Wednesday, 9 May 2012

5-10-12 Photo of the Day

I shot this on my way to work a while ago, I was feeling a little gloom and this photo somehow to me reflects that feeling.  The sitting alone in a room with other people. Like most photographers I take photos that relate to how I'm feeling or my interest.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

5-2-12 Photo of the Day

Rent-a-bike.... I love this concept, if you need to get across town and its a sunny day why not ride your bike then drop it off tube it back if you like.  My only concern with this is people tend not to wear helmets... but it makes for some cool looking photos.  This is shot on Marylebone high street using my nikon D300 with sigma 30mm 1.4 lens.  

Friday, 27 April 2012

4-27-12 Photo of the Day

Shot during St. Patrick's Day in Trafalgar Square ... I love his look... for some reason I like the subjects looking at me... but it has to be that split second after they realize I captured there image =)...

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

4-24-12 Photo of the Day

Shot at Portobello Market this is the vintage clothes part of it... lots of cool looking people I like the intense look on her face.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

4-20-12 Photo of the Day

Hyde park on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, this is a great place for people watching.

4-19-12 Photo of the Day

I shot this on Saturday at Portobello Market in London.... this is the opposite side of where the tourist go...these are true Londoners ... the guy with the curl in his hair caught my eye then the photographer behind him.... I think they work well together...

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

4-18-12 Photo of the Day

I shot this through a bus window using my Ricoh GRD IV. This appears to be a mother and daughter and I am assuming they are waiting for a bus.  Nothing special about this shot, just an every day scene in London.

Monday, 16 April 2012

4-17-12 Photo of the Day

This was taken last week on my commute into work, its rare to see such empty cars in the morning... I was lucky, most mornings its really crowded =)  shot with the GRD IV

Sunday, 15 April 2012

4-16-12 Photo of the Day

Hey Everyone, sorry for not posting for a while, I have been really busy but hopefully I should be on the right track now.  This guy was shot in Soho about three weeks ago...  Shot it with my D300 and 30mm 1.4 sigma lens which has become my favorite lens, and It stays at F4 90% of the time.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

4-11-12 Photo of the Day

Sorry for not posting, we had some bank  holidays and I took them as weekends. Plus I went to Paris for a two day trip of just photography.  It was wonderful... I love traveling with my family but being able to just do photography the whole time was outstanding....   I spotted this young lady a good distance away and rushed to take her photo, she is in the middle of Paris walking around with a saddle and looking like she is going to ride or has been riding.  I love the cigarette hanging from her mouth, I think that makes the photo for me.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

4-4-12 Photo of the Day

I always wonder what these girls do at Hen Parties, is it similar to the guys party ... maybe not as wild or wilder humm anyway shot on Saturday, not such a beautiful day but not horrible either.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

4-2-12 Photo of the Day

Went to the Gettyimages Gallery in London over the weekend, They have a great photo exhibit on Marilyn  Monroe ....

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

3-29-12 Photo of the Day

I shot this a few weeks ago, this is at a tube stop, and I saw her as my train pulled up.  I made sure my camera was on and ready to fire as soon as the doors opened.  I knew I had a small window to take the shot before she objected to her photo being taken.  I was lucky I got the shot then she raised her arms telling me not to take her photo.  I smiled, thanked her and walked away.
                                          (Nikon D300 sigma 35mm 1.4 lens)

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

3-28-12 Photo of the Day

Shot this on Sunday at the London Wetlands, it was shot around three in the afternoon, not a good time of day for photography but in London when its sunny out ... you have to take advantage and soak in all the wonderful sun.  I used my Nikon D300 with my 70-200 2.8 lens  

Monday, 26 March 2012

3-27-12 Photo of the Day

Shot on the bus on my way home on Wed of last week.  I shot it with one hand and not really looking at the back of the camera to compose the image.  I shot it with the GRD IV .... I like to shoot at the back of the bus, most of the seats are really close to each other and with the GRD its small and doesnt make any noise so easy to take images of people in a natural state.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

3-26-12 Photo of the Day

Tube riders on a Friday afternoon.... on my way to the Doctors office after my back giving out on me =(   Im feeling much better but not back to 100%.  London trains are so clean!!!  small but clean =)
                                                          (shot with the GRD IV)

Thursday, 22 March 2012

3-23-12 Photo of the Day

This was shot in NYC, about five years ago at a place called Spanky's its a BBQ place... a must go if you are ever in NYC.  This was before my street photography days, I would photograph anything and everything....I was a photojournalist at the time so when not working, I tended not to photograph people, what a big mistake =(  Oh well have a great weekend everyone..

