Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Not Exactly Tribeca - The Guggenheim

I haven't had a chance to shoot in Tribeca and the surrounding neighborhoods recently due to Christmas and travelling. So a recent trip to the Guggenheim is what I have for now. It was a rainy day with lots of clouds and dark skies. This meant using high ISO's which equals grain or "noise". I don't necessarily mind it though. I also felt the photos looked best in black and white with the exception of the one with the red pants. I enjoy the sweeping, curved lines at this museum which take our eyes and leads them in different directions. All photos were shot with a 50mm 1.8 lens.

The artist featured was Christopher Wool whose work made me laugh out loud at times (in a good way). I found myself equally interested in the people milling about at the museum, trying to find some characters to photograph. You know you've been bitten by the photography bug when you can't help yourself from doing that! Thanks for looking.

Friday, December 20, 2013

A Family Affair

This month's Photo Circle assignment was "A Family Affair". Family portraiture is definitely not my talent, but when two friends and my sister asked for photos that could be used for a holiday card I gladly agreed. I need all the practice I can get. I am reading Malcolm Gladwell's, Outliers and learned that I need to get 10,000 hours of practice completed! I thought these portraits were cute. They certainly don't relay the difficulty in getting two parents to look at the camera at the same time, with children NOT crying. Haha. Please continue around the photo circle and see what my extremely talented friend and guru of children photography Sarah Murchison has done for this month's topic. I think you will be truly impressed!

Locations: Jay and Staples Streets.
All photos were shot in jpeg mode, with minimal Photoshop post processing. I'm hoping to graduate to RAW and Lightroom soon.

Monday, December 9, 2013

A Rainy Day

Random photos taken on a rainy day.
 Church Street
 Thomas Street
Warren and Greenwich