Showing posts with label New York City. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New York City. Show all posts

Saturday, May 19, 2012


This architectural detail is a terra cotta rosette located within a deep reveal at the central entrance to 130 W. 57th Street in New York City. Built in 1907-08 to provide living and working facilities for artists, the studio building at 130 West 57th Street is a rare surviving example of this unusual building type, and a reminder of the early twentieth century period when West 57th Street was a center of artistic activities. The Art Nouveau structure was designed by architects Pollard & Steinam and was home to American impressionist painter Childe Hassam and painter Irving Wiles. For over ten years the first floor retail space was home to New York's Planet Hollywood restaurant before it moved to the current Times Square location. Canon G11, 1/60 sec @ f/3.2, ISO 400.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Big House

- Actor Hugh Laurie plays the bigger than life character Dr. Gregory House on the hit TV series House. In Times Square where everything is big and bright, House is really bigger than life. This billboard is at the NE corner of 46th Street and 7th Avenue. Canon G11.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


- One World Trade Center under construction in lower Manhattan as reflected in the glass of the the Millennium Hilton Hotel on Church Street. The building in the left of the refection is the new 7 World Trade Center completed in 2006. The building with the green dome on top is Two World Financial Center which survived the 9/11 attacks. The original World Trade Center one, the north tower, would have blocked the view of this building from this vantage point on Church Street. When complete in 2013, One World Trade Center will be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the third-tallest building in the world by pinnacle height, with its spire reaching a symbolic 1,776 feet. Canon 5D Mark II.

Monday, May 7, 2012


- I saw this group of cobblestones in Central Park West just after we exited the trail around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir near the W 90th Street entrance to the park. The patterns, textures and the little touch a green from the grass growing between the stones caught my eye. Canon 5D Mark II.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Temple of the Spirit

- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the cylindrical museum building, wider at the top than the bottom, was conceived as a "temple of the spirit" and is one of the 20th century's most important architectural landmarks. From the street, the building looks like a white ribbon curled into a cylindrical stack. Its appearance is in sharp contrast to typically rectangular Manhattan buildings that surround it, a fact relished by Wright, who claimed that his museum would make the nearby Metropolitan Museum of Art "look like a Protestant barn." Canon 5D Mark II, 1/25 sec @ f/13, ISO 200, 24mm focal length converted to black & white in Lightroom 3.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Grand Central Terminal

- This is the Main Concourse in the center of Grand Central Terminal. The space is cavernous being almost as large as a football field. In the elaborately decorated astronomical ceiling the sky is backwards, and the stars are slightly displaced. It is said that when the Vanderbilt family learned the ceiling was painted backwards, they maintained that the ceiling reflected God's view of the sky. Canon 5D Mark II, 1/20 sec @ f/4.5, ISO 400, 8mm circular fisheye lens.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Big Yellow Taxi

- There are over 13,000 yellow taxicabs in New York City and they seemed to always being moving creating a constant yellow blur on city streets. The other common vehicle seen around new York streets are the NYPD's RMPs (Radio Motor Patrol) or police cars to everyone else. Canon G11, 1/4 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 200.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Light Painting

- Some long exposure camera blur from inside Grand Central Terminal in New York City. Canon 5D Mark II, 1 second @ f/13.0, ISO 400, 50mm focal length.

Monday, December 26, 2011


- The Rockettes are a Christmas mainstay as part of the Radio City Music Hall Christmas show. We saw them in 2009 and this ornament hanging on our tree is a reminder of that great show and the Christmas season in New York. Canon 40D, 1/125 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 800, 100mm macro.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Rock

- Looking up through the lighted trees at the Rock - 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City. Canon G10, 1/15 sec @ f/3.2, ISO 400.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Radio City

- The famous marque of the Radio City Music Hall at Rockefeller Center in New York City. This photo is from our trip to NYC last November. Canon G10, 1/8 sec @ f/4.5, ISO 400.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


- Glass and lots of it. This building in Manhattan near Chelsea on the west side caught my eye not only for its reflective glass but the way it is made with irregular curves and various size windows. It is both symmetrical and asymmetrical at the same time. Canon G10, 1/500 sec @ f/4.5, ISO 400, converted to black and white.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Town Hall

The historic Town Hall Theater on West 43rd Street in New York City was a great venue for Joe Bonamassa's Black Rock Tour last April. I can't wait to see Joe play his blues again at the Sandler Theater in Virginia Beach on November 19th. Canon 7D, 1/250 sec @ f/5.0, ISO 400.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Big Button

The Big Button marks the the location of the Fashion Center Information Kiosk at the corner of 7th Avenue and 39th Street in New York City. The Fashion District also known as the Garment District, has a long and colorful history and has jumped into the mainstream media spotlight with the popular "Project Runway" reality show. Canon G11, 1/60 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 200.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Thank You Mood!

- Since the new season of Project Runway just started I thought I'd share a photo I took back in April when we visited Mood Fabrics in New York City's Fashion District. It is just totally overwhelming. Canon G11, 1/50 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 400.

Monday, June 14, 2010


From 2010 Blog
- Last week I walked through the shade garden at New York's Battery Bosque Gardens. It was an amazing collection of perennials that thrive in the shade. This is one of the interesting buds I photographed. Canon G11, 1/250 sec @ f/3.5, ISO 400. I wish I had closed down the aperture another stop so the depth of field was a little longer. Then the stem would have been in sharp focus. Could've, would've, should've.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Sphere

From 2010 Blog
- A pigeon looks out one of the holes ripped into the sculpture "The Sphere" during the 9/11 attacks. Once located at the World Trade Center Plaza the sculpture was retrieved from the wreckage and relocated to Battery Park where it serves as a memorial to the victims of the attack and as a home for many roosting pigeons. Had a nice trip to NYC today for a business meeting at New York City Transit, 2 Broadway and got time to catch a few early morning pics. Canon G11, 1/250 sec @ f/5.6, ISO 400.