207/365 July 26 on Flickr.Today I went to a Costco in a part of Brooklyn that has a ton of warehouses.  I had seen these warehouses in the past but hadn’t had the time to photograph them, so before heading into Costco I took a quick detour to a deserted street with huge warehouses on either side.  Shortly after I had set up my camera and taken a couple of photos, two security guards pulled up and one of them told me I was on a private street and that I had to leave.  I told the security guard there were no gates or signs to indicate this was a private street.  The security guard told me he was protecting the warehouses from terrorism.  I tried really hard not to role my eyes.  The security guard then told me if I didn’t leave the cops would be called.  I decided I wasn’t going to win an argument with a man who thought he was saving the country from a terrorist attack by preventing people from taking photos of what I was pretty sure were warehouses for kitchen sinks and faucets.  I started packing up my stuff but as I was doing so the other security guard who hadn’t said anything this whole time came over and quietly asked me how much more time I needed.  He seemed as annoyed with the first security guard as I was.  I told him a couple more minutes.  He said I could finish my photo, he then got in the car and they drove down the street.  I was grateful for the second security guard but the car they were in wasn’t leaving the street I was on and I wasn’t sure which one of them was in charge so in the end I decided to not risk it and just finished packing up my stuff and left.  When I reviewed the couple of photos I had taken I realized I was slightly off center.  Luckily I had enough photos that, by using Photoshop, I was able merge a couple of the photos to center myself.
206/365 July 25 - Faceless on Flickr.Today I had an idea to stand in front of one of my soft box lights to try and make a silhouette. It was going pretty well but then I realized if I over exposed the image there would be a bit of spill over light that would expose a little of my face and chest. I tried it and this is the result.
205/365 July 24 on Flickr.To get this photo today I laid down on some stairs out on the street leading up to an apartment building.  My friend Jerica and her friend’s roommate Molly sat on either side of me.  The stairs were pretty shallow and to sit up or to lay down I had to grab onto Jerica and Molly’s hands for support.  (I almost tumbled down the stairs head first a couple of times trying to get this shot)  When I edited the photo I flipped it upside down and removed most of my shadow to make it look like there was distance between the stairs and I.  Special thanks to Jerica, her friend Alison, and her friend’s roommate Molly for helping with this shoot.
204/365 July 23 on Flickr.Ever get that feeling while you are alone eating popcorn and watching a movie that something is just not quite right.  I got that feeling today.
This image was taken by pausing the tv on a white screen, putting the camera on a tripod, and taking photos over and over again with my arms in different places.  I then used Photoshop to merge all the images and erase my body while leaving my arms.
203/365 July 22 on Flickr.So today’s photo took an insanely long time to edit, and it is now 3:00am and I really want to go to sleep.  The final image is three separate images merged together, one image of the tram, one image of me standing by the water and a final image of the bridge and skyline.  Today’s photo was taken from Roosevelt Island under the Queensboro Bridge.  Roosevelt Island is a small island located in the middle of the East River and there are only three ways of entering the island.  There is a subway stop (one of the deepest subway stops in the city), there is a bridge (but not the Queensboro Bridge, as this goes directly from Manhattan to Queens and leapfrogs over Roosevelt Island) and there is the tram.  The tram is pretty great as it gives you amazing views of the city and to ride it all you need is $2.25 on your subway card.  In this image you can see the tram heading into Manhattan.
Thank you to all those who bought images during my trial run of selling photos!  I learned a lot from this experience and will hopefully be selling photos again in the near future.
202/365 July 21 – The Time Traveler on Flickr.Today I went to Prospect Park to meet some friends.  I couldn’t find them so I decided to set up my camera and tripod and, using a little pocket flashlight, I started drawing by setting the camera to a long exposure (similar to day 132 and day 197).  I took the flashlight and used it to circle around my body all the while having the light point at the camera.  After I had shot several of these images I packed up my stuff and sent one last text trying to find my friends.  I got a text back saying they were nearby.  After I found my friends I looked at the photos I had shot and realized I could see them in the background.  
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201/365 July 20 on Flickr.Today I was in Central Park and I came across this band shell up by 72nd st. This area was initially pretty empty so I set up my camera to get some shots. As I was setting up a bunch of children and parents showed up and started running around inside the band shell. I knew waiting for them to leave could take a long time and daylight was fading so I decided to take my photos and Photoshop them out later. I started running up the walls of the band shell and kicking off of them. The kids started following me. It was interesting to be chased by children I didn’t know while trying to jump off of walls to get a photograph. In the end though I was able to Photoshop out the children and I was able to get some interesting shots of me jumping off of walls.
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200/365 July 19 on Flickr.Made it to day 200! Only 165 days left of this project, aka, around another 5 months to go. Today I went to the Brooklyn museum to get my daily photo. It was late enough in the evening that I could stand on the usually busy Eastern Parkway and get my photo while only being mildly concerned about being hit by a car. Around 10 years ago the entire front of the Brooklyn museum was redone to have steel and glass replace the original marble entrance. I believe the public reaction initially was mixed but I think most people like it now.
I am doing a trial run of selling my photos at the link below until July 22nd. For the moment I am only selling photos from my 365 project. For a 20% discount use the coupon code FAFD at checkout.briangophoto.photoshelter.com/gallery/365-Days/G0000Hd8J9…
199/365 July 18 on Flickr.I took this photo over and over trying to get it right. First the lighting was wrong. Then the position I was sitting in made it look like you could see parts of me that would get me banned from certain social media sites. Finally I realized it was important that my hands were visible for this photo. All in all, by the time this shoot was done I was an hour and a half late for meeting a group of people in Manhattan.  (Also, as a side note, you never realize how much of a farmers tan you have until you have done a shoot where you are siting in a bathtub without clothes on.)
I am doing a trial run of selling my photos at the link below until July 22nd. For the moment I am only selling photos from my 365 project. For a 20% discount use the coupon code FAFD at checkout.
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198/365 July 17 on Flickr.Today I didn’t have time to go outside and take a photo so I decided I was just going to do a close up of my face. When I was a kid I broke my nose and it never healed correctly.  Usually it’s not too noticeable but for this photo you can really tell that my nose is crooked. I took this shot a couple of times until I got one that had very sharp focus.  
I am doing a trial run of selling my photos at the link below until July 22nd. For the moment I am only selling photos from my 365 project. For a 20% discount use the coupon code FAFD at checkout.briangophoto.photoshelter.com/gallery/365-Days/G0000Hd8J9…