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charmante (via kindle) PRO 7:55pm, 14 January 2007
Happy New Year, everyone! I started my 2007 photo diary a little bit late--but have caught up.
Thanks to all of you for your kind words of welcome! :~>

Latest Photo posted: Quicklink

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Jan. 1: New Year Lilies... Happy 2007!
New Year Lilies... Happy 2007!
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Thanks, Ted! So glad y'all enjoyed my funny story!
Don't spill any confiture or yaourt on your computer...and watch out for crumbs falling into the keyboard!
Mar. 8: Almost Missed Her Smile!
Almost Missed Her Smile!

If it hadn't been for the mirror inside the pizzeria, we never would have seen her beautiful smile...
Mar. 9: The Food of Hope
The Food of Hope

This homeless man is holding a taco on a plate, but has not yet begun to eat it. Perhaps he is saying a prayer of thanks to the person (not me!) who gave him this much-needed food...
I was very moved by the graceful position of his hands. I couldn't see his face, so felt I wasn't invading his space and wouldn't reveal his identity when I took his photograph.

(Under a scaffolding, 14th St; New York City)
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
I too like the humble position this person is in. This one would make a great candidate for B&W ! Its hard to know if it is ok to photograph SDFs - when I do I usually pass them a euro for the photo rights and they routinely ask if I want more poses !

Nice sharp colors at the pizzeria !

Best - CollardGreens: Oops !
dda1605 11 years ago
Great story. May be he is too tired to eat.
(Didier 2007 )
charmante (via kindle) PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by charmante (via kindle) (member) 11 years ago
Mar. 10 (Corrected post): A Salvadoran Snake and its Shadow
A Salvadoran Snake and its Shadow

This snake was born in El Salvador, Central America, and was meant to adorn a Christmas tree. Very representative of Central American folk art, which I like tremendously, it hangs in my house year-round. I hope it's happy here...
Here we see its colorful yellow side (the other is predominantly green), along with its curly shadow. [The shadow is the same color on both sides, as far as I can tell. :~> ]
charmante (via kindle) PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by charmante (via kindle) (member) 11 years ago
Oops !... I was so excited about posting the above portrait of the little girl that I didn't thank you for your visit and comments, Ted + Didier. It's a real pleasure hearing from you. Excusez-moi donc!

I'm so glad you both liked the photo of the homeless man. I usually shy away from taking their photos, as they deal with such injustice and humiliation on a daily basis that I don't want to add to the negativity. But here, the man had such a graceful stance, prayerful or meditative, that I wanted to capture it for human and aesthetic reasons that had nothing to do with his homelessness.

By the way of an aside, in Montréal, they don't use the expression SDF (sans domicile fixe), rather describe homeless people as itinérants. I love that word--especially the way they pronounce it, "i-tsi-nérants". It has such a positive connotation, highlighting the fact that they move around frequently, constantly creating new survival strategies...

I'm also happy you liked the pizzeria shot, Ted. It was only the second time I'd been there and had a very sweet encounter with one of the employees that day; it's a pleasant memory.
charmante (via kindle) PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by charmante (via kindle) (member) 11 years ago
Mar. 11 (Corrected post): Playing with Her Scarf
Playing with Her Scarf

The face of an angel! And such a little sweet smile when she saw me. I'd taken a first photo where she was busying herself by placing the end of her scarf between the doors (see left). Then she looked up...and I clicked.

Serendipity strikes again; I'm most grateful!
Glow* 11 years ago
I tried to look to your 10th march link but it doesn't want to work :-(

www.flickr.com/groups/2007/discuss/72157594429817562/page4/
charmante (via kindle) PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by charmante (via kindle) (member) 11 years ago
Thanks so much for your visit, Glow* and for pointing out the mistake in my link. A gremlin got in there somehow, but I've fixed it now! :~>
Actually the photo I originally posted for March 10, Playing with Her Scarf," was taken March 11th. I'd inverted the March 10th & 11th posts, but have just corrected them.
Glow*'s comment now refers to the Mar. 11 photo. Sorry for the confusion!
:~>
Mar. 12: Urban Loneliness (We All Walk Alone)
Urban Loneliness  (We All Walk Alone)

I "grabbed" this shot from the bus when I saw this woman walking by. Afterwards, looking at the "composition" more closely, I noticed the curious spatial relationship of each of the lone pedestrians to the other. Each of them walks alone, almost an allegory for the human condition in the urban context. After all, we commonly refer to being alone in a crowd. But it's even lonlier in a depopulated space, don't you think?

