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.
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.
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.