When I started working on my photography skills, I read a few books. All these authors told me that I should be getting up really early to get that perfect light. That I needed to spend time in one place. And they were right, of course. But the thing is, that just doesn’t work so very often. Take yesterday. M ran the New York half marathon and I took the girls to see him. We decided to go to mile 12 and I thought I could get some interesting shots in Battery Park. Only I had two kids to contend with. I got there too late to take pictures before settling down to watch for M (who we somehow missed despite being at the right spot at the right time). We were too close to the end of the race for me to get pictures between mile 12 and meeting up with M. I briefly thought of having them wait while I took pictures but it was windy and cold, M was hungry, and I just couldn’t do it. What would those authors have me do? Send the three of them home while I took pictures? I guess… But I do like being with my family on weekends…
So what did I do? Kept my eyes open in case I would see something I liked on the way home. And I saw this door.
Sometimes, one single picture is the best I can do.
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