It was a bright (f/8 at 1/250th of a second at ISO 200) beautiful day yesterday in New York. The Puerto Rican Day parade was taking place uptown but in the heart of Chelsea, thousands thronged to the Second Annual Adorama Street Fair.
A view of the street fair from the 6th Avenue entrance to 18th Street.
This year's Adorama Street, which took place yesterday, fair was bigger—stretching the entire length of 18th street from Fifth to Sixth Avenues—and featured more vendors than ever. It was like having an outdoor farmer's market for photo geeks, along with carnival games, clowns, a petting zoo, and a chance to meet New York sports heros. Visitors had a chance to meet and be photographed with New York's WFAN morning sports talk radio hosts Boomer Esiason and Crag Carton, Super Bowl champion New York Giants players Jason Pierre Paul (JPP) and Terrell Thomas , and Kenny Cooper of the New York Red Bull soccer team.
Photo tour winner Kenneth Neal won a four-day Mentor Series workshop in Nova Scotia, co sponsored by SanDisk and Adorama.
A surprised gentleman named Kenneth won a four-day photo workshop in Nova Scotia, Staci Segal won an LG TV in an Adorama givewaway, and numerous vendors joined us and had booths where they let visitors touch and try out their wares: Nikon, Canon, Drobo, Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, Pelican, LG, AdoramaPIX, Sandisk, LeisurePro, Duracell, Verizon, Apple, Tamron, Asus, Manfrotto, Adobe, Lexar, Pentax, Dell, Intel, and Mitsubishi.
New York sports radio hosts Craig Carton, left, and Boomer Esiason, right. Money raised at the street fair went to the Boomer Esiason Foundation to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
Here's a virtual walk down 18th Street, and a peak into many of the booths at yesterday's fair—it was a picture-perfect day!
A gear-lover's paradise: Visitors get to play with Nikon's latest goodies, including the D800 and Nikon 1 V1, and talk with reps at the Nikon booth.
Canon had its full lineup of photo printers on display in their booth.
Lined up to meet Boomer and Carton.
Top: Visitors to the Sony booth get their questions answered; above: A Sony rep demonstrates sweep panorama mode.
Big honkin' lens: Asahi Takumar 800mm f/4 medium-format lens on display at the Adorama Used and Trade department booth.
Visitor tries out a Tamron lens.
LG was offering a raffle and Asus was showing their wares.
Learning about Lexar.
More balloons (courtesy the Adorama Trade & Used department).
Food was available at the fair, with proceeds going to Cystic Fibrosis research.
Checking out a panorama attachment for the iPad by Kogeto.
Adorama's Trade & Used department brought the balloons for the fair. They were everywhere!
Flashpoint was out there showing their latest products for still and pro video.
Playing balloon catch with a clown on stilts.
Manfrotto shows its many different product lines.
More clowns, more balloons!
Mitsubishi provided printers and information for passsersby.
Panasonic was on display...BIG display!
The Puerto Rican Day parade took place uptown. Mr. Awesome here was one of many visitors who came down to check out the Adorama Street Fair as well.