I recently went on a photo walk in Brooklyn's DUMBO area. DUMBO by the way is not a description of the people there or any Disney characters in the wild, but rather an anachronism for "Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass". I love the area because it's so easy to get to by ferry from my apartment on the East Sideof Manhattan. A great ride on the East River, which sets the mood to shoot much better than the two subway trains I'd have to take.
The photo walk was put on by C. Bay Milin, my former SVA (School of Visual Arts) grad student and presently a full time photographer, who planned and put on for the new graduate class of 2015-2016. As one of the SVA instructors, I tagged along. Photo walks are great in that you are with a group of photographers and you're all on the hunt for images. DUMBO is a great area for inspiration and images, especially on a beautiful end of summer day. A fun morning for all. I regretfully couldn't stay for the full 6+ miles C. Bay mapped out, but below are two of my favorite shots, bit taken at Jane's Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park. This merry go round was built in 1899 and housed in a modern glass structure. I found inspiration in both the old and the new. I took this opportunity to test out some new equipment, like my 50 megapixel Canon EOS 5DRS camera (awesome and sweet) and a 11-24mm lens (equally impressive). The detail in these two images beyond the screen resolution here, is splendid and spectacular.
If you've never taken a photo walk, I highly recommend it to get your creative juices flowing and your photo eye engaged. Not to mention the good a walk will do ya.