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Names: WPC

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet.

This week’s photo challenge was simple: names. I almost used a photo I took many years ago in Stratford-upon-Avon that shows the grave stone with Shakespeare’s name on it. But it’s not actually a great photo, even if it is a great subject.

So I took my camera out to Lincoln Center, because I love it. The low slung stairs have displays that show different information (like what’s showing that night). It also says the name of the famous Lincoln Center plaza with the founding–the Josie Robertson Plaza–and of course the name “Lincoln Center.”

The photo didn’t come out quite as I’d wanted–they display is only on at night but to get the steps properly exposed, I ended up over exposing the lights. You aren’t allowed to use a tripod on Lincoln Center’s plaza so it’s difficult. I’ll have to go back another night and work on it. I decided to make this black and white, to play up the simplicity and contrast, and ended up quite happy with this all things considered.


On the other end of the spectrum, I love this photo of the brightly informational posters the the names of upcoming performances at Lincoln Center. Again, the exposure isn’t quite right, but it’s a hard balance (especially for hand-held photography). And again, I’m quite pleased with the final product. What a fun challenge!


Hi, I'm Mercedes. I'm a PhD candidate in politics and a trained pastry chef. I'm also an amateur photographer, hobby quilter, and all-around nutty girl living in the Big Apple.

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