Yesterday, I ventured into Manhattan to meet a friend for lunch down near where I used to work, and afterwords, we strolled over to the WTC Memorial, directly across from my old office. (Also from Century 21, where I bought a pair of Italian shoes. 🙂 ) I had been planning to take some pinhole shots, and the weather was good.
I had my 5″x7″ photo paper camera loaded and ready, and I set up my tripod for what was to be a one-minute exposure. Oops, no tripods allowed, I was informed by two policemen. I can see how they would need to have that rule to prevent the area from being clogged with photographers at their stations. Nevertheless, when they saw the nature of my equipment – clearly, I was not a professional doing commercial work – they looked the other way for sixty seconds, and I got this shot.
Over near the Santiago Calatrava PATH terminal, I took another shot, this time with my 0.2mm, 0.9″ pinhole using 3″x 3″ paper. I crouched down and held the camera in my lap for a thirty second exposure. Not tripods there, either! I like the spooky, Expressionist feel to this image.