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:
Bergdorf Goodman, on Fifth Avenue in New York, always has elaborate window decorations. on three sides of its building. These windows are from their 111th anniversary display, during Sept. 2012. The backgrounds are filled with memoriabilia and items from Bergdorf’s history.
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: