This post has pictures from New York City, Hoboken, and Philadelphia.
I don’t have too much to say. Most of the time my posts are related to some more interesting area of the world or concept.
This is really just a collection of local pictures.
Messing around with some ideas.
There have been a lot of things happening in my life, but this blog and this post were never intended to be a documentation of that.
So let’s get into it.
I last left off with Vegas.
Vegas decided to follow me home.
I matched with someone out there who decided to book a flight to come out and see me.
Life was great for a few days. Photography, food, art, connection.
We no longer talk. As is tradition.
Strolling around the city.
And some more strolling.
Get the stuff.
Mary Corse’s A Survey in Light at the Whitney.
I don’t love the Whitney. But I find myself here. I do love Feeling Whitney by Post Malone though.
“Have you ever heard the song New York by Saint Vincent?”
“Here we go now with this.”
Actually this song is so good I’ll post it here.
Oysters at grand central.
Taking the pics.
Let’s take some pictures for posterity.
Ok back to irl. Just me and the camera.
All of the parks.
All of the art.
Stuff outside world trade.
Thought it would be a good idea to stroll over to Hoboken to take pictures. I like going to areas that I hate and seeing if there is anything interesting there.
One of my favorite pictures from this set comes from there.
This is bleh.
I wasn’t in the mood to take pictures of the skyline again. I was literally turning my back to it on purpose to look away from it for more interesting things.
And then life laughed at me and gave me a better picture of the skyline than I would have ended up taking if I was purposefully trying.
There’s a couple pictures I don’t want to include here but I can’t seem to delete them.
I took this walking and just clicking pretty aimlessly at this sign. Didn’t expect it to be all that decent.
Someone needed a ride down to Philadelphia. I’ve been meaning to get down there to hang and take pictures so I used it as an excuse to swing down.
Popped into the Rodin museum and for the first time in my life I understood sculpture.
How dope is this stuff?
I used to love the thinking man the most. But these days I love the loving man.
Messing around with lighting.
And some more messing around.
This is another bad picture that I wasn’t able to exclude for some reason. It’s possible I just need a dash of blue to brighten up the blacks, whites, and greys that have taken over these posts.
Is this the best picture of the Ben Franklin bridge ever taken?
Probably not but I’m rather fond of it.
It reminds me of a huge alien ship.
I almost want to do a series of underneath bridges from this exact perspective. This work has already been done though, so I won’t feel bad when I don’t that.
Turning around and taking another picture of it.
Voyage of Ulysses statue was super frustrating to photograph. It’s on the left in this image and I’m happy enough with how this came out. There’s so many ideas you could apply to this thing and almost none of them worked for me.
There was a suitcase that had books on the corner that anyone could take.
Ok back to ny.
Roosevelt island tramming it up. Dope time. Super hot fire.
Oh snap. The series is underway! Jk. It’s probably going to stay a two part series. But maybe not.
Sliding around the city sometimes surprises you.
Been kind of getting more interested in the human form so messed around with a couple self portraits and nudes one night.
Messing around with some lighting.
Lol. These pictures are just whatever but I don’t often post pictures of myself.
I like this image a decent amount.
Alrighty, back to commuting around.
Back to some art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It’s expensive at $25 but you finally get your money’s worth at a museum. There is a tremendous amount of stuff to see here.
Some fire pieces here.
There is so much going on and not going on in this picture.
On that O’Keeffe and Stieglitz.
How the guy who was capable of making that was also capable of making this… This is a portrait of his wife. I looked at this piece for a while. While I was viewing it two older women came up. The first comment was how dark the piece was. Then they read the placard and noted out loud how it was his wife, and made the assumption that is must have been an unhappy marriage. I think it’s stupid to assume that. Things can be dark. You can have a good relationship.
Shadows make this a pretty solid picture.
The met is wild for this one.
There’s some good newer stuff all over the museum.
Overcontrasted metal and shadows.
Unbelievably well done.
I don’t often post multiple pictures of the same thing, but look at this thing.
Have been trying to get out into the rain and bad weather to take pictures. Had a chance to do this while I was driving home one day.
Got some decent shots.
This borders on cheesy. Raindrops on windshields is kind of a bad photographic cliche. But this is better than most shots that I never took while driving.
Meh but alright.
Was getting dumped on with rain but ended up with some decent concepts. I might need a bigger sensor to take these kind of pictures. And I probably have to find a way to set the tripod up. I was mostly worried about damaging the camera, but in the future I’ll know how to operate a bit better.
Yeesh this grain though.
Better than not going out.
This is kind of what I had in mind when I went out. When you getting soaked and you’re operating a camera and umbrella (which ended up breaking after using it for two decades) you don’t take time to get a perfect shot. Even in these conditions I need to slow down and spend some extra time framing and getting the shot.
What a bad shot for such a cool subject.
Not too much here.
And getting worse. I think I can’t throw this away because of going through the rain to get it. But I should have tossed most of these pics.
And finally a decent one.
So that’s about it. Been grinding pictures. It’s all I really want to do with my free time.