The City that Never Sleeps

I have been wanting to take this image for sometime now. Every-time I had a day off I said to myself, self, tomorrow morning we are going to shoot the skyline. Least to say there was always something that took precedence. Recently I finally found myself with the morning availability to actually get out there and take this image. Thankfully the weather, wild cold, was cooperative as well as the presence of the authorities, whom were non existent. This is due to them being very touchy about tripods and bla, bla, bla etc… Anyway it wasn’t an issue and turned out to be a very enjoyable morning especially after my blueberry muffin and Chai tea :).

I have an unhealthy obsession with NYC. While I have never lived in Manhattan proper, I find myself and my family spending inordinate amounts of time there. I think I’ve mentioned it before, but my wife and I feel we have one of the greatest cities at our disposal, let’s try to take advantage of it. This says nothing about the physical beauty that it is New York. I know some may argue with that last point, but you have to be able to appreciate having everything from old world charm to post modern representations in one city. Plus the fact our family are foodies and having 8,00 restaurants to choose from is always nice!

This skyline is iconic and represents many things to many people. To me it’s angular, reflects wonderful light and is a symbol of success and beauty. But beyond all other things it is a symbol of home, and wherever I am and whatever I’m doing it will always resonate with me.

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Special Day

I don’t usually go out of my way to post for Holidays in particular. However, for this particular day I would like to take the time out to dedicate this post to my Valentine. My Wife. On this Valentine’s Day I would like to thank you for being with me and supporting not only me but our family as a whole. You help to strengthen me as a person, father, and husband. Far beyond anything I could ever hope to instill in you, has already been shown to me by you and your actions.

I am so proud and happy to say you are my Valentine forever.

Brooklyn

Yes, I have neglected you. I had not realized how much until I checked the date of my last post :{. I have been searching for material and giving more attention to Fridayswoon, sorry about that. You are both equally important to me.

I was able to find some private shooting time recently when an unexpected few hours became available. Being in Brooklyn at the time I seized the opportunity and found some nice areas to explore. It seems we have been spending an inordinate amount of time in Brooklyn recently. Not that I am complaining it just seems to be unusual for us. However, I guess it is a good thing to explore new areas of the city and find great subjects in all surroundings. There were some surprises in this particular area of Redhook that left me wanting to bring my daughter with me next time to have a more formal shoot with her. I think she would enjoy learning about the piers also, she’s such a sponge! I am a NYC shooter at heart but you have to give credit where it is due and the rest of the boroughs have a lot to offer. In some cases it is a great view of NYC so you get the best of both worlds! Brooklyn has enjoyed a revitalizing in certain areas and it continues to spread therefore; there are many new and amazing areas to shoot. I look forward to finding more of these areas. I hope you enjoy these images in the mean time.

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