Covid City Captures from the Car with Joe Pellicone
Words and Photos by Joe Pellicone
Staying home has made all of us a bit stir crazy, so I thought I might take a drive through some of the Boroughs of New York City to take some photos from the car. I went out prepared with gloves, a mask and plenty of sanitizer.
I was not sure what to expect, but I quickly learned a few things. Traffic was in my favor, and parking was super easy. The rest was very strange. New York being empty in places was really something to see. Certain areas were like a ghost town while others were just lightly populated.
Over the past few weeks, I ended up making several trips, and while I liked taking photos during the day, the night images felt almost magical! Sometimes I did stray from the car, but not very far away at all - maybe just 20-30 feet.
I like to use my Platypod because its quick and easy. I leave my camera mounted to it and place it on the passenger seat while Im driving. Then, when I see something I want to shoot I can just grab it and place it where it’s needed. There is no fussing with extending legs on a tripod at each location.
For the images in this article, my Platypod was placed on the ground, a wall, rails, on my dashboard, and even the hood of my car. It really gave me the flexibility I needed to get the images I wanted quickly and easily. Check them out below!
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