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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Downtown Philly

I am please to display the photographic work of a guest photographer, my oldest son, Nicholas (Nick) who is seventeen.  

This is a shot of way up high of City Hall in Philadelphia.  It was shot by Nick while I was driving.  The family decided to visit Tony Luke's for an 'authentic' Cheese Steak this past Saturday and came home Broad Street, which takes you around City Hall.  To be honest, I was dying behind the wheel.  I could have filled up every memory card I own on that trip!  Nick took a lot of shots and I kept a bunch.  You'll definitely see one of them on Weekend Reflections.  He shot a bunch of really funny signs, but many of them didn't come out too good.  He created several excellent abstract works, mainly due to shaking hands.

I had to crop this big time because of the funky exposure and lighting. 

Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM lens
Exposure 1/50 sec @ f1.4
ISO 800
Curves adjusted for contrast

I though this one was really cool.  A shot of the GPS on the dashboard as we cruised up Broad Street.  The GPS was telling me to turn left on Stenton Avenue, but of course, being male, I can't listen to directions.  Actually, I lived in the Mount Airy section of while attending college, so I knew a better route. 
Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM lens
Exposure 1/30 sec @ f1.4
ISO 800
Curves adjusted for contrast

And lastly, this one.  Nick wanted to shoot the McDonald's in the background, but fortunately, for him, the auto-focus decided otherwise.  I really thought this was a great shot. 

Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM lens
Exposure 1/50 sec @ f1.4
ISO 800
Curves adjusted for contrast


Rebecca said...

Nick did a great job. Love that first shot, cropped and all. How were the cheesesteaks?

cieldequimper said...

All of them great, I agree that the last one is much better than if the focus had been on McD's. The first one is marvellous.

Woody said...

Thanks Rebecca. The cheesesteaks were OK. We went to TL's sportsbar across the street. They got busy and the meal arrived a little cold, but still very tasty!

Woody said...

Hi ceildequimper! I liked the first one as well. I'm looking forward to another trip ASAP! Center City has a lot of cool thinks to photograph and it's east to get to by train. I imagine I could spend an entire day just at City Hall. It's a very ornate building.

Anonymous said...

Woody, I love the shot of the GPS on the dash--the McDonald one is a great shot also! Looking forward to more from Nick too :)

Glen Goffin said...

I agree about the focus on the last shot. I like it where it is. The yellows in the background provide nice counterpoint to the red tail light :) Peace

Cezar and Léia said...

My favourite is the first one, I loved the angle!
Wonderful pictures!

Marka said...

Kudos to Nick! Nice photos!

James said...

It looks like photography runs in the family. :)

Earnest said...

The art of dead reckoning is.... dead.

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