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Autumn. New York City. Above Union Square

On cloudy days in autumn, the trees stick out from the ground below like paintbrushes heavy with memories of the sun’s embrace.

And the city, weary in preparation of shorter days, clamors to hold onto every last bit of color and light.

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I love this view of Union Square Park looking towards the Empire State Building and the beautiful skyscrapers in midtown Manhattan. It’s particularly gorgeous in the autumn when the trees change color before descending gracefully to the ground. 

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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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 “Autumn - New York City - Overlooking Union Square” in my portfolio, My Gear List, My Travel Blog, On G+, email me, or ask for help.

Autumn. New York City. Above Union Square

On cloudy days in autumn, the trees stick out from the ground below like paintbrushes heavy with memories of the sun’s embrace.

And the city, weary in preparation of shorter days, clamors to hold onto every last bit of color and light.

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I love this view of Union Square Park looking towards the Empire State Building and the beautiful skyscrapers in midtown Manhattan. It’s particularly gorgeous in the autumn when the trees change color before descending gracefully to the ground.

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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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“Autumn - New York City - Overlooking Union Square” in my portfolio, My Gear List, My Travel Blog, On G+, email me, or ask for help.

Autumn landscape through willow trees. Central Park, New York City

What a surprise yesterday! I got home in the evening after a grueling day to find that my last photo from my celebratory visit to Central Park over the weekend made it to Tumblr Radar. I could barely believe my eyes. Thank you so much Tumblr! (I am still reeling over last month’s post that also got featured on Tumblr’s Radar) My inbox has exploded with lovely messages which I am very grateful for and will respond to later in the week when I have a bit more time. In the meantime, thank you so much everyone.

 When I was at Central Park a few days ago, the weather was deliciously ominous. It was the sort of day when grey clouds do their best to compete with the sunlight for the spotlight. I love the quality of this sort of contrasting light. During moments when the sun does manage to peek through the gray blanket of clouds, the foliage seems to reel in the bits of scattered sunlight.  

This is a recent favorite spot of mine in Central Park. It’s a vista that seems to come alive in the autumn and winter due in part to Central Park’s beautiful willow trees. There is a quality to the placement of the branches that is reminiscent of theatrical stage curtains in a persistent state of dramatically opening to reveal the landscapes that are just beyond their grasp as if they are revealing a show that comes alive in the final two acts of a performance that spans a year.  

In the autumn, these sorrow-soaked branches frame the sprawling autumn landscape that surrounds the lake and in the winter when the lake is covered in snow, the same branches hold multitudes of icy tears framing the towers of San Remo perfectly.   


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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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View: "New York Autumn - Central Park Fall Foliage at The Lake" in my portfolio, My Gear List, My Travel Blog, On G+, email me, or ask for help.

Autumn landscape through willow trees. Central Park, New York City

What a surprise yesterday! I got home in the evening after a grueling day to find that my last photo from my celebratory visit to Central Park over the weekend made it to Tumblr Radar. I could barely believe my eyes. Thank you so much Tumblr! (I am still reeling over last month’s post that also got featured on Tumblr’s Radar) My inbox has exploded with lovely messages which I am very grateful for and will respond to later in the week when I have a bit more time. In the meantime, thank you so much everyone.

When I was at Central Park a few days ago, the weather was deliciously ominous. It was the sort of day when grey clouds do their best to compete with the sunlight for the spotlight. I love the quality of this sort of contrasting light. During moments when the sun does manage to peek through the gray blanket of clouds, the foliage seems to reel in the bits of scattered sunlight.

This is a recent favorite spot of mine in Central Park. It’s a vista that seems to come alive in the autumn and winter due in part to Central Park’s beautiful willow trees. There is a quality to the placement of the branches that is reminiscent of theatrical stage curtains in a persistent state of dramatically opening to reveal the landscapes that are just beyond their grasp as if they are revealing a show that comes alive in the final two acts of a performance that spans a year.

In the autumn, these sorrow-soaked branches frame the sprawling autumn landscape that surrounds the lake and in the winter when the lake is covered in snow, the same branches hold multitudes of icy tears framing the towers of San Remo perfectly.

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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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View: "New York Autumn - Central Park Fall Foliage at The Lake" in my portfolio, My Gear List, My Travel Blog, On G+, email me, or ask for help.

Autumn in New York City. A view overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge. Brooklyn Bridge Park. Dumbo, Brooklyn.

On overcast autumn days, clouds cover the city in a dreamlike haze, wrapping everything in shades of grey and melancholy. Colorful trees and structures awaken the slumbering city from its somnambulistic state.

These last attempts of awakening are the ones remembered vividly before the winter’s shades of solitude set in only interrupted by bare branches and cool steel until the city fully awakens in the spring again.



