Today I decided to take the 35mm out today to see what I could get. I definitely prefer the 55mm for street, as I had to toss a bunch of shots that normally I would have been able to keep. I did take a lot of shots of street art, which the 35mm handled beautifully. I only had time for a short walk since I had to get back to make the pasta we were having for dinner. My mother is an amazing cook, but I am really particular about my pasta. I know she thinks I make it too firm, but our favorite Italian restaurant, Il Corallo, makes it even more firm. I wish I could get my pasta like that.
I’m not even sure what I was going for with this shot, but it definitely caught my attention. One of the categories for the monthly challenges for my photography group is reflections. This would have made a good shot, but that category is for November and the shots have to have been taken during November.
The closer I got to Chinatown, the more cool street art I saw. I had never walked down this street before, but I saw this mural from a few blocks away so I just kept walking until I found it. This was across the street from where some kids were playing basketball. School had just let out and there were a lot of kids in the streets, although not as many as I expected.
I always wonder how they manage to paint the sides of buildings. Really tall ladders? Do they rappel down the side? If anyone knows, I’d love to hear the explanation.
I had another shot of this mural, but with someone standing in front of it. That was originally the shot I was going for but I wound up liking this one better.
This one didn’t turn out bad considering that I was walking as I took this shot. I had my camera on continuous shooting, as usual, and this one turned out the best. I only had a second before people going in both directions walked through my shot, so I quickly took a few pictures.
These guys were so engrossed in their game that they didn’t even seem to notice all the people walking by them. It was a nice day outside. Sunny and cool. Perfect for enjoying the last of the warmer weather, if you’re into warmer weather. I personally am a cold weather gal.
I have never seen berries this color. Does anyone know what kind they are? I definitely did a lot more non people shots this time around. Street photography takes time and I only had a little over an hour to go out with my camera.
I was standing out of the way by the curb when all of a sudden, these birds started going crazy. Birds poop and fly at the same time, and not wanting to be a victim of a bird turd, I looked to see what was making them freak out. This man had a bag full of bird seed that he was tossing to the eager pigeons.
I had never gone into this park (Martin Luther King Jr. Park) before despite having it passed it many time since I moved to Manhattan. The gate always seemed to be locked when I passed by. Lately I had been seeing it open, so I decided to walk through this time since it was on my way home. There were cool art pieces, a few murals, and even a gazebo.
The last mural is my favorite. It’s what made me want to go into the park all these years. I would see it all the time through the gate, but I’m not sure if it was this exact one, or if it was a different one that was painted over with this mural. Either way, the detail and artistry is beautiful.
It was good to get out with my camera again, but I am just. So. Bored! I hate seeing the same things every day. It doesn’t help that I’m getting the travel bug again. I wanted to go to Cairo and Alexandria, but after this summer I am just done with the heat. I’m leaning more towards Paris this time, if I get to go anywhere at all. Hopefully I’ll be able to go. I already have an itinerary planned, including a day trip to London on the Eurostar.