I think we get so caught up in our daily routine that we can overlook things. We become immersed in the task directly in from of us. It wasn't until I started photography that I realized how amazing my city truly is. Blogs and being extremely anxious encouraged me to explore with my camera. Here are the stories behind some landscape photos I took a couple of years ago.
In this photo I was Downtown Brooklyn with my wife during the summer. I was waiting for my wife outside a pharmacy. As I waited I decided the rain would help me create some amazing photos. This person was passing by and I decided to make him/her the focus of the shot. I also waned to make sure I got the scenery in the background as well. This is a place I have been a bunch of times but for the first time I had seen this place in a different light. This photo in particular means even more because this is one of the communities that raised me.
This image was taken at Washington Square Park in NYC during the summer. I was waiting to do a test shoot with someone who never showed up. I did not want the day to go to waste so I decided while waiting to take some landscape photos. This might be my favorite landscape photo I have ever taken. This all happened by mistake. That includes how I edited the image. You'll notice if you look close that one person was left in color. After noticing this I initially I started to fix it. Then I realized I loved it exactly the way it was. I think it adds to the composition of the photo. That day ended up turning out great.
This photo was also taken during the summer in Dumbo. This is an amazing part of Brooklyn by the water. I was coming back from a shoot with a good friend and I asked him to take some photos by this quote. It was also for an on going personal project that I will discuss in a later blog. I got an amazing and memorable photo that cause nostalgia each time I see it. The quote reads:
"The instruments by which government must act are either the Authority of the laws or Force. If the first be destroyed the last must be substituted and where this becomes the ordinary instrument of government there is an end to liberty". - Alexander Hamilton, 1794 (DUMBO, Brooklyn)