May 2012 Archives

Manhattanhenge 2012

New York, NY -- 30 May 2012 | Permalink
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"Get off the street. Get. Off. The. Street." The big cop was sounding increasingly exasperated. Each time the lights changed and the traffic thinned, a small crowd of people, cameras in hand, would dart out into the middle of E 42nd St, and desperately snap pictures of the colorful sunset, just visible between the buildings. On the Tudor City Place bridge behind them, a dense knot of people wielding long lenses and videocameras pressed against the railing, waiting their moment. A squirrel scampering out of a nearby park stopped in surprise at finding its path blocked, then darted under a parked car, probably shaking its head in bewilderment.

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Small worlds

Niantic, CT, USA -- 28 May 2012 | Permalink
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My birthday present to myself this year was a refurbished 100mm macro lens. This weekend was my first chance to really try it out. The main thing I learned was that when photographing small objects at close range, the depth of field is so vanishingly short that even a small movement can take part or all of the subject out of focus. Macro photography is harder than it looks.

 

OpSail 2012

New York, NY -- 23 May 2012 | Permalink
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A small collection of photographs from the 2012 'parade of sail' on the Hudson River, featuring schooners from several different nations.

 

Colin Ian McIntyre (1927-2012)

17 May 2012 | Permalink
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In memory of Colin Ian McIntyre, born 27 January 1927, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Died 17 May 2012, London, UK.

Obituary [BBC News]
Obituary [The Guardian]
Obituary [The Telegraph]
Obituary [The Times]
Obituary [National Union of Journalists]

 

Occupy Wall Street on Broadway

New York, NY -- 01 May 2012 | Permalink
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Photographs of Occupy Wall Street protesters marching down Broadway on May 1st.