New York City. So much to be said… so many songs, books, movies, paintings, photographs, poetry, ect. ect ect. I knew I had to see it for myself. WE!! Human beings built that giant concrete canyon. brick by brick. I was amazed, completely proud to be a person. Its quite the feat, for as far as you can see down streets buildings and structures tower over you. I was truly amazed at the effort the city puts in to keep trees everywhere.
The light was perfect almost the entire time, and the weather was unbelievably comfortable. I strapped on the “go-to” 50mm but quickly realized that almost everything was too close to capture the immense colorful surroundings. So… I slapped the sweet little 10mm fisheye on and started firing away. I have never run into lens distortion as much as i have in NYC. It was nearly impossible to be at a proper distance (for proportion) from a building I admired.
I thought it was crazy how much advertising was there, if there was an empty spot on a wall, or sign… someone had slapped a sticker on it, or taped a personal ad. It was almost too much. Its everything I imagined to be, and some. I never felt like i was in danger, or like anyone was threatening. Everyone kept their earbuds in and stared at the ground. Everyone seemed they had somewhere to go, someone to see. I loved it.
As soon as I got back to the hotel I couldn’t stop thinking about all the missed photo opportunities, and things I wanted to see. I looked at probably hundreds of other peoples pictures of the exact same things i was looking at. Humbling to see so many people with so many great perspectives. Same corner, different light, different settings. Picture perfect.
Needless to say, I’ll be back soon.
Thank you, and may you have a picture worthy week.