103 posts tagged night
New York City - Night - Alley - Chinatown
the city stars
shine like supernovas
in a vast
And in the hours
just before midnight
during muffled increments
when the city’s heart
palpitates in time
to the distant lullaby
of the day’s remains
alleys and streets.
New York City doesn’t have many alleys.This was taken on a quiet city night in an alley in Chinatown with my Sony A99.
Some of the best moments occur when night falls and dreams roam the streets.
New York City nights - Empire State Building - Chelsea View
Taken with the QX100 and my iPhone.
Loving night photography with the QX100! This is a re-post from my Instagram where I just posted this photo.
If you are curious, I wrote a lengthy post where I discussed details about the shooting modes, interface, menus, and how the QX100 works with your smartphone or tablet (both the QX10 and QX100 are Android and iOS compatible). Here is the link to that post:
Ok, back to taking photos :)
New York Night - Times Square and the Winter Garden Theatre
This is an 8 second long exposure of the Winter Garden Theatre located on Broadway looking towards the lights of Times Square. The Winter Garden Theatre’s building was built in the late 1800s but it came to life as a theatre in 1911.
I have always wanted to capture this view in a photo. My earliest memories of it are from when I was 8 or 9 years old. My father worked nights as a pressman for the Daily News which was located in this general area. I accompanied him a few times to the Daily News and he would take me for a walk along Broadway where my eyes lit up wide with wonder at the sight of each and every theatre’s lights and marquees.
The Winter Garden Theatre at the time was home to the musical Cats and I would secretly hope that I could go see Cats every time we passed this theatre. I had the musical soundtrack at home and I played it repeatedly and even taught myself several of the songs on piano. I never made it to Cats since Broadway theatre outings were out of the reach of my parent’s humble budget.
My first Broadway show was Starlight Express which I attended on a public school trip (there were some perks to going to public school in NYC). My 10 year old self was totally enthralled with Starlight Express. What was there not to love about it? All of the performers were on roller-skates and the story revolved around a child’s train set that came to life. But I still remember unfairly comparing Starlight Express to Cats in my mind telling myself that somehow Cats would have been even more enthralling given my level of obsession with it at the time.
I took this photo late at night with the Sony A99. My eyes still lit up wide with wonder while I waited for my long exposure to finish processing. Some things never change.
New York Night. Central Park. Upper East Side.
Over glistening cobblestones
in the haze of summer heat,
the twinkling lights of oncoming cars
cast their glow like fireflies
in a dense urban forest.
As somnambulists glide
over uneven paths,
the wind plays a nocturne.
This is when the city dreams…
*Taken with the Sony A55
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