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New York - Autumn -Central Park - Lovers

That chill in the air wrapping itself around trees like an overflowing 
scarf , the crispness on the breeze chilling faces with its autumn kisses, trees displaying their decorated limbs in golden shades of serenity: Autumn.

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Interested in more of what a New York autumn looks like? Check out my guide to the best Central Park autumn views here:

Top 8 Autumn Views in Central Park

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Information about my New York City photography book which is releasing in stores and online in the autumn of 2014 (including where to order it): 


NY Through The Lens: A New York Coffee Table Book

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View: "New York Autumn - Central Park - Lovers" Prints here,My Travel Blog, On G+, email me, or ask for help.

New York - Autumn -Central Park - Lovers

That chill in the air wrapping itself around trees like an overflowing scarf , the crispness on the breeze chilling faces with its autumn kisses, trees displaying their decorated limbs in golden shades of serenity: Autumn.

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Interested in more of what a New York autumn looks like? Check out my guide to the best Central Park autumn views here:

Top 8 Autumn Views in Central Park

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Information about my New York City photography book which is releasing in stores and online in the autumn of 2014 (including where to order it):

NY Through The Lens: A New York Coffee Table Book

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View: "New York Autumn - Central Park - Lovers" Prints here,My Travel Blog, On G+, email me, or ask for help.

New York - Autumn in the City

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Today was an absolutely perfect autumn day in New York City. The air was crisp, and the sun exuded a cool warmth.

This time of year always makes me incredibly nostalgic. It was the autumn of 2009 that I found my passion for photography. I would walk as far as my legs would take me with my little point and shoot camera which was severely limited in its capacity. I was too poor for a smartphone at the time and remember hoping that the no-frills point and shoot that I bought on sale for $79 could help me capture the city I love in photographs.

I went through quite a few of those early photos today for a client who found one of the photos on my Flickr account and requested it for an upcoming ad campaign. I keep all of my work on my Flickr account, even the early work. It’s amazing how far some of those early photos have gone in terms of usage. Not all of my early work is what I would consider good. In fact, most of my early work is fairly rough in terms of execution of what I was attempting to do with the limited tools I had at the time.

However, I keep them online because I believe it’s important to keep a record of where we have been in life. It helps to put everything in perspective. Most importantly, it helps to track growth and learning.

I wanted to share a few of my photos from that magical autumn of 2009.

I can still feel every aspect of each moment I captured with my camera when I look at these…

The way the leaves gathered at the curb…
Early Halloween decorations…
Quiet moments where the past and present co-mingled…
Horses and Central Park’s autumn foliage…
As holiday scenes tugged at the heart…
And glowing orange lights warmed up chilly afternoons..
Central Park’s landscapes in their last hurrah before winter…
As the first intrepid ice-skaters took to the ice…
While the Upper East Side’s architecture framed a perfect hint of orange…
As townhouses…
And grand architecture uptown stoically waited to hibernate…
Brooklyn reveled in Autumn’s warmth…
Modern love enjoyed a moment in an abandoned East Village lot…
And New York City passionately declared its love for autumn.

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Looking for these photos to view larger? Here you go (click or tap on each photo to view larger):

New York Autumn - A Look Back

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Information about my New York City photography book which is releasing in stores and online in the autumn of 2014 (including where to order it):

NY Through The Lens: A New York Coffee Table Book

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View: My photography portfolio, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

Travel and New York City Photography - Vivienne Gucwa

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I was interviewed by Jordan Oram for the travel site Wandering Educators. I am honored to have been chosen to be September’s Photographer of the Month there.

I don’t often get a chance to talk about my New York City photography and my travel photography at the same time. So, this was a nice change of pace and I was more than happy to answer Jordan’s questions.

Nice - South of France - Summer Afternoon

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Some teasers and the link to the full interview:

How did you get interested in photography?

I started taking photos in a rather stream-of-consciousness manner in the mid-2000s. Since I live in New York City, I don’t drive. Without much in the way of material things or financial prosperity, walking became my way to deal with stress. It also became a way for me to experience the city like I hadn’t before. I would choose a direction and walk as far as my feet would take me; I still do this.

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Night Vision - Street Art - East Village - New York City

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As the scenery unfolded before me, I began noticing lines, forms and structures that I‘d previously ignored. To embrace my new-found sense of wonder, I took the only camera I could afford at the time, a simple point-and-shoot costing less than $100, on my walking adventures. I just wanted to capture the moments and experiences that made my heart swell.

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Greenwich Village in the Rain - New York City

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Starting out in photography with limited tools enticed me to learn more about light, which in turn, has set me on a lifelong journey attempting to capture something as fleeting and vast as the transient quality of New York City and other places around the world.

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Marseille - South of France

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How long have you been a photographer?

I started to pursue photography seriously in the winter of 2009. During that winter, I decided to finally post the photos I had accumulated along the way online. I knew nothing about posting photography online and had heard that blogs were a great place to post photography. I literally googled the word “blog” and….

…read the full interview here:

Photographer of the Month - Vivienne Gucwa

Hope you enjoy! I even included some travel and general photography tips! :)

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Eiffel Tower - Shangri-La Hotel - Paris - France

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Mount Pelee and the Caribbean Sea - Martinique

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Notre Dame - Paris - France

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Information about my New York City photography book which is releasing in stores and online in the autumn of 2014 (including where to order it):

NY Through The Lens: A New York Coffee Table Book

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View: My photography portfolio, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

New York City - Tribute in Light - World Trade Center

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Sometimes it’s just the way 

the light catches the eye;

and how it pours itself

up to the sky

watering the stars

and universe

with dreams

and hope,

every speck 

of light

wrapped 

in memory

and remembrance.—-With love to New York City on a day of healing.

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View: My photography portfolio, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

New York City - Tribute in Light - World Trade Center

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Sometimes it’s just the way

the light catches the eye;

and how it pours itself

up to the sky

watering the stars

and universe

with dreams

and hope,

every speck

of light

wrapped

in memory

and remembrance.

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With love to New York City on a day of healing.

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View: My photography portfolio, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.