The Unblogged Photo: The Red Hook Crane


Hey all, it’s Wednesday so you know what that means…(you should by now), it’s time for another Unblogged Photo. But before it becomes blogged…what if I told you that you have the opportunity to receive a free 16×24 print from yours truly, would you take said opportunity? Well, it just so happens that you will have the opportunity to win this week’s Unblogged Photo in a generous 16×24 size print. Now, you are probably wondering how can I get my hands on this print??? Here’s what you need to know:

  • Between Wednesday and Friday (October 12th-14th), if you comment on this blog entry you will be entered in a chance to win. (Please note, only comments on this entry will count towards qualifying)
    (Edit @ 9:12am) If commenting as guest, you have to put name and email, this way I know how to contact you. The blog also has a feature where you leave a comment logging into your facebook/twitter account.
  • Contest will end on Friday, October 14th, 2011 at 11:59pm. Any comments after that will not qualify for the prize.
  • Winner will be announced on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 in the next Unblogged Photo entry.

Simple right? And now, this week’s Unblogged Photo (and someone’s future prize).

Taken about 3 years ago, roughly around the time I received my first digital SLR camera, I had to opportunity to stop by the IKEA in Brooklyn and do three things: (1) look for some furniture, (2) eat the Swedish meatballs and chicken fingers from their cafe, and (3) take some shot of the waterfront area that had just been restored. One of the elements that caught my attention were the old loading cranes that sit dormant. The developers decided that instead of dismantling the crane, they would make it a feature and statement piece to the waterfront park; and adding lights that would illuminate the cranes did those cranes justice. Armed with an 18-55mm lens and a somewhat steady hand (due to the shutter speed of 0.3s), this image was captured and stored to the achieves one day awaiting to be printed or shared with the world. Well, that day is today!

Once again, another Unblogged Photo is now Blogged…and maybe hung up on your living room wall.

[JRP ’11]