Man I love that city! Yesterday I led a group around the city from the wholesale flower area on 28th and 7th Street to Central Park at the Met. It was a beautiful day in the city. I enjoyed helping the participants use their Lensbaby and make exposure settings, while finding subjects and compositions. We made images of the modern architecture to street scenes, and even a few shots in the museum. I suggested that the images they were capturing would also make good candidates for monochrome conversions.
The exhibit of Strand, Stieglitz and Steichen was pretty amazing. I will be repeating the same photo tour on March 23, 2011, and as soon as the mega bus posts it's schedule for that date I will have a link for purchase if you might be interested in the March trip.
While viewing the images I made note of the Carbon Transfer Process, as I enjoyed seeing those images very much. Man is that a real process. They also had on display the Stiechen image "The POND-Moonlight", the most expensive photograph ever sold.
It was also very cool to see how important the New York Camera Club was in the history of photography in general. All the images here were made with the Lensbaby double glass optic and converted in Photoshop and Nik Silver Efex Pro. The bench shot and Macy's was also run through Snapart2.