I took another one day trip to NYC, this time with a group of photographers. Leaving for the bus at 4:45 a.m. and returning home at 2 a.m. the next morning is really not easy. Once there, we covered a lot of ground. What that means is that we walked and photographed, and walked and photographed. This might not be the best way to see the city, but it moves the art of seeing and photographing to a different place. Since I had gotten very little sleep the previous night I ended up following our group a bit aimlessly, clicking the shutter absentmindedly. While I can't recommend that as the best way to shoot, it did have some benefits. I was not preoccupied with getting that 'perfect shot'. Any of the artistic filters my thoughts usually go through were not there. Did I come home with any great images? I'm not sure. I did get a series of shots of street artists from plein air to spray paint 'performers'. And, yes, I liked seeing what I came home with. It was a little like free writing, or brainstorming, for an author. But do I want to walk around a city for hours operating on 1 hour of sleep again? Well, not really.
I will post more photos soon.