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Colorado Springs, CO

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Shooting street in NYC

It's been a while since I've written a new blog post. I've still been shooting, but it's a slower season for weddings and events, so with few exceptions I've been shooting more personal projects and documenting my own trips. Today I am writing about my trip to New York City before the holidays to visit family and friends, see some museums, eat some great food, and point my camera at things that interested me around the city. There's a lot!


I bought a Fuji X100F shortly before the trip and only brought that with me around the city. I'm loving the experience of shooting with that camera. The interface is much more like an old manual film camera than some of my others, and I dig it. I have been using some new color processing techniques lately and really liking them, so a lot more of the pictures in this blog are color than usual.


To start, I flew in to JFK and took a cab to my brother's place in Brooklyn. There is something quintessentially New York about the yellow cabs. The view through the scratched safety glass, the meter constantly counting up while you're stuck in traffic, the random ads on the backs of the seats in front of you, the somewhat grimy feel of it all. Love it.


The cab ride took almost an hour. Seems like a long time for what amounted to maybe 10 miles, but at this point you're in the city; it just takes time to get around. I kind of like the fact that it takes longer to get anywhere. It gives you the opportunity to slow down and see things. It never feels like you're taking forever anyway because things are so densely packed; there's always something to see or do nearby.




In general, looking through my pictures, they are divided between commuting, hanging out in museums, and some random cityscapes, so here are some I took getting to and from museums and moving around the city in general.









We spent a couple of days exploring the Met and MoMA. For some of these shots, I'm not sure which museum we were in, so I've just lumped them all together. There were a lot of pieces that I had only seen in books or online. Seeing them in person has so much more impact. The Jackson Pollock paintings, for instance, are huge and much more dramatic in person.








I really liked how the wooden frame going through the middle of that last one divides the picture into two parts that look like they come from different places.


Finally, NYC is just about the most architecturally interesting place I have ever been. I spent a little time in DUMBO shooting around the bridges and along the river. These are some of my favorite shots from the trip. There's just something romantic about the architecture in NYC.







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