water tower wednesday - dawns early light

you've seen this view before 
its what I see 
walking up 80th Street to Broadway 
to the subway 

in the mornings 
just before daylight savings time 
the morning skies were pink and grainy


the grain is due to my point&shoot giving up the ghost
 its no longer focusing properly 
its getting harder to hold it steady even with the 'shake reduction' 
(or whatever its really called) 
turned on.


  1. Beautiful, even with the shake. Love the tones.

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  2. I'm not good at early morning shots no matter what camera I use. Just hard to capture, but have to say, you did a pretty darn good job despite the 'shake reduction' thingie.

  3. very nice.
    why do I never think of NYC as having lovely sunrises and sunsets..

  4. Sometimes the best pics are because our camera isn't quite good enough. I love your photo.

  5. The colors are beautiful -- as is the composition. Bummer on the point and shoot.

  6. Don't do away with it just yet Daryl, if it's still taking shots like this it deserves to 'live'!!

  7. Grainy or not, the capture itself is wonderful!

  8. Consider it stylized! Art comes in all forms ... still great shot!

  9. I think grain is great... I often add it to a bw photo... I remember taking this photo to a camera shop, and they wouldn't print it because it was 'too grainy'. If you check the post, you'll see that it reminded me of Maxfield Parrish's paintings.

  10. Oh how lovely, Daryl!
    This is really a fine image.

  11. Hmmmmmmmm. Is there some sort of camera sickness going around? Mine crapped out completely over the weekend.

  12. It might be that whole Mercury in retrograde thing.. or it might just be that the auto function needed to choose a slow shutter speed (shakes) and high ISO (grain) for this particular image. In any event, it's still a beauty.

  13. Wow - that is a magical shot, The sky is just amazing and your framing just super.

  14. I actually love the grain in this Daryl. I think it adds so much to the already wonderful mood. This is really beautiful, and I love the wonderful natural frame.

  15. Beautiful! So sorry to hear about your camera woes, there must be something in the air. Even so, this is a great shot.

  16. an enjoyable photo - sometimes camera foul-ups can produce an interesting effect.

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  17. How many cameras has my blog chewed through now I wonder?

    Nice shot. We're gonna need steadicams soon, LOL

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  18. Oh wow! I love it, grain and all. It reminds me somehow of a Chinese landscape painting.


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