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New York City: Winter - Spring - Summer - Autumn. Imaging Edge Magazine.
Very excited to announce that my photography was featured in a double-page spread in the recent edition of Imaging Edge Magazine. It’s a spread featuring New York City through all four seasons which is timely considering the recent post I made regarding the Top 8 Autumn Views in Central Park.
Imaging Edge Magazine is a print and digital magazine that is in conjunction with Popular Photography Magazine, American Photo Magazine and Sony. If you are interested, here is info about Imaging Edge Magazine.
I didn’t realize the issue had already shipped until a few Popular Photography and American Photo Magazine subscribers contacted me to let me know that they saw the spread! Pretty awesome!
The great thing is that Imaging Edge is also available to read online.I was beyond flattered and honored to find out that I am featured in their “Who’s Next” column currently as well:
…along with a 16 photo gallery of my New York City photography!:
I hope you enjoy the spread and gallery!
Now, excuse me while I blush profusely and do my best Snoopy dance of joy… :)
—-* If you are interested in looking through this issue, here is the download page that has the magazine available for reading on iOS and Android devices as well as PDF.
New York Winter - Snowy night in midtown Manhattan
New York City resembles a snow-globe when snow first falls.
As the snow swirls, the trees reach over the city streets as if they are trying to catch snowflakes with their bare, graceful branches.
This was taken at night during a winter storm in New York City that dropped enough snow to turn the city into a winter wonderland momentarily. This is the area on 42nd Street next to Bryant Park across from the Grace Building which can be seen partially on the left-hand side of the image.
It’s one of my favorite spots to snow-gaze at night.
Taken with the Sony A99.
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Winter storm Nemo in New York City. Blizzard set of photos from the Lower East Side to Times Square.
My entire set of photos is up here on my Flickr (there are around 40 photos including a lot more of Times Square in the snow):
I live for snowstorms in New York City. So you can just imagine how bummed I was last winter season when we barely got any snow. Growing up in New York City, I remember quite a few blizzards and its with fond nostalgia that I always wish for at least one great snowstorm during the winter. New York City is extra beautiful when covered in a blanket of freshly fallen snow.
When I heard that winter storm Nemo (also known as the Blizzard of 2013, February snowstorm and other terms) was going to deliver some gorgeous white flakes from the sky I was more than ready for it. The photos in this set are not edited the way I would normally edit them. I just basically imported them into Lightroom and adjusted some contrast in a few cases from the RAW files. I will most likely go through the photos here plus others that I am not posting and give them the Vivienne treatment at some point. I am just floored at how incredible it was to shoot the snow with the Sony a99. I did go out of my way to protect it despite it being weather-sealed since it isn’t technically my camera and since my lenses also needed protection. I must have been quite a sight in my ski-mask, enormous scarf, giant winter boots and a camera covered in plastic. :) It seemed like I had an easier time shooting in this snowstorm than in the two blizzards that I took photos in back in 2010 and 2011. I think it’s because the wind was far more manageable and because I was out before the blizzard hit with full force. While the snow was heavy, the winds were easy to deal with in some respects since the gusts were few and far between.
I decided to walk from where I live on the Lower East Side all the way to Times Square since I do this particular walk frequently and know all of the spots I have always wanted to capture in the snow. I had a blast! The wind did get stronger and stronger as I got closer to Times Square and by the time I made my way home it was full-on blizzard conditions so I think I went at the optimal time. I somehow managed to take photos in the East Village, around Union Square, Chelsea (in truth, I had really hoped that the Empire State Building would be visible but it was completely hidden by the snow and lack of visibility), 5th Avenue, Midtown, the New York Public Library on 42nd Street and 5th Avenue, Bryant Park (which was absolutely ethereal in the snow) and finally Times Square.
And so, the photos here are pretty much almost straight out of the camera save for a few tweaks to levels, no fancy tinkering (but I can’t wait to do so!). And now that I have consumed more hot chocolate than I anticipated, I am off to dream about snow.
New York City skyscrapers and rooftops from above. Midtown.
These are the skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan from above as seen from the top of Rockefeller Center (Top of the Rock). Looking out over these time and weather-worn buildings, it’s almost incredible to think of the sheer amount of activity occurring behind each tiny-eyed window at any given time.
This is a scene that peaks in the teasing warmth of winter sunlight as the sun dips towards the horizon in the late afternoon. With rooftops covered with a light glaze of snow and with sultry exhales of smoke billowing out into the late afternoon sunlight, the city basks momentarily in distant memories of summer.
When I was younger, I used to imagine how incredible it would be to fly through the city like Batman. I would close my eyes and imagine dipping into the dark,narrow valleys created by tall skyscraper peaks. I would ascend up past the multitudes of water towers to distant rooftops where I would bide my time while seeking out other routes to glide through (in my imagination Batman took quite a few joyrides through the city during his off-time!).
I still like to imagine these things. It’s probably why I love views that take me above the hustle and bustle of the city. There is a peace that seems to come with viewing the cityscape from above.
*Shot with the Sony a99.
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