Thursday, June 21, 2007

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Love Will Keep Us Together

Fifth Avenue, near 9th St., Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Male Model in Training

This style of street photography is in tribute to joewig, who stealthily wields his camera like a master ninja on the streets of New York.

Broadway, near Prince Street, Soho, Manhattan, New York.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Hey, I love you! Yeah, you!

[man with crossed arms] "No way, man -- I'm a pitcher, not a catcher!"

Doyers Street, near Pell St., Chinatown, Manhattan, New York.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Jelly Dance

For perhaps the first time ever, I used the camera-produced JPEG instead of the RAW image. The RAW version had greater dynamic range and practically no noise, but it was bland no matter how I post-processed it.

In contrast, despite the fact that the JPEG has a hugely visible noise pattern and the dynamic range has far less latitude, I found the overall effect to be much more captivating for this particular subject. All I did was just moderately boost color saturation -- and that was it. Funny how these things work out sometimes.

By the way, these jellyfish are from the same display that was in this photo as well.

New York Aquarium, Brooklyn, New York.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Stonehenge on the Hudson

Battery Park, Manhattan, New York.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Feels Good

Canal Street, near Baxter st., Chinatown, Manhattan, New York.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Got Gas?

Fifth Avenue, near 7th St., Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Caught in the Middle

Broadway-Nassau Street subway station, Manhattan, New York.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Caught in the Rain

Corner of Fourth Avenue & Ninth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Puerto Rican Day Parade 2007

By the time I arrived to photograph the parade on Fifth Avenue, in the Rockefeller Center area, the place area was completely packed and overflowing with spectators (as well as legions of police). So instead I walked around the side streets of the parade route and took pictures of other people who weren't able to elbow their way in, either.

Other photos I took around the parade are
here, here, and here.

55th Street, near 5th Ave., Manhattan, New York.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

A Big Scare Today

What started out as a promising day for a Project 365 idea I had in mind quickly got discarded with a terrifying turn of events today.

I normally don't talk about myself in the description of any given image I post, including how I felt before, during, or after I took a photo. Whether I was happy, sad, energetic, lazy, imaginative, unmotivated, or whatever it is I was feeling at the time is something that is ultimately besides the point, since the whole point for me is the photography itself, which also involves sharing, enjoying, and learning from other people's work -- all of which has helped me to grow as a photographer.

However, today, while my parents were visiting, along with my sister and her daughter, my mother had a severe asthma attack right after lunch. It was so severe that parademics had to be called; she could barely breathe. Each minute that passed she panicked more and more, frightening us since we were helpless to do anything until the ambulance arrived.

Ultimately my mother was stabilized, her breathing was restored, and she was able to leave hours later from the emergency room on her own two feet. However, there was a lot of hand-holding and hand-wringing involved, and a crushing sense of guilt that I haven't spent as much time with my own mother as a son should (and by extension, time that Marcus should be spending with his own grandmother). Needless to say, my desire to do anything interesting, clever, insightful, or otherwise different for Project 365 for today became completely nil. Today I was reminded of something far more important: that too often we take things for granted, even the health of those closest to us, and we should make an effort to spend as much time as possible with those people who are closest to our hearts. You never know if suddenly there will be no time left at all, and it shouldn't take a big scare to remind us of the obvious and what is truly important in this short life we have.

Maimonides Hospital, Fort Hamilton Parkway & 49th Street, Boro Park, Brooklyn, New York.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Take Pride in Who You Are

34th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenue, Manhattan, New York.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Striped

Coney Island - Stillwell Avenue subway station, Brooklyn, New York.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Friday, June 01, 2007

Waiting for the Next Customer

Doyers Street, near Pell St., Chinatown, Manhattan, New York.