Seen about town – NYC

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From the top:
1. Brooklyn Bridge
2. Second-hand bicycle stand at the Brooklyn Flea market
3. Building/public art as seen from the Highline Park
4. Homage to a dog – DUMBO, Brooklyn.
5. Amusing window decal as seen from the Highline Park
6. Building/public art as seen from the Highline Park
7. Welcome to Brooklyn – How sweet is it sign; near the Brooklyn Bridge
8. ‘Americano’ neon sign as seen from the Highline Park
9. Public art as seen from the Highline Park.

Saturday is market day in NYC

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This post is really just an excuse to put up some photos with nice colour, pattern and composition – taken at the flea markets in Brooklyn and Manhattan today. Also – to share some of the strange things that you can buy at the Brooklyn market – I was both fascinated at the stuff you could buy and horrified at the prices people are clearly prepared to pay for, let’s be honest, old crap.
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Lunch in sunny Bryant Park

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Bryant Park at lunchtime is a people watcher and photographers dream. The business people, the tourists, the students, the hustlers, and the homeless all seem to congregate there during lunchtime – especially on a day as stunning as today. I’m really enjoying using the 50mm f1.8 to shoot in NYC – its a bit tricky in small spaces but the shallow depth of field allows for a focus on the subject, while blurring out some of the clutter and chaos in the background.

There is a great place just a few meters from Bryant Park on 42nd where you can buy really delicious salads (you pick any 6 ingredients and dressing) – its a great break from the bagels.