Sunday, April 24, 2011

St. Patrick's Day, 2011

I'm enjoying Easter weekend with family, and am taking some time to catch up on editing photos. These were taken on St. Patrick's Day. I work pretty close to Fifth Avenue, and couldn't help but hear the noise when I stepped out to lunch. I usually avoid crowds, but I remembered at least one photography book suggesting parades as a great opportunity for practicing shooting, so I walked on over.

St. Patrick's Day Parade, from Vanderbilt Avenue
St. Patrick's Day Parade, from Vanderbilt Avenue

There were a number of groups queued up between Vanderbilt and Madison. I guess this was their staging area as they waited to join the parade.

Watching the Parade
Watching the Parade

Hot Dog
Hot Dog

I didn't notice this guy holding his hand behind his neck until I went through the photos later. It seemed to lend itself to a pop-art-ish sort of look, so I messed with the saturation, vibrance and added a vignette to try and get that look.

Band
Band

By Connolly's
By Connolly's

Orange County Fire Fighters
Orange County Fire Fighters

At the Ready
At the Ready

Drums
Drums

Gaelic Society at the Parade
Gaelic Society at the Parade

This group was from Iona College. Unfortunately I didn't have time to find the delegation from Fordham University, my own alma mater.

Point!
Point!

This guy looks like he was having an awesome time.

Get Your Hats
Get Your Hats

Ready.
Ready.

Looks like this was a group from the Air Force.

These are most of the highlights. I've added a Flickr set that has a few more shots, as well as some from Times Square.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Five Photos (7)

Light at the End of the Tunnel
Light at the End of the Tunnel

Reminds me of the street set from Blade Runner.

Passageway
Passageway

A security guard stopped me when I started taking pictures from within the passageway. I guess it's private property in there. It's just as well; this shot that I took from the sidewalk came out better anyway.

Girl Reading
Sitting and Reading

Fifth Avenue Apple Store at Night
Fifth Avenue Apple Store at Night


St. Patrick's Day Display at the Four-Faced Liar
St. Patrick's Day Display at The Four-Faced Liar

One of my favorite bars in the city. Despite being smack in the middle of the West Village hubbub, it is a has hole-in-the-wall coziness, pleasant staff, and affordable prices.

For more photos, check out my photostream on flickr. Thanks!