Sara found these amazing lacquer frames a few weeks ago and we thought they would be perfect to fill up our blank kitchen wall.
What to go in them? Colored water tower photos of course!
And a single one across the sky. Sometimes you're just in the right place at the right time. The planetarium and Natural History Museum are on the right.
The Natural History Museum. I actually prefer this shot the most. As a child I remember going into the huge halls and seeing the dinosaurs and whales. I get nostalgic whenever I pass by it and this was the first time that I've ever seen it from above.
1/160th at F2.8, ISO 3200 (46mm).
Some people prefer to read on the grass, on park benches, or with a nice landscape view. Us New Yorkers, we prefer to do our reading in dark tunnels, inches from a moving subway train.
Also taken at a nearby (or this exact) post, was this photo. Maybe I should do a series.
Given that it's a supremely cloudy day today, I don't think there will be any good Manhattanhenge photos taken. Manhattanhenge is when the sunset aligns with the east-west Manhattan grid. It occurs twice a year during the summer months.
Took me about 4 years to finally get this photo right along with the correct weather, so I'm going to post it for every Manhattanhenge until I get a better one, which I'm not sure I ever will. Especially with the airplane.
1/250th at F2.8, ISO 3200 (28mm).
Any mothers out there feel like this? Any mothers not feel like this?
I found this to be a poignant moment, portraying the the burden on mothers in general. I found it interesting to see how the father and daughter were having such a great time playing together while the mother seemed to be doing all of the heavy lifting. You can even see it on her face.
For the fellow street photographers out there this image is a good representation of how you have to handle yourself to capture some moments. It wasn't just a lucky snap like a few of them are. I came across this family at the top of the stairs and halfway down the corridor, but instead of just taking a quick shot and moving on I decided to jog ahead of them and down the stairs to get into the right position. This way it was easier to get ready and pretend I was just waiting around so that they wouldn't notice me taking the candid shot.
Also, I figured that taking the shot after they carried the stroller down the stairs might be a good idea - and you can see that shown in the mother's face, which is really what ties the entire image together.