Upper Broadway, Harlem; New York City
Title created for the group Six Word Story.
Mar. 13: Half of the Conversation
Half of the Conversation

This neighbor, a young mother pushing a baby stroller, was speaking to her partner as she waited to cross the street. I took three shots before the light changed...this was the ONE!
I'm so thankful she turned her profile my way...
Gracias, mamita!
Mar. 14: Newly Risen Sun Meets the Clouds
Newly Risen Sun Meets the Clouds

The newly risen sun found that the skies weren't exactly cloud-free!
I love the contrast between the golden sun and grey clouds, seen through delicate branches...

I did something radical that morning: got up and went out while it was still dark in order to view and capture the sunrise, looking over the Harlem River and the Bronx. It was a *beautiful* experience!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Oh Charmante - another six word story fan !! I love those things - even joined the group a while back (the magic is in six words) ! I'll go there and look you up ! Sorry to have missed your posts - your link is at the top of a long list of sites that scrolled and I missed yours...sorry. Your city streets series is very interesting.

"offers six word story as apology"

Above: "bare branches switch on sun lamp"

CollardGreens: Oops!
Once again, Ted, (Mr. Collard Greens), thanks for your visit and comments. I'm so glad you love Six Word Story, too. I joined a while back but am finding that the six-word title for photos is becoming a near-obsession. I love the way it "works your brain"...it's so compelling!

I wish I had set up my diary the way you did, with a greeting before the first post, then a quick link... I live and learn! You already knew!!! ;~>
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
It is really easy to edit this introduction - if you want some help let me know. Best - Ted

CollardGreens: Oops !
dda1605 11 years ago
Hi, catching up with your diary. I love your little New York stories using portraits, like on the 11th and 13th.
Great pictures.

(Didier 2007 )
Mar. 15: Entering Escher's Garden, A Sideways Glance
Entering Escher's Garden, A Sideways Glance

These flower planters are so much like drawings by Escher!
As it was an overcast day, there was no gleam on the metal from sunlight.
I got a sideways glance from the young woman entering the shot, but
I've noted that in NYC, people rarely walk around you as you make a photo...
So I take advantage and "set them up" for it!
West 58th St.; New York City
leesure PRO 11 years ago
Love the last shot! Gonna have to visit. I'm such a chicken shit when it comes to street photography.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Good shot - and great idea about the setup ! As we have boatloads of tourists, they generally walk around but the locals don't notice you as readily. I will practice this. Got a good idea from the sunday shoot yesterday. With a point and shoot clipped to you coat pocket or handbag strap you can "spy aim" and get metro cameos and such. With a little practice could be good.

CollardGreens: Oops!
ItinerArts 11 years ago
Your photos really take me back to NYC-- thanks!
ParaScubaSailor 11 years ago
I've been to NY only a couple of times, but really enjoy re-visiting (whithout the worry of being thrown in jail for disagreeing with your emperor ;-)

I particularly liked the photo of the little girl playing with her scarf.

Thanks for sharing.

ParaScubaSailor en voillage (prononcez voyage, petits voilleurs)...
Thanks, all of you, for your visit and comments. It is very heartening to see that New York still has fans across the world, despite the policies and actions of our "Emperor" and his gang! :~>
Mar. 16: Crocuses in the Snow
Crocuses in the Snow

The crocuses that only appeared two days previous were suddenly covered with snow (actually tiny balls of ice)...what bad luck! It had been over 70 degrees F and quickly descended to the 20s. What weird weather!

The "snow" began to fall in the late morning. I left the house at mid-day and noticed this heart-rending scene. Although I was in a bit of a rush, I HAD to capture these poor frozen new-born flowers. (I'm so glad I did; they've now been buried in a pile of snow...)
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
We've just had 2 days of on/off hail and snow...bizzare ! Nice of you to collect their light - they bloom early and sometimes there is a price to pay for being first !

