At the Corner of Bow & Market

With all of the construction that’s been making its rounds throughout the city this summer, you may have missed a few of the changes.  Here’s a shot of the intersection of Market Street & Bow Street after the Market St. section has been repaved & re-striped.  You might’ve noticed something a bit funny about it as you’re driving home or waiting for pedestrians – that’s because the city moved the crosswalk to a slightly less treacherous location – which you can see next to the jagged yield line.  (It is also the street-level shot of the same area that was featured from above on July 11th.)

I love how the rowhouse building follows the contour of the street through the frame – but the coolest part of this photo to me is the fact that I finally noticed that it looks like Coca-Cola used to advertise on the side of the building.  I can make out a subtle “Coca” just above the Dolphin Striker’s awning – can you see it?

Today’s shot is another attempt at using the new neutral density filter…you’ll notice fewer people hanging out in the frame despite the dozens of people that were probably in and out in the moments the shots were snapped.  Still not the punch I’m looking for, but plenty of learning and tinkering to do…and plenty of tips to take from some of the seasoned folks in my treasured photography network!

At Market & Bow Street

Standing at the corner of Market Street and Bow Street will almost always result in some light streaks if you’re taking pictures at night – regardless of what day of the week, it’s one of the busiest corners in the city.  I love how it highlights the contours of Bow Street and the curving streets.  You can see Macroscopic, Macro Polo, Bliss, The Dolphin Striker, Poco’s, and the rest of the familiar stops along Bow Street. Still waiting for the perfect shot from this vantage, but this does it for me for the time being.