Sunday, November 07, 2010

day +1174

This morning, as I have done for the past three years, I had planned to photograph the marathoners making their brief tour of the Bronx at mile 20. However, I was going to capture the runners on the newly installed Willis Avenue Bridge (which I have yet to see in person) rather than on the nearby Madison Avenue Bridge, where I usually stand. But I never made it to the bridge. I stayed home watching the runners cross the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx on television.

This Sunday began as a lazy morning. I never quite mustered the energy to walk all the way to the Willis Avenue Bridge to take pictures. Until next year. . . .

Speaking of my passion for snapping shots of the Harlem River and its bridges, since returning home I have yet to go on a shoot. A weekend with no work to do has been rare and those days when I probably could have gone out, I lacked the energy or will to do so preferring to remain home. My project is still alive. This hasn't changed. I still feel very passionate about the work that I've done and have yet to do.

In fact, my work should become even better! As my first DSLR, my Nikon D80 has served me extremely well over the past year and a half, but over the past several months it became increasingly apparent that I needed a better camera. I began to feel that for my type of work and skills a camera with better capabilities would be necessary. So, after a lot of research and saving pennies, I purchased a new Nikon D700 one week ago. This superior DSLR camera and its accompanying lenses should improve the quality of my work dramatically. So, please look out for more of my photography. I hope to post new images soon.


Comment Anonymous Stratman said...

WOW! D700, very nice. Can't wait to see your talent shine through the lens of a truly professional camera.

10:21 PM  
Comment Blogger Duane said...

Thanks, Stratman! It's definitely a step up. :)

11:00 PM  

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