Versailles have been mostly well received (see here, here, and here), but I will be posting images captured in New York City for the next few days. I still have some other images from Versailles that are definitely worth posting, but I need to take some time to think about how I want to post-process the images.
As for this image: it was shot from the TKTS steps in Times Square. It's a really nice place to relax (if you can do so amidst all the hustle and bustle around you). I took out the 100mm macro for this capture, as I wanted to get a tight shot of the crowd around Times Square. The people in the foreground are somewhat dispersed, but if you look in the background, it appears like a giant blob of people. A typical summer evening in New York City (perhaps the statement is more valid if I say that this image was captured on Saturday). Fun question: how many photographers (i.e., people who are holding or using a camera) can you spot in this image? I'll provide the answer as an update in a day or two. Update: there are four photographers visible in the foreground of this image.
1) The prints blog has been updated to reflect the latest prints promotion (in celebration of the 1,200th post on Erudite Expressions).
2) The latest free prints giveaway runs through September 1, 2009. Check out the caption of this post to see how to enter.
3) If you've ever forgotten the link to my photoblog, I've created two options for easy redirection using the url-shortening website bit.ly. Try the following: http://bit.ly/eugeneb or http://bit.ly/eruditeexpressions (I realize that url-shortening sites might not survive for a long time, but because Twitter has embraced bit.ly, I am thinking that the links will stand for the foreseeable future. In fact, read this TechCrunch article about how use of bit.ly has expanded to Google, typepad, yfrog, and other sites).
Finally, I have a really exciting announcement that I will make on September 1, 2009. Stay tuned. It will be worth it, I promise.
Update: An inspiring link for today. It's a presentation by Radi0lab of Will Hoffman’s “Moments.” This short film is a celebration of life that was inspired by David Eagleman's book, Sum (which I have put on my massive to-read list).
How would you define a moment? I can't even say...I don't know! Ask me something simple...What is a moment though, honestly? Hmmm, a moment.Please watch the video here (or play it below). Pay attention to the 2:53 mark, as there is a special moment which occurs at Times Square, pretty much from the same spot as where the image in today's entry was captured. This short film is a feast for the senses. I am particularly intrigued by how difficult it would be to portray some of these moments in a single photograph (i.e., that a one or two second video clip can tell the story so powerfully). The entire compilation is masterfully done and so, so inspiring. I hope you agree.
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