Thursday, March 18, 2010


My friend, Jarret and I took a trip over to Brooklyn for some famous, awesome pizza. It was my first time walking across the Brooklyn bridge, so I took a camera, but this time it was a point-and-shoot camera (Panasonic DMC-LX3) for weight-related reasons.


This camera allows for you to change aspect ratios (i.e. the length and width of the pictures). I decided to use the 16:9 ratio, which is common for movies these days. It gave the pictures a cinematic feel because of how we have been visually programmed. We never realize it but the norms of television and cinema directly impact how we perceive pictures and videos.


(Above, the right side is cropped a bit, so it isn't quite 16:9)


After waiting in line for about 30 minutes, we finally got in. Maybe it was the anticipation or the hunger, but that pizza tasted awesome. (The place is called Grimaldi's, right across the bridge.)


Throughout the walk, I tried to find new views of the bridge, refraining from the exhausted, looking-straight-down-at-the-thing angle. But I had to do it once.