On The Way To Union Square

On The Way To Union Square

As it was a nice day outside, I figured I’d walk to Union Square and see what I could find.  In all honesty, I had to go to Sephora to get more lip balm (Smith’s Minted Rose is seriously amazing, and it’s only $7 for a tin that lasts about 6 months) but since I was planning to walk there, I took my camera with me because I was sure I’d spot something interesting.

6/9/18, 55mm, a7Rii, benson's, black and white photography, candid photography, digital photography, documentary photography, fire escape, Manhattan, New York City, NYC, Sony, street photography

I have a soft spot in my heart for fire escapes.  It reminds me of when I was 18 and used to spend a few days of each week at my Aunt Tishi and her husband Paul’s apartment in Astoria.  She had a fire escape and my mother was always so worried that someone was going to climb up the fire escape and break in.  I personally was more worried about her 6 cats.  I am not really a cat person and was always terrified they’d scratch me.  In actuality, her cats were really sweet except for one, named Mouse, who did scratch me.  I couldn’t stand that cat, but from what my aunt and Paul told me, neither could the other 5 cats.

6/9/18, 55mm, a7Rii, black and white photography, body art, candid photography, digital photography, documentary photography, Manhattan, New York City, NYC, Sony, street photography, tattoo, Trader Joe's

My main goal during this photo walk was to get pictures for the group’s monthly challenges.  Tattoos/body art was one of the categories.  Too bad my niece wasn’t here.  She has about 5 and they’re pretty cool.  When she was here in April with her son, my brother, and my other niece, I overheard my mom saying, “Just please don’t get any more”, and my niece says very seriously, “I can’t promise you that, grandma.” 😆

6/9/18, 55mm, a7Rii, body art, candid photography, color photography, digital photography, documentary photography, Manhattan, New York City, NYC, Sony, street photography, tattoos

6/9/18, 55mm, a7Rii, candid photography, digital photography, documentary photography, dogs, Manhattan, New York City, NYC, shopping cart, Sony, street photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wanted something more creative for the Tattoos/Body Art category and couldn’t believe my luck when I was waiting for the light and this man came up right beside me.  I can’t decide whether I like the shot better in color or black and white.

6/9/18, 55mm, a7Rii, balloons, black and white photography, candid photography, digital photography, documentary photography, Manhattan, New York City, NYC, Sony, street photography

I wanted this shot for the “Four” category, (the four balloons), but looking at the scene as a whole, even though I like the picture, you can’t really tell what the main focus should be.  I figured that this particular category was going to be difficult, but in a good way.

6/9/18, 55mm, a7Rii, candid photography, digital photography, documentary photography, dogs, Manhattan, New York City, NYC, shopping cart, Sony, street photography

I think I overheard someone saying that their owner went inside a store for a minute.  I wonder how safe it is to leave them tied to the cart like that, especially the two on top.  What if one of them tried to jump down?  They didn’t seem distressed but they did appear to want attention from people passing by.

6/9/18, 55mm, a7Rii, black and white photography, body art, candid photography, digital photography, documentary photography, Manhattan, New York City, NYC, sleeveless shirt, Sony, street photography, sunglasses, tattoos

I’m considering submitting this shot for the “tattoos/body art” category.  The workmanship is pretty good and there’s more going on in the scene, including the suspicious look one of the women is giving me.  Choosing which pictures to submit to the monthly challenges is a lot like going clothes shopping.  I waffle back and forth about a million times and no matter what I wind up choosing, I always wonder if I should have gone with something else.

 

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2 Comments

  1. June 11, 2018 / 12:41 PM

    Hi Tina. The last picture is excellent for the theme tattoo. I like the picture because, if the tattoo is the first thing that catch the eye, the look of the other girl makes the shoot too.
    I’m a bit sad for the four dogs. They seems to be used to wait, but it is not a confortable place… this one can work for the “4” theme.
    I like the picture with the fire escapes, it reminds me our walks in New York

    • Tina
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      June 12, 2018 / 1:20 AM

      I felt bad for the dogs, too. They can’t really move and they kept wagging their tails and making that whining noise at people who passed by.

      You and Chantal definitely need to come back to New York one day. We can explore more places and get more pictures for our blogs and portfolios, and of course I have to take you to new restaurants. 😉

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