Last night was another workshop in New York City focusing on night photography. We started in Central Park, which is always full of surprises. This time it was a couple of performers singing and playing violins inside the chilly underpass at Bethesda Fountain. When we first walked up it was a bit disappointing because the fountain was turned off, which isn’t too pretty. Then we heard the music coming from the nearby walkway underpass. A woman and man were making unique sounds with their voices and fiddles, although I’m sure they don’t call their violins fiddles. They had a couple of portable lights and crazy, colorful makeup, their look matched their sounds. She was extremely high pitched and her signing style was what I’d call a wail. He liked to chant. I can’t imagine what it would be like to to live in the apartment next to them when they are practicing and experimenting.
I then took our group over to the Bow Bridge and did a little lightpainting, one of my favorite techniques of lighting objects with a flashlight during a long exposure. It was a fun evening in the park before we headed out to explore other areas of New York.