The Eye of Gotham is Watching You

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Perhaps because I’ve shot three weddings and an engagement shoot in the past four days in New York and D.C. and thus have redefined my sleep schedule, I’m going all trippy for today’s image. This is a two-image panorama from a tilt-shift of the awesome (in the true sense of the world) ceiling at Saturday’s wedding at Gotham Hall.

And also a happy note about humanity — I was lying flat on my back to do this panorama, and my phone fell out of my pocket during it. I can’t live without a phone for a second, so I bought a new one, and I got a call on it yesterday that a worker had found it! Honesty prevails, and this is why it’s a good idea to have your contact information on your phone’s lock screen.
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Camera: Canon 5D Mark II (rented for novelty from my pals at Adorama)
Lens: Canon 45mm T/S

Glamour and Grunge

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Happy Memorial Day! I’m on the road in Washington DC today as part of my Memorial Day Weekend Wedding World Tour … three weddings and an engagement shoot. Kim and Dinesh were married on Saturday in a gorgeous wedding at Gotham Hall. It’s crazy-season time, but I’ll do my best to keep up, becauase I have so much to show!

Fun fact: We’re at 23rd Street because an off-duty MTA worker wrongly claimed we weren’t allowed to shoot at my subway stop … so we got onto the train and off at the next stop. One day MTA workers will read what the rules actually are (no lights, no tripods, no impeding traffic, otherwise photography is expressly permitted). Shooting with a wedding dress on a rainy day in NYC is a challenge because there is literally nowhere you can go that people will not try to stop you. NYC is like a video game on Hard Mode.

Camera: Nikon D3s
Lens: 10-image “Brenizer method” panorama with the Nikon 105mm f/1.8 AIS (35mm equivalent focal length: 41mm f/0.67 — calculated here)

Coming soon: The Fashion-forward and Socially Conscious Jen and Scott

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All you need to know about why Jen and Scott are awesome is that it was Scott’s idea to pose by the recycling cans, though I said “OK, if we’re going to do this, we’re going to REALLY do this!”

Lens: 24mm f/1.4
Camera: Nikon D3s
Lighting: SB-900s, composited from three frames