Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Christmas In New York

Midtown Manhattan Magic



a photo of the rockefeller center christmas tree in new york at night
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree




a photo of giant decorative candy canes in new york
Candy Canes on 58th Street





a photo of the armani 5th avenue store at christmas in new york
Armani 5th Avenue at Christmas




a photo of a tinsel teddy bear in new york at christmas
Tinsel Teddy Bear - Christmas in New York




a photo of radio city music hall at christmas new york city
Radio City Music Hall At Christmas




a photo of christmas decorations on fifth avenue new york
Christmas Decorations on Fifth Avenue




a photo of huge christmas balls in a fountain in new york city
Christmas Balls in a Fountain - New York City




Camera: 
Fujifilm GFX 100S
Lenses: GF 23mm f/4
            GF 30mm f/3.5
            GF 80mm f/1.7


Light happens. Be ready. Shoot hard.
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Saturday, December 25, 2021

Night Views From Central Park

An Evening Of Fresh Perspectives



a photo of the new york skyline from central park at night
Skyline and Reflections




a photo of the new york skyline from central park
Secret Window




a night photo of central park in autumn new york
Autumn Turbulence




a photo of skyscrapers reflecting in the lake at central park
Lake View - Central Park - New York City





Camera: 
Fujifilm GFX 100S
Lenses: GF 23mm f/4
            GF 30mm f/3.5
            GF 80mm f/1.7


Light happens. Be ready. Shoot hard.
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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Spooky Nights And Halloween Frights

Halloween Decorations In New York City



a photo of a new york city townhouse decorated for halloween
House Of Horrors - New York City - Halloween 2021




a photo of halloween decorations with skeletons at a new york city townhouse
Skeleton Crew




a photo of halloween decorations in new york city
Web Of Frights




a photo of halloween decorations with sinister clowns in new york city
Sinister Clowns - New York - Halloween 2021




Camera: 
Fujifilm GFX 100S
Lenses: GF 30mm f/3.5
            GF 23mm f/4


Light happens. Be ready. Shoot hard.
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Monday, December 20, 2021

Night Windows - Madison Avenue

New York's Eye-Catching Boutiques


I love strolling along Madison Avenue in the Upper East Side and browsing the creative window displays in the high end shops and boutiques. This area is New York's version of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills or Les Champs-Élysées in Paris.

I enjoy photographing the windows at night when the shops are closed, the sidewalks are deserted, and the lights enhance the colors, shapes, and textures of the creatively designed displays.


a photo of laduree macaron shop on madison avenue new york at night
Ladurée - Madison Avenue




a photo of colorful macaron in a new york boutique display window
Colorful Macarons - New York (2021)




a photo of boutique mannequins on madison avenue new york
Well-Dressed Mannequins - Madison Avenue




a complex shop window display on madison avenue in new york city
Potpourri - Madison Avenue (2021)




a photo of a boutique for dog and pet accessories on madison avenue in new york city
Pet Accessories - Madison Avenue - New York (2021)





Camera: 
Sony a7R IV
Lens: Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA


Light happens. Be ready. Shoot hard.

Copyright © 2021 Daniel R. South
http://www.dansouthphoto.com
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Friday, December 17, 2021

Metal - The East River Roundabout Sculpture by Alice Aycock

Public Displays Of Art


Sometimes you know exactly what you want to photograph. You plan your shoot in advance and set it up to control as many variables as you can.

Sometimes you have no idea what you might photograph. You wander around until your eye spots something interesting, and then you use your skills to create an image in your style using the things that you have discovered.

Most often, photography is a hybrid of these two approaches. We have an idea of what we want to shoot, but we end up incorporating elements and conditions that we could not have foreseen.



a photo of the east river roundabout sculpture in new york by alice aycock
East River Roundabout by Alice Aycock (Detail)



When I ventured out for a walk on a clear afternoon in late May, I had no idea that Alice Aycock's 'East River Roundabout' sculpture existed. My intention was to walk along the river on the jogging path on the East River Greenway.

Unfortunately, after a few blocks, I found that the path was closed for construction and completely impassable. I doubled back across the footbridge and pondered where to go next.




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Footbridge To The East River Greenway - New York (2021)




I decided to walk toward the Queensboro Bridge. I noticed that a barge with a large yellow crane was moored near the bridge. I thought that I might be able to find an interesting composition combining the crane, the bridge, and perhaps a passing cable car.



a photo of a yellow crane and a cable car near the queensboro bridge in new york
Bridge, Crane, and Cable Car - New York (2021)




As I was looking for viewpoints, I noticed that I was standing in a space covered by a large, open metal structure.

The structure didn't appear to have a clear purpose. It looked as though it might have been the skeleton of a building that was being assembled. Parts of it looked like gears or tracks that might have been part of the machines that drove the cable cars.



a photo of alice aycock east river roundabout sculpture in new york
East River Roundabout Sculpture by Alice Aycock - New York (2021)



People were hanging out under the sculpture, talking, reading the paper, browsing their phones. Some took in the view, took selfies and group shots. Families with children were playing ball. Every few minutes, the Roosevelt Island Tram would pass silently overhead.



a photo of the roosevelt island tram cable cars near the queensboro bridge
Roosevelt Island Tram Cable Cars - New York (2021)



Art encourages new perspectives. Surprises make the journey fun.



Camera: 
Fujifilm GFX 100S
Lenses: GF 80mm f/1.7 
            GF 45mm f/2.8
            GF 23mm f/4


Light happens. Be ready. Shoot hard.
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Saturday, November 13, 2021

On Being A Generalist

Standpipe At Night - Manhattan (2021)


When I began my study of photography, my goal was to become a generalist. I wanted to be able to capture memorable photos in any situation.

Whatever is most important, I want to be able to capture it. If it's a person, I want to create a portrait that they'll be proud of. If it's a location, I want people to look at the photos and want to know more about place or even want to travel there to see it.



a photo of a standpipe with steam at night in new york city
Standpipe At Night - Manhattan (2021)




This is the source of the motto in my signature. Be ready. Be ready for anything, and work as hard as you can when the opportunity presents itself.

You may only get one shot (pun intended). Be prepared, so you can make the best of it.


Camera: 
Fujifilm GFX 100S
Lenses: Fujifilm GF 80mm f/1.7 


Light happens. Be ready. Shoot hard.
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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Three Views Of A Crosswalk - New York (2021)

Moments In Times Square



a photo of people in a crosswalk in times square new york city





a photo of people in a crosswalk in times square new york





a color photo of people crossing the street in times square new york city



A medium format camera brings a new dimension of color and detail to street photography.


Camera: 
Fujifilm GFX 100S
Lenses: Fujifilm GF 80mm f/1.7 


Light happens. Be ready. Shoot hard.
All Rights Reserved