Several weeks ago a friend and I spent a Saturday walking around the Greenwich Village/Chelsea area in Manhattan taking pictures and drinking coffee, trying not to look like tourists. I think the only thing that set us apart was the fact that we weren’t checking a map every ten steps. Pfft! Tourists, always checking their silly maps.
Anyway, we walked up along the Hudson for a bit, then headed over to the High Line and took that up to somewhere around 23rd street. We were going to zig-zag our way back to his apartment but it started raining like a son-of-a-B so we gave up and hopped in a cab.
It was good practice. The weather all morning was a bit sketchy: some fog, low cloud cover, grey on grey and I was practicing with the manual setting. There were plenty of times that I pretty much had no clue what aperture to use or which ISO was best. So I did a whole bunch of button-pressing and knob-turning and snapping until I ended up with something usable. It was a lengthy, confusing process. But thats how I operate.
Oh, also I bought myself a fancy new strap! I went to Calumet on 23rd street and picked up a nice fancy new Black Rapid rs-5. So far it’s been working out really well, no complaints at all.
This first set of photos are from the walk to the High Line. I’ll post more over the next couple of days.