Month: January 2006

Tourist photographer takes picture of tourist photographer in Times Square

Tourist photographer takes picture of tourist photographer in Times Square

The woman noticed me and rolled her eyes and giggled, then looked back at her boyfriend/husband to get the shot right. He had a very nice high-end canon with maybe a prime lens with hood on it.

Aaron was behind me taking pictures of signs. Janel was behind me taking pictures of a prostitute who I was a bit scared to look at thinking it might be like an auction and if I looked I bought. Her “aural” patter was quite simple and direct, if you know what I mean, and between her and the din of Times Square it was a bit chaotic.

This is what I love about going to New York. This is an urban photographic adventure and feeling slightly ill at ease gets me excited. Okay, I’m a provincial dork, I admit it but the contrast from rural Connecticut to this is wonderful once in a while and innocent eyes make for good ideas for photographs.

My first long exposure night shot

My first long exposure night shotWe were on Aaron and Janel’s rooftop “deck” at dusk sucking down Sierra Nevadas and talking B and H wish-lists. All of a sudden we’ve got a load of Canon lenses spread out on the table and our three cameras and we’re going crazy taking pictures.

Aaron brought up his tripod and proceeded to do some long exposures. Remembering mysteryme’s night shots, which I love, I just had to give it a go.

So, I broke out my little Bogen desktop tripod and set it up on the wall and shot this. Okay, 2.5 seconds is no big deal but for me it was a first and I love the results. I can’t wait to try this out here in the woods with a tripod. I think I’m hooked on yet another new technique. Thanks Aaron.