Photo 52: Within the Frame

Wide Angle | Inclusion  {Week 14}

It is a new year, new month, and a new topic for Photo 52: Within the Frame.  We will be spotlighting perspective for the next month, examining the way your choice of lens can alter your viewpoint.  Wide angle lenses allow our camera to see wider than the eye can, and therefore allow us to include a great deal of the environment along with our subject.  The perfect lens for a snowy landscape!

This past Thursday night Hercules, the first blizzard of 2014, descended upon the Northeast.  The following morning I went out with my oldest son, traipsing around the neighborhood.  While he had fun tossing snowballs up the hill, I took some wide angle photos of him within the winter landscape.  My favorite is the image below which is intentionally shot out of focus.  The bright red hat reminds me of one of my favorite books from childhood, "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats.  It was the perfect book to read to my son when we got home from our adventure.   

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The Snowy Day

Photo 52: A Play on Light

Seeing in Black and White - Week 2

This past weekend New York City was hit by "Nemo", the first blizzard of 2013, and our neighborhood of Harlem was blanketed by about a foot of snow overnight.  In the early morning hours, just after the sun came up, I decided to take a walk around the local streets before the wonderland was disturbed by shovels and trudging feet.  My intentions from the beginning were to create a black and white collection exhibiting mother nature's artistry upon the streets of my nabe.  I felt there was no greater opportunity for "seeing in black and white".



Please continue along to see the rest of Photo 52's work for this week.  Next up is Erica Obenchain Collins, my friend, extraordinary mother to five beautiful children and a photographer with talent beyond measure.  Have fun cruising through the entire circle!