Monday, October 17, 2011

New York Comic Con and Personal Chiding

Okay, so I ended up only taking one picture at NY Comic Con on Sunday. Actually, it was not even at Comic Con. It was on the street where I saw a dude decked out in an Iron Man costume followed by a filming crew. I do not even think I framed it that well.

Lame. I know. Truth be told, I was not feeling it. The event was sooo packed that I did not feel like I could devote the time to the subject that I desired. This probably stems from being stifled to moving well below my natural pace and forced to shuffle around the entire day. Very irritating. Same thing I said about the Medieval Festival, right?  I want to be in the right mindframe or my work would just be crap; I suppose that is something that I need to work on as a photographer.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Medieval Festival (part 3)


The first time I saw this person at the festival she was far off and I did not have the chance to take her picture. I made a promise to myself to keep walking the grounds until I ran into her and could ask to take an image.

Point of the story: be resolute.

This girl had on an elaborate steam punk outfit. Maybe she was a little out of place at this festival, but the costume still worked. Very cool nose-ring.

I think this is the final picture I will post, so I hope you enjoyed the images over the last few entries.

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Medieval Festival (part 2)


This gent made me laugh while I was taking his picture. I asked him if I could and he said yes, but then started talking in character like "What do you mean take my picture? Are you going to paint my image? Are you taking my essence?" and so on...

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park


I lugged my Bronica SQ-A to a Medieval Festival held at Fort Tryon Park and had an okay time.

The park is very nice, but so many people showed up that it was hard to get around.

A lot of the people that dressed up were really friendly, but it felt like there was something of an attitude of irritation in the air emanating from the mundane folk. Maybe it was the crowding.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Rookie Mistakes

I believe I saw this title as a title on one of the forums I frequent and it perfectly explains how I feel today.

Today I went to the medieval festival held at Fort Tryon Park so that I could take a lot of pictures of people in costume, have a good time, and get some practice in with the Bronica SQ-A before I take it to New York City Comic Con. Well, I think about half of the shots are ruined because of my ineptitude.

This camera has an autoexposure feature when the special metering prism is attached, but half of the time I forgot to turn the meter on!

Damn it!

Oh well. I am not going to repeat the mistake again and I am going to be ready for Comic Con.

Is it a huge loss? Eh. I was not really feeling the event and a lot of the costumes looked a bit K-Mart-ish.

I also have not been feeling so well the last few days, so that could have dampened my enthusiasm as well.

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