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

3-22-12 Photo of the Day

Here is a shot I took a few weeks ago while on a photo walk with CC a fellow blogger. It was taken at Queens Market in London ...  I exposed for the faces and I like how the light falls off around the image.  I shot this with my D300 and the 24-85 2.8-4 lens.  

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

3-21-12 Photo of the Day

People doing food shopping and taking mass transit home is a common site in London.  Parking is almost none existent and where there is parking it's normally expensive.  People hop on a bus or tube (train) and go do a few days worth of food shopping at a time.  I took this on my way home from work with the Ricoh GRD IV.

Monday, 19 March 2012

3-20-12 Photo of the Day

Happy belated St. Patrick's Day...  These where shot at Trafalgar Square on Sunday which is when London had their St. Paddy's day celebration.  The group of girls were major posers, anyone coming close to them with a camera and they would start posing lol. Second image is Irish  Elvis ... there was another Irish Elvis, but I didn't get good images so none are posted of him... Then you come to my favorite image... John Lennon look a like wearing a John Lennon T-shirt... then last but not least is the Irish bunny.. I hope everyone had a good St. Patrick's Day and that you are fully recovered =)
All the images were shot with the Nikon D300 and my Sigma 35mm 1.4 lens

3-19-12 Photo of the Day

This merry group was spotted near Buckingham Palace on saturday... not sure why they were dressed like that but who cares ... Buckingham Palace is right behind them a little hard to see but its there, trust me. I was shooting with my Nikon D300 and a 35mm 1.4 lens.  Im starting to use my primes a little more .. thanks to the Ricoh =)

Thursday, 15 March 2012

3-16-12 Photo of the Day

Shot yesterday morning while walking the dog... it was really foggy and I wanted to capture that mood... I was shooting with the GRD IV and I was trying to pan and it didn't come out but I liked the shot anyway.  I cropped a little on the left to put the cab on the left margin and to take away some from the bottom of the image.  I hope everyone has a great weekend, be safe and see you all on Monday morning.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

3-15-12 Photo of the Day

This is a great little pub that serves Thai food...  if you are like me you would think "What Thai food in a British pub?" Once you get over that, the food is great the atmosphere is wonderful and it's a typical British pub with cool decorations.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

3-14-12 Photo of the Day

Shot on Sunday by Queens Market using my trusty Nikon D300 =) I love the Ricoh but I love using my Nikon even more....  Queens Market is open seven days a week with Friday and Saturday being the busiest... more market shots to come later.

3-13-12 Photo of the Day

Taken on Sunday with the Ricoh GRD IV,  just in case you are wondering what she is looking at, its Buckingham Palace.... she is just starting to see the whole palace.  It was a great day on Sunday... I hope we continue to get weather like this during the weekend =)

Monday, 12 March 2012

3-12-12 Photo of the Day

Good morning everyone.. I hope you all had a good weekend. I along with fellow blogger CC went to a very cool market this weekend called Queen's Market I hope to be posting some images this week, we also did some night photography very fun.  If anyone is interested in going on some photo walks let me or Bill or CC know. We normally do a full day but you can stay as long as you want.  We have a few others that join us so the more the merrier. This photo was taken about six months ago at a tattoo convention love the expressions of the people around.. notice only two guys are ready to take the photo everyone else is just in shock at what is going on or wish they were in the guys place.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

3-9-12 Photo of the Day

Shot in the tube going home after a good days work.  I was really close to this couple no cropping or adjusting of any kind other then Nik software to convert to B&W... thats the key secret to good black and whites Nik Sliver Effects pro 2 =)   Have a great weekend everyone ... go out and take photos !!!

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

3-8-12 Photo of the Day

I shot this about three or four years ago while on assignment in NYC. I was photographing boring airports  ... so at night I went out and walked around in the city I was born and raised in. I love NYC it wakens so much in me...  These are my old stomping grounds.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

3-7-12 Photo of the Day

This shot was taken on my way home yesterday, I saw her and wanted to photograph her just standing at the light, but as you can tell the light changed and she started to walk, good thing for me she walked slow I managed to take a few shots and I was on my way.

