I love these burning hot sunsets, the light and glow is challenging to capture with-out feeling like you’re staring directly into the sun. And that’s why I love documenting these colorful and rapidly disappearing experiences.
When weather mixes with light, it’s magic.
Animations and Timelapse
All of the pictures in this series are time-lapse or photos turned into animations, and those animations are converted into GIFs.
Glamour Duck - A Mandarin in Central Park
I went to Central Park to photograph fall foliage and think through a business challenge I am working on. The lighting was ok, sort of meh and the foliage not quite popping yet. There was a larger crowd than normal hanging around the Pond in the southeast corner of Central Park. Everyone was abuzz about the “duck”. The Mandarin Duck. Eventually the Mandarin swam across the pond, and the crowd began snapping photos and admiring the best looking duck in Manhattan. The next thing I know, the duck is standing on a rock front and center, like he is posing for me. So I obliged his generosity, trying to capture his colorful feathers. Impressed with this bird and how he looked in the photo, I shared his picture on Instagram (with hashtags). The next day, NY1 asked for permission to use my photo in their news story (http://www.ny1.com) about this mysterious and colorful duck. This experience was a happy accident.