nyc street PHOTOGRAPHY

Street photography is an interesting endeavor, and, New York City the perfect place to practice.  Usually I have my giant Canon 5d mark iii with me.  It’s big, clunky and heavy, not very stealth!  We were on the move, and I wanted to travel light.  I recently purchased a compact camera, and thought it would be great for capturing those quick uncomposed shots.  Here is my attempt at street photography.

All this pictures were taken with the Panasonic dmc-lx7,  shot on manual, jpgs mode and tweaked in camera raw.

As usual you can click on any image to see it full size.

weekly writing challenge:ICONIC

We are lucky enough to live a fairly close to one of my favorites cities, New York. It’s just a 3.5-4 hour car drive, provided there is no traffic!

If you have been following this blog, you know that the I have taken many pictures of my favorite ICONIC building. This really isn’t a writing blog, but I did write a blog about it in 2009.  Here is a link to it Blog entry.

By the way…I have been talking about the Chrysler Building!

nyc-gramercy PARK

No matter how many times a I goes to New York City, I always see something in a new way.

We stayed in the Gramercy Park neighborhood.  The Flatiron Building, Empire State Building and Chrysler Building are all in walking distance.

My daughter had an appointment and I waited for her on the closed sidewalk on Broadway and 22cnd.  On our walk back to the hotel we spotted a crowd in front of Union Square.  How lucky we were to Zac Efron (what a cutie) getting ready to shoot a scene for his new movie.

Here are some familiar pictures from a new perspective.