Tuesday, December 04, 2012

“It's important to have a look.” I

Her nametag is hard to read: Poodle.
It’s important to have a look. A signature. Be someone. So people will remember you. You all think you're so special. You’re a dime a dozen. There are hundreds, no, thousands of you out there, studying, auditioning, going here, there, hither and yon. You expect people to remember you if you don’t have a look?
From Master Class by Terence McNally

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

All Lit Up

Morning view, #7 line

This could turn into a blog of pictures of people sleeping on the subway. What I liked about this was contrast between how the tablet lit up the guy’s face while the people on either side were sleeping. The way his hair stands straight up is a bonus. I’m not sure if the “Discovering Columbus” poster is a distraction or a comment.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Chilling Out

NYPL Steps
This shot comes from a series I took while walking past the New York Public Library building. The late afternoon sun made it difficult to get a consistent exposure but editing software compensates for that. It's just a snapshot, but what the heck.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Tradition Meets the 21st Century

Waiting For A Train, 2012
I thought the contrast between the smartphone and the traditional headscarf and long dress was striking. And how about that bag. Could it be redder?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

My new camera

I bought my first digital camera, a Nikon S3300 point-and-shoot, on eBay about two weeks ago and I'm learning how to use it. It's been almost 40 years since I spent any time taking pictures and to say that photography has changed is a stunning understatement. The instant gratification of a digital camera vs. film may be the biggest change. Here's a picture I took on the subway this morning, cropped a bit, but otherwise unmanipulated.
Lexington Avenue line, Wednesday morning
Some of the pictures don't look that sharp, but if they are good enough for a blog post, I'll be satisfied.