Meet Some People!
Meet D. and JD. They drove all the way from Missouri, called by ConEd, to help with the Sandy clean up. What do they think of New York? "It's such a friendly place!" Above and below, at rest and work.
More faces and downtown places . . . John, from Albany. "It's gonna take some time!" A. "I'm just so happy to be working." These shots were all taken in the same batch as the two previous posts. One day, I might get to sit down with the photoshop to trim, crop, shadow, highlight etc etc but that's not going to happen this week. Today is Election Day in the US and I am torn between wanting to sit in front of the television - MSNBC is broadcasting live from Democracy Plaza (aka the Rockefeller Centre), and going out with my camera. Whatever I do today, I get to vote! Meanwhile, the clean up in the North East continues. For now the sun is shining. It is a beautiful day here but a Northeaster is due to blow through tomorrow bringing with it more heavy rain and some snow . . . Until then, happy voting! You pay your taxes, no choice about that, but voting? The choice is all yours! . . . . .
Glad to see you’re voting!
Wonderful photos, too! It’s great seeing some of the many people working to get the area back up and running again.
At least this piece in this morning’s NYT’s reassures me I wasn’t hallucinating – it was chaos where I voted! The processors at my district table reminded me of Kramer, Elaine and George from the Seinfeld Home of the Aged, I thought they were going to kill each other!
I just always love your pictures! This one gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling. It’s nice to see people coming together in this way. It shows me that humanity is alive and thriving …
You should come to NY!!!
I was in NYC once eons ago and probably a few dress sizes … I loved the energy and walking the streets at 4am and no one thought I was a “working girl.” Everybody walks there … 🙂 Well at least I didn’t get mugged.
Great pictures. It’s nice to see pics of NYC in color with smiling people instead of b/w pics on the covers of News and Post.
A little job satisfaction goes a long way!
Fabulous shots, Patti! They look like such a great bunch of people. Particularly like the shots of John, and the guy in the Carhartt jacket, but they’re all great.
Thank you Richard! I kept waiting for someone to tell me to clear off and get out of the way . . .
Did you always want to be a photojournalist? Great job, as always.
I always wanted to be a singer in a night club, crooning ballads of heartbreak and hopes that Bob Dylan would come along and we would live together happily ever after but career advice at St Mary’s Home for Wayward Girls didn’t quite stretch that far. Do you think it is too late? And what did you want to do, back in the day when life was rich with fantasy?
a) It’s never too late
b) I’m still a work in progress…. a slow starter. But there’s still hope!
Lovely happy faces! A revelation, Patti. And now (in my opinion) a great result in the polls. Good work all round!
Thank you Philippa. The difference a day or to makes . . . not sure how those happy faces are faring today now that it is freezing cold with driving snowfall. Thank goodness the weather was better for yesterday’s voting.
oh goodness. Difficult to remain bouyant and work against the elements.
Wonderful to put faces to a few of the people getting the city back on its feet!
And hey congratulations on your first election and the turnout 🙂 You guys did good!
That first election was a definite experience, but what a great result! Thank you so much Madhu!
Bless all the helpers. And of course the guy in the Yankee cap is my favorite.
The guy in the Yankee cap (better luck next year!) had one of the best dump trucks. He was very proud of his rig! They are all doing such a great job down there and I hope it is the same for the outer areas.
New Yorkers/New Jerseyians are tough and always do a great job.
The weather sure created a lot of mess.
It did indeed.
great reportage, Patti!
Thank you Frizz, they were all very sweet!
Nice work, as always Ms. K!
Especially for being straight out-of-camera – I’d have been very happy with those photos if they were post-edits!
Thank you so much SiG! I am very new to Photoshop for which I have the generosity of a very good friend to thank but it is taking me so long to feel comfortable with it, to know my way around it without it taking me all day. Any editing in the past has always been through iPhoto, still is, but I do want to crack PS eventually but I know I shall never be the fine PS artist you are!
Someone recently told me how good Lightroom is . . . . meantime I am running around town, always fiddling with the settings as I go from dark corners to bright sky light so, in a way, I feel as though I am doing the editing on the run. Any of this make sense?
There is new beginning after that mess for sure ,Great work to all people out there Patti 🙂
Let’s hope so, thank you Jake!
Excellent set of shots that really capture the clean up and the workforce – photoshop… you don’t need to do anything with these, they’re great as they are 🙂
Thank you Martin! Some of the shots I just want to get in to a few corners, lighten up or darken here and there but with all the editing choices available, that I don’t know how to use yet(!) there comes a point which says move on and get over it! One day soon I hope to be an imaginative user of all PS has to offer and not take all day about it.
great photo’s, helps me a bit to understand what those people have to go through…
and still the stories keep coming, thank you Olive.
Eugene Atget managed without Photoshop.
You’re really GOOD, Patti. Think about it.
Judith, please forgive me for taking so long to thank you for your extremely generous and kind words – I have been in shock! Thank you SO much!