Having shot at this location early in the morning, I returned again to see what it was like in the evening. The light was different and there were more people but it is still a good shot. There was a photographer there with this model making some photos. She quickly flashed a peace sign for him. It was so great, that I heard my mouth say the words, “Can you do that again please?”…which you really don’t with another photographer’s model…but she did…and voila.
Thank you…whoever you are.
And this concludes my NYC series. Tomorrow, back to New England. I’ve already made a trip to Cape Cod = and have some shoots planned for this week. Cheers =)
I’ve posted a few bridge and skyline images from New York recently. In fact, I was going to hold this one out but as I was working with images the other night I uploaded this to my Flickr account and an interesting thing happened. The next day all these people started fav-ing it and viewing it. It turned out that it had been chosen that day for Flickr Explore, which meant of the 8.6 million shots a day uploaded to Flickr, this was considered one of the 500 most interesting. It’s been viewed over 3,500 times there and I wanted to share it with all of my friends here. Cheers!
Grand Central Terminal (aka Grand Central Station) is a crossroads with people coming and going. We showed up at a relatively quiet time (Sunday morning) but we had a photography permit, which allowed us to use tripods in the iconic train terminal. These are a mix of images made with the tripod and handheld with a higher ISO.
Yesterday’s post of the Manhattan Bridge caused me to think about that evening. With the crunch for space in New York, including Brooklyn, the space under the bridges and along the river has become an area for fun and recreation. Under the Manhattan Bridge itself were food stands and a play ground. The area is so attractive with the bridges and the Manhattan Skyline in the background that there was a photographer out making engagement photos. After our shoot was over, I walked along Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Brooklyn Promenade. Pier Two sticks out into the East River. It is not used for loading ships but has handball courts, basketball courts and a roller skating rink. Further up, people were out on a warm night having picnic s and cooking out. Even at 10:00 at night, it felt safe. It’s a part of Brooklyn that I don’t know how many visitors experience, but it gave me a better appreciation for the borough,
These were first posted some months ago when our coast was buried in snow. Now this area is full of people running around in bathing suits and there is a sand sculpture competition this week.
After leaving the frenzy of Times Square, a friend and I headed off to find another location. It was hot, and we were tired. The cool and calm environment of Bryant Park totally derailed us from our destination. Located near the library, it stood in contrast to Times Square. Instead of crowds and hustle, there was calm and community. The park provides all the materials for the Bocce players, board games and even juggling apparatus. A small cafe offered cold drinks and small plates of food. And there was a carousel for the children.
On the recent NYC Photo Weekend, I wanted a good image of a New York City police officer. It was the last morning and I didn’t have one. I mentioned this to another member of the group and she pointed to this officer walking up our street. We walked over, explained we were a part of a photo seminar and asked if we could take a few photos. He was so nice; even putting on his cap for us. The yellow of the taxi in the background was a bonus.
People really seemed to enjoy the image of the Hansom Cab that was posted here on Monday. Here are some color images of other scenes from Central Park…once again, it was the people who drew me in.