Mart. You know… to try and get some quality photo’s for peopleofwalmart.com…. –
As I was standing watching people run out of the rain, I was looking for that perfect person to snap a shot of running in out of the rain and capturing that pain of being rained on.
Just as I was looking out I saw a lone Umbrella go flying by in the wind. And then, the lonely misfortune owner of the umbrella running after it. – I knew right then that I needed to capitalize on the photo opportunity, but instead, I hesitated. I said to my self, “what if I get my 1971 Canon QL19 wet?” – I quickly bashed those thoughts back in my head and darted out in the rain after the man chasing his umbrella.
The battery in my camera is dead, and I’ve been searching for a replacement but they don’t make the type battery anymore, so I’m searching for one that could work. – Saying that, The internal Light meter doesn’t work in my camera. So, I’m totally estimating the camera settings. – It’s slightly underexposed.
I should have ran up closer to the man, but it seemed like he was about to catch his fleeing umbrella, so, before I lost the picture completely , I took the shot on the 45mm lens from a distance. I wish I was closer and more intimate.
None the less it is a testimony of being at the right place at the right time.
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Grabbed up my film gear one night and headed down to the Hamilton harbor to try my hand at some Long exposures on film.
The beauty of having a DSLR handy is that you can find the effective settings that you can use on the SLR so you aren’t clicking and praying that you have the setting correct even after proper light metering and such.
The above photo is a long exposure with 2nd curtain flash on my 60D, of my SLR taking a 3 second long exposure.
The below photo is the photo that the SLR took.
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I look at this and have to wonder the amount of hours that have gone into each one of the instruments in the back ground. All the life decisions made that were to find each one of the musicians playing the bottom floor of Penn Station in New York City. Only to have thousands of people rush by them with out a simple notice.
I like to think how many other musicians are there walking by these ones that wish they could have a golden opportunity to play such a high traffic area.
I like to think of how many people think that these musicians are just homeless people with an electric guitar, percussion pieces, and a stand up bass.
This photo was taken In Penn Station, in New York City, during a peak return home rush hour(s). Shot on a Yashica FX-D Quartz 50mm with 35mm Black and white C-41 film. – 2.0A with a 1/90 shutter. No Flash. – I was originally going to photograph jsut the band, but then got the idea of having people rush past them. I was standing safely beside a support pillar, as to not have thousands of people knock into me. – This was a break in the traffic, just enough that you can see a band playing in the back, as people blurr by. That’s one way to put it… Blurr by.
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