Despite having to work later in the day, I decided to get up early and head over to Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn to shoot some photos as the runners in the annual NYC Marathon traveled past. It’s always somewhat overwhelming to see the sheer number of participants filling a six-lane road and realize you’re watching tens of thousands of people running together. It’s a lot of fun to photograph, people get into it and some of the participants even dress up in costumes to run in. I saw everything from a banana to a few superheroes.
I find the marathon is also a good exercise to challenge myself to make interesting images from a fairly routine event. How many ways can you photograph a person or group of people running in a straight line, right? But there’s so much positive energy from the crowd, I often find it’s the people cheering on the runners that can make for good images.
One downfall of the size of the event is with so much going on it becomes more difficult to pick out those singular moments that can make good images.
And just for fun, I decided to play around with some longer exposures. The colors the runners were wearing seemed like it could lead to really interesting results. I wasn’t disappointed.
Just a couple shots messing around in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Totally impromptu, just had inspiration strike, but the results came out pretty great. At least I thought so.
I meant to post these sooner, but here are the rest of the images from the Halloween show at STREB in Brooklyn, a school for aerial (and other) arts.
I had a day off the recently with nothing more pressing on my schedule than eating and sleeping. Since nothing clear the mind and cleanse the creative palate like aimless wandering with a camera, that’s what I decided to do. With no aim other than to find interesting things to photograph, and pay attention to the things that normally go completely unnoticed, I set out and about in Brooklyn and lower Manhattan.
I can’t tell if it’s the lettering or the archway or both that makes this so interesting.
Just proof that weeds will win out no matter what, even in urban areas.
And a few more…
I think I’ve been watching too much “Life After People”
And, to end on a bright note, an image made solely for the colors.