Broken pipe

Broken pipe · Wed, 4 Mar 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2011 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved

Once in a while one get across these picturesques scenes that we use to see in the movies. If it happens to you get your camera get your tripod (or lean against a street lamp) and shoot, shoot, shoot.

Bus stop

Bus stop · Wed, 25 Feb 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2011 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved

I have been willing to do this one for some time, just couldn’t find the bus stop with the proper light (that is, enough light). I was lucky to get a bus pass by. I don’t usually show my second choice picture of the day, but today, oh, was such a close called, that here it is. Which one do you prefer?

Alternative bus stop

Alternative bus stop

Diner sign

Diner sign · Mon, 23 Feb 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2011 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved

A freaking cold night! I took my hands out of my pockets for a few minutes while taking a bunch of shots from this Diner sign and almost lost my fingers. As some of the previous images, this one was taken handheld while zooming in and out.

24 Hours

24 Hours · Sun, 22 Feb 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2011 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved

Another typical store type in New York, the 24-hours deli. Anything you need, be it a football night or romantic night, they got it.

Big Daddy’s

Big Daddy’s · Wed, 18 Feb 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2011 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved

This is such an iconic place, I was dying to capture it. This time I used a tripod to get the subject (restaurant) perfectly focused and then waited for some cars to get their lights to accentuate the scene. With a long exposure of 1 sec, the is no trace of the cars, but the lights are kept.

Lamps shop

Lamps shop · Sun, 15 Feb 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2011 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved

A new HDR image was long due. This one was shot on Houston St. at dawn using three shot, each 1 stop apart and processed with Photomatix.

1st Ave at night

1st Ave at night · Sat, 14 Feb 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2011 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved

Returning to night, cars, movement and back to repetitions. 1st Avenue is always packed with cars, be it day or night, and tonight was not an exception.