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New York City at night. St.Mark’s Place. East Village.

When the days concede to night in the winter, there is a certain comfort in the glow of neon city lights. 

This particular view is of St. Mark’s Place in the East Village. The giant cow on the right belongs to the restaurant Mark (“We grind our own beef”) and the colorful neon signs belong to Andromeda - a tattoo and piercing establishment that merged with the West Village’s Cassioppia a few years back. 

The sign that is partially concealed on the left under the tree branches (with shoes hanging off of them!) is Rockit Scientist Records which was a great records store that dated back to the mid 1990s when the East Village was home to far more records stores and had a more eclectic vibe.

There is a coldness to neon that is eclipsed by a peculiar sort of warmth when the windchill dips into the single digits. It’s a sign of life. People tend to huddle under the glow of the lights in the winter with a frequency that isn’t seen as much in warmer months as if they are city moths drawn to the glowing promise of warmth.

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Since people have asked, I am going to include the camera/lens combos I used for each photo on this blog from this point on (or at least I will try!). This was taken with the Sony a99 and my 35mm lens.


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Buy “St. Mark’s Place at Night - East Village - New York City” Posters and Prints here, email me, or ask for help.

New York City at night. St.Mark’s Place. East Village.

When the days concede to night in the winter, there is a certain comfort in the glow of neon city lights.

This particular view is of St. Mark’s Place in the East Village. The giant cow on the right belongs to the restaurant Mark (“We grind our own beef”) and the colorful neon signs belong to Andromeda - a tattoo and piercing establishment that merged with the West Village’s Cassioppia a few years back.

The sign that is partially concealed on the left under the tree branches (with shoes hanging off of them!) is Rockit Scientist Records which was a great records store that dated back to the mid 1990s when the East Village was home to far more records stores and had a more eclectic vibe.

There is a coldness to neon that is eclipsed by a peculiar sort of warmth when the windchill dips into the single digits. It’s a sign of life. People tend to huddle under the glow of the lights in the winter with a frequency that isn’t seen as much in warmer months as if they are city moths drawn to the glowing promise of warmth.

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Since people have asked, I am going to include the camera/lens combos I used for each photo on this blog from this point on (or at least I will try!). This was taken with the Sony a99 and my 35mm lens.

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

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Buy “St. Mark’s Place at Night - East Village - New York City” Posters and Prints here, email me, or ask for help.

St. Mark’s Place brownstone covered in lush ivy. East Village, New York City.

Before the leaves begin their gravity-fettered migration to the ground, the sun engages in one last embrace with the foliage ensconced shadows.

In these sun-soaked shadows, the leaves shiver while dreaming of winter’s frigid kiss waltzing slowly with the ominous brisk breeze before they are swept off their branches like young lovers swept off their feet by the newness of each other. 



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

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Buy “Ensconced - East Village - New York City” Posters and Prints here, View my store, email me, or ask for help.

St. Mark’s Place brownstone covered in lush ivy. East Village, New York City.

Before the leaves begin their gravity-fettered migration to the ground, the sun engages in one last embrace with the foliage ensconced shadows.

In these sun-soaked shadows, the leaves shiver while dreaming of winter’s frigid kiss waltzing slowly with the ominous brisk breeze before they are swept off their branches like young lovers swept off their feet by the newness of each other.

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

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Buy “Ensconced - East Village - New York City” Posters and Prints here, View my store, email me, or ask for help.

St. Mark’s Place panoramic. East Village, New York City.

Headed out last night to give the new camera a spin. A ‘tiny walk around the neighborhood’ somehow resulted in a walk through the neighborhood followed by a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge into Brooklyn. :) 

 I mostly played around with some of the fun functions like the sweep panorama function. It allows you to shoot stitched panoramic images by holding down the shutter button while panning across a scene (at the perfect speed, this took some trial and error because at the wrong speed it clips a bit). The camera captures overlapping images and stitches them together.

I was pleasantly surprised by the results after quite a bit of trying to get the perfect timing for the panning down. I love that I was able to capture a bit of St. Mark’s Place at night using this! 

You can see the full image on Flickr:  St. Mark’s Panoramic.

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View New York City gifts, posters and prints at my store.

St. Mark’s Place panoramic. East Village, New York City.

Headed out last night to give the new camera a spin. A ‘tiny walk around the neighborhood’ somehow resulted in a walk through the neighborhood followed by a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge into Brooklyn. :)

I mostly played around with some of the fun functions like the sweep panorama function. It allows you to shoot stitched panoramic images by holding down the shutter button while panning across a scene (at the perfect speed, this took some trial and error because at the wrong speed it clips a bit). The camera captures overlapping images and stitches them together.

I was pleasantly surprised by the results after quite a bit of trying to get the perfect timing for the panning down. I love that I was able to capture a bit of St. Mark’s Place at night using this!

You can see the full image on Flickr: St. Mark’s Panoramic.

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View New York City gifts, posters and prints at my store.

An intimate tango moment. New York Dance Parade 2011. St. Mark’s Place. East Village, New York City.

I submitted some of my photos of the New York City Dance Parade to the official contest a month ago. Voting just started. If you would like to vote (my photos will end up appearing in their official online photo gallery and there is a chance to win Broadway tickets), you can view the entry here:

Vote  here for my dance parade photos

Thanks everyone :).

View all of my New York City Dance Parade posts here.

An intimate tango moment. New York Dance Parade 2011. St. Mark’s Place. East Village, New York City.

I submitted some of my photos of the New York City Dance Parade to the official contest a month ago. Voting just started. If you would like to vote (my photos will end up appearing in their official online photo gallery and there is a chance to win Broadway tickets), you can view the entry here:

Vote here for my dance parade photos

Thanks everyone :).

View all of my New York City Dance Parade posts here.