Luckily my trip to NYC was planned a week earlier than the predicted Hurricane Irene. Our shoot was almost planned to that very same day weekend, and the shoot would have been a total disaster and I would have not been able to return back home as planned. Anyways, here is a set of photos from my photo adventure throughout New York City. My really good friend, a New York Resident of 3 years, happily accompanied as she has never really taken to do the touristy things I wanted to do. Tip: ALWAYS have your camera ready to shoot! This city has so many things going on, and you’ll miss those peculiar photo ops if you’re not ready. Enjoy!
… donde el aire es buena.
The food was great, the tango was sensual, the music was passionate, the air was good. It is very bittersweet to be home.
Welcome to my love affiar with Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Does Muzzy ring a bell? The “remarkable video language program” developed by BBC? It was advertized in every other commercial on Nickelodeon… anyone?? Well, that is where I learned my first french phrase, “je suis le jeune fille.” Unfortunately that one phrase wasn’t enough to carry out a conversation while in Montreal and Quebec, Canada. Montreal and Quebec are beautiful, heavily European influenced cities. But I wouldn’t recommend going during the winter. I was shooting in -25 degree weather, c’est fou!
There was a lot of architecture to shoot, and I was intrigued to edit the photos to black and white exposures. I feel it brings more depth to the picture, creating new figures one wouldn’t pay attention to in color.
Below is a photo of our friend’s grand daughter Layla, the “jeune fille.”
…but the Beach, for those that deserve it”
The aforementioned quote was heavenly delivered by the character Angelica (played by the lovely Alice Braga) in my favorite Movie of all time, Cidade de Deus, or City of God. If you haven’t seen it, (the coming of age for a young man [who happens to be an aspiring photo-journalist] from the slums of Brazil) please rent, netflix, order on demand or borrow IMMEDIATELY. You’ll thank me later. I’d let you borrow my copy, but chances are it’s on loan right now.
Anyway, I was going through my photo archives and came across the first photo I ever took with my D60:
This is a beach access staircase at a vacation resort in Solana Beach. My apologies for whatever kind of wierd facial expression you just made, but we all have to start somewhere, right? Here’s a more recent photo I took at the Children’s Pool in La Jolla:
Aaahh..that’s a little better. Funny, what a difference 2 months and over 2,000 photos can do for your photog game.
What I love most about taking photographs at the beach is that you’ll never find yourself short for subjects to shoot. Sunsets, surfers, hotties, wildlife, amateur photographers slipping and falling while jumping around tidepools (besides the scab on my knee, and the burn my dignity took in the form of laughter from those blessed enough to witness it, both my Camera and I are fine)…the possibilities are infinite.
So grab your camera and some friends and get to the water already…you deserve it.
Hey everybody! Just got back from my vacation in Miami Florida. Here are a couple highlights from the trip…
Before boarding the plane, we had to catch some of the VP Debate.
Downtown Miami, Sunrise around 7am.
Visiting the Versace house on South Beach, Miami
Eating great Cuban food in South Beach, Miami
Crazy lady J-walking with s shopping cart.
Saturday night at the Blue Martini, I think that was the name of the spot.
Photo op at the local shopping mall.
Beautiful Church in Miami.
At the Chargers vs. Miami game. This shot is of Miami stopping SD on a 4th & 1 right near the goal line.
Final result of the Chargers vs. Dolphins game.