Unexpected Entertainment


Joined July 2009

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From many movies Coney Island was one of those places we felt we should go and see. After a few aborted attempts on the metro to find the correct direction (my fault) we took the long cramped busy ride to Coney Island. One by one the passengers left as I scanned the iPhone for more information. The only thing I could find was how many people had been assaulted there in the past week.
Oh dear what have I done?
By the time we got to our destination the train was empty, bar us. A lovely sunny day and full of promise, though everything was shut. The shops, the rides, the restaurants nothing was open and this was only 9.30am on a week day morning.

So we took a stroll along the promenade and enjoy the quiet.

While my lovely new bride sat patiently for me to take a few shots of myself in the stiff breeze, I tried out quite a few shots. Only afterwards realising that I had left my belt on as well as my braces. Oops.
We walked the length of the promenade passing people speaking Eastern European or the occasional Jewish family or some seniors in chairs outside an old peoples home giving us (probably me with the bowler hat on) some odd glances.

Although it wasn’t what we had expected, it was entertaining.

I hope you like it.

Where – Coney Island, New York.

Canon 5Dmkii, 85mm 1.2L, f2.8, 1/5000th sec, ISO 100. Lightroom 4.1 desat to B&W. WFT E4 with iPhone self portrait. The bird has been added for comic effect.

© Copyright David Huxtable-Reid – redtree.me – All rights reserved.

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