(forgive me if you've seen these. I can't seem to find them but I feel like I've posted them before.)
This past spring I shot a wedding. I know, I know. I keep telling myself that I'll only consider shooting them for close friends in need of saving money but sometimes times get tough and you have to find ways of putting cash in the empty bank account. Maybe next time I get asked I'll require that i get to shoot it using disposables or with a phone. Then run the photos trough instagram and they'll be all over the cool bride websites! Easy.
It really isn't the wedding I don't like shooting, it's just those staged shots and the big group shots. Most couples say it's never a big deal to get that group shot but they don't realize how much their moms really want them -- oooh, and this last one I wasn't really introduced to the mom so I mistakenly asked her to go to the back of the group...she was not too happy about it and let it be known! Anyhow, as much as I begrudgingly accept the job, I take it really seriously and always get some pretty fresh shots.
What does this have to do with these photos? Well, I met with the couple at their place on the Upper West Side and we walked around scouting out the neighborhood for locations to shoot the day of the wedding. That is when i discovered Riverside Park. It runs along the west side with 3 or 4 tiers of parks with lots of great architectural features. These are just a few of the images from that walk. I had on a FLD filter (which is a bit red and used to balance light temperatures for film) and circular polarizing filter. No reason other than to try something out.
Ok, thats it.