I had been watching the scheduled arrival of the Space Shuttle Enterprise, with the hope that I would be able to get a few photos. I work a few blocks from Pier 40 on the Hudson river, so myself and a few co-workers took a quick morning break to capture this bittersweet flyby. To get the Shuttle “Money Shot” you needed to be on the Jersey side of the river, in a helicopter at a slightly higher altitude so you could get the skyline and the shuttle in the frame. This shot is my favorite.
After stopping at JFK Airport, the Enterprise will find its final home at the Intrepid Museum. While there is some controversy about NY being one of the states to receive a retired shuttle, I have a feeling that it may become one of the most visited one.
I took these photos back in October of 2010. I was going to meet my wife downtown for dinner and a movie, and had some time to kill. It was a very windy and cloudy day, which made for some nice dramatic skies, so I thought I would take some shots from the Brooklyn Bridge. I was finding it hard to get any angles of the bridge that I hadn’t seen before, so I took a new approach… photos of people taking photos of the bridge.
It turned out to be a lot of fun. My favorite shot is #6. He looks like he is praying to the sky, but he’s actually looking taking a shot of the rigging. The other shot I really like is #10. The guy on the left saw the woman in red taking a picture with her slr, and decided she knew what she was doing and copied her shot. I had to laugh, because I’ve had people do the same thing when I was shooting with my slr.
One of the photo tips you read about often is to turn around and look behind you when taking photos of a sunset. Sometimes the best shots are not where you think they will be. In my case, they were standing next to me doing the same thing I was.
He was leaning back… trying to get a little bit wider shot.
Nice view of Brooklyn in the back
(Click here to see the “before” image)
Wall of Keys
The Greenwich Locksmiths unique storefront stopped my in my tracks on my way to work today. The rusty image popped nicely with a little Lightroom work. I think it may also make a nice B&W print.
As I was typing up this post, I decided to check to see if anyone had taken the shot already. Sure enough, ScoutingNY had beaten me to it… and took almost the same exact shot. Oh well… I still like this little keister… I mean key store.
I took this photo inside the Lego store at Rockefeller Center around Christmas. Most photographers complain when a photo has a “plastic” look, but I think it works here. I haven’t had much time to take Photos these days… new job, kids, snow and life have been keeping me busy. Hopefully I’ll be getting back into the groove.