On my trip to New York City in May 2000 I had at last the proper
and complete photo gear at my disposal to get the images I wanted
the way I wanted. As a result was a wide range of digital
photographs that I'm finally -- in general -- content with.
Of course, like always, most of the images suffer considerably
from being "forced" into a more manageable physical (and
kilobyte) size for the web distribution. Not only do much of the
delicious details get lost when cropped to half the physical height
(one fourth of the original, recorded film -- or photo cell
-- area), but also often the diagonal lines show visible jagging
due to the physical resizing. In addition to the detail loss, the
re-compression of the files -- to make them downloadable, ie.
< 100 KB -- also has its drawbacks.
Although most of the images are of high-rises (as is appropriate
for a scraper site), another pre-trip theme was the Modernist
movement and (low-rise) examples of it in the City.
Each image will get a (more or less) short and (usually less)
appropriate talk-through and will be placed under an appropriate
location header below.
More on the backgrounds of some of the photos in the
NYC Update 2000 ramblings.