Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Last From New York Comic Con

One last post about the New York Comic Con. I haven't been able to get out much these past two weeks because my transition from the old computer to the new has not been smooth. No fault of Apple's. The new machine was just such a shock to my whole setup that things started to crap out. First it was my APC battery back up unit - the battery died, and it was better in the long run to replace the whole unit rather than just the old battery. After I installed that my FIOS tuner went to hell, and then my old HP printer flipped out. After I replaced the tuner I got a new Epson all-in-one printer.

About the printer: I'm no fan of Epson printers or tech support, nor am I an advocate of all-in-one machines - I have avoided them assiduously. But Apple gave me a coupon after buying the iMac to be used on a peripheral, so I got the printer. It worked fine ..... but ...... the paper didn't feed in evenly and the print came out askew on the page. So, pack it up and ship it back to Apple, wait for a new printer. I could go on, but what's the point?

One last image to process from the Comic Con. A little over the top for me, but then again the whole Comic Con experience was over the top, eh?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Hats, Hats, Hats ....

I spent a few hours this afternoon on the Lower East Side - the neighborhood of my ongoing project Manhattan Diaspora. I didn't get a chance to do much shooting though, this was an afternoon of meetings and shmoozing to generate some interest in the work that I'm doing .... not my favorite thing to do, but absolutely essential if this project is to go anywhere. The response from the people I met with was quite enthusiastic. How that translates into concrete support remains to be seen.

Orchard Street is still a street of small shops - haberdasheries, hat shops, lingerie, shoe stores, fabric stores. But many of the spaces on the street have been converted to trendy restaurants, coffee shops, and bars. Gentrification is not always a good thing.

Orchard Street hat shop

Monday, October 14, 2013

More From Comic Con 2013

Four more shots from the Comic Con at Javitz Center:

Sunday, October 13, 2013

NYC Comic Con 2013

Five days setting up the new computer and installing all my applications kept me off the streets and without a camera in hand. I headed into New York on Saturday with no particular plan or location in mind, but when some ghouls and zombies got on the train I remembered that Comic Con was happening at the Javitz Center. It was a prelude to Halloween. I got out of my comfort zone and shot with the intention of processing in color. The costumes were imaginative, and mostly self-created, and everyone was there to be seen - AND PHOTOGRAPHED! What fun!

I figured, what the hell, as long as I'm shooting and processing for color, why not play with Color Efex Pro 4. So here's some of the results (more to come):