Today has been the busiest day for Randy and myself in New York City. I started capturing the clouds over midtown from Greenpoint. Randy went to Central Park and surrounding areas.
I had a meal consisting of delicious fried chicken and french fries before going to Manhattan and that was enough to keep me alive for the rest of the day. Shooting time-lapse photo sequences in Times Square is very difficult because there are thousands of people walking and blocking the camera all the time, day and night. When I was a kid there was a travel commercial on television saying something like “Visit Broadway, the street that never sleeps…”, and that is true to this day. Broadway is always packed with people walking around, taking photos or just enjoying a meal.
When we were done for the day Randy went to pick me up for the last time-lapse photo sequence of our trip, to be featured in the first video of the New York Lapse project: Driving and taking photos with the camera set up on aperture priority. In the behind-the-scene photo below you can see that there was an NYPD car behind us.
Fortunately, the entire trip was very productive!