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Paris - Sunset - Overlooking the Eiffel Tower and City from Above
Paris is everything I expected and so much more.
It’s an overwhelming city in all the best ways.
On my first day in Paris, I was treated to a walk around The Butte-aux-Cailles neighborhood with a new Paris friend, Mikhail and his lovely friends. And then we then made our way to Montparnasse to take in this spectacular view from the top of Tour Montparnasse.
I am posting updates frequently to my Twitter, My Facebook, and Instagram while I am here in Paris (like an awesome video clip of the Eiffel Tower light show last night, for example!). Follow along if you are curious. :)
Not that I won’t post here but I will only be posting major photos here sporadically vs. everyday updates.
Also, check out France Guide on Facebook. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be here taking photos of Paris and having the experience of a lifetime!
New York City - Sunset - Chinatown - East Broadway
when the sun
past the clouds
as light as
of the fuzzy
of a dream
just before eyelashes
open like a curtain
dawdling night sky.
In preparation for my upcoming trip to Paris this week, I am now in the possession of the Sony a7R with the Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 lens (thank you Sony!) which I took out for a walk and promptly fell in love with all in the span of the first few shots I took with it.
I walked over the Manhattan Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge and it was a pleasure to capture the beautiful spring light that poured over East Broadway. It’s incredible how the sun’s light changes so drastically from season to season. Spring light is one of my favorites. After the brutal winter we had in New York City (I am in denial that it may snow again tomorrow), it was nice to bask in the spring glow.
New York City - Skyline at Dusk
There is something really extraordinary about the shift between day and night in New York City.
It’s gradual and at the same time abrupt in its magnitude.
The lights on the skyscrapers flicker on as the night sky pulls itself over the city while the sun is still dancing with the horizon.
It’s this sort of in-between time that seems to suit a city full of people who feed off the frenetic energy and constant shifts that occur on a momentary basis.
New York City rarely dwells in absolutes.
Its landscape and structures only seem to remain still.
This is a view from the Top of the Rock (also known as 30 Rock and the top of Rockefeller Center) taken with the Sony A99. The skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan sit in the foreground leading up to the Empire State Building and further in the distance sits the Freedom Tower and lower Manhattan.
New York City from Above - View from the Roosevelt Island Tram
As a photographer, I view life through my lens as if it is a cinematic sequence. Every action is a frame in a never-ending film that I am directing. It’s the challenge of selecting the still frame that resonates that keeps me shooting.
This photo was taken on the Roosevelt Island Tram in New York City. The Roosevelt Island Tram has been taking commuters from Manhattan to Roosevelt Island since the 1970s. It was completely renovated and modernized in 2010. Its highest point is 250 feet up in the air and it travels alongside the Queensboro Bridge above the East River. I have always referred to it lovingly as a slow amusement park ride in …continue reading here…
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