All Men Must Shoot : Valor More-Shootist

by davidbrommer

Looking Up into the Globe at Flushing Meadows Park

Looking Up into the Globe at Flushing Meadows Park

 

Yes, Game of Thrones inspires the title of this post. But worry not, I wont be blogging any spoilers. Actually this post has nothing to do with Game of Thrones at all, well except maybe a little regarding Winterfell, the northern kingdom that swears fealty to the Starks. In as much as Winterfell has long cold winters, they are similar to what we have gotten this year in NYC. This winter took me by a stranglehold, usually I deal with the cold pretty well, but this year I suffered creative frostbite. I was looking for a thaw, and some insight as well as further work on my style book, and I got none. Just the long winter nights.

 

it snowed and snowed for 22 instances this winter. 22!

it snowed and snowed for 22 instances this winter. 22!

 

Not that I didn’t try, I kept a camera always on the shoulder and walked with my eyes open, receiving, seeking. So as I sat back, edited and looked what the winter gave me, I was able to find a few images that I worked very hard for and I think bore some winter fruit.

 

James McFarley Post Office, NYC.

James McFarley Post Office, NYC.

 

Pure Street Shooting for me, I could not resist shooting him.

Pure Street Shooting for me, I could not resist shooting him.

 

Puzzle with a healthy dose of Fujifilm 35 1.4 bokeh.

Puzzle with a healthy dose of Fujifilm 35 1.4 bokeh.

 

More street people.. this one staying warm with a cool panda ski mask.

More street people.. this one staying warm with a cool panda ski mask.

The lesson here is one I preach all the time, keep shooting. It can be hard and uninspiring often, but you must push on and find the shot.

In Game of Thrones there is a valerian saying, “Valor Morgulis” and it translates to “All Men Must Die”. It is the tag line for the 4th season; I dedicate these winter images to the modified sentiment, “All Men Must Photograph”.

~David

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