Friday, March 6, 2015

Practice, Practice, Practice .....

Remember the old joke about a tourist in NYC who asks someone on the street 'How do you get to Carnegie Hall?' And the answer is ......

Well, it's true. I've been stuck inside so much for the past two months because of the cold and lousy weather that I felt like I was getting rusty. But the weather looks to make a turn for the better this weekend. Time to get out on the street and start practicing. Thing is, when I first go out and see nothing and/or get no good shots I start to think that I've lost it and I'll never get it back. But then, I just force myself to keep looking and taking shots. Most of them are just to get the wheels lubricated again. But by the end of the day, like this afternoon, I could feel the juice. Felt good.

I'm going to Israel in a few weeks and I want to be in top form, so I'll just have to force myself to get out and practice with my toys. Poor me, eh? Here's a few practice shots that turned out not too bad.


Drinks anyone?

Mountain Man

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Cold/Sunny with the 16-55mm lens

I'm planning to drive to Borough Park this afternoon to a matzoh factory. This snow is no help. Will winter ever end? Not soon enough!

To deal with my every present cabin fever of this winter, I made a quick trip into the Union Square area yesterday afternoon. Just had to play with the new lens. There were surprisingly few people out and about. New Yorkers are usually not daunted by winter weather. While in the neighborhood of Union Square I stopped into the Rubin Museum. There's a photo show there, been there for a while, of Magnum photographer Marc Riboud's work in Asia. Well worth the visit, but it's there only for a few more weeks.

Here's some shots from my walk:

Just can't resist photographing a pretty woman:

Always some grumpy people about: