New winter Olympic event: photowalking
13 February, 2006
Went to NYC with the flickr cadre this weekend for some photowalking. Yes, we were fully informed about the blizzard. But hey, the snow never sticks in New York! Anyway, you can’t keep a Midwesterner down with a few measly feet of snow. I had boots, I had long underwear, I had a hat I knit myself with earflaps and devil horns and devil tails. I was plenty warm, I just didn’t trust any municipalities to be functioning half as well as Chicago would under the circumstances. And indeed, my fears were realized: buses were canceled, lots of regional rail trains were too, and Amtrak was a total mess. We all made it out though, due to our tremendous travel mojo.
As for the trip itself….I took a lot of pictures. I had a lot of fun. I learned tons and tons from hanging out with a half dozen experienced photographers, several of whom use the same equipment brand I do. There’ll be more — much more — later.