Here is a short video I captured of some clouds taken during a recent flight.
I realized last week that I practically lived on the marathon route for the 2011 New York City ING Marathon. So I resolved myself to get up and go shoot it, regardless of the weather or how tired I was – if these people were running the thing, then how could I possibly have an excuse not to walk the 3 blocks to the park and watch them as they approached the 12 mile mark? This morning was a gorgeous, gloriously sun-soaked morning, the perfect amount of crisp Autumn bite in the air, and the first day of Standard Time so I even had an extra hour of sleep as a freebie. I got to the route about 5 minutes before the women’s elite group came through, and after the pack of leaders came by it was mostly singles and pairs for a while. Then the men’s elite came by in a very tightly grouped pack, followed by a slightly more steady stream. And then there was a slight lull just before the massive flood of runners came down the quiet, sunny, tree-lined streets of northern Brooklyn. I was blown away by how many people there were, and the varying degrees of seriousness with which they took both the race and themselves – much respect to all who ran, even more to those who finished with a smile on their face. All in all I was there for over an hour, and once the mass of runners that make up the bulk of the marathon’s participants had streamed by in front of me for a good 40 minutes and still no end in site, I was then confronted with the fact that I was on the opposite side of the route from my apartment. Turns out I ran in the NYC Marathon after all – about 15 steps to cross the street and then hurdle the tape so I could get home. These are some of the shots that I brought home today – enjoy!
Nearly missed Autumn in Central New York. Very thankful to have been able to grab these last few moments, snow covered as they were at times, this past week. Went out looking for the grand vista, but fell for the details. It was a nice change. These three came to the front first, but I may have more soon. Hope you enjoy them. I’ll be printing at least one of these soon.
So as most of you know by now, I shoot Nikon and love it. My other camera, however, is made by Apple, and since it seems I have been using that camera quite often lately I’ll post up some of my favorites for you to see here. All shot and edited on the iPhone. Hope you enjoy, and follow me on Twitter or Instagram for even more square photo goodness.
After what seems like a long time I’m finally ready to share a few new photographs here. The first will be the most recent, taken just this weekend. Sunday I drove to the edge of the island, climbed down to the shore and stood watching the Atlantic. Just a year ago – almost to the day – I did the same thing, wandering my way to a beach in Maine for my first real good look at the western edge of the North Atlantic, camera in hand. This time around I found myself in Montauk, walking below the eroding bluffs and balancing my tripod upon a narrow strip of rocks worn smooth by relentless swells. I am so glad I pushed myself to go, choosing the destination for the sole fact that I had yet to see it.