Manhattanhenge @ The Gantry Plaza | L.I.C. July 12, 2014
Today, I went to see the Manhattanhenge @ The Gantry Plaza in Long Island City. You can read about what the Manhattanhenge is here. I got there kind of early, so I walked around before it was time to meetup with members of my camera group. I got some nice shots of people playing sports, and just relaxing having a good time. Unfortunately, I did not get a shot of the sun because it did not travel in the location it was supposed to; plus there were some clouds blocking the spectacular experience 🙁 . Oh well, the good thing was that, as always I try to think positive and got some other interesting photographs, so the day wasn’t a total loss. I met some incredibly nice people, both in my photography group, and strangers I’ve met in L.I.C. I managed to get quite a few shots of the brilliant sun over the buildings (before the sun went down). As I walked along Central BLVD, I discovered people were actually fishing. I didn’t realize you can do that there! It was really interesting to see. Every time someone has ever talked about fishing, it usually involves a boat, and or traveling to Great Lakes somewhere. I was so happy I decided to bring my tripod, because as it got dark, it became really difficult to take pictures. For me, it was a totally different experience shooting at night; and if I didn’t have my tripod, I don’t think I would have gotten any shots at night. Despite the fact that we did not get any photographs of the “Manhattanhenge,” I had a wonderful experience meeting new friends (and an old one). Time sure flew, and I guess it was because I was having fun! I just realized I barely took any pictures of my new friends 🙁 . I will make sure I am more mindful next time 🙂 . New York is such a beautiful place to shoot photos, I don’t understand when people “I don’t get street photography.” I decided to do something a little different with my camera. I did some “in camera processing.” For today’s event, I have done no processing on my computer for these shots. Ahhhhhh it’s wonderful to be different and unique, and not play follow the leader.
Boy, I am so happy I came home in good spirits, because we all know there is always someone waiting around the corner (loitering) to say something negative, stupid, and uncalled for. And obviously these same people think the intended person is deaf. The only thing I will say about this ignorant person’s comment is that; yes, it would be nice to have everybody’s support, but, I know that despite all the positive things I’ve done, there still exist miserable people who make it a point to say something stupid against me. However, there is enough people that now DO understand, so what you’ve said under your breath is unimportant. Not only that, a lot of people around you think your unimportant too. So stop trying to make yourself bigger than what you actually are. I don’t need your kind of support. I know that I am not only talented, but creative in what I do; my actions over the years speak for itself, which says more than what the hater’s have done (other than blab every change they get. I am happy with that fact. I do hope that one day some of you haters snap out of your miserableness, because I’m having fun doing what I love to do. I don’t need your seal of approval. Crack open book, please.