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View this photo larger and on black on my Google Plus page


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Buy “Autumn Overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge - New York City” Posters and Prints here, View my store, email me, or ask for help.

Autumn in New York City. A view overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge. Brooklyn Bridge Park. Dumbo, Brooklyn.

On overcast autumn days, clouds cover the city in a dreamlike haze, wrapping everything in shades of grey and melancholy. Colorful trees and structures awaken the slumbering city from its somnambulistic state.

These last attempts of awakening are the ones remembered vividly before the winter’s shades of solitude set in only interrupted by bare branches and cool steel until the city fully awakens in the spring again.

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View this photo larger and on black on my Google Plus page

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Buy “Autumn Overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge - New York City” Posters and Prints here, View my store, email me, or ask for help.

Sun rays pouring over Bow Bridge in autumn. Central Park, New York City

I was stuck without a working internet connection at home since early Monday. Thankfully, it just got fixed a few hours ago which means I am now catching up with the past week and my overflowing inbox.

This past weekend I went to the 2nd Google Plus NYC walk, the Maker Faire and was also fortunate enough to visit the new 9/11 memorial. I will be posting photos from all of these events/places in the coming week. 

If you are curious to catch a preview glimpse of some of the photos (which I am in) taken by some other brilliant photographers from the Google Plus Photowalk, feel free to view my profile photos on Google Plus where I have uploaded them with info about the photographers in the captions/comments:

Profile photos from the 2nd Google Plus NYC Photowalk

 I also just found out that I am one of the featured artists on the newly launched site Sociolog+ which you can view here: Vivienne Gucwa’s Photography on Sociolog+. Exciting!

Due to my feature on Sociolog+, I have had quite a few requests about one particular photo in my portfolio there so I am going to re-post a post from a few months ago with the photo and the writing that accompanied it for the benefit of newer people. Enjoy!

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It was one of those days where there was just a bit of briskness in the air accompanied by the last pangs of summer heat. I didn’t go to the park to take photos (even though I had my camera). I told myself I was there primarily to walk around and enjoy the last remnants of warm weather. I took a moment to rest on the grass. As I looked to my right, the most magnificent rays of sunlight started streaming over Bow Bridge illuminating the people in the row boats and the water on the lake. 

The ability to capture these uniquely experienced moments is at the core of photography. Cameras become jars with which to capture moments that flicker like fireflies. In this way, photographers are moment collectors and dream catchers. Every collected moment and every captured dreamscape is the result of the tiny flicker that catches the photographer’s eye in such a profound way that it becomes an impossible feat to deny the urge to embrace the moment by capturing it in a photo.  

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Buy “Sunlight and Boats - Bow Bridge Central Park” Prints and Posters here, View my store, email me, or ask for help.

Sun rays pouring over Bow Bridge in autumn. Central Park, New York City

I was stuck without a working internet connection at home since early Monday. Thankfully, it just got fixed a few hours ago which means I am now catching up with the past week and my overflowing inbox.

This past weekend I went to the 2nd Google Plus NYC walk, the Maker Faire and was also fortunate enough to visit the new 9/11 memorial. I will be posting photos from all of these events/places in the coming week.

If you are curious to catch a preview glimpse of some of the photos (which I am in) taken by some other brilliant photographers from the Google Plus Photowalk, feel free to view my profile photos on Google Plus where I have uploaded them with info about the photographers in the captions/comments:

Profile photos from the 2nd Google Plus NYC Photowalk

I also just found out that I am one of the featured artists on the newly launched site Sociolog+ which you can view here: Vivienne Gucwa’s Photography on Sociolog+. Exciting!

Due to my feature on Sociolog+, I have had quite a few requests about one particular photo in my portfolio there so I am going to re-post a post from a few months ago with the photo and the writing that accompanied it for the benefit of newer people. Enjoy!

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It was one of those days where there was just a bit of briskness in the air accompanied by the last pangs of summer heat. I didn’t go to the park to take photos (even though I had my camera). I told myself I was there primarily to walk around and enjoy the last remnants of warm weather. I took a moment to rest on the grass. As I looked to my right, the most magnificent rays of sunlight started streaming over Bow Bridge illuminating the people in the row boats and the water on the lake.

The ability to capture these uniquely experienced moments is at the core of photography. Cameras become jars with which to capture moments that flicker like fireflies. In this way, photographers are moment collectors and dream catchers. Every collected moment and every captured dreamscape is the result of the tiny flicker that catches the photographer’s eye in such a profound way that it becomes an impossible feat to deny the urge to embrace the moment by capturing it in a photo.

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Buy “Sunlight and Boats - Bow Bridge Central Park” Prints and Posters here, View my store, email me, or ask for help.