Friday, December 25, 2009


I took a picture of these two women because I thought the blouse on the left with the Mondrian-ish print was a bit unusual. Upon further reflection, I pegged the two of them as nuns... undercover nuns.
It wasn't until I did a blowup on subject #1 on the left that I found evidence of their faith. Her medallion says Sisters of St. Francis. Ah, the power of having many megapixels.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Color Coordinated Cemetery - The cemetery at Trinity Church is located at the intersection of Broadway and Wall Street. It is the final resting place of many famous figures from history including Alexander Hamilton, Robert Fulton, Ralph Waldo Emerson and others. These graves date back to 1681.

I like the musty look of the stones. Some of them are covered with moss. I setup with my camera across Broadway and took shots as people passed on the sidewalk. Since there were wreaths out with red ribbons for the holidays, I focused on people who were wearing red as they passed.

Previously I took this picture of the benches lining one wall. I think they show a lot of character.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Lines and circles... basic geometric shapes. A street crossing is made up of them. The evenly spaced lines to define a crosswalk. The circles of the manhole cover.

On this particular day of picture taking, the bright sun created strong shadows that defined a particular crosswalk. I was especially attracted to the manhole cover. I focused on it and watched the silhouettes pass. They weren't people, the bright light in my faces didn't make that possible, they were silhouettes.

I waited, and isolated the legs and shadows of the silhouettes as they moved through the geometry of the crossing.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

$20,000 bike

For whatever reason, Exchange Place was blocked off and there was bagged garbage all over the sidewalks. I heard a security man tell a driver, "That's a $20,000 bike under there. I told him not to park there." I walked across the street and saw what he was talking about and took this shot.