As cheeky as it might be, this video is about 1000000000x more insightful than that crap that Taylor Swift did for NYCGO.com
Cool Hunting recently profiled Brooklyn based Horse Cycles in a video they made. I thought it was pretty cool. I sort of dream to have a gig like Thomas Callahan who owns Horse, and builds the bikes. I envy anyone who can make a living doing something that they are truly passionate about.
I added a couple of new tools to the arsenal this week. Specifically, I finally picked up a Fujifilm X100S. I have ranted about this camera a few times already. I have only had it one day, but I already like it quite a bit. I showed a couple of my friends, who called it a tourist camera. Funny enough, that is exactly what I intend to use it for. It is such a pain to drag an SLR system with me every time that I travel. I plan on bringing this girl with me everywhere. In true tourist fashion, I snapped a couple of shots in midtown this morning (including one in Times Square). Nothing amazing, but I’m just getting her broken in!
Seriously digging this video that my homey Jeff Staple did for the upcoming season of Staple Design. I wish that I would have had more availability to shoot during the copious amounts of snow storms that we had in NYC this season. Vid below–
I guess that we have been kind of spoiled in NYC for the past few winters. Though there were some cold days and some snow, it wasn’t consistently cold the way it has been this winter for several years. I say this because the last time I remember seeing ice flow like this on the Hudson was in 2010. I snapped these pics last Friday evening in north cove marina. At eventide, the ice expands a good 50′ from the bank.
During that little snow storm that we had last week, I decided to make a timelapse video. I taped a GoPro Hero 3 to my window and let it run. Unfortunately the card only holds 9 hours worth of video at 1080p. I started shooting around 7 PM. So it cut off before it got light outside. But, it is still mildly entertaining (imo).
This image is from a series that I did in 2010. Some friends and I went around one night and did long exposures of every Christmas tree that we could think of in Manhattan and Brooklyn. This particular one is directly under the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO. I did a 30~ second shutter while we ran laps around the tree with sparklers. It is still one of my favorite holiday images. Merry Christmas!
I took a evening jaunt on the high line Saturday, when it was unseasonably warm. It also happened to be Winter Solstice. Even though I know that the worst of winter is yet to come, I take some comfort in the fact that the days will now be getting longer instead of shorter. There is something utterly depressing about having sunset at 4:30 PM.
I brought my Polaroid with me Saturday evening, and snapped the images below with it. The image at the top, is of the same view from the iPhone. Not the most spectacular sunset. But I did like the way that the light was coming through the cotton-like plants in the foreground.
Over the weekend New York City had its first snow storm that actually left behind any accumulation. I’m not sure what it is about this event that makes it so great. The fact that it happened on a weekend made it extra nice. It is kind of like a magical slap in the face driving home the fact that winter is here.
It literally snowed all day on Saturday. I took the opportunity for a quick walk in the park first thing in the morning. Most of the photos that I took were mental images. But these are a couple of images that I took with a camera. Also saw this today and found it amusing.