Monday, August 1, 2011

A Week in the Life Day #6



Even though Michael had a pretty crazy Thursday and we both had a pretty crazy Friday, we decided to make a trip to New York with one of the photography groups that I joined. We were planning to spend the day walking around Central Park. I had never been there and really, my only impression of the park is from police shows on TV. I had no idea what I was in for! The photography group planned to end the day taking some photos at Times Square.

We took the train...

which isn't exactly scenic



and then we took a subway


and we met the group at the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park


The fountain was right by the pond and the boathouse.



At this point, I changed my lens to my 70-200 2.8 and the manual focus ring was pushed the wrong way. I shoot on manual exposure but my focus (like most photographers) is automatic. Except for today. I don't know why I didn't notice but I didn't. The quality of my photos is not what I wanted. Well, that is why I am shooting so much - another lesson learned! These are some I could salvage from the day.

Central Park is so full of life! I absolutely loved it and hope to go back soon. There is something different happening at every turn.
Musicians

Afrobats - African American acrobats that gave their entire performance speaking in unison. I loved them!



In the last photo, the acrobat is jumping over four people.

Jokesters

Sunworshippers
There was even a place for beach volley ball.

Skating dancers


Castles

And then we went back on the subway and headed to Times Square. We had dinner together at Ruby Tuesdays and then went out for a few photos before the trip home.



My favorite photo is the last one - I used a long SS and a tripod. It was just the look I wanted.

We had a great day - dozed a little on the train ride home.
At home, we heard Jeffrey's account of his week with ASP. We are so glad he had this opportunity and that he is home. Not too many young people give a week of their summer every year they are in high school to reach a hand out to help others. We are so proud of him.
(I might have mentioned that before...)

See you soon!

4 comments:

kelleysbeads said...

I love the last photo taken on the tripod, too :)

Lisa Sassaman said...

Summer Youth trip - what a gift the kids give AND receive!

Lisa Sassaman said...

Awesome photos, especially that last one!

S. said...

Really, really like the last photograph. Wonderful sense of movement and life!