Living in Central New Jersey I am blessed with the opportunity to travel in to the city and take pictures whenever I want. I just happen to not do it often. Well yesterday I made the trek under the Hudson and into Manhattan to meet up with some family for good food and picture taking. I will talk more about the
good AWESOME food later this week. Picture taking is the theme today.
In my head was an image that Trey Ratcliffe had taken from Times Square. I remembered the camera being out in the street. It inspired me. I didnt want to create the same exact image but I was inspired to get my camera some place other than the usual touristy shots. Now I have never met Trey, but I do recall a Twitter conversation where we expressed our mutual love for the TV Show BURN NOTICE. So when I arrived at Times Square I went into “Michael Weston” mode to get my shot. It went something like this, “You can set your camera up on the curb, but if you get to close to the street a cab could crush your camera along with your dreams.” :)
So I had my camera mounted to my Gorilla Pod. I sat down on the curb and set the camera as low as I could get it. I composed the image and then waited for some cabs to come by. For some reason when I think if an image of Times Square there has to be cabs in it. I captured a few frames and that was it. I took some shots from other areas, but none I liked as much as this. I then processed the image on the iPad using Snapseed. It is my favorite processing app for the iPad.
So thanks to Trey for some inspiration and thanks to Times Square for being….well Times Square. Have a great week everyone.
BTW: If you look close, Spiderman is in the image!