Sunday, December 28, 2008

STL CDPB On The Road: Queens

On Saturday, my nephew and I went to the Sunnyside neighborhood of Queens, the part of New York City where I grew up. More about that soon. Later, we drove a short way to Long Island City, the district across the East River from the United Nations in Manhattan. I ran some of these pix by a CDPB colleague, who told me I should use this for today's post. But my favorite is the one below. No idea what was going on between those two but my title for the picture is "I'm Leaving."

WHAT'S ON FOR SUNDAY: my nephew and I are going back into the city and walking across the Brooklyn Bridge from Brooklyn to Manhattan, cameras in hand. The rest is left to fate.

Pssst, Mister. Wanna buy a bridge?


Virginia said...

The top won is fabulous and I'm sticking by my guns, but I like your pick too. Got fog????

Shutterup-Shutterbug said...

Don't you just love foggy days?? Great pics! What kind of camera and lenses do you use?

Victor said...

Morning Bob. The top photo is excellent but I definitely like the second one best. Drama!

Julie said...

Yes, I tend to like drama in an image too, no matter my attachment to geometry which the top one satisfies splendidly. The fog is all encompassing.

Did that satellite dish at the base of the UN irritate you? Would have me ...

Bob Crowe said...

Wendy - thanks again for your comment. I can't find a way to reply to you directly unless I join MySpace. These pix are shot with the new Canon 5D Mark II and mostly with the 24-105 mm L lens. The long shots use the 100-400 mm L lens. Some that I shot today were made with a Lensbaby - might be one on the blog tomorrow.

Julie - yes, that satellite disk is awful. I may try to Photoshop it out but didn't have time to do that for today's post.

Thanks again to all of you. I think I got some really good stuff on Sunday that will end up on the blog and Flickr over the next few days.

Jane Hards Photography said...

The top shot it's all to do with wonderful composition and geometry but the second just pips it for the cinematic atmosphere. Excellent photography.