I headed upstate last week the evening of the Perseid Meteor Shower, to a relatively remote spot in Harriman State Park. I pointed the cam skyward on an intervalometer (aka PC computer) and fired off 45 minutes worth of 30″ exposures. It was the first time that I had every attempted to capture something like this. The first thing that I would do differently is shutter speed. The earth moves a long way in 30 seconds. you can see the star trails in the still image above.
Initially, I wanted to layer all of the images into a composite to show all of the meteors at once. That plan got a bit messy. Instead, I threw them all into this vid below. I sped it up, and looped it 4x. The track “Star Guitar” by Chemical Brothers seemed fitting.
Pretty stoked to be testing out this little gem. It is a collaboration between Leica and G-Star Raw. I like the styling of the case as much as like the actual camera. I’m pretty sure that if I owned this camera that I would bring it with me everywhere. I’ll probably post some of the snaps that I get with it, later this week or next.
I have made it a point, for the past several weekends to get out of the city. I haven’t been to the Hamptons, or anything like that. But I have been able to turn my usual weekend trips to Yonkers into adventures farther up-state. These trips have been very pleasant for several reasons. For one, the temperature seems to magically drop by 10 degrees once I cross the county line into Westchester. Additionally, the scenery in up-state New York can be quite nice.
This snap is from Saturday. It could be from anywhere that has skies and bird(s). But this image is from the top of (the East Coast version of) a mountain on the bank of the Hudson, moments before those clouds let loose with torrential rain. So that is my story from the weekend. Happy Monday.
Mother nature is throwing some crazy heat at us right now. It is the kind of heat that is so hot that my breath feels cool when I exhale. Anyway the photo above has nothing to do with the weather. I didn’t shoot it, and it isn’t even in NYC. The photo is one of my latest favorites by Tommy Ton. I can’t handle how good his street style images are.
Actually, this post is starting with July 3, above. It has been raining like crazy, lately. Summer rain in NYC is crazy. It can be torrential for a few minutes, then the sun comes out.
Here are some from the evening of the 4th of July. These were snapped from the roof of a boutique hotel on the west side of Manhattan. The Hudson was completely packed with boats loaded with people ready to watch fireworks.
And then, the mass exodus down river, after the fireworks. I really like the way these slow shutters came out.