Sunday, May 22, 2011

Weekend Reflections

It was such a beautiful day yesterday, and I was lucky to spend part of it a a street fair in Greenwich Village.  Crafts, handmade jewelry, art, vintage clothing, music and food--an endless array of things to browse and buy.  Of course I spent the majority of my time taking pictures, but I did buy a couple of things--one of which is a necklace crocheted out of fine silver.  Love.

Everywhere I looked, I saw my reflection staring back at me.  The woman in this booth at the fair actually yelled at me as I was composing this shot so it came out blurry.  Needless to say I did not buy anything from her :)


This guy had a lot of cool vintage stuff at his booth.  Hmmm, I didn't buy anything from him either--just took this picture of my reflection.


My friend Lisa was supposed to join me, but she had to bail out at the last minute.  When I am with her, the cash flies out of my bag much more easily.  Everything looks better and  there are so many thing that I just have to have, if you know what I mean.  It doesn't help that she is the queen of impulse buying--I can't even tell you how much stuff she bought at this fair last year.  She's a good little shopper.  But alas, I went by myself this year the the Hub stayed home and hung out with Willow and then met me later in the day for dinner.

As I walked around, I couldn't help but notice this bright reflection in a window on 7th Avenue.  So much going on behind me here...


I stopped a fair bit of pedestrian traffic while I took these photos.  And of course they were all looking at me like, "what is that crazy woman taking a picture of?"  Eh, whatever, I am used to the looks by now.


At one point it started to rain, so I ducked into this cute restaurant on Bleecker Street for a glass of wine.  This photo is part of my "Year of Restaurant Selfies" project on fickr.  I've been taking my photo in the restroom mirror of every bar and restaurant I've been in since by last birthday in December.  I've missed a couple, but it's a pretty complete set.  I feel like there should be more photos...I need to get out more :)


What did you do this weekend?  I hope it was a good one.  Linking up today with Sundays In My City and Your Sunday Best.


Unknown Mami

25 comments:

Molly said...

I love using mirrors in my photography.....finding one of the street like would be fabulous...more market visits are required I think.

Mollyxxx

Nancy said...

These are a wonderful slice of city life. Inventive and such great composition. Love them!

Thanks so much for sharing at YSB today.:)

Trisha said...

I love this idea! Looks like a great afternoon too :) That first shot is my favorite. I can't believed she yelled at you!

Andrea said...

Love these pics!

Tara R. said...

These reflection shots are wonderful. I especially like the first one in b/w.

Buttons said...

I love the reflection shots in the cab window. I love street scenes. Great shots. B

Marissa ♥ said...

Love all your reflection shots! What a great way to spend the day!

bailey-road.com said...

I love these shots! It's as if you're a traveler from another world, taking in all the hustle and bustle around you!

refrigeratormagnate said...

Very cool...
I'm a sucker for shiny 'stuff'.
:)

Keetha Broyles said...

Ha! You are still young and thin and LIKE your reflection.

Me - - - not so much - - - on either account.

Laura said...

Its great to see a series of photo's telling a story. Brilliant work!

Joe said...

Like the mirror shots.

Evelyn S. said...

I love the self-portraits!!! One year ago, my husband and I visited NYC for the first time. Our son is chef de cuisine at Five Leaves in Brooklyn, and he lives in Bushwick. As a small town girl, I LOVED the photo possibilities, and I came home with hundreds of photo files. Next time, I'll determine the pace of the walking, though...and I'll have even more photos! ;-) Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Anna said...

Fun reflection shots! That is a subject that I love to play with too. The city is so perfect for that.Your weekend sounds better than ours which included a funeral and a baby shower.

Anika said...

LOVE those ones on 7th ave and the first one. I hate when people get angry at me for shooting! I liked the way it turned out though. Have a good week!

Virginia said...

Those are great!

So far this weekend, have been dealing with my sister-in-law's wedding stuff, knitting, and otherwise enjoying myself in a very relaxed way. :)

Nita Davis said...

What a fun time. I love reflection shots, although usually of other people not myself. I really love the first shot even if it is a bit blurry. I had a photo fun weekend as well, and put a few of the shot up on my blog. I would love to have you drop on by my blog

edenhills said...

Love all those reflections! That's such a cute idea to take your picture in all the mirrors.

Teresa

amberlee said...

wonderful reflections, i love! The first is my fav x

Oliag said...

Love these reflection shots! I always tend to buy more when I am with my friend who is a good shopper too:) I love to go shopping with her:)

Kristin - The Goat said...

I love taking photos at the art fairs, but I'm finding more and more artists don't want photos taken. I understand, in a way, but darn it, I just want to share their work in my blog!

What a fun idea to take your photo at restaurants. A totally unique idea.

Kristin
via SIMC

Unknown Mami said...

You day seems like it was so much fun. I can't remember the last time I got to spend some time enjoying a day out on my own. I am going to have to get someone to take care of the kids and just go because I always feel so happy when I do. It is like going on a date with yourself.

Clare B said...

Sounds like a great photo-walk/fleamarket "window shop". I really like the idea of restaurant selfies and my birthday is coming up... might have to start it up then.

Jacey said...

I love the reflection photos here. I always enjoy your blog!

Shelbi Lynn said...

what awesomeness here :) i love the mirror and reflection selfies best of all. city shots are so great, and always so interesting. i was in hollyweird this weekend with family doing a photo shoot of my son, and i can't wait to blog them now...you have totally inspired me! :) xo