Friday, January 31, 2014

Everyday Moments - Light

           "Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are
          worth, and you will know the key to photography.”  - George Eastman

This month our Everyday Moments photography circle has decided to focus on light.  It's been hard to capture anything outside without my hands feeling frostbitten. This month's circle post is a bit of a hodgepodge. There is no theme here, except playing with light. The first photo was taken during the midmorning harsh sun. I liked the shadows created by the fire escape above. The next photo was taken at night while out with Sarah Murchison in Tribeca. Our friend and fellow photographer, Meredith, showed us a new technique called freelensing. It's a fun technique where you remove your lens but hold it up to your sensor, providing you with a dreamy blurred image.

 North side of Duane Street
South side of Reade Street, looking East towards the Reade Street Pub

Please join me around the circle and to see what Jennifer has done this month.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

A Foggy Day

The other day we woke up with the neighborhood covered in fog, yet a few blocks over it was clear and sunny. I'm no scientist but I think the fog was caused by the frozen Hudson River melting quickly, releasing condensation into the air. Either way, it created some interesting photo opportunities.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Blur Before the Polar Vortex

I love intentionally blurred photographic images. I've never tried doing this myself until the day before the polar vortex hit us in NYC. This is by no means an award winning photo - just an image captured while playing with manual focus trying to intentionally blur my view. The photo was taken on Greenwich near Harrison, looking South to the World Trade Center. The sun was creating a beautiful glow between the WTC and the adjacent building, drawing your eye in. The rest of the image would have been pretty flat. The blurred street and car lights add much needed visual interest.