10-20-14 ICP Borough Walk – Breakfast In Red Hook

Kristin Holcomb led her “Breakfast in Red Hook” Borough Walk through ICP this past Saturday. We were out for over five hours. If you walk with me you can see a few highlights from the first part of the day…

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10-14-14 Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy – ICP Borough Walk Edition

Friday night the title of the ICP Borough Walk, led by Angel Franco, was Manhattan Under The Stars. Sadly there were not many stars but midtown, especially Times Square, was jumping. One way or another, no matter the year, there is always something dreamy (or dream-like) going on in Times Square and the surrounding area.

Take a little stroll with me?

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Franco leading the way

Franco leading the way

Did I mention that Comic-Con was on?

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My two previous attempts are Here and There

Other views:

http://brothertom.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/weekly-photo-challenge-dreamy/

http://salmonfishingqueen.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/dreamy-a-wordpress-photo-challenge/

http://rigmormortis1998.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/photo-challenge-green-shortcut/

http://charuatmyniche.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/dreamy/

http://linsdoodles.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/weekly-photo-challenge-dreamy/

http://jampang.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/dreamy-misty-maninjau-lake/

http://tuesdayisthenewmonday.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/weekly-photo-challenge-dreamy/

http://serendipitouscookery.com/2014/10/11/weekly-photo-challenge-dreamy-sleepy-cat/

http://glasgowmango.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/wordpress-photo-challenge-dreamy/

http://thurainphotography.com/2014/10/14/bokeh/

10-13-14 Every Picture Tells A Story? (Potentially NSFW)

That is what they say. Sometimes though you need a sequence of pictures to tell the whole story.

There are 8 million tourists in the Naked City. On Friday night’s ICP Borough Walk I found the story of two of them:

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10-4-14 Borough Walk-Sept 28: Williamsburg – Hipster Heaven to Jerusalem

Last Sunday I was the TA for the first of ICP’s fall Borough Walks. This one was led by the incomparable Andrew Lichtenstein, master of the Borough Walk.  (Damn good photographer and raconteur, as well) We went all about the neighborhood: gentrified; gentrifying; unsure; and old school Williamsburg. Many extraordinary sites around every corner, as block by block the neighborhood shifted.

Take a walk with me.

 

 

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7-12-14 Street? Travel? Tourist Brochure?

I talked briefly yesterday about the “The Photographic Tools For Travel Photography” taught by David H Wells at ICP. He truly is a remarkable teacher.  If he is doing a class or workshop in your area, take it. You can find his photo site here:  http://davidhwells.com/ and his blog/educational site HERE: http://thewellspoint.com/

One thing David strongly recommended is to ask fellow photographers to give you their edit of your work.  So I am asking you, my readers to jump in!

As I said yesterday we all, David, the class, and myself thought my work bordered or was street photography. As it happens I am in Wellfleet and thought I would ask your opinion. Which of the following do you think are street and which travel? Comments below or back channel are both appreciated.

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Travel or street these young women should not be doing this. It is completely destructive of the dunes.

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VOTE EARLY! VOTE OFTEN!

 

 

1-22-14 Snow Day

6:45 AM before the snow.

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We ended up with about a foot of snow, with winds of 25 mph and temps dropping to 7 above zero, or spring as we called it when I lived in St. Paul. Just a few fun images of 8th Avenue and 32nd Street.

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11-11-13 New York Nightlife

The last Borough Walk of the season happened on Saturday night. Nica Ross, ICP graduate, visual artist working in photography, video, and lighting led the walk.

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Now, in reality, there is no way to cover New York nightlife in one night, but you do what you can.  First stop Times Square so folks can get to know each other and people can figure out how their cameras perform under a variety of lighting situations.

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After that we hopped the F Train to Delancey Street and went to the Cake Shop, a Live Music venue and record store/bar on Ludlow Street.

(As always click on any image to open the gallery.)

Truth be told, it was the loudest space I have been inside in years.  I wish I knew the name of the band…but I don’t. Couldn’t hear.

After that we walked over to St Marks Place and let the class loose for about 40 minutes. I grabbed  a quick slice and shot a bit while waiting.  Being me, I looked away from the crowds and looked for the isolates.

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Then for our grand finale we headed off to see SPANK! perform Optical Delusions at DROM.

That did not even scratch the surface of course, but you do what you can. I made it an early night and was home and in bed by 4 am.

On a completely unrelated and much more serious note I just want to say that I have no idea what any of us can do at the moment to help the people struck by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines but here are a few organizations that I believe are making serious and concerted attempts to help.

Doctors Without Borders

CARE