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As seen on the High Line on Instax

Just a couple of photos taken at High Line Park in Manhattan.  Pretty great space, built on historic freight rail lines on the west side.  It was a cold, very overcast day…I felt most of my other pictures look very flat but here are a few taken with my Fuji Instax 210.


Strolling through Old City – iPhoneography Part II: Sticker Art!

Here are just a few more iPhone 4S shots from a few weeks backs while I walked around Old City.  I love seeing the graffiti and sticker art slapped on the mailboxes and newspaper stands.

Strolling through Old City – iPhoneography Part I

Did a little – ok – a lot, of walking around Old City and then some this past weekend.  Even though having a few cameras on hand, I consistently used my phone throughout the evening.  Such an awesome little device, and with the help of a few apps, I got the shots below. I mostly use Snapseed for basic edits and Pixlromatic for filter effects.  You will see these trickle out on Instagram (@mjmercado47) throughout the week, or check out higher res versions on my flickr.

Race Street Pier – Nighttime shots

Some shots around Race Street Pier last night.  All handheld shots, a few basic edits in Light Room for white balance and noise reduction.  Taken with Canon 60D.

Online Photo Gallery : Exploring Brooklyn’s DUMBO

As promised, below is the link to the online gallery for the pictures I took during Sunday’s photowalk and blogged about earlier.

Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO


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Adorama Workshop: Photowalking with Joe DiMaggio: Exploring Brooklyn’s DUMBO

This past Sunday morning, I jumped on a NJ Transit train from Hamilton to NY Penn Station.  I navigated my way to lower Manhattan, and met up with photographer (and host for the day) Joe DiMaggio at One Pace Plaza.  There was a group of about ten photographers eager to start the day promptly at 9.30AM.  The weather was absolutely beautiful in the city and, with camera’s in hand,  we began our photowalk at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge.

After crossing the bridge, we walked into the famous Gleason’s Gym and hung out there for a few hours with some great people. Joe DiMaggio was a fun guy, very easy going and approachable.  While at the gym (and throughout the day), he gave us photography tips and shared with us great stories.  At the gym, we met amateur boxer Nicholas Whittingham.  Nicholas was so photogenic, and actually, quite the ham – posing for us any chance he could get – even taking our picture! Nicholas was training for a fight he had during the week and mentioned he would be turning pro in a few months.

After exploring the gym, we headed to Old Fulton Street for lunch (where might I add, I saw Top Chef finalist, the awesome Angelo Sosa and had my picture taken with him) and then down to the Brooklyn Bridge Park.  Overall, a really fun time and a great workshop.  A link to the entire gallery will be available later this week and I’ll also be posting a slideshow of all the photos (just waiting for my iLife ’11 to arrive tomorrow).  Enjoy!

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