No story here. Just what seems ironic to me.
Lower East Side, probably on seventh street, just west of Tompkin’s Square. I wasn’t doing much photography back then, but for some reason had the camera with me. Shot on Kodak Safety Film which I think was Plus-X, but don’t really remember. Anyway – whatever had happened was over, and the cops were on their way down the fire-escape after having to break into the apartment through the window. We stood around asking each other [more]
Matt W. got me out of the house today. We met for coffee and blew off a lot of steam (I think). Then it was such a beautiful day we walked into Central Park, and although I had sort of made a vow to myself that I wasn’t going to shoot people anymore because I didn’t want to deal with the hassles of photographing people: did you just take a picture of my daughter; why [more]
The east side shot of the reservoir is generally ugly. There are buildings under construction in the background. One building in particular always registers as a pure black square if you are shooting regular digital or b&w film. But if you shoot it with infrared, and wedge a few shots together through HDR, you can get something halfway decent. Again – this was done with the GorillaPod which I now take with me everywhere. This [more]
Infrared / HDR Let us put it this way – I have been photographing the reservoir for decades. First time I got a good shot of the “spritzer.” If there’s a purpose for it, other than decorative, I don’t know. Another example of combining a few photography techniques. In this case, the modified infrared camera, plus NIK HDR software and their Silver Effex module.