Category Archives: Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs

The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge for this week is Signs. Here are my entries and why I chose each one:

SignPrivate

The apartments that sit behind this private courtyard are very coveted due to the fact that there are so few properties in Greenwich Village that do not sit right on the street. The irony is that when these apartments were first built they were inhabited by the poor as properties not right on the street were very undesirable.

SignBarbershop

At first glance, the prices advertised on the signs at this Barbershop seem very good. Judging by the hairstyles of the three people inside the shop, however, I am not so sure.

SignBikeLove

Can’t argue with that.

SignJokeGuy

Does this guy strike you as someone funny, because I am not getting that vibe?

SignNoPee

Seems reasonable enough.

SignOffTheWagon

When I first shot this image, I did so because I thought it was neat being able to see into this bar with it’s eclectic mix of people. It did not dawn on me until much later what a clever name it has.

SignMLK

And some signs contain timeless messages, such as this one from Martin Luther King, Jr.

Happy shooting.

Travel theme: Inviting

I have started following a lovely Travel/Photography Blog called Where’s my backpack? It sponsors a weekly travel theme for others to interpret. This week’s Travel theme is Inviting and I thought I would give it a go.

For many people, large cities can often seem like the opposite of inviting- too busy, too complicated, too crowded, too overwhelming, and so on. It has been my experience, however, that once you become a bit familiarized with a particular city, there are often endless inviting spots to be enjoyed. New York City is a prime example of a place that evokes very strong opinions from visitors ranging from those who are afraid to visit due to it’s immensity to those who find it to be one of the most inviting places on Earth. I fall into that second category as I always feel a bit more “alive” within it’s confides.

New York City offers an unending array of spaces that are truly inviting- parks that make you forget you in the midst of a metropolis, neighborhoods designed to stroll through at a leisurely pace, architecture from days gone by, small shops that have serviced the local area for generations. Here are some scenes from my Inviting NYC:

NYCVillageBookstore NYCStrolling NYCReadingInThePark NYCFallTrees NYCCurvyTrees NYCCentralPark NYCBikeForTwo

Happy shooting.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime

The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge is Nighttime. Night Photography can be somewhat tricky. You definitely need a tripod and a cable or remote release to keep things steady for those longer exposure times. I love the fact that at certain times the camera can pick up colors in the sky that are invisible to the human eye.

Purplesky NYCNight NightPier NightOBX NightB&W

Happy shooting.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge is Endurance. When I hear the word “endurance”, the first thing that pops into my head is physical fitness. I love sports and one of my favorite sports to watch is soccer, or as the rest of the world calls it, futbol. It is a a team sport that involves continuous action as the clock never stops and things only pause if there is a significant injury to a player. It requires a high level of physical fitness, toughness, and Endurance.

Taylor2 Taylor3 Taylor1 Taylor4Happy shooting.