Best Hood Ornament Ever!

So I was walking around the colfax area, not getting anything to shoot, and I decided to stroll up one of the side streets.  I found this old dodge truck.  I don’t know what it is about me lately that has really been digging old trucks, but man I’ve really been digging old trucks.  I think it’s my lack of models to shoot.  Honestly it’s hilarious.  Also I think I’m copying my uncle who has a ton of pictures of old car chrome parts.  It’s a cool series. You can see some of the series here.

So here is this shot I took of this great trout hood ornament.  Trout are so great.  For those of you who don’t know I LOVE fly fishing.  It’s always been a passion of mine since I was a little kid.  My grand

April 2nd 2021

The Flight

The Flight

So I took a walk on colfax ave in New York, and I was surprised at how little I actually found to photograph.  There weren’t really all that many people on the street.  The general architecture I found a little boring, and I just couldn’t find much to shoot.  I always wonder if that’s a mood based thing.  If you’re in a better mood you find more to shoot, or if you’re in a worse mood you find less to shoot.  I’ve never been able to figure out if that’s actually true or not.  I don’t think I was in a particularly bad mood, but I definitely wasn’t in some bouncing off the walls great mood either. 

I guess the most interesting thing that happened was I met a curator of a nice little gallery on colfax.  He also did quite a few of the paintings in the gallery.  It w

The mini, and my new love.

So sue me.  I’m still fascinated by the kind of detail and bokeh that I’m getting with my 85mm f1.4.  It’s so crystal sharp that sometimes it hurts to see what it pulls out.  This shot is of the front headlight of a mini cooper.  An old one, one with character.  Yes I’m saying that the new ones don’t have as much character.   There was this cool looking old mini cooper just hanging out.  So I snapped some shots of it.  I was half waiting for this real hipster guy to come walking out of some building asking me what the hell I was doing, but it never happened.  I was ready for it though.  The whole time just imagining someone in a headband, and some goofy looking socks.  People are funny sometimes they co

Graffiti that really speaks

Walking around downtown New York I stumbled upon this.  I totally love this quote, not that I can really apply it to my everyday life, but I still think it’s a great concept to think about.  While looking at the quote I noticed something interesting.  There was graffiti around it, and on it, but if you look closely someone has deliberately kept this on the side of their store.  They painted that great yellow color all around the quote, but not over it, just over the graffiti.  Thinking about that was fun.  Imagining someone with a roller on a pole, painting the whole side of the building, but leaving this one inspirational quote.  Great work to whoever did that.

-Dave