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It looks like Locks of Love have come to #brooklyn, the bridge anyway. #ig #nyc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It looks like Locks of Love have come to #brooklyn, the bridge anyway. #ig #nyc | May 25, 2014 at 10:30AM
While walking across the Brooklyn Bridge I noticed that people have begun attaching love locks to the bridge like they do to the Pont des Artes in Paris.


2013 NYC Marathon: A view from Brooklyn

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.

St. Michael's Church

Two runners pass in front of St. Michael’s Church on Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn.

Stublic passing mile 5

Lisa Stublic of Croatia, who would go on to finish 12th, crosses the five-mile mark on Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn.

A volunteer hands out cups of water as a wave of runners passes by in the 2013 New York City Marathon.

A volunteer hands out cups of water as a wave of runners passes by in the 2013 New York City Marathon.

Sign in the crowd

A member of the crowd cheers on runners as she hold a “Run B*itches” sign at Mile 5 to encourage the participants.

Spectator with flag

A spectator holds an Irish flag as competitors in the New York City Marathon pass by.

Marathon Man

A runner dressed in a “Marathon Man” costume runs along the marathon route in Brooklyn.

water cups

A volunteer holds cups of water as runners go by.

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.

Runner gets water

A runner takes a cup from a volunteer while making his way down 4th Avenue in Brooklyn near the Mile 5 marker of the 2013 New York City Marathon.

Runner with Chilean flag

A runner carries a Chilean flag over his head as he runs in the New York City Marathon.

runner taking video

A runner records video as she runs along the marathon route in Brooklyn.

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.

Blurred runners

Runners are a blur as they pass a volunteer handing out Vaseline.

discarded cups

Runners pass by piles of discarded cups along 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, as they cross the Mile 5 marker of the 2013 New York City Marathon.

taking photos

A runner pauses along 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, to take photos as participants in the 2013 New York City Marathon pass by her.


Goofing around in the park

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.

Model at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Susana

model under Brooklyn Bridge

Susana under the bridge


More of the aerial arts

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.


Palate cleansing

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.