Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

Walking the Dog


Columbus Circle Crosswalk

This image was shot from the third floor looking down at a crosswalk.  I composed it so that a loop is visually implied that is cut off by the right edge of the frame, but one’s mind connects the dots, so to speak, and closes the loop.  I overexposed this in the camera to get […]


Subway Atrium 1

I appreciate the way the city has designed individual subway stations and integrated public art into the spaces.  Not all of them are home runs, but many are just wonderful.  The 74th Street/Broadway subway station in Queens, which connects several lines to one another, is a good example.   The station atrium is a very […]


Waiting In Line

This is one of the subway stations I pass on the train almost daily on my way into Manhattan.  I had not been into it because until recently I had no reason to.  I was immediately struck by the light that comes through the windows and colored glass of a 3 story atrium.  I took […]


The Perfect Urban Bike?

I saw this image in my archives when I was playing around in Lightroom (I love what Adobe has done with Lightroom) and it tickled me.  This bicycle seems like it would be the perfect urban bike:  rugged; old enough and beat up enough that nobody would steal it; a serious lock; and a rack […]


Times Square Color

I went to Times Square to see what I could render and interpret using the artificial light of Times Square as well as the bright colors. It was too much in the middle of the day to do anything with the artificial lights but I was able to get a sense of color through this […]


Man Running in the Light

I went to the park across the street from my apartment to see what I could find in the late afternoon light of Spring.  Some potential scenarios that I thought may work for this body of images, like shooting soccer players during a game, didn’t pan out.  Once I got the images back and processed […]


Times Square at 42nd St.

I am trying to find areas in NYC that may have potential to create imagery for my Second Impressions body of work that I am currently working on.  I think Times Square is one of those places because of the crowds, the lights, and the colors.  I will go back quite a few times to […]


MoMA Lobby 2

This is one of the few images so far in the “Visual Whispers” series that I have not cropped.  This is because I typically have not been able to fully anticipate how the image will look once I have a chance to see an enlarged image closer to what it will look like as a […]


Father and Child With Taxi

Serendipity plays a lot into these soft-focus images, and I love that.  It’s exciting to get back to my computer, download the images, and then see how they’ve turned out.  It reminds me of the days of shooting film when I’d have to wait until I got the negs back to see if I got […]


Ascending to the Light

I have been shooting a bit more for my “Visual Whispers” body of work and I am getting excited about where it is going visually. I am figuring out what I want to explore as it relates to color, form, composition, light, and how much I can abstract the figures and environment before the picture […]


Thanks to LinkedIn Feedback

I have been getting some great feedback regarding a body of work I have begun that I am tentatively calling “Visual Whispers” I posted on LinkedIn asking for feedback in the group Fine Art Photographers and got some intelligent comments and critiques, which I am taking to heart.  One of the hardest parts for me is […]


Updated Gallery of Soft Focus Imagery

I have updated my gallery of soft focus work, including a different title to better reflect what I am going after with the work. It will continue to evolve. But I love what I have done over the last week and the direction in which it is going.


Fuzzy People Picture

Until I have come up with a different name for this gallery and a better description of the body of work that I am trying to create I will continue to call it “Fuzzy People”, although that is a bit too flippant. This image was taken a few days ago early in the morning down […]


Fuzzy People at the Fruit Market

I am playing around with a series I am calling “Fuzzy People”. Let me know what you think, good or bad. Here is the latest image I created for it. I went down to Main St. in Flushing (Queens, New York) around 6am to see if I could get some good light and get some […]


Smiling Man on Bus

I have to share this image.  I was taking the bus back from downtown Flushing, a short 5 minute ride, and this man got on the bus and sat across from me.  I was attracted to the early morning light that was striking his face and his big childlike smile (or, demonic, depending on your […]


Stencil Diptych

These two images were made to be together. Not literally. I didn’t shoot one and then come across the other on the street and then thought “ah HA”. The process was a bit more oblique than that. I shot these two images two years apart. It wasn’t until I was editing and sequencing images for […]


Woman Reflected In Window

This is an unusual image for me in that it is a complicated composition.  Although I tend toward editing out as many elements as possible when shooting, I sometimes like to try and create a complicated structure that still works without being confusing.  I especially love images where you have to look at it for […]