This week’s photos of the week you may have seen before on my website.. The first one was taken in Times Square in 1959 and the second was taken two years ago along the beach at Destin Fl.

Both received Merit Awards in the 2011 February Black & White Magazines Single Image Contest Awards. The interesting thing about the Times Square photograph is that it is one of 5 (originally I thought I had only taken 2) that I took that evening way back when. I Have used a different photograph of that scene without a bus up until a couple years ago when I discovered this other photograph trying to organize all my old negatives…and there it was. I like it much better that the scene without the bus.

It  was not a time exposure, but just a slow shutter speed with the f/stop cranked wide open. It was taken with an Yashica mat camera.

The second photograph is one of a Great Blue Heron which was strutting around a small sunken sailboat on the beach at Destin. I had several different shots of the bird and this one I cropped only the portion of the heron for the photograph and not the boat behind it. A color version of this photograph appears on my “Color Gallery.” It was a cloudy day and the detail came out very well.

These images were two of  3,395 submitted for the international competition. The publication will be on newsstands in early December.

Beach bum   web site   2 copy
Bus in Times Square

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