Experimenting with bokeh is my favorite thing to do when I play with my camera these days. (Bokeh refers to the aesthetic value of the elements not in focus in the image – such as blur quality and lighting elements among other things .) I’ve literally taken thousands of photos hoping to achieve depth, but it wasn’t until I forced myself to start understanding aperture and lighting that it started making sense.
I have a new 50mm lens that I’ve been wanting to experiment with outdoors, but it’s been so cold that I haven’t been motivated to bundle up for the sake of practicing photography. Yesterday I took a few quick shots, with a focus on capturing motion. Jasper was being a major goof and not cooperating at all, and it was incredibly cold, but I still managed to get a few that I think are fun.
Vodka Martini with a twist of lemon
After getting caught in a downpour on my way home from work yesterday and getting soaked, a cocktail sounded like a fantastic idea.
(Side note: The iPhone 5S has an incredible camera built in, I’m continuously impressed with the quality of photos.)
The street art, the architecture, the shopping, the restaurants, the upscale hotels, the dive bars, the views, the coffee, the pop-up shops. I love it all.
NYC lately on the Lower East Side.
This has been the toughest winter I’ve experienced since moving to NYC. I’ve found myself complaining about it way too often. Luckily spring is only 26 days away and I will be a very happy person again. Until then, I’m relying on Netflix, VUDU and the RealReal to keep me occupied.
The Bowery Mural.
Maya Hayuk’s geometric mural has been up at the corner of Houston and Bowery for about two weeks now. It’s quite the beauty with bold lines and vibrant pops of color. Unfortunately, some hooligans felt the urge to tag over it already…and there goes the neighborhood.
I walked by this mural while in the East Village earlier this afternoon. Rest in peace Philip Seymour Hoffman, your brilliance and talent will be remembered forever.
Throwback to a vacation in Mexico with my favorite shades of white that I’d love to see right now. In about one hour it’s going to begin snowing a g a i n! My morning commute on the 6 is going to be awesome. Last Tuesday I waited underground for 40 minutes, only to give up and walk 20 blocks at a snail’s speed because the sidewalks were so slushy and icy.