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Monday, March 24, 2008

Down and Out in Soho

Spring Street, NYC
Photo by myself on Spring Street in Soho.

Soho boasts a mix of quirky expensive boutiques and beautiful old architecture. Throw the homeless into the mix and you've got high contrast.


Mark and I tried out the new camera today, braving the frigid winds to stand along the Williamsburg waterfront. The trouble is, the view there was rather unspectacular, so I have nothing respectable to show.

I did take a nice photo of my cat Dida, however. She can be photogenic sometimes, and here she is, looking to squeeze onto the sofa.

I have to say the camera is pretty great. I can't imagine taking really bad shots with it. Except for the pictures of the waterfront, that is.


I don't have much else to write tonight for whatever reason, so I'll leave it at that.

Happy Monday, everyone!


Ming the Merciless said...

Cute kitty! Love the color on it.

I haven't read your blog in a couple of days so what kind of camera did you get?

Maybe I should read the last couple of posts before asking, huh?

Anonymous said...

Boy this is a stunning photograph. I don't know if you have seen any but the photographs in your city that were taken during the Great Depression are like this. The black and white just adds to that.

I hope you have a really nice week to match your really nice photograph.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio.

Kitty said...

Thanks Ming dear!
I got a Canon 40D. I'm excited but also a little skeered to walk around with it on the streets. I know tons of people carry expensive cameras on the street, but I'm paranoid like that.

Hallo Mr. Lincoln!
Thank you so much. I love b/w photos of New York and how timeless they seem.
Have a wonderful week as well!

Carolyn said...

Dida is CUTE!!

Love the Black and White Pic.

Fredrik said...

Lovely cat picture!
I remember being so excited the first time I handled a "real" camera, it's so fun!!! Enjoy!

Kizz said...

Pets are always good test subjects. So excited to see you using the new machine!

Anonymous said...

Great, great shot Kitty.

This photo says so much. - I wish I could see it bigger. - The Local "6 Uptown only", as if this man will ever be moving Uptown. The "Liquor" sign, a downfall for many people. "Fresh", nothing in this shot looks fresh.

Blue Road said...

The greatness of the camera but the subjects it is not important that are photographed.

Unknown said...

Sounds a bit like Soho in London. I would be a bit scared about taking an expensive camera out around New York, especially with it's reputation for crime.

Anonymous said...

I am really enjoying your blog. You are an amazing photographer. Love all the photos.

Kitty said...

thanks Barber Bunch
I will let Dida know!

Hi Fredrik
I am overwhelmed. Hopefully the fear will change to excitement soon, lol

Hi Kizz
Pets are so available and great, aren't they? Dida would be appalled if she knew what I was doing.

Chewy, thanks for the interpretation
There are so many facial product boutiques here - Fresh, l'Occitane, Jurlique...people can be so focused on their good looks!

Welcome Blue Road
Your blog and photos are beautiful and inspiring. You're right. The point is finding the beautiful in the mundane.
Thanks for the visit!

Hi Gail's Man
The crime is so much better than it used to be!
I think it depends on the neighborhood. Walking around in the village or uptown is fine. Walking around in a crowd is not so good.

Welcome Tam!
Thanks so much for your kind words. I enjoyed your blog & photography and will be back for more!

BrianC said...

Awwwww, what a cute kitty. Luminous eyes.

Catz said...

Nice photo. I have always wanted to visit the Big Apple - this just makes me want to more!

Nikon said...

What a beautiful cat!
I love the B&W shots, too. They seem to remind so many of us of the depression :-)
There was great photojournalism then followed by the war years.

Andi said...

Dida is beautiful !!!
I absolutely adore cats, I really wish I could have one x