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.
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.
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.
Finding a parking in New York City is not an easy task. If you find yours, don´t hesitate, go for it!
I am a bit fascinated with my fire escape stairs, specially at night and/or when it is snowing. I particularly like the mood set by the light coming from the streetlamp across my street (here out of frame). I’ll probably reuse this theme in a near future.