The "Street Observations" Photo Blog featuring street photography and observations from photographer John Fraissinet.
Yes, I am attracted to take pictures of the Federal Reserve building, probably ever since they warned me not to. This time, it just occurred to me that it was somewhat like a giant Tetris board with shapes fit just precisely.
Here we have two more. Here I just loved the light streaming down Nassau Street.
This is a different interpretation, showing various layers/planes/levels of variations of people and light. It's really three different dimensions.
I regularly travel through the PATH train station that lands beneath the downtown World Trade Center site. Since the event in 2001, there has been constant rerouting and construction within the underground pathways of the facility. Ultimately, a new station will emerge designed by Santiago Calatrava which will feature rows of curved arches.
Two weeks ago, one of the wooden construction walls deep below was opened. For years, I was unaware there was anything work going on at that spot. Suddenly, a new tunnel was revealed with a design that matches what the roof will become.
I took a walk through, and got this look at the new futuristic design.
I have glasses that change to sunglasses when outside in the bright sun. During this time of year, when looking towards the sun, I get an incredible glare that makes it difficult to see. Through such a glaze, I spotted this pigeon by the Millenium Hotel. I pointed in the direction of the glare towards some birds. This one amused me as he looks at himself in the reflection of the window. But, I wasn't shooting with any intent.
The picture caught me by surprise when it became popular on Flickr. It hit the appropriate qualifications determined by their secret algorithms to make their Explorer list. It ended up being number 116 out of their daily selection of 500 selected photos. (I only did better once when I got to number 38 with "Crossroads", a shot in Times Square. As for the pigeon picture, I think the title, "Vanity", helped its popularity. It's funny.
I assume these gentlemen were early in their meal as they only had water on their table. That is unless they were primarily water-arigans. Or, perhaps they sat outside, but because they were alone, the waiter was unaware of their presence. No matter, they seemed to be fairly well engrossed in their conversation that the water was probably enough.
I'm really not sure what is happening here. I thought she was a bit overdressed for the street. Apparently she needs to go somewhere down towards Wall Street according to the direction. They are shooting a lot of movies in my neighborhood. In particular, they are shooting a movie with the code name of "Moonquake" which I learned from the internet is a remake of Annie. So, it seemed to me that she might have been a movie star or something.
Walking through Chinatown, I liked the composition of the gates down on the store and the brightly painted fire escape above. I was framing the camera when this woman came out of the doorway on the right. I didn't move and continued working on composing the shot. She was absolutely baffled as to why I was taking a picture here. She stared at me all through her walk across the frame. I thought her purple coat added a nice accent to the shot.