3 men and a wall

Can three guys on a wall become a picture?

Can three guys on a wall become a picture? I was walking in NYC the other day and loved this brick all. It’s located down in the Little Italy section of town. I waited for about 15 minutes to see what or who might pass by. Then these three guys stopped as if waiting for a bus, which there wasn’t, but it gave me an opportunity to see if I could create a picture with this wall I liked.

I’m not sure I got exactly what I wanted, but it’s practice either way. Let me know your thoughts.


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Coffee Shop in Little Italy NYC

I try to get to the city at least once a month and enjoy walking around watching. I’m not looking for anything in particular, but there are some things that remind me of the city. For example, little Italy is one of those areas that makes me think NYC. For this photo walk I was thinking about the coffee shops and bakeries.

I wanted to find a window scene with a younger or older couple having coffee. I find this gives me the feeling of a small little out of the way place that just two people are enjoying. What do you think?


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Testing out my new Elinchrom 17″ White Minisoft Reflector

Last weekend I was able to get my wife to sit long enough for my to test my Elinchrom 17″ White Minisoft Reflector. I added the silver reflector and set the beauty dish up in front and a bit to the left of “my model.” I also added a strip light a bit behind her right side as a hair light.



Engagement Photos in NYC

Yesterday was a great day. I had the opportunity to assist my friend Heather Fuller with some engagement photos. We met up in NYC with the couple and walked through central park. Overall the light was perfect, but the afternoon light limited. I posted one of my shots and here is a link to a couple more. I’m interested to see Heathers when she finishes processing them.


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Holiday Mountain Ski Patrol

Holiday Mountain Ski Patrol

Around two weeks ago I was provided an opportunity to photograph the NY Holiday Mountain Ski Patrol as they completed their chair lift evacuation drills. The was cooperated and I believe we walked away with some great shots of the event.  We ended the day with a group picture.

Holiday Mountain Ski PatrolThis photo can also be viewed at Daniel k Horton Photography

The remaining photographs can be seen on my photo website – Daniel k Horton Photography

Say Cheese!!

With the right subject Portrait work can be fun and down right rewarding. For years now my nephew Ben has been such a subject. He is always comfortable in front of the camera and a ham to boot. The shot above was taken in 2009 during a family gathering. The shot wasn’t staged, I followed Ben and his sister around the house and continued to record whatever was happening at the time.

I was working with my Nikon SB-800 and using it to black out the background. The shot was taken46mm at iso:200, 1/60 at f5.6 -1/2 EV. The flash was set to +1/2 ev to add more light to Ben’s face. Other then my spelling mistake “photography” at the bottom, I was happy with this shot and so was his mom.

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Erika’s 10th Birthday

Ride to the “Top of the Rock”

For my niece’s 10th birthday, she asked to go to the top of Rockefeller Center, called the “top of the rock”. The shot below was taken from my hip as we rode the elevator to the top. I set my D700 to ISO 6400 and hoped for the best. During post processing I used NIK DFine 2.0 to reduce the noise. I was happy with the results, it reminds me of a club.

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