It felt like a black & white day in nyc. Like you would give almost anything for a drop of sunshine and shelter from a relentless late winter wind. I trained into the city, yesterday, to attend a presentation from Canon and B&H on the hyper and beautiful technology of digital cinema. That the presentation was held at the Directors Guild of America Theater should have told me I was outclassed … over my head in deep technological waters…but I hung-in and was rewarded. The camera I aspire to, the 5D Mark III, is the successor to the Mark II…and the guy who shook the photography/cinema world with that camera was there to talk about it all. For me and many others, that was cool.
But before that, I had a day to walk the streets of Manhattan with my more humble Canon. Hardy street musicians, some doubtlessly driven by necessity, provided the soundtrack to my day. I heard Miles D. and Charlie P. and celtic fiddle…. I walked 7 or 8 miles…and gave away all of my dollar bills.