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New York City - Snow - Financial District
If you have been following along with my posts, it’s pretty clear that I have been pining away for a good snow here in New York City. Earlier this week I posted some photos of Central Park’s most beautiful winter views and a compilation of photos of a snowy night in Manhattan. Well, I am happy to say that today definitely delivered in terms of snowy goodness.
After a hearty breakfast, I headed out to explore a part of Manhattan I rarely get to enjoy in the snow: the Financial District. I have photographed the Financial District quite a bit but never during a winter storm. It’s actually one of my favorite parts of lower Manhattan. Between its historic streets and its gotham-like feel, it’s hard to not get swept up in the cinematic elements of the neighborhood.
Gallery Key (corresponds to the order of photos in the photo-set):
1. This is Stone Street. The street dates back to the 1600s and has the distinction of being New York City’s first paved street. View this photo in my portfolio here: New York City - Snow - Stone Street
2. City Hall Park surrounds Manhattan’s City Hall which is the oldest city hall in the United States that still is the seat of various government functions. The fountain is flanked by some of the last working glasslights in the city. View this photo in my portfolio here: New York Winter - City Hall Fountain in the Snow
3. Nothing is more iconic in the Financial District than the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. For 90 years there has been a holiday tree that sits in front of the stock exchange (it’s a traditional “Christmas tree” that is flanked by menorahs and serves as a mixed holiday tree). View this photo in my portfolio here: New York Stock Exchange Holiday Tree in the Snow
4.When evening falls in the Financial District, the neighborhood’s architecture stands out against the dramatic light and shadows that come into play in the evening hours. View this photo in my portfolio here: New York City - Winter - Financial District in the Snow
5. I have a penchant for narrow streets that can be misconstrued as alleys and the Financial District has several streets that meet this brief. This is one of them adorned with snow. View this photo in my portfolio here: New York City - Winter - Bicycling Down an Alley in the Snow
** All of these photos were taken with my Sony NEX-6
View these photos (and more) of snow in New York City larger and in a set here (click on each photo in the set to enlarge):
Interested in viewing these directly in my online portfolio? Here they are along with other New York City winter photos:
New York Street Views - Greenwich Village
Sometimes, the expected transforms into something magical via photography. Chasing light and understanding the nuances of light during different times of day becomes something of an obsession when you are a photographer. Appreciating how the sunlight can transform an ordinary street scene into .. .continue reading here…
This is my weekly blog post to PDN’s Emerging Photographer’s Blog.
New York City skyline from above at dusk
You took my hand
and we flew over the city
soaring above the streets
glistening with the lights of
a million urban stars.
As we soared
in our stomachs,
before our eyes.
And the sky
and the city
fused into one.
This was taken on a magical evening with the Sony A99 from the top of the Empire State Building. The sky was thick with fog and rain clouds. It was like peering through a bleary-eyed smile of a dream.
The view is looking north over the skyscrapers and rooftops of midtown Manhattan towards Central Park.
P.S. I launched a travel blog recently. If you are curious, read about it here. I will be posting there about upcoming traveling workshops and trips. If you want to come with me on my travel excursions, follow along here.
The New NY Through The Lens
Super excited to announce that NY Through The Lens is all new as of today! The entire blog has been re-vamped from the way it looks to the front-page content. This was no small feat considering how ridiculously busy I have been lately with my freelance photography projects, my work for Camera+, and all of the traveling and press events that have been keeping me occupied for the last few months.
What’s new? Here is a list of the new pages and content that exists on this blog:
An entirely new About Section.
An all new Media Section : I have been meaning to add this section to my website for ages. Clients and other curious parties ask me about past, current, and upcoming projects on a regular basis and now I finally have a central source that I can cite.
An all new PR Section : This new section covers my social media reach, the goals I have for this blog (and its new sister-blog…!), and information about brands and sponsorships (covering both current and potential pairings).
An all new Gear I Use Section : I get quite a few messages and emails every week from people who are curious about the photography gear I use. This is a list of the cameras and lenses I have used for almost all of the photography I post to this blog (and social media). I also included my thoughts about each and every camera and lens listed in this section. I will be adding to this section frequently.
You can also now access my photography portfolio via the above navigation bar by clicking on Fine Art Prints. You will also notice a new link to my not-yet-announced new blog/venture (!) as well as a brand new contact form.
Other additions include new social media buttons in the sidebar, and a brand new tag index for easy browsing through my posts.
And last but not least:
You can now leave comments on my blog on each and every post! Yes, really. I have installed Disqus for commenting. I love Tumblr and I love notes but I have been missing blog commenting a lot. I get a lot of interaction on my Facebook and Google Plus when I post my photos there and it would be nice to see some interaction here on the blog.
That was a lot. Happy browsing and I hope you enjoy all the new content!: