Wednesday, October 04, 2006

New York, Sky Country

One thing I miss about Texas is the visible sky. But it's not like there's no sky in New York (uh, right), it's just harder to focus on. So in my new role as clumsy amateur photographer, I've been trying to focus on it. I like the results below. If I can get more that I like, perhaps I'll make this a series.


Blogger Digital Art Photography for Dummies said...

New York does have a beautiful sky, especially in the winter when the sun lies low on the horizon. There's aomething called the rule of thirds in photography, which means that you get a well-framed photo by framing landscape photos so that the sky occupies the top third of the photo.

4:16 AM  
Anonymous pf said...

Not that it needs to be said, but for the benefit of "digital art photography for dummies" (if that IS his or her real name...[wink]): if you're trying to see pure sky in the city, the edges of buildings inevitably poke into the frame. You even come to love them. That's sort of the point.

In other words: Rule, schmule. Do your thing, Dubya.

10:28 AM  
Blogger JMW said...

Thanks, PF. I think Digital Art means well (perhaps it's short for Digital Arthur), and I also think he/she is technically correct. But yes, one point of this "project," such as it is, is to replicate what it's like to look at the sky in NY, which does always include those intrusions of architecture.

10:51 AM  
Anonymous pf said...

If only you could convey the smell, too. And the sense that a taxi is speeding at you.

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hold a slice of sky photo contest on your website, Mr. Editor. -- tavia

10:37 PM  
Blogger Freudian Slip said...

Head out to an area without lights, that will let you see the sky so much better. New York has got plenty of countryside for when you are missing Texas :)

6:58 AM  

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