Friday, May 28, 2010

This week my wanderings around NYC opened my eyes to many different scenes.

There was the sign of the times with gold hitting near record highs and a barber shop branching out to take advantage of desperate souls needing a buck while getting a trim.  I'll trade ya for that necklace!

There was the hasidic man crossing the street with his minimal garb compared to a young woman schlepping two fancy bags full of her daily gear.

Then I saw a man sleeping on a BP sidewalk in Soho while the world passed him by.  The added touch that caught my eye was the AIR and the billboard in the background saying Watch. Listen. Be blown away.  We can all be thankful we're not calling that sidewalk home.

Lastly was my bus ride home.  There's just something nice about a late night bus ride through NYC.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, May 21, 2010

This week I went to watch my nephews play some of their first Little League games in Woodstock.

They are both still getting the hang of it and I'm sure they will grow to enjoy the game as I did.  For now though, it is Simon's turn in the spotlight as he works on his timing in batting and catching.  I got to thinking how rare it is to have photos from my first games versus today's photographic landscape and how almost every kid will have an abundance of memories captured.
The lesson of the day to is to print the photos you like and to make sure to back up regularly so you don't lose the captured memories.

I am sure one day he'll find these shots and thank me for making the most of a 7 year old's efforts.

Shooting a game like this made for many fun shots, so get out there and go for it.  It was also a good workout for shooting and timing action.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Not much has to be said here.  Just a terrific view at the bar as I ordered a drink this week.

Friday, May 07, 2010

While the Dow is moving down I am looking up.

This week there are a few images from a different vantage point than usual.  I tried to vary the color choices and keep it lively.

I shot the photos using the flip out screen of the HS10.  It makes it much easier to shoot up while looking into the screen at waist level or ground level.

Hope you have a great weekend.