100 wednesdays – august 21, 2013

August 27, 2013




{I love NY}


{farmers market}

I love New York City. This is the 2nd time I have been lucky enough to visit in less than a year and it always offers something new and stimulating to inspire me. From 3o Rockefeller Plaza to Times Square at night to a close up of a flower and a bee at farmers market in Union Square, inspiration is everywhere.

I did not pull out my regular camera on this trip but instead let my daughter  be my guide in all that we did and saw. She is 11 and this was her first trip. We shopped on 5th Avenue, ate pizza, ate French food, saw Mama Mia and shopped some more. One day we just wondered around Soho, Union Square and NYU exploring everything the city had to offer. My husband was there too…He was the bag carrier ;).

This was just the sort of inspiration trip I needed before returning to Reno for kids to start school and fall to settle in.

A couple of tips from this weeks shooting:

  • look up – you never know what will inspire you
  • shoot in the dark and gather silhouettes of people, color and perspective
  • shoot close up – studying something really close can reveal so much; when I took the photo of the sunflower at first I did not see the bees but upon closer inspection, there were two; the texture and color of the flower are also a great starting point for pattern design and sketching

See you next week for my next 100 Wednesdays.


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