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Banksy spent October 2013 dazzling and mystifying New York City art lovers with some fabulous art work both on the street and on trucks. His Better Out than In NYC residency was a great concept. The Sirens of the Lambs, Shoe Shine Boy with a pompous looking Ronald McDonald and the Waterfall Truck seemed like masterpieces running through a city full of sterile galleries with derivative work desperate to make rent for another month of sustenance. The art scene in New York City is as contrived as a classic painting these days so we need the likes of Banksy to give it a shot in the arm. Lets look at a few of the pieces Banksy exposed us to.
Banksy’s last piece lasted only a couple of hours before being vandalised by some people so I couldn’t get any pictures of those but the balloons are now in a Police evidence locker somewhere… maybe they will donate them to MOMA at some point.
This is #30 and so my favorite piece.
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I go every year to the orchid show and find beauty in the sinuous forms and exploding colors of this magical flower. Its well worth a morning visit for this magical exhibit.
This series show with Nikon D7000 and Nikon 105mm f2.8 VR Macro Lens.
More pictures after the link.
As I said in Part 1 of this post, the Village Halloween Parade 2012 got cancelled because of Hurricane Sandy’s assault on New York City and its vicinity. The economic damage and resource drain on the city forced the authorities to cancel the event. Hoping to attend it next year!
The best place to photograph the parade for me turned out to be the end of the line! The place where all the paraders and wanna-be psychos are let out at the end of the parade. Many are going nuts with the excitement of showing off their creativity and their personas to thousands, perhaps millions of people if you count the TV and press coverage. You should have a good, powerful flash with fully charged batteries as well. A fast DSLR like my Nikon D7000 16.2MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR with a fast lens like a Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Nikkor Wide Angle Zoom Lens coupled with the Nikon SB-900 AF Speedlight should do the trick.
I kept my aperture at f2.8 to get shallow DOF and a fast shutter speed. ISO 800 was great to have too. Keep the flash under control and you can get some great shots. Some of my pictures are overblown because I didn’t dial my flash down. Well, next time!
Follow the paraders after the parade and the party moves on to Union Square where all the paraders and even more street performers party on.
All in all, its a great event and a true New York tradition.
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The New York City Marathon is an institution in NYC and is held annually on the first Sunday of November every year. The assault of the hurricane Sandy on NYC and vicinity in 2012 put a damper on things and after a controversial decision to hold the marathon, Mayor Bloomberg decided to cancel it. I can not say which was the right decision because the conditions in Staten Island, where the marathon starts, and in low lying areas of New York City, are quite dismal and holding a marathon which takes up considerable resources from the city government, just didn’t seem appropriate.
I would like to present a few pictures from the New York City Marathon I shot in 2002 to remember this great event and educate those who don’t know what it is.
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I went to get some dog food and decide to walk the dog over to Astoria Park in Queens, NYC since it was right where we shopped. The park turned out to be quite a treat on a sunny fall afternoon! The fall colors were fantastic and the bridge views were exhilarating. You can see the Trborough / RFK bridge as well as the HellGate train bridge from this park. The noise from the bridges can be really loud but somehow the park still soothes the soul and refreshes the mind. As always, I took a few pictures with my iPhone 4. Click through to see the sights!