New York

Empire State

Empire state

Lunch in New York with some friends. Took this walking from Grand Central diagonally across town toward Chelsea. I’m enjoying the Instagram filters even though stuff like this isn’t part of my “regular” (whatever that means) photographic process. I’m also noticing that my S90 isn’t coming out as much because it’s fun and easy to upload images from the iPhone from almost anywhere. I have no faith that even when digital cameras have this capacity natively (without adding an Eye-Fi card) it won’t be as slick and easy as Apple/iPhone/Instagram.

Empire state

Frames of New York

Frames of New York

New York City. Gary and I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and into Brooklyn, then back across and up Broadway to dinner at 27th St. and then to Times Square and back to Grand Central. New York is a lot of fun to "hike," even on a relatively hot and humid day.

Note: I rented a few new and different cameras for Gary’s visit so we could actually use them rather than just handling them at the B&H counter. This was taken with a rented Canon 7D and a rented Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L. Lots of fun to play with this stuff.

The Flatiron Building, New York

The Flatiron Building, New York

It was beautiful in New York last night and as I was walking across 23rd St. to get to the subway to get back to Grand Central to go home I saw the Flatiron Building across the street.

For those of you who don’t know this famous building, it is wedge-shaped on a sharp corner where 23rd St., Broadway and 5th Avenue intersect. Madison Square Park is behind me here so I could have backed up into the park to get some distance but my mind was set on getting home.

Figuring out how to photograph this building isn’t easy when you’re right next to it and it was getting dark and there were no lights on in the building (on this edge anyway) so it was a difficult exposure (for me). This shot was crying out for a tripod and I didn’t have one nor was there a mailbox to lean on.

After I post this I’m hoping to find lots of other flickr images of this building so I can learn from them. I’ve got to get back there and give it another try.