( recent gathering by the Maker Faire team on the rooftop of Edelman in Lower Manhattan – was a great group of people, really diverse group, from Makers to press to fashionistas to crafters and TV personalities! )

It seems I’ve been taking 3 photos of potential-stitch environments and settings now for some time, but even I didn’t know I was doing this – it wasn’t planned anyhow.

I haven’t taken anything with 4 photos – for some reason 3 seems to capture the landscapes or crowds I encounter. Looking back it all started with the Sunnyside Yard panorama I put up a couple weeks back, which got reblogged at a couple other places. That wasn’t even a very good stitch because, again, it wasn’t shot with intent to be a stitched photo – it was just something put together for the sake of giving a wider perspective in a single frame. And of course stitch photography is nothing new these days. I used to do this stuff by hand, but now it’s the click of two or three buttons or menu commands – and frankly I don’t care if some data gets blurred out, smeared, rubbed or removed – these aren’t meant to be pro, they’re just meant to capture moments of places I’ve been. Captions to follow.

( probably the best stitch of this bunch, this is a view from the Pulaki Bridge between Queens and Brooklyn; that’s a sliver of Brooklyn on the left side, mostly Queens in the foreground with Manhattan in the background – I love overcast days like this, the buildings have a really solid and stoic feel to them, with great color )

( this was the crowd inside the Casa Galicia in Astoria, Queens – before the match that Spain eventually won! This was about 40 minutes before the match even began, so you can imagine another 100+ people eventually crammed into this room! )

( also not a great stitch because it wasn’t conceived as one, still these views offer some great dichotomies: in particular I love the little sinkhole in the bottom-left in contrast to the towering buildings of Manhattan and the Citi building in “downtown” Queens )

( a recent art performance piece by Douglas Paulson and Santo Tolone – there are 32 pieces but some of their heads are chopped or obscured – two “players” and one announcer, that’s 35 people total )

( and the first 3-photo stitch, celebrating the Sunnyside Yard’s 100th anniversary this year )