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Turn ons: Exploring the world around me and sharing that exploration with others.
Turn offs: commercial television.
What I shot: 2:00pm EST Brooklyn Bridge and Southern Manhattan from the Brooklyn Ferry Landing. Activities in the area the half-hour before the shoot included photo sessions for two wedding parties, visits by three couples, one solo tourist (I took his picture for him), about four family groups. It was a cold, clear beautiful day in New York. The walk across the bridge from Manhattan was wonderful and envigorating with many friendly faces.
This area has a great deal of history to it, being a native american site before european settlement then a major ferry landing before the bridges in the pano were constructed. It was the site of the retreat of the colonial troops from Manhattan when the British took Manhattan during the revolutionary war. It is currently undergoing a bit of gentrification with the renovation of some of the surrounding buildings for shops, restaurants and housing. The water and air are much improved over the last couple of decades due to legislation and the actions of many hard working environmentalists.
How it was shot: I used a Minolta X-700 camera with a Minolta MD 24mm 1:2.8 lens. This was mounted to a home made "L" with a Bogen sliding mount on top of a Bogen 3047 Panhead on a Bogen 3262 ball head. I shot 18 frames/revolution. The film was Kodak Elite 100.
How it was put together: Film was developed and then scanned on my Polaroid SprintScan 35/LE, resized in Photoshop LE and stitched together using MPW and QTVR1.0 Authoring Tools Suite on a Power Mac 8500/180.
Thanks Rabbett, for prompting and coordinating this project! Let's do another shoot on the Vernal Equinox or Earth Day.