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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve Fireworks?

It just came to my attention that the year is over. Does anybody know a good location to photograph New Year's Eve fireworks in New York City?

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Dinner Spectator

Monday, December 29, 2008

The 341 West Lurker and "all that image noise"

Hello visitor, I hope you had some nice holidays.

The 341 West Lurker was taken last October, shortly after I started using the Canon 50D. The picture was taken with ISO 800, and was slightly underexposed. I corrected the exposure in Lightroom and applied noise reduction. After using the 20D for years, and now the 50D since a couple of months, I got to say that I have problems getting used to all that image noise the 50D produces.
Often photography enthusiasts who invest in a high resolution camera have in mind that it gives the freedom to crop images and still end up with a decent resolution. One should keep also in mind that this is only fun if the image was taken with lower ISO settings. Otherwise you will not only bring up interesting details in your pictures, it will show all that image noise in great detail as well.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Prison Chess #10

Monday, December 22, 2008

Prison Chess #9

Window Shopping

Friday, December 19, 2008

Subway Tunnel

It's snowing outside and everybody seems to be getting into this Christmas/end-of-year mood these days. I would like to post a picture that fits the theme, but nothing of my 300 GB archive comes to my mind. So here is a picture of a subway tunnel :-)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Kebab Stand

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

jazz at lincoln center

Monday, December 15, 2008

Prison Chess #8

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Standing Aside

Friday, December 12, 2008

Share the Road

Reminded me a bit of Alexey Titarenko. Titarenko has some amazing photographs of crowds in his portfolio.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Prison Chess Closeup

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

View from Brooklyn

Monday, December 8, 2008

Little Girl on Hydrant

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Chess Player and Officer

Friday, December 5, 2008

Radio City Hall

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Times Square People

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Times Square Rush

Monday, December 1, 2008

Round and Round

The ice skating rink in Central Park last Saturday. I only had a drained battery with me and no idea how long it would last. I took a couple more pictures later on Times Square and that was it.
There are at least two more of those skating rinks in the city: one at the Rockefeller Center and one in Bryant Park, maybe I'll photograph them, too - hopefully with a charged battery.