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.
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.
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.” 😆
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.
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.
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.
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.