25 April 2011

[insert gasp here]

At least that was her reaction to this shot. More depth of field needed?

(ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/160s)

23 April 2011

hardly unnoticed

Oh, hi there. I almost missed you gleaming on the curbside, attracting curious and lustful looks. Care for a picture?

(ISO 200, f/9.0, 1/50s)

22 April 2011

escaping shadows

I've often tried to get a shot like this. I don't love this one, but it's my best attempt yet. I need to learn how to straighten out perspective so all the lines square up. I feel like that's a Photoshop trick.

(ISO 100, f/10.0, 1/80s)

21 April 2011

les artistes?

Assumptions can never be confirmed without talking to the unknown subjects.

(ISO 100, f/6.3, 1/250s)

a busy place

Many tourists visit. Few stop to talk to the vendors. In thirty minutes, I didn't see a single sale. At least the weather was nice. (In the comments, opine on the color of this photo. Check it out in black and white on Flickr. Which do you prefer?)

(ISO 100, f/36.0, 1/2s)

19 April 2011

high line vending

Subject matter was not lacking at The High Line in the lower west side of Manhattan last weekend. More street shots coming up!

(ISO 100, f/6.3, 1/80s)

18 April 2011

bakery bypass

On our way to the Big Apple to visit with mia famiglia, we took a Jersey detour into Hoboken to visit the famed shop of Buddy Valastro, a.k.a. the Cake Boss. Seeing a line that stretched for blocks, we ate lunch first, then inquired about the line. A three-hour wait just wasn't worth it. We booked it to Greenwich Village and the center of the cupcake universe, Magnolia Bakery.

(ISO 100, f/9.0, 1/60s)

17 April 2011

turbulence ahead

That's what we expected at least. Our tiny little plane took off and landed with no troubles to arrive back home at Reagan National ahead of schedule with unexpectedly warm temperatures.

(ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/40s)

16 April 2011

15 April 2011

reptilian delight

I hadn't seen a lizard in ages. I was delighted to see a bright green one whilst unoccupied at the rehearsal.

(ISO 100, f/8.0, 1/250s)

13 April 2011

09 April 2011

bridge over ol' man river

We hadn't the time to stop for me to be more meticulous about my composition. I improvised from the passenger's seat.

(ISO 100, f/9.0, 1/320s)

06 April 2011

the big picture

She complained about my not taking the big picture shots this weekend. I guess I have been on a details kick lately. Here's something closer to the big picture from the National Cathedral.

(ISO 200, f/16.0, 1/80s)

02 April 2011

exiting the garden

I love using framing and interesting points of view. The cherry blossoms are a bright addition to an otherwise dreary Sunday.

(ISO 100, f/9.0, 1/80s)

01 April 2011


The snow had all melted by the time I made it to the cathedral. Too bad; it would've been lovely.

(ISO 100, f/8.0, 1/40s)