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Street Scenes

Blackbird - Mamiya C330f | Kodak Portra 400

Blackbird – Mamiya C330f | Kodak Portra 400

 

Fiddler on the Roof - Mamiya C330f | Kodak T-Max 100

Fiddler on the Roof – Mamiya C330f | Kodak T-Max 100

 

You Are Here - Mamiya C330f | Kodak Ektar 100

You Are Here – Mamiya C330f | Kodak Ektar 100

 

Library Way - Mamiya C330f | Ilford Delta 100

Library Way – Mamiya C330f | Ilford Delta 100

 

Radio City - Mamiya C330f | Kodak Portra 400

Radio City – Mamiya C330f | Kodak Portra 400

36th St. & 5th Ave.

Mamiya C330f | Kodak Ektar 100

The results of the first round of medium-format film experimentation are in. This is currently one of my favorites. I’m still trying to get a feel for my personal film type preferences and what-not, but I’m digging the colors that the Ektar is giving me. Side note: I need to find a lens hood for the TLR. There is a great deal of flare in a lot of the shots. Anyway. The first of many. Watch this space.

the city of light will never fall into darkness

Portfolio Additions

Treeline

the city of light will never fall into darkness

Treeline | ISO 100, 1/2000, f/1.6, 24mm | Nikon D800, AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED| 9/11 Memorial, New York, NY USA | Dec 19, 2015 13:13 | © DRS 2016, (cc) by-nc-nd

the city of light will never fall into darkness | ISO 1250, 1/160, f/1.6, 50mm | Nikon D800, AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G | Washington Square, New York, NY USA | Dec 19, 2015 00:48 | © DRS 2016, (cc) by-nc-nd

 

2016 - Week 1

Portfolio Addition

On Broadway

On Broadway | ISO 400, 1/50, f/1.6, 50mm | Nikon D800, AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G | Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY USA | Dec 18, 2015 22:34 | © DRS 2016, (cc) by-nc-nd

 

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On we go. A photo from our first of several nightly walks in New York City – Times Square from a few blocks north. Expect a series of photographs from this and a couple of minor trips from 2015 over the next few weeks. My enthusiasm has waned over the state of the “portfolio” site. May need to make some changes. This particular shot looks hideous there because my template doesn’t adhere to the image size constraints.

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What is there to say about week 1? It’s over. Bama plays for a championship tomorrow night. Roll Tide.

Think.Coffee

a blank page blinding me under a sun
an asscrack sidewalk day
    a ribbon melting
a slow awake     affluence in tongues
clatter of bicycle chains
on the bowery    the coffee bean
    brilliance
        the artists
the    ass cracks

the glass with the sky
reflected inside it     the craft
of the structure
    the people in spite of it
the trees springing through
all the concrete and hangovers
    here is some greenery
take what     you
want of it

and the heat and espresso
    steam sunglasses on
        it installs a whole
world to cast my     dreams upon
it would take a whole age
to dismiss     but with
    just     one     swift
kick     from her boot
it all spirals away into dust into space
into cultures
        decay

Jesus     it is starving
where are you
I need you
    I felt you
or else I once felt the idea of you
    now I am empty
    a page in the sunshine
a perfect example     a
creature in night time
hotel rooms     bar rooms
municipal vehicles
machinery of adult things
I weep     for a childhood

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There are plenty of ideas rolling around in this scattered, smothered and chunked brain of mine, but I seem to be suffering from some sort of creative exhaustion.  I felt one of those thin rays of inspiration hit me for the briefest of moments a couple of days ago, but it has fluttered away.  I cannot make the words flow.  So here’s a survey question instead. 

If you only had one full day in New York City, what are some of the things you would do and some of the places you would go?  No tourist destinations, please.  I’ve seen the statue of liberty.  Give me a slap and send me a comment. 

Also, if anyone has seen my motivation, I would love to have that back.