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New York City - Rain at Night

When I first started delving into photography, one of the earliest conundrums I remember reading about involved the debate between technical perfection and artistic license. It always struck me as an odd topic, particularly since I have always approached my photography as a means to express emotion and mood rather than a way to highlight technical prowess.

It’s difficult to say that there is one right way to approach art since all art is subjective. It’s important though to figure out what you are trying to express. Are you trying to express a…continue reading here… 

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This is my weekly blog post to PDN’s   Emerging Photographer’s Blog.

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Enjoy! 

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View large: "New York City - Rain and Wet Sidewalks" in my photography portfolio here, Gear List, Travel Blog, email me, or ask for help.

New York City - Rain at Night

When I first started delving into photography, one of the earliest conundrums I remember reading about involved the debate between technical perfection and artistic license. It always struck me as an odd topic, particularly since I have always approached my photography as a means to express emotion and mood rather than a way to highlight technical prowess.

It’s difficult to say that there is one right way to approach art since all art is subjective. It’s important though to figure out what you are trying to express. Are you trying to express a…continue reading here…

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This is my weekly blog post to PDN’s Emerging Photographer’s Blog.

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Enjoy!

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View large: "New York City - Rain and Wet Sidewalks" in my photography portfolio here, Gear List, Travel Blog, email me, or ask for help.

New York City - Chinatown on a Rainy Evening

When does a photograph transform from a snapshot into something more transcendent? This is probably one of the most complex questions that photographers encounter.

I firmly believe that subjective taste plays a large role in deciding what is or isn’t memorable. One could debate the existence of a collective subjective taste. However, rather than debate about collective subjective taste, I can share how I differentiate between a snapshot and a more memorable photograph. 

When I took this photo, it was one of many I took of the this street corner. This happens to be one of my favorite areas of Chinatown and I wanted to convey the …continue reading here… 

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This is my weekly blog post to PDN’s   Emerging Photographer’s Blog.

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Enjoy! 

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View large: "New York City - Pell Street - Chinatown - Rainy Evening" in my photography portfolio here, Gear List, Travel Blog, email me, or ask for help.

New York City - Chinatown on a Rainy Evening

When does a photograph transform from a snapshot into something more transcendent? This is probably one of the most complex questions that photographers encounter.

I firmly believe that subjective taste plays a large role in deciding what is or isn’t memorable. One could debate the existence of a collective subjective taste. However, rather than debate about collective subjective taste, I can share how I differentiate between a snapshot and a more memorable photograph.

When I took this photo, it was one of many I took of the this street corner. This happens to be one of my favorite areas of Chinatown and I wanted to convey the …continue reading here…

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This is my weekly blog post to PDN’s Emerging Photographer’s Blog.

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Enjoy!

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View large: "New York City - Pell Street - Chinatown - Rainy Evening" in my photography portfolio here, Gear List, Travel Blog, email me, or ask for help.

New York City night. Rain. Bryant Park. Midtown.—-

Through eyelashes wet with rain,

a thousand thoughts fall

to the ground 

and through the raindrops

the city lights blur together

as shadows make their way

into the night - 

impermanence

registered with

every blink.


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New York City night. Rain. Bryant Park. Midtown.


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Through eyelashes wet with rain,

a thousand thoughts fall

to the ground

and through the raindrops

the city lights blur together

as shadows make their way

into the night -

impermanence

registered with

every blink.

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View this photo with a comment thread on my Google Plus page


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View “New York City - Rain and Wet Sidewalks” in my photography portfolio here, email me, or ask for help.

New York rain. Romance on Doyers Street. Chinatown.Stolen moments are the sweetest moments. When the rest of the city has escaped for the day, the world melts away with a lingering kiss under an umbrella.
—-It’s really no secret that Doyers Street is one of my favorite streets in lower Manhattan. It’s an alley (or very narrow street) that is usually photographed from an entirely different angle. In fact, the fact that it has a sharp angle in it goes along with its colorful history. Its angle was known as “the Bloody Angle” for part of the 20th century due to gang violence.This is just around the bend from the more popular part of the angle and also across from one of my favorite noodle shops in Chinatown. I love moments like this that are so completely candid but somehow feel cinematic. I had just walked out from the above-mentioned noodle shop when I was met with this scene. It was too perfect to not quickly capture, of course.To all who celebrate Valentine’s Day and to all who do not celebrate - I wish you romantic moments like this one. ♥—-Taken with the Sony A55.

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New York rain. Romance on Doyers Street. Chinatown.


Stolen moments are the sweetest moments.


When the rest of the city has escaped for the day, the world melts away with a lingering kiss under an umbrella.


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It’s really no secret that Doyers Street is one of my favorite streets in lower Manhattan. It’s an alley (or very narrow street) that is usually photographed from an entirely different angle. In fact, the fact that it has a sharp angle in it goes along with its colorful history. Its angle was known as “the Bloody Angle” for part of the 20th century due to gang violence.


This is just around the bend from the more popular part of the angle and also across from one of my favorite noodle shops in Chinatown. I love moments like this that are so completely candid but somehow feel cinematic. I had just walked out from the above-mentioned noodle shop when I was met with this scene. It was too perfect to not quickly capture, of course.


To all who celebrate Valentine’s Day and to all who do not celebrate - I wish you romantic moments like this one. ♥


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Taken with the Sony A55.

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View this photo with a comment thread on my Google Plus page


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Buy “Stolen Moments - Chinatown - New York City” Posters and Prints here, email me, or ask for help.