Three days in New York, taking a limited number of Iphone photos to capture the experience:
On my recent trip to New York City, I wanted to use both my DSLR and my Iphone camera – but to keep it simple, I decided that I would take just a few photos with my Iphone, trying to capture my trip in 3 or 4 photos from each day. Here they are:
One of the things I love about New York is the creativity of the store windows. Barneys has some of the best displays. This is the Barneys 500 – a race course for shoes that ran across windows in the front and side of the store.
Fiesta DC parade went down Pennsylvania Avenue this afternoon. I have taken photos of a number of parades along this route – and it remains a challenge to get good shots – crowds in the way, strong light and heavy shadows, usually costumes with hats that shade the faces, busy backgrounds, etc. So I took lots of shots but only got a few keepers. Hopefully I will keep learning how to work better under these conditions.
This month has been fun trying new things. I’m glad to be done, and glad I actually managed to stick to something for 31 days in a row. It’s been a useful way to become less hesitant about experimenting – with the daily task of trying a new technique, I haven’t worried about waiting to find the time to do anything to a more perfect state, just a good initial attempt at each technique. Some of the experiments I probably won’t try again, but some I definitely will – I want to make a better shot of a splash, and I will probably use the photo+texture often, and I am fascinated by light-painting.
Here is making a 3D look out of a couple of my photos – the acrobat is from one photo, and the sides of the box are 5 copies of one photo. The result is not yet really good but I can see how I might be able to do something like this better in the future: