Just a quick shot from my walk to work. The photo was taken near the skating rink at Bryant Park.
I took this picture while walking home a few nights before the election. Normally, Rockefeller Center has flags from the UN member countries flying over the plaza, but running up to the election, they replaced them with US flags.
I’m still shooting with the Canon G9 on and off. I go in phases between carrying the D200 every day, or the G9 when my bag is getting overweight. I’ve also been trying out the latest version of Adobe Lightroom. If you are a Lightroom 2.1 user, you need to check out the new Camera Raw Beta 2 Profiles. I’ve noticed a huge improvement in the out of the box colors with these profiles and the Nikon D200. The G9 has a new profile also, but the improvement is not as drastic. I’ve been shooting “raw only” for years now, and it is really worth it when you see drastic improvements to a raw processor such as this.
Welcome to my new series called “You Lookin at me?”. Always looking for things to photograph on my walk to work… I decided I wanted to take more people shots. I have chosen every New Yorkers favorite creature of the street… the Taxi Driver. My first attempt netted 5 shots. It’s not easy to get a clear view into these yellow chariots of Gotham. The window needs to be rolled down, there needs to be some light on their face, and I need them to look my way before the light turns green. I’ll be posting all of the decent shots here, and at some point I’ll whittle them down to a “Best of You Lookin at Me”. Images 2 and 4 are my favorites of this bunch. Enjoy!
I took this photo at Paley Park on 53rd Street. The moisture from the waterfall, combined with the shade from the surrounding buildings, creates a moss friendly environment. The symmetry of the bricks, and the bright green color caught my eye. I confess to using the Picasa “soft focus” filter, to create the illusion of a limited depth of field. I use Picasa for “quick and dirty” edits on a good portion of my blog photos. Unfortunately, the G9 raw files don’t play nicely with Picasa, so I use the jpgs instead.