Monday, September 19, 2011

The Lady and The Fish

Hi-Life, Manhattan

Hipstamatic iPhone New York City Pictures
"For light I go directly to the source of light, not to any of the reflections." Peace Pilgrim
It was just a mid-week dinner at this restaurant on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York. I have been going to this place for some time now but today it was the first time I actually realized how beautiful the aquarium at the entrance is and I am glad I had my beloved iPhone armed with the Hipstamatic app with me. But that makes me think. How many times we were in a hurry and actually missed seeing something beautiful? 

The aquarium is a see-through one, it divides the entrance and the seating area of the restaurant. I was planning to take a photograph of the fish but later on, when I checked the photograph I actually saw the woman waiting at the back. That was unplanned but she turned out to be perfect for the photo. The way she is standing there, is like she is lost deep in thought. A New Yorker who stopped for a second to actually reflect on her life. Or maybe she was just bored waiting? Or she is just admiring the goldfish floating around gracefully. 

The hardest part of this photograph is actually coming up with a title. My mind is swarming with ideas and yet I couldn't come up with anything decent.  I am open to suggestions!

This photograph was shot using Hipstamatic on my iPhone and the settings were Lucifer IV/BlacKeys B&W. I converted it to black and white in PS CS4.

1 comment:

  1. Really interesting when things go unplanned. But sometimes, its those things that makes your work a masterpiece. Just as Nat Geo said.