CollardGreens: Oops!
Mar. 17: Uptown Café: Shelter from the Storm
Uptown Café: Shelter from the Storm

On a cold, snowy & icy day, it's nice to find a place to escape from the elements for a couple of minutes.
This was one such place. Although tiny and without tables, it welcomed this man who wanted a bit of shelter to listen to his tunes, drink a cup of coffee and read his newspaper.
I thought he had an excellent idea, so I went in and had a cup of liquid oatmeal (avena), served sweet, with cinnamon. So delicious...

There's a mirror on the back wall, so the red hand of the pedestrian traffic light can be seen there, as well as other reflections... Such depth for such a small place!

Upper Manhattan; New York City
Title created for the group Six Word Story.
Mar. 18: Doorway to *where*? (Hate to think!)
Doorway to *where*? (Hate to think!)

The angle of the stairs, even without the snow, is like a drop into the next world! I don't know how they ever got away with building stairs so steep...

There's a group here on flickr (that I'm not a member of) entitled, The Entrance to Hell... This neighborhood door (surrounded with a yellow CAUTION plastic ribbon) reminds me of such a place...
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Yow - looks like the laundry room door at my son's apartment in Boston...I don't go there...(Hate to think!)

Alternative: Two go in, One come out

CollardGreens: Oops!
Thanks for your faithful visits and comments, Ted. Best wishes to you and Madame for a beautiful Springtime!
I've been trailing behind in posting my shots; at least I've kept up with the photos... C'est déjà ça!
charmante (via kindle) PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by charmante (via kindle) (member) 11 years ago
Mar. 19: Can't Melt Fast Enough for Me
Can't Melt Fast Enough for Me
Mar. 20: Junior Sweeping Up, Doing His Part
Junior Sweeping Up, Doing His Part

I met Junior sweeping the sidewalk in front of my favorite mural in the world, which just happens to be in my neighborhood.
He agreed to pose, but looked a bit uncomfortable in the shots I took while he wasn't sweeping. He broke out a big smile as soon as he picked up the broom again. He was friendly, extremely humble, and very surprised that I'd want to take his photo.

Meeting him really made my day and put a smile on my face!
Upper Manhattan; New York City

Title created for the group Six Word Story.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
"Preparing the sidewalk for new paint"

I have been on the road for a few days and have not had too much time for moving around the diaries. A garbage truck outside the window this morning helps ! Springtime has returned - thank all the flowers for coming ! Great shot of Junior here.

CollardGreens: Oops!
We had the most exquiste day yesterday, with the temperature of 77 degrees Fahrenheit. I still wore a light jacket... Force of habit!

Thanks for your visit & comment. Enjoy Bruxelles, a city I used to visit often... Few flowers here, as yet. The crocuses I photographed not long ago didn't survive in the anschluss of icy snow that buried them. :~<
Like you, I'm looking forward to the *flowering trees* and the marvelous season of flowers to come...
Mar. 21: Amid the Signage, A Lone Face
Amid the Signage, A Lone Face

Photo for the group a "Day in the Life Of", aka DILO 2007; the date chosen this season was March 21. This is the last photo of my DILO series, taken the night of March 21 on Broadway in my neighborhood. Here's the set of all the photos I posted that day...

I love the boy's wistful expression, his face bathed in the *glow* of red neon...

Title created for the group Six Word Story.
Mar. 22: 57th Street:Three Fates, Two Reflected
57th Street:Three Fates, Two Reflected

A reflection on W. 57th St., with two women, wondering what I was doing. Their faces are visible next to the bottom strands of the blonde wig. Thanks, ladies, for 'making' my shot!
Mar. 23: Fortune Teller's Fortune: Fix Your Hair!
Fortune Teller's Fortune: Fix Your Hair!

'Fortune Teller's Fortune: Fix Your Hair!' On Black

On a sidestreet off Bleeker St., I noticed the red neon sign for a fortune teller, with the white neon hand in the middle and went to make a shot. As I drew near, I saw that a fortune teller was in the window, so I kept my distance and stood in the street to make a series of shots. She was apparently bored, no business on a night where it was raining on and off. She began to fix her hair, put in a bobby pin, and check herself out in a hand mirror. In other words, she was completely engaged, rather than looking out the window, so didn't notice me at all...

A true gift bestowed by the photography gods! I'm eternally grateful, gods!!!
Mar. 24: On the Banks of the Hudson
On the Banks of the Hudson

Father and son relaxing on a grey Saturday afternoon along the Hudson River.
I love how the boy leans affectionately against his papá as he looks away from the river, to something going on behind him...
Mar. 25: Neon as Art: Human Emotions, etc.
Neon as Art: Human Emotions, etc.

'Neon as Art: Human Emotions, etc.' On Black

Human/Need/Desire, a 1983 work by Bruce Nauman, the great neon artist at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art).

As this neon flashes different words in a predetermined pattern, I took lots of shots in order to get all of them lit at once... But what a pleasurable task it was! These colors are heavenly!!! Also, I took the liberty of heightening the intensity of the colors by underexposing them.
Mar. 26: Night Sky and A Long Wire
Night Sky and A Long Wire

I loved the clouds against the deep blue sky last night.
The scene is somewhat reminiscent, in a way, of skyscapes by Maxfield Parrish...
Mar. 27: Girl's Concerned Expression; St. Nicholas Ave.
Girl's Concerned Expression; St. Nicholas Ave.

A group of four girls... The two on the left appear to be sisters, if not twins. The sun, which was going down, but still giving off light, gave a beautiful glow to their faces.

I was amazed by this girl's expression; I don't know what she was looking at or thinking of. In a moment, she turned back to her friends, and they all walked up the block together.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
I love the Entrances to Hell group! There's a cool website, too--really funny!

I'm glad you got all those neon emotions lit up for us--they're lovely!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Hey there - "Rapidly touring diaries, never catch up" my story of the day ! Great stuff here - you always catch people in cameos - I wish I could do better there !

CollardGreens: Oops!
Mar. 28: A Bleak Locale...with a View
A Bleak Locale...with a View

A shot taken below the elevated tracks of the #7 subway train, looking east toward Manhattan. I love the sunlight reflecting onto the street below. Two pedestrians are barely visible to the right of the frame...
Long Island City, Queens; New York City
Mar. 29: An Early Dinner, Eaten with Gusto
An Early Dinner, Eaten with Gusto

One of those lucky breaks... I saw this man inside a restaurant, surrounded by reflections from the street. He sure seems to be enjoying his meal! It was only about 5:30pm... Perhaps it was a very late lunch; I'd be hungry by then, too!
Lincoln Center; New York City

Title created for the group Six Word Story.
Mar. 30: Itzhak (Asked Me to Photograph Him)
Itzhak (Asked Me to Photograph Him)

'Itzhak (Asked Me to Photograph Him)' On Black

He must have seen me taking photos nearby, for as I walked by, he asked, "Why don't you take MY picture?" I was thrilled to oblige! We talked a bit as I made several shots, and he became very relaxed... This is the last--and best--of the series. What a great face he has! Full of character and personality. One senses that he's someone with a great sense of humor, among other things...
Thanks for suggesting the photo, Itzhak!
Mar. 31: An Angel, Wearing Transparent White Hijab
An Angel, Wearing Transparent White Hijab

'An Angel, Wearing Transparent White Hijab' On Black

I discovered this angel in a boutique entrance in Katonah, NY.
Apr. 1: Votive Candles in Memory of Peewee
Votive Candles in Memory of Peewee

A large group of votive candles form an improvised memorial shrine for a young neighbor I never met, whose name was Peewee. It was raining on and off, so tall cardboard boxes were used to protect the flames...
My heart goes out to his grieving parents, siblings, friends and schoolmates, etc.
Apr. 2: Neon Off, Coffee Shop Feels Retro
Neon Off, Coffee Shop Feels Retro

Looks like they can add "Neon Shadows" to their menu!
I decided to try to "resample" this in a black & white version, thinking that it would give the shot a more vintage feel. For me, there's always a problem of the grey-on-grey aspect of b&w with digital photography. I miss the rich blacks of Tri-X or Ilford film!!! (Among others...) I was able to get some black tones here, after juggling with the gamma settings in IrfanView's greyscale settings. (IrfanView is my photo editor.)
I love the shadow of the unlit neon sign proclaiming "Best Coffee", with a coffee cup shape below. The b&w definitely makes this a more striking image! I'll have to try it more often...

Title created for the group Six Word Story.
ParaScubaSailor 11 years ago
Loved the reflections, on the 22nd of March and again on the 29th. You really have a way to bend light to your camera and gather all those wonderful, plyant rays for our appreciation and enjoyment...

You did really well on Itzhak's portrait. He looks like such a nice person.

ParaScubaSailor en voillage (prononcez voyage, petits voilleurs)...
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Mar 29 - Phantom head supports construction project scaffold

I have been following Daniel all morning - so the trail leads to here...always an entertaining relais.

CollardGreens: Oops!
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Yes, that Mar 29 photo is fantastic! you have quite a way with reflections!
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ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
* puts the search and rescue dogs on the paris - new york flight...go and find her boys...

CollardGreens: Oops!
Apr. 3: Bathed in Afternoon Sunlight, A Smile
Bathed in Afternoon Sunlight, A Smile

An intense gaze with a little smile on the face of a seated man. It was a bit chilly and the wind was up; he's dressed for staying out of doors all day. But now, in late afternoon, he was relaxing a bit and enjoying the warm sun. I just love his glow...
Apr. 4: Chelsea Flower Lights Rise into Windows
Chelsea Flower Lights Rise into Windows

I was on my way to the Dance Theatre Workshop nearby and saw these marvelous red lights, woven like flowers among the branches--a beautiful idea! I stopped for a few shots; the last of them was IT!
Chelsea; New York City
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Bravo ! Good to see these. I'm impressed by your continuous ability to catch the candid portraits. Well done.

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eelend PRO 11 years ago
this is the first time i come here
and i liked it very much

i'll keep on visiting you
good work

eelend's 2007
Thanks for your visits and comments above, ParaScubaSailor & ebilflindas! Most kind...

Thanks for your visit and friendly support, CollardGreens! ;~>

Welcome, eelend! It's nice to see a new visitor. Thanks for your appreciative comment!
Apr. 5: Sombra//Shadow


I encountered a mysterious shadow and "grabbed" it...
Apr. 6 /7 (sick days) post: The "Not Everybody Loves Easter" Egg
The "Not Everybody Loves Easter" Egg

This little neighborhood baby girl was not pleased with her visit with the Easter bunny... Her big brother doesn't look too thrilled either... See the 2004 original here.

Egg created April 7, 2007 with www.dumpr.net I had a lot of fun with their egg-making program and did a whole series of them... :~>
Apr. 8: St.Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, After Easter Liturgy
St.Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, After Liturgy

After the midnight Easter Liturgy at my neighborhood Greek Orthodox Church, St. Spyridon, I took a couple of shots from the back of the church. I didn't take any during the liturgy as I felt it would be disrespectul... I have a lifetime passion for the Byzantine churches and am familiar with many of the traditions, musical and otherwise.

I've been attending this church for Easter liturgy for a number of years, but this is the first time I took any photos. It was glorious to make these captures! As you can see, this church is lavishly decorated, with world-class icons and frescoes. The light was amazing and the gold leaf used in the painting the icons in the iconostasis (the wooden structure in front of the altar) reflected the light so beautifully, adding to the glow...
Apr. 9: Bold New Neon Lights Up Broadway!
Bold New Neon Lights Up Broadway!

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this bright NEW neon & plastic sign on Broadway in my neighborhood. It wasn't there early Sunday morning...so must have gone up a few hours before I discovered it Monday night!
It advertises s a new store offering several services including (in the future) Colombian clothing. I noted that the colors of the neon were that of the Colombian flag: yellow, red & blue... :~>

Title created for the group Six Word Story.
Apr. 10: Choosing Her Oranges With Great Care
Choosing Her Oranges With Great Care

One of the biggest outdoor fruit and vegetable stands along St. Nicholas Ave. Most of the items would be out of reach for this small Latina neighbor; luckily, there is a "roll down" effect when the front becomes