Saturday, January 14, 2017

Fifty Favorites, Number Fifty

8 September '15 -- While stopped at at red light at 35th Street and 6th Avenue, I noticed this man in prayer in a park just across the street from Macy's.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Fifty Favorites, Number Forty-Nine

1 June '12 -- A column of vertical mirrors in front of a store in the Garment Center give this collage/montage shot a dreamlike quality.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Fifty Favorites, Number Forty-Eight

15 August '07 -- I have a label called "4 a.m." It's an interesting hour in the city because it's the time when the day that's ending meets the day that is beginning. You can find people who are getting an early start and those who are emptying out the bars and the clubs. Like this girl coming out of Flashdancers, a strip club on Broadway and 52nd Street. 

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Fifty Favorites, Number Forty-Seven

14 July '10 -- This is a shot of the Queensborough Bridge (better known to New Yorkers as the "59th Street Bridge") from the Queens side, looking toward Manhattan. Kind of looks like a scene from a film noir movie.  

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Fifty Favorites, Number Forty-Six

17 August '12 -- By my own estimate, there are about a million dogs in New York City. I've photographed many of them, sometimes in my own cab, sometimes in cabs beside me in traffic, and a couple of times on the back seats of motorcycles. This dog, clearly a hipster, is my favorite.

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Monday, January 09, 2017

Fifty Favorites, Number Forty-Five

16 April '07 -- Donald Trump and friends, ten years ago. Same facial expression.

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Sunday, January 08, 2017

Fifty Favorites, Number Forty-Four

16 June '12 -- If you enlarge the image you will see written at the bottom of the sign, "sidewalk cynic". This fellow was sort of a hybrid of a beggar, a hustler, a comedian, and a social satirist.

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Saturday, January 07, 2017

Fifty Favorites, Number Forty-Three

14 June '12 -- Another picture of family togetherness, this time with the Statue of Liberty in Times Square. The expressions on the children's faces make this shot one of my favorites.

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Friday, January 06, 2017

Fifty Favorites, Number Forty-Two

30 October '07 -- Here is a "joy" shot of passengers Niamh and Alan, from Ireland. Earlier that day Alan popped the question. Niamh said "yes". And now they were shopping for a ring.

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Thursday, January 05, 2017

Fifty Favorites, Number Forty-One

5 April '12 -- This is an "islands in the stream" shot on 8th Avenue, approaching Times Square.  When people in an image are clearly having a great time I include the label "joy" beneath the picture. 

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Fifty Favorites, Number Forty

20 February '12 -- The reflections in a Starbucks window create a surrealistic effect in this collage/montage shot.

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Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Fifty Favorites, Number Thirty-Nine

30 June '12 -- The Gay Pride Parade in June each year never fails to go way over the top with photo opportunities. 

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Monday, January 02, 2017

Fifty Favorites, Number Thirty-Eight

29 November '06 -- Here's another "I see you taking my picture" shot. Sorry to interrupt your private moment, buddy. You were supposed to be too busy kissing your girlfriend to notice a taxi driver waiting at a red light.

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Sunday, January 01, 2017

Fifty Favorites, Number Thirty-Seven

31 March '12 -- This woman in black and red with the black background almost looks like a model posing in a studio, but she was actually just standing on the sidewalk. If you enlarge the image you will see that she is looking right into the camera (another type of picture I call "I see you taking my picture" which results in varying types of reactions from the captured subjects).  Her reaction was not disapproving, so perhaps she was pleased that a taxi driver took notice of her fashion statement.

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