Around the Corner
What with Xmas, New Year, travel and loads of rain during a brief UK visit I have been very slack with the business of
taking any photos (so so wet . . .) and keeping up with blogs. Hoping to catch up now!
However I have been busy going through loads of old shots, trying to clear the shrinking space on the hard drive, keeping
track of the external hard drives and what lives where. You know what I'm talking about, don't you? Please say yes, tell
me I'm not the only one.
Back now in overcast New York, external hard drives in action and making good friends with the mighty >delete< button and
saying a big YES to clearing the trash.
As for these shots, apparently I took them in April 2015 which doesn't seem that long ago and particularly not after the
long drawn out summer. They are the first shots of this wander through the South Bronx thinking it might be one vacant lot
after the other, empty streets, who knows what. It's a different part of town, more in the way of heavy vehicle traffic
than pedestrians. But turn a corner and voila - people and not just any people but those lovely happy sorts who stop
you and say
"Hey, take my picture!"
And I just can't say no.
So thank you I. M. and C. even if C. had to be dragged into the frame.
Happy New Year everyone!
I like these photos!
Thank you nimitode!
I’m having fun with that D-button too. Happy New Year, Patti!
Thank you Pierr and Happy New Year deleting to you!
Wonderful work. All the best for 2016!
Thank you so much Malin and wishing me for you!
Happy new year, Patti! These are wonderful as always (especially that knock-out first shot)!
Don’t forget to enjoy it responsibly, thank you Richard!
And Happy New Year!
That’s great to hear thank you Rabirius and Happy New Year to you!
What a great series of image as Patti 😀 These guys look like they were having just as much fun posing as you were taking the images.
Big bonus thank you Joe, they started the fun!
I wouldn’t have said no either, lucky you. Ang good photography! Happy New Year Patti!
In good company and such a pleasure thank you Bente!
Happy New Year Patti………now you have made me envious deleting stuff.
Except I hate deleting anything and just get bigger hard drives……..which reminds me……storage space is running low! 🙂
I would never tell anyone what to keep and what to delete!
Hi Patti- What a little treasure trove of portraits you found in your catalog. Beautiful. And yes, I can relate to the culling and deleting– it’s hard to let them go, but it must be done! 😉Happy New Year!
You’re so sweet, thank you Jane. It’s like moving house and clearing through the basement and/or attic loft i.e. what was I thinking hanging on to this!
So true, although I still have time letting them go. We need to ask, “does this one bring me joy?” 😊
Happy New Year Patti, great set – love the first image! Looking forward to seeing your images throughout 2016.
Thank you Teresa and HNY wishes to you for more great shots ahead!
Happy new year, feliz año nuevo et bonne année à toi, Patti.
And many more pictures to take. 🙂
Hey Brian, grateful thanks and bountiful wishes to you for happy times!
I couldn’t say no either.
I also have to get caught up on my blog e-mail.
I like the copyright tags that appear on your shots during rollovers. How’d you get that, is it a Java script for WordPress?
Have fun catching up Allan! As for the © on the shots, if you click on your shot in draft you get a bar set of choices. Click the “pencil” icon which takes you to Image Details. Go down to Advanced Options for Image Title Attributes where you enter whatever you wish and don’t forget to Update. Hope this helps.
Oh, I’m with you on the shrinking hard drive…and I haven’t started my massive programme of deleting yet…thanks for the reminder!
Good luck Sue and happy deleting!
As it’s one of my least favourite jobs it won’t be achieved any time soon, and happy?? 😳
great that you went so close to that guys. A very vital series!
and they didn’t bite! Thank you so much Markus 🙂
looks like they are so happy to be photographed 🙂
They were indeed, thank you Joshi!
Yes, I know what you’re talking about! I’ve been cleaning some of my hard drives as well, deleting photos that has ended up in different folders, photos that once were meant to be published. Some of them I’ve uploaded in order to publish them later, others didn’t pass my quality check and got deleted. It’s a very time-consuming process, but it’s good to clean up the mess once in a while.
Excellent portraits as always Patti – What a wonderful bunch of characters 🙂
Great photos series, Patti. I am sure you will take more amazing shots in year 2016!
Any photographer worth their salt (I have no idea what that means) knows all about portable hard drives. I am working now at cleaning up mine and have made a mess of my Lightroom library. Love these shots and these men. Even C.
You worked your magic with the guys, Patti!
They were great fun, thank you Lyn!
You know how I love your candids of people! Bet it felt good to lighten the load so to speak.
It did feel good, thank you so much Margie!
People doing life…..gorgeous.
Razor wire lot is what caught my eye most. I am very grateful to Allan for the question, and to you for the answer. I hope your year started well, Patti.