10/27/2003:

A Night in the Life, Part 1

A Night in the Life, Part 1

A Night in the Life, Part 1

A Night in the Life, Part 1

A Night in the Life, Part 1

A Night in the Life, Part 1

A Night in the Life, Part 1

A Night in the Life, Part 1

A Night in the Life, Part 1

A Night in the Life, Part 1

A Night in the Life, Part 1

A Night in the Life, Part 1

A Night in the Life, Part 1

A Night in the Life, Part 1

A Night in the Life, Part 1

These are shots from my first night of shooting for A Day in the Life. I can use only one. Did I enjoy my first night out? Yeah- I did. Skating around the abandoned alleys in Chinatown and over the Manhattan Bridge, and down through Vinegar Hill, the streets were abandoned and peaceful. Eventually I made my way down to the water, where I had a brief conversation with a guy smoking a cigarette and staring off towards Manhattan.

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Great photos,dude.

nice photos. i really like the 'day in the life' website, and it was a cool surprise to see your name on this week! bravo!

jake those are kick ass....what kind of camera are you using?

thanks for capturing my love for this city... incredible photos

Jake -
May I ask how you got the photos to turn out so nicely at night. Besides, turning off the flash, and using photoshop to bring up the brightness and bright colors, are there any other tricks?

the trick is really one of camera positioning- an old photo teacher of mine said that half the battle is just sticking the camera in a place other people haven't stuck it before. in this case, that means finding places in the city where there are no bright lights- in fact, total darkness is great- which is hard to find.

the rest is basic photography- use a good tripod, the smallest aperature your camera has (to enhance depth of field), and bracket exposure times until you get what you want in terms of shadow depth and detail.

in photoshop, just up the contrast a little bit, fix the color balance if it's way off, and up the hue until you see something closer to what you saw with your eyes. if you overdo it the picture comes out looking grainy and flat, so be judicious.

~outstanding series of images, fantastic work!~

Truly amazing!

truly great images!

love the rusticness in your shots.

sweet pics. i miss nyc! very impressive. i like the light bursts.

Hello!
Your photography is amazing, I admire it! I wanted to let you know about a new web photo project - pixos.net - that I recently started, which I thought you may be very interested in!
Every week, pixos.net calls on photo enthusiasts around the world to take pictures of a common subject, situation, or theme - with the emphasis on each photographer's location...

But pictures will tell you so much more... so please come and take a look at www.pixos.net!
The current theme is "My Town in Rush" and your participation (this week and later!) in my growing project would mean very much to me! (it's also very easy to submit an entry, and doesn't take any time)

Many greetings from California,
Greg.

www.dotgrex.com

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