Street Photography: Avenue of the Americas

I was a half block away when I saw her starting to cross the street. So I timed the pace of my stride to try to get close enough for a photograph. I also liked the expressionistic reflections on the street projected by the glass corporate towers that line the Avenue of the Americas inContinue reading “Street Photography: Avenue of the Americas”

Street Photography: Shadow at Rockefeller Center

In yesterday’s post, I managed to get a photograph of a shadow to work even though someone stepped into the frame.  I liked the result and when I found another interesting shadow, I decided to let passersby come within view. The shadows are actually quite large. So it occurred to me that having someone inContinue reading “Street Photography: Shadow at Rockefeller Center”

Street Photography: Rockefeller Center

It’s good to be familiar with an area. I know where the action is likely to be. I have a sense of how best to position myself in a stealthy manner. It can make for a more relaxed experience. After a while, though, the routine can also sap away inspiration. When that happens, it’s timeContinue reading “Street Photography: Rockefeller Center”

Street Photography: Even More Shapes and Shadows

…but this time, unlike the photographs in my previous posts, these have a whole different feel. Rather than being stark and angular, these are soft and curvy. It’s a completely different quality of light. It’s all reflected from the glass of the surrounding buildings. The visual effect on the sidewalk is apparent but, when theContinue reading “Street Photography: Even More Shapes and Shadows”

Street Photography: Inspirations

There was something about the photograph in yesterday’s post (see below) that stirred up recollections of other images. Luke Delalio, a long time friend who is talented in photography and many other artistic disciplines, mused that the photograph reminded him of an image by Alfred Stieglitz. He was close. The photograph he was thinking aboutContinue reading “Street Photography: Inspirations”

Street Photography: More Shapes and Shadows

This photograph was taken at the same location and time as those I described in a previous post. Before, I was on 51st Street looking toward the Avenue of the Americas. Now I’m looking down along 51st. Just turning around results in a completely different image and, yet, its composition still maintains the same theme.Continue reading “Street Photography: More Shapes and Shadows”

Street Photography: Shapes and Shadows

© 2019 Xiomaro.com These shapes are certainly not soft and languorous as in yesterday’s photograph in the Japanese stroll garden. But, to me, their angularity, hard edges, and high contrast convey what I feel when I am walking in New York City. That pure white triangular shape juts forward like a weapon with an impliedContinue reading “Street Photography: Shapes and Shadows”

Street Photography: The Drama of Light

There are many elements that come together to create a composition. One of those elements is light and, sometimes, it is enough on its own to take center stage. I was walking down 51st Street toward 7th Avenue in New York City when this shaft of late afternoon light transformed an unremarkable side street intoContinue reading “Street Photography: The Drama of Light”