Empire State of Mind

Since moving to my new home, I’ve been trying to get some nice images of the Empire State Building. I’m not much of a photographer, so taking good pictures doesn’t come naturally to me. I’m not sure it does to anyone at all.

The best advice I have gotten from photographer friends is ‘just keep shooting’. No one gets great pics all the time, but you have to keep trying to get an interesting shot.

I think the thing that appeals to me about taking pictures is that it’s so easy to take a lot of them and to compare them. It’s relatively low investment and high reward.

Photos also remind me how easy I have it, and how much there is behind very simple things. All I have to do is click and shoot, and appreciate the engineering and hard work behind the camera.

And beyond that, all I can do is work to get better.