Grand

Spent most of the daylight hours downtown today. Well worth it.

grand central market

Been a while since I’ve been to Grand Central Market.

grand central market

Who says downtown is dead?

-cvj

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9 Responses to Grand

  1. TheGraduate says:

    Dr. Johnson,

    I was thinking to mention the other day that I like the aesthetic of your pictures, very geometric I think. (The first one, in your article about the observatory was quite nice.)

    You can see for instance in your second picture here that there are lots of parallel lines made by the columns and hanging wires and lots of lines perpendicular to those columns represented by the counters and signs.

    Is the geometric aspect something that you consciously look for when you take the pictures?

    Cheers.

  2. Clifford says:

    Hi,

    Sometimes yes, sometimes no. I think that it is unconscious a good deal of the time. For example I really loved both of these photos, could see them immediately I saw the scenes, and wanted to take them. So I did. I liked the second one a lot especially, and could not put my finger on exactly why…. It is only just now you pointed it out that I saw the structures that you pointed out as quite so striking. Thanks.

    Other times, I do try to bring those sort of geometric features out deliberately.

    Interesting.

    Yes, people really liked the observatory picture. It has already started making the rounds around the web I noticed, as a shot of the observatory to use as illustration on blogs. (Don’t know whether to be flattered or annoyed…. 🙂 )

    Thanks!!

    -cvj

  3. spyder says:

    It has already started making the rounds around the web I noticed, as a shot of the observatory to use as illustration on blogs. (Don’t know whether to be flattered or annoyed….

    Well you could always begin using Creative Commons licensing for your photos. That would enable you to not only feel deeply flattered but also begin to find your images moving through creative expressions, morphing in ways you have yet to imagine. The probabilities are, well, multidimensionest.

  4. spyder says:

    Well that was downright rude of me to fail to upload the link for Creative Commons copyrighting.

  5. Dharmashanti says:

    Reminds me of when I was at Pike Place Market in Seattle. Good memories!

  6. Holmes says:

    Is this where an important scene from “City of Angels” was shot?

    Yes, I know it’s a crap movie, but the film score is one of the best ever written.

  7. Clifford says:

    Possibly. I don’t know, not having seen the film. Assuming you mean the film.

    If interested in movies, you may know (or should, if you don’t yet) that it is across the street (and down half a block) from the Bradbury Building, of Bladerunner fame.

    -cvj

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