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Daily Photo – Times Square at Dusk
Times Square is one of the most photographed places in the world. I usually try not to do touristy thing, but hey, it’s Times Square. I thought I would try a new take on this shot, arriving just as the sun started to set.
The biggest problem was people waling in front of the tripod, totally aloof to my HDR quest. Since it takes five minutes to explain HDR to people, it was not efficient to stop everyone in the area and give them a short dissertation on why it is important for them not to get in front of my tripod…
Anyway, I really like this shot. I think one of my favorite things was the clouds in the dusk sky.
I was walking back to my hotel the other night and I came across this DKNY fashion shoot. It was a big old hullabaloo with a crew of about 9 people and a bunch of pretentious DKNY manager-types standing around holding clipboards and scowling.
I started taking shots. Everything was cool until a jerky guy with a clipboard and a scowl came over and said, “Sorry you can’t do that we have a permit.”
I said, “But this is a public street in New York.”
“But we have a permit.”
“This is for advertising DKNY, right?” I prodded.
“Well I get over 3 million visitors to my photography blog per month. So either 3 million people will hear me say something nice about DKNY or something mean about DKNY.”
“We have a permit, sir,” rolling his eyes at the word “blog.”
So anyway, if you have a choice between DKNY and something else that might not be made by elitists that hold clipboards and speak with faux British accents, choose the other.
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I am here in NYC for the Virtual Worlds conference, but I made it out tonight to take a shot of the city. Have you heard of it? It’s this really big city in the east somewhere.
This was shot from the “Top of the Rock” deal at on top of Rockafeller center. They really overproduce the whole “Top of the Rock” brand and experience. They make you watch movies and make you think this is something much more than being on top of a building… but I just ignored all that and went straight to the top.