Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Low light in midtown

Midtown Manhattan is hard to shoot in because of all the buildings. On sunny days, they create unpleasant, harsh shadows, and on cloudy days they block light and make everything dark. In November, by early afternoon, the light is already too low for the lomo fisheye, which is already known for not doing well in low light.

November 18, 2005 - This is after I had picked up my passport, so it was around 2:30. I used flash, which is that white dot. 43rd Street. I was trying to not scare off the pigeons, but come to think of it, that might have made a better shot.

I enhanced the brightness of this shot (and the previous one, come to think of it) to make it look more like what the actual light level looked like. The straight scan was pretty dark. Now what the hell is this thing doing, sitting on a street corner? Does somebody not worry that some punk is gonna walk up and wonder what would happen if that valve got turned?

current soundtrack: last 10 songs shuffled on iTunes
1. Strawberry Fields Forever (take 1) (The Beatles)
2. The World is Full of Angry Young Men (XTC)
3. Barstool (Deadweight)
4. Acrobat (U2)
5. Really Big Nothing (Elvis Costello & the Attractions)
6. Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio, No. 2: Jazzy (Bolling-Rampal)
7. The Lamia (live) (Genesis)
8. I'm Not Like Everybody Else (The Kinks)
9. Tommy the Cat (Primus)
10. Land of Confusion (Genesis - Live at Wembley Stadium, 1987)

1 comment:

joyce said...

ew gross...i hate pigeons!