This is an old shot that I came across while doing Lightroom maintenance. Year after year you can see people who love New York City during Christmas for the lights, Rockefeller Centers giant Christmas Tree and the window scenes at some flagship department stores, but The Village Halloween Parade beats all that by a mile and it your are planning a holiday to New York City might I suggest the end of October.
This is a composite on two shots of East Broadway in Chinatown in Manhattan. Everyone takes this shot when they walk across the Manhattan Bridge and if you’re lucky you will be able to get the shot in January and you will see the decorations for Chinese New Year, but in my opinion it really is a boring shot aside from just taking for your personal collection.
I hear all sorts of negativity about using a high IOS because it will ruin you shot, but that is the opinion of the person making the comment. I will take the shot not matter what ISO my camera is on just so I can get the shot, I will try to make sure it is a low as possible, but sometimes you don’t have a choice.
I was joining a couple friends for a pint in Jersey City when it started pouring out and I saw this man walking I assume at the end of his work day ready to start his weekend and I just had to take the shot.
I have the luck of knowing some very talented people and with that I have been giving some exclusive entry into the minds of these people. In this photo is Emmanuel Reyes a good friend and a talent in his own right who has been putting in the hours to master his craft of tattooing.
I once heard a photographer say there is a trifecta street shot that would be his holy gail of shots and it would be an older women in a house coat smoking a cigarette pushing a baby carriage and I think I got pretty close that with this one. She did give me a dirty look and message after I took the shot, but that is something to be expected when you out shooting street photography.