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Image by w4nd3rl0st (InspiredinDesMoines)
Earlier I posted some picutres of the amazing Swarovski Chandelier that hangs in the lobby of Rockefeller Center. You can’t miss it, and it’s worth photographing. After I was done making close ups of the crystals and light reflections I walked upstairs. This photographer and I basically switched spots and I took a photo of him making similar images to the ones I made.
I didn’t get to talk to him, but we exchanged a "knowing" wave and said hello. Sometimes a little pain in the neck can go a long way for getting the great shots.
Canon 7d and 15-85 hand held.
Crossing the street
Image by Ed Yourdon
I noticed this elderly woman, carefully navigating her way across Columbus Avenue at 72nd Street. She moved pretty slowly, but made it all the way across before the light changed…
In a hustly-bustly city like New York, it’s very easy to become impatient with slow-moving elderly people like this, especially when they’re navigating their way in and out of crowded places like subway entrances or busses. But I’ve often been struck by how resolute and determined they are, in their efforts to get from their lonely little apartments to the grocery store down the street, where they can use their discount coupons to purchase meager meals on a limited Social Security income.
Most of them are quite alone, without any assistance at all; and I think it’s very brave of them to operate so independently, even though it often takes them hours to accomplish a small errand that younger people could zoom through in a matter of minutes. So I try to cut them some slack, offer them some patience and a smile, and make sure I hold the door open for them a little longer than I normally would…
Note: this photo was published in a Mar 12, 2009 blog entitled "Study: Seniors Hit By Cars 40 Times More Often Than Kids…." It was also published in a Dec 14, 2010 blog titled "Getting Your Content Thing Started – A Newsletter Article." And it was published in a Jan 5, 2011 blog titled Discount Computer Warehouse, The Exact." It was also published in an undated (early Dec 2011) Discount Coats blog titled "Images of the fresh coats Discount Women."
Moving into 2013, the photo was published in an Apr 4, 2013 blog titled "Making cities work better for the aged." It was alsop ublished in a Dec 22, 2013 blog titled "In order to derive the maximum benefit the wise thing is to take care of others."
This is part of an evolving photo-project, which will probably continue throughout the summer of 2008, and perhaps beyond: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.
I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.
I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.
For the most part, I’ve deliberately avoided photographing bums, drunks, and crazy people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …
The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, far more people who are not so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them.
NYC – Bronx – Bronx Zoo: Jungle World – Crocodile River Exhibit
Image by wallyg
The Giant Gourami (Osphronemus gorami), also known as the banded gourami, rainbow gourami, or striped gourami, is a favorite of the tropical fish hobbyist. The Giant Gourami is native to fresh or brackish water, particularly slow-moving areas such as swamps, lakes and large rivers in parts of Indochina, Malaysia and Indonesia. It is capable of breathing moist air, so can survive out of water for long periods. It is much larger than most gouramis, growing to a maximum length of 70 cm (28 inches). In colour it is a pale to golden yellow, with silvery pale blue stripes running vertically along its body.
The tinfoil barb (Barbonymus schwanenfeldii) is a tropical freshwater fish, native to rivers, streams, canals and ditches in the Mekong and Chao Phraya basins of Thailand, Sumatra, Borneo, and Malayan peninsula. It is distinguishable from other species of the genus in having a red dorsal fin with a black blotch at the tip, red pectoral, pelvic and anal fins, red caudal fin with white margin and a black submarginal stripe along each lobe, and 8 scale rows between dorsal-fin origin and lateral line. Large individuals are silvery or golden yellow while alive with its dorsal fin red and caudal fin orange or blood-red. It grows up to 14 inches (35 cm) in length. The tinfoil barb is commercially important in the aquarium hobby trade, as well as commercial aquaculture, subsistence farming, and occasionally as bait. It is usually marketed fresh.
The Bronx Zoo, located within the Bronx Park, is the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States, comprising 265 acres of parklands and naturalistic habitats and home to over 4,000 animals. Focused on conservation, it opened on November 8, 1899, with 22 exhibits, 843 animals. The zoo’s origins date back to 1895, with the establishment of the New york Zoological Society (NYZS), renamed Wild Conservation Scoiety (WCS) in 1993. Only the outer structure of the World of Reptiles remains much as it was in 1899. With the 1941 opening of African Plains, the Bronx Zoo was one of the first U.S. zoos to move away from cages and exhibit animals in naturalistic habitats.