This weather has been so crazy this year. One day it’s hot, the next cold. It’s rained almost this entire month, which made street photography difficult. I hate my camera getting wet, even with a few sprinkles of rain. Even if the camera is weather sealed, I guess I’m just weird like that. I have gone out in the rain before, but trying to hold the umbrella and balance the camera gets to be a pain in the butt after a while. Even though it was super hot this day, I wasn’t about to let some heat and humidity stop me. I have to confess, the main reason I went out on this day was because I had been wanting to try the blueberry cheesecake flavored cookies from Chip NYC and they had that flavor on Sunday. I figured that it was a nice long walk to the Gansevoort Market so I’d take my camera with me and see what I could get.
Since I hadn’t been able to get out much to do street photography this month, I hadn’t been able to get any shots for the group’s monthly challenges. This was my submission for the “t-shirts with slogans” category. I do wish I had been able to get an unobstructed picture of their shirts, but in street photography you just have to go with the flow.
Sometimes what you can’t see is more interesting than what you can. I’ve seen hats like these before, but on this woman it gave her a more mysterious air, especially since you can see how serious her mouth looked. There’s even a certain elegance about her, even if she is carrying multiple bags and half her face is hidden.
I love a good South Park reference. I haven’t watched South Park in years, (I think the last season I watched was the one with Cartman being trained by Cesar Millan, which was hilarious) but the episodes with Chef’s parents always made me laugh.
I wanted the two people at the bottom to be in focus, too, but I guess you can’t always get the perfect shot.
I wonder if she knows you can zoom in by pinching out the screen? Either way, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone use a magnifying glass in years. No, wait. My cousin recently got into embroidery (she’s done some really nice things), and she uses a magnifying glass since the stitches have to be so small and precise.
I was walking down the street when I spotted this scene and stopped walking for only about a second to quickly snap this picture for one of the monthly challenge categories. I heard the woman saying she had a fashion blog. I didn’t hear her say the name because I was waiting to cross the street and the light changed. The skirt is definitely interesting but I don’t have the personality to pull off something that colorful.
This shot was for the “cool sunglasses” category. I think she looks pretty good in them.
When I got home I was pleasantly surprised at how many pictures I had taken and how many pictures I kept. I still do like to take my day trips, but I guess I just need to have something else to do (like get delicious cookies, 😆 ) to take my mind off being so focused on taking pictures and just let it happen naturally.