Observations

On The Subway

 

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

Another day on the NYC subway’s. Never a dull moment if you keep your eyes open.

On The Subway

 

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

Another interesting observation on the NYC subways. Captured on my iPhone and processed with Snapseed. I’d love to know what’s on that kid’s mind . . .

Winter Trees

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© Leland Bobbé

There’s something about winter trees that captivates me. They have a strength and beauty that you just don’t see when they are covered with leaves. I shot this in color and processed into black and white using Topaz software. I also used Topaz Adjust to bring out the clouds and add to the dark mood of the image. At least for now,  I can’t stop looking at it.

 

My 1970’s Street Photos in The Museum of the City of NY

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

I’m proud to announce that 18 of my gritty street photos from NYC in the mid 1970’s have been accepted into the permanent collection at the Museum of the City of New York. Little did I know that as a 25 year old roaming the mean streets that these photos would end up in a museum. I first approached them with this work about 3-4 years ago and I can tell you that persistence pays off.

 

Winter Barn

©Leland Bobbé

©Leland Bobbé

I shot this during a winter drive in upstate NY. Shot in color and processed into B&W using Topaz software. Whenever I the a shot like this it reminds me that there are potential great photos all around us, it’s just a matter of seeing.

On The Subway

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

This is the latest in my new series On The Subway. I love those off beat, strange and random expressions. Shot on m y iPhone and processed using Snapseed.

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 . . .