Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Photo Walk

Barbies, originally uploaded by Chris Arnade.
You just never know what you'll see.

Are you trying to figure out your camera?  Maybe you are a photographer, we can nerd talk about digital assets. Either way, I would like to start walking Wednesday mornings 10 am beginning TOMORROW Feb. 29, 2012. Anyone game? Email me (from my profile page to the right) to find out where we will meet.

Monday, February 27, 2012

What I saw in Sunset Park: Lady Drummers

2 Lady Drummers, originally uploaded by veesvision.
Via Flickr:
Every morning, we here in Sunset Park, are fortunate to have some live music and dancers to watch while walking the dog, jog or... work.

Today I finally got the courage to shoot these ladies. They were happy to let me.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Attention Young Photographers! Your Assignment:

"In February, NPR's Backseat Book Club is reading Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai. It's about a boy named Fadi, who finds his voice — and his lost little sister — through photography. Since the book is all about places, people and photos, we'd like to see the things YOU love.
Maybe it's a person — a sibling, a grandparent or a teacher. Or maybe it's your favorite spot — the garden outside your window, your secret hiding nook. What's important to you? Submit photos here!
If you're a kid and you're reading this, share your photos. And if you're an adult and know an aspiring photographer, share this assignment.
We may feature some of your pictures on our website."

The above passage is written on NPR's site. I will also post pictures here if get them on the SsPK Flickr pool and call it "NPR assignment".

Thursday, February 16, 2012

What you see in Sunset Park: notes stuck to a window.

notes, sunset park, originally uploaded by triebensee.
If anyone wants to share what these notes say, please click on the image and leave a note.

Monday, February 13, 2012

NYPD Commissioner Condon

NYPD Commissioner Condon, originally uploaded by veesvision.
Via Flickr:
The Plaque reads: " In Commemoration of the visit of Police Commissioner Richard J. Condon 1949 Graduate of St. Agatha School 11/20/89"

Apparently one of NYC's Police Commissioners was from Sunset Park. He went to Saint Agatha School on 48th street between 7th and 8th aves,

Friday, February 10, 2012

What you see in Sunset Park Brooklyn 1970s

Do you have old pictures of you and your friends in out on the street in Sunset Park? We'd love to see them. Please consider posting them on the SSPK Flickr pool.

Click here to see another photograph from 1984 and shot in front of the building on 6th ave and 44th street.

Graffiti Subway 1977

Via Flickr:
Subway Graffiti inside a West End line train in 1977. So prolific was graffiti in the 70s, it was actually considered an act of insanity to even speak of attempting to remove any of it.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

What I saw in Sunset Park: Slightly Snowy

Slightly Snowy, originally uploaded by veesvision.
This was how it looked this morning on m way to school, although this shot was taken a year ago.

Just wanted to take this opportunity to highlight 2 Sunset Park community groups that were mentioned this morning during Counsel member Christine Quinn's speech:
Si Se Puede (http://www.wecandoit.coop/) and Center for Family Life (http://www.cflsp.org/)
Both groups are helping Counsel members Sara Gonzalez and Christine Quinn inspire citizens of NYC to pass the Dream Act. These groups are an excellent example of what  living the American Dream is about.

Thank you!

What you see in Sunset Park: Moving Figures

_DSC2835, originally uploaded by nRiiqe.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bendable Snow

Bendable Snow, originally uploaded by veesvision.
The original was shot normally. I added stuff in Photoshop.

Shot in Sunset Park, Brooklyn sometime in 2011.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Go Big Blue!

Go Big Blue!, originally uploaded by veesvision.
Shot a t Keyfood on 5th ave and 44th street Brooklyn NY

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Then and now...

48th street and 7th ave, originally uploaded by veesvision.
48th street and 7th ave
Click on the picture above to see what this corner looks like now.