This is one of my favorite events to photograph. This year 133,000 people showed up, with many in costume. Here are my favorite shots from the show.
These and many more phiotos from Comic Con 2013 are on Facebook
NY Comic Con 2012 photos here.
Comparison between a Con from the 80s and the 2011 con is here.
Here's photos I took from the play 'A Good Day 2 Pie: a play about bugs, dirt, seeds and Monsanto', by Dan Kinch, performed by Kathleen Stansell.
That's Dan above, congratulating Kathleen after the play.
Here's a link to a video of the play, captured by Robert Chin
Here's Dan's Blog, 'Move For Change and the Brooklyn Culture Jam'
This year I tried something new for the Mermaid Parade. I got a shutter extender, and with my camera on a monopod with a wide angle lens, tried getting shots from the high angle that I couldn't get in previous parades and protests. There's rarely an available ladder or high perch to see over the crowd, and I'm not that tall. (The photo above is from a pedestrian overpass by the Aquarium, but the police wouldn't let anyone stand still on it, so I grabbed a few quick shots on my way across.)
Here I am working my way through the crowd to get to the parade start.
The following image worked to show the circle of photographers around these two scantily clad girls.
The following photos show how the camera on the monopod allows be to see over the crowd, yet include them in the image.
It sorta worked as you can see in these photos, however there were many photos that, no matter how I cropped them, had no composition. Now I need a small monitor to attach to the bottom of the monopod so I can see what's in the photos I'm taking wile holding the camera over my head.
Here's more photos from the parade
It's not an NYC parade if he/she's not in it.
It's Grumpy Catfish.
Here are my photos from the 2012 Coney Island Mermaid Parade on Facebook.
Here are my photos from the 2010 Coney Island Mermaid Parade.
On May 25th, 2013, people around the world protested against Monsanto. Here are some of my photos from the New York City march.
I arrived at Union Square at noon on a misty, cloudy day to find about 100 people waiting for the march to start at 1:00. But people kept arriving till there were 2,400 there when the march started. (As the march went around Union Square I passed a marcher counting each person as they went by. Later, at Washington Square Park where the march ended, he told me he counted 2,400.)
Here's a video of most of the march passing by, just to give you a sense of how large it was.
As usual, there was almost no media coverage. I see now that the media only reports on what they want you to know. Don't trust them.
More photos from the march on Facebook.
A few years ago while driving in upstate New York, I drove by a lit up Christmas tree out in a field. About 60 miles later I found myself wishing I'd stopped to take a photo of the tree. It would have made a good holiday card, but I wasn't going to go back. Everytime I've gone back to get a photo I skipped, the scene is never the same, so I kept driving.
Then, I happened to be driving in the same area in the new year, and lo and behold the tree was still there. This time I stopped. I'm glad I did.