Just coming off one of those crazy busy weekends… a fundraiser event, which reminds me I have not even uploaded those images yet, on Saturday evening and then up and out early to catch a train to NYC on Sunday. Sunday’s trip to NYC was more about just taking it all in, including an exhibit at the ICP, lunch at Grand Central Station, and my first trip to B&H, i.e. the photographer’s candy store. I left my big camera and lenses at home… it got a workout the night before and opted to travel light with just my little Panasonic P&S and my camera phone.
Stieglitz Steichen Strand is currently on exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. I went to see it yesterday with another member of the DPC. I’m not sure what I could write about it here that would do it justice; so my advice is that you go see it for yourself. It’s at the Met until April. In this time of digital and producing amazing images at lightning speed, it’s important to take a step back in time and remember the time, effort, and even science that the pioneers of photography used to produce amazing images that are still held in the highest regard in today’s world.
Afterwards, and with all that inspiration, we headed into central park with our cameras. We probably should have worn better snow boots. The trees were still holding onto the snow from previous days and the contrast was terrific. If there was a hill, there were people sledding and the colorful sleds, again, against all the white snow added so much interest. I think my favorite part though was the “tree art” . . . what fun. What a great Day!