Old and New

Old and New · Fri, 13 Feb 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2015 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved
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Today we temporally switch gears to show this daylight image. I new I was going to upload an image tonight, so I decided to look for something to shoot while daylight was still available. I came across this church, old style, with a new glass skyscraper as background, that some of you will recognize. Love contrasts!

Still Chrysler

Still Chrysler · Thu, 12 Feb 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2015 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved
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Shifted today to a different area of Manhattan, Madison Ave, upper east side. Chose to picture the famous Chrysler Building using the same technique I used yesterday for the car entering the parking garage: change the zoom level while pressing the shutter release button. I left the Chrysler in the middle of the frame so that it wouldn’t be affected as much by the zoom move. The image you see was cropped on the top to align the top of the Chrysler with the top third of the frame.

Rushing into the parking

Rushing into the parking · Wed, 11 Feb 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2015 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved
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Another car rushing, this time into a parking garage. I taking shots of the parking lights, playing with the zoom while taking the shots, when this car entered the parking. Without hesitation I took as many photos as I could (three) while still moving the zoom in and out during the shot. As the previous photos, this was shot handheld at low shutter speed (1/3 sec).

Rushing thru the night

Rushing thru the night · Tue, 10 Feb 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2015 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved
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This morning I prepared myself to a raining evening, as announced in TV, I even made my mind to the type of picture I would take. But it didn’t rain. Instead I found my self in the corner of York Ave and 75th St shooting at cars rushing thru the night. I could have stayed there all night, but people started to stare at me and it was getting cold. After processing the pictures, this is my favorite.

Star Diner

Star Diner · Mon, 9 Feb 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2015 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved
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Yesterday, while talking with a friend about the blog, she remarked we were in the ‘repetitions’ week. I’ll make now a change in direction and give you a different week, that actually works better with my schedule: night photography. This is one of the multiple diner that stretch from my workplace to home. It isn’t the best focused photo in the world, but it isn’t that bad taking into account it was shot handheld at 1/2 sec, with the only aid of my friend the street lamp. I waited for a car to cross to get the trails of the lights.

Safety mirrors

Safety mirrors · Sun, 8 Feb 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2015 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved
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Safery mirrors are usual in parkings and some busy street crossings, but not as much in residential buildings. For this photo I situated myself so that I would not be in either mirrors and used a tripod to avoid having to use flash, which would make the shot somewhat more difficult because of the reflections.

7th Floor

7th Floor · Sat, 7 Feb 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2015 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved
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And again, repetitions, you can find them anywhere, just look closer.