Monday, 5 March 2012

3-5-12 Photo of the Day

Good Morning everyone, I hope we all had a good weekend. Todays photo was taken on Friday on my commute home, its another panning photo. This was a busy weekend so didn't get a chance to go out and shoot. Sunday started off raining then it got really cold and continued to rain so the Ricoh didn't get pulled out.  I need to get a little more ballsy and start putting the Ricoh in peoples faces, plus Im still trying to figure out how to best use the Ricoh.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

3-2-12 Photo of the Day

This guy is a customer service rep for the high street, isn't that awesome!  So if you want to go somewhere or looking for an item they help you out.  I was really close to him when I took this...using the GRD IV, I did crop the bottom a little to shift him more to one side. Well have a great weekend everyone and see you all on Monday.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

3-1-12 Photo of the Day

I saw this father and daughter on my way home yesterday, and I thought she was the cutest little thing. She is standing on her scooter and is being pushed sort of while her dad walks all while holding a conversation... I know because I could hear her for a little bit away. I cropped the image little and it was taken with the GRD IV.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

2-29-12 Photo of the Day

Saturday morning grocery shopping .... I have seen this before where the whole family goes out to do the shopping together on bikes... the dad must be one hell of a cyclist, between the kids and the food that is going to be a lot of weight he has to pedal through. This was shot with the Ricoh GRD IV I did some cropping but not much.  I love the English spirit !!

Monday, 27 February 2012

2-28-12 Photo of the Day

The Ricoh GRD IV, I love this little camera.  I wanted and still do want a Leica M9 but I don't have ten thousand USD to spend on it now or ever but I wanted a camera that is small, doesn't make a lot of noise or no noise and is unassuming. The Ricoh fits the bill.... I was inches away from this guy, he was so into this newspaper he didn't pay me any mind.  The wide angle of the Ricoh 29mm allows you to really get close to your subject. the light bouncing off the newspaper opened his face up nicely...

Sunday, 26 February 2012

2-27-12 Photo of the Day

Good Morning everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend, it was beautiful here in London, warm and sunny. Everyone was out and about I hope it stays like this but if it doesn't Im happy for the few great days we had.  These two images were taken with my Ricoh GRD IV its a great little camera and thanks to Bill a fellow blogger has introduced me to this wonderful little camera.  From now on I will tell you which camera I shot the images with because my go to camera is still the Nikon but my going to work camera is the Ricoh.  I want to welcome my new followers thanks for coming to my site and everyone please have a great day.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

2-25-12 Photo of the Day

my last of the Milan photos, the first one is of an older lady sitting in the trolly car, Im outside shooting in, the third shot is of police officers getting together for a protest that is happening a few yards away ... I didn't want to photograph the protest so I just took photos of the cops and the last image, I love the expressions on both of there faces... and Ouch the poor kid looks like he is in pain.   See you all on Monday

Thursday, 23 February 2012

2-24-12 Photo of the Day

I love these kinds of shots the moment they know they are being photographed... the scary one is the priest at the bottom, I don't want to do my confession with him...  I didn't see his collar till after I put the image on the computer.  I also like the pleasant look of the girl on the bike... they were all taken in Milan. Next week I will start adding some more images taken with the GRD being that is my primary camera during the weekdays.  Have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday =)

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

2-23-12 Photo of the Day

More of Milan, I noticed a lot of fur coats in Milan and it really didn't matter what section of town you were in, because all the older women had them. I remember growing up in NYC and seeing a lot of women wearing fur coats, but I haven't seen it lately.  Second image was at the main train station in Milan... I love panning but I think I do it too much =) and the last shot the sun sets produced awesome light, nice rich and warm just the way any photographer would like it.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

2-22-12 Photo of the Day

Here are some of my Venice shots, as you can tell in the first photo, those things floating around are chunks of ice... it was cold brrrrr.  Regardless Venice is a beautiful city its a must go.  the bottom photo was taken around 430 and the glow of the sun was amazing, I didn't warm up the image its how it looked on that day.