Observations

Mobile Photo Award Winner

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

 

My photo titled Streetlight was just awarded an honorable mention in the 5th annual Mobile Photo Awards in the category Silouhettes. There was a first place winner and all other awards were honorable mentions.

On The Subway

 

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

Every day in NYC I see something that catches my eye, not always pleasant but usually real and often moving. In this case as soon as I hit the subway platform it’s bam, right in my face. After I snapped the photo the gent on the end said something really nasty to me but hey, I gotta do what I gotta do.

Blizzard

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

I know this is probably one of the most photographed buildings in New York but I was out walking during the height of the blizzard last weekend and just happened to have my camera with me. This was what I saw. There was so little definition that the auto focus wouldn’t work on my Nikon and I focused this by hand barely being able to see anything. I converted to black and white and added a vignette to give it that old New York City look.

On The Subway

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

A face like this doesn’t come around too often. Another from my newest project. The joys of NYC . . .

 

On The Subway

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

A friendly face on the subway heading to the upper west side . . .

Winter Tree

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

One of my favorite things is winter trees. I love being able to see their branches and the texture. I shot this in upstate NY on the banks of the West Branch of the Delaware River River. I converted to black and white using Topaz software to eliminate all distractions which I think helps to focus on the form and the detail.

Through The Window

 

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

This was through my window on west 28th which is directly across from a cross fit gym. Shot it in color but processed it into black and white, I think adds a nice starkness and brings the viewer directly into the subject’s face. Whenever I get a shot like this I feel lucky because in an instant she could move away from the window and the scene is gone as if it never existed.

On The Subway

© Leland Bobbé

Bringing street photography to the subway. Shot on my iPhone and processed using Snapseed.

 

 

Photo For a Rainy Wednesday

 

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

Reflecting on a rainy day in New York City. Shot on real film . . .

On the Streets of NYC With iPhone

 

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

I came upon this gentleman the other day on 28th st. between Madison and Park. Shot in color and processed using Snapseed my favorite new iPhone photo editing app.