Empire Pizza

Twenty Four

This was taken after we had been to the top of the Empire State Building. We were heading towards the Flatiron Building (see previous post). However, on the way be bought a delicious pizza from a 7/11 store. Not the Empire Pizza. It was delicious. We ate it in a small park with the Flatiron Building before us and the Empire State behind us. Perfect.

Empire Pizza

Another photo using the Nikon D610. Nothing fancy, just a holiday snap.

Broadway Polo


Hats for the last post. This time it’s polo shirts. This time my mum was on a shopping spree. This was during one of our night time trips into Broadway. I also have a photo of the actual racks head on so it looks more like my hats shot. However, I liked this shot as it was full of people. In fact, the shop was very busy even though it was about 10 pm.

Broadway Polo

This photo, like my last Broadway shot, was taken with my dad’s Olympus camera with the fish eye. Great for tight spots like this shop. Thinking about posting at least one more proper Broadway shot. I’m quite busy at the moment as exams are coming up. So at least it easier not having to take photos at the moment and having so many holiday photos.



One of the things on my shopping list was snap backs, or as my dad calls them base ball caps. What does he know?!


I knew what I wanted but still found it difficult to find. It was a particular Miami Heat snap back. This was one shop that was recommended to me (I can’t remember the name now). As you can see they had lots of hats. One wall was just hats and the opposite wall was just trainers. Didn’t find what I wanted but the amount of stuff was impressive and I think made for an interesting photo.

Another one with the Nikon D610.

Broadway, NYC


Broadway, NYC

This is Broadway. Broadway itself is very, very long. This is the bit that most people think of. Where all the theatre shows and cinema films happen.

I loved Broadway. It was about 15 minutes walk from our hotel and we came here at least half of our nights in New York. I liked the lights, the buzz of the crowds and that many shops were open very late.

Both my dad and I took photos here. We brought his Olympus as neither of us wanted to carry anything bigger or heavier.

Notting Hill Carnival

Project 52: Week 22

Notting Hill Carnival

On Bank Holiday Monday I went to the Notting Hill Carnival. I managed to take quite a few photos but chose to post this one because it was the most vibrant. It stood out because each of the three people in the picture are wearing different colours.

This is the first time that I visited the Notting Hill Carnival. I thought that it was great. The costumes were very creative and extremely colourful. The streets were very crowded with everyone trying to get a good view of the carnival processions.

I didn’t need to edit to photo except to sharpen it a bit. I didn’t even need to crop it as I thought that it filled the frame well with action and colour.

Light and Shade

Project 52: Week 4Light and Shade

OK, so I continue to investigate the world around me. I’m finding it trickier to get good photos now the holidays are over. There is so little time during the week.

Anyway, I have been looking at some street photography and thought I would have a go. The best photos seem to be black and white with a good mix of light and shade. So off I went to Reading town centre to capture some shots.

It was really difficult to get a good picture. It also feels odd taking pictures of others and, as I tried, to keep them anonymous. Anyway, I think that this was the best of the bunch and the man cannot be recognised. As you can see, I have left some colour in the photo, but not much, to make the character stand out more.

As it was late afternoon the shadows were strong. I also like the simplicity of the photo with the lone figure walking silently across the scene. I will definitely try street photography again.

Taken with a Fujifilm x10. I thought this was a good camera for the photo trip as it is small and does not stand out.