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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Hardened – Steel at the Dry Cleaners

Before I forget (because I forgot yesterday) I want to mention that yesterday’s image was shot at ISO 6400. Actually, I forgot twice. First I forgot to change my ISO settings and second I forgot to mention it in my blog post. I remembered to adjust my ISO only 15 minutes later, but the shot […]

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Bus Stop No. 89

Not blinking is pretty eerie, even if we are not aware that people around us blink all day. You might have heard that when Anthony Hopkins played Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs, he made sure never to blink while speaking on camera. He said he noticed it while viewing tapes of serial killers and […]

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Bus Stop No. 88

In my article last week putting forth Five Tips for Night Time Street Photography, I mentioned that you will often have to shoot at speeds as low as 1/40. This shot was taken at 1/15 and the people standing at the bus stop are pretty sharp. For example, look at the crease on the man’s […]

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After All

My family and I just returned from a whirlwind long weekend at Disney World. We were so busy fitting in many attractions that I had little time for photography, but I did carry my Nikon around for one evening which included our tour of the It’s A Small World attraction. Took these with a 50mm […]

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Crosswalk No. 89

i just got back from a long weekend in Florida and am not happy about returning to the cold, so I’m posting this Crosswalk image from last April with nice Spring weather.

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This is the sign for Silvercup studios, home for at least some operations for The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Fringe, Big Daddy, Meet the Parents, Gangs of New York, and many others. It takes its name from a bakery that used to occupy the same location. The sign is visible when traveling to Queens […]

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Vernon Boulevard View – Infrared

Quick one today, which also applies to the processing. This is an infrared converted to black and white in Silver Efex Pro with the Cool Ton ePaper filter. This is an obstructed view of the Manhattan skyline from Vernon Boulevard in Queens.

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Five Tips for Night Time Street Photography

Shooting street photography at night generates special problems beyond those usually facing street photographers. Most of them have to do with light, and most, but not all of them have to do with the relative lack of light. The following is a list of 5 tips for night time street photography. As such, it does […]

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Recast – The Albra Metal Foundry

This location which was once the Albra Metal Foundry is now an event space known just as The Foundry. If you watch Top Chef, it was used for this season’s (the All-Star season)  Restaurant Wars episode. This is a neighborhood in transition. Blocks that  used to be nearly all industrial now have event spaces, hotels, […]

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Crosswalk No. 86

After yesterday’s massive post I don’t really have anything to say except, “Whoah, that guy in the crosswalk is close.”

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Why I Shoot Nikon – A Queensboro Bridge Story

This picture reminds me of why I shoot Nikon. But first, let’s start at the beginning. My First Camera and Temporary Blindness My first camera was a Kodak Brownie. I’m pretty sure the one shown at the link is the one I had. I remember it being a hand-me-down, and I thought it was ancient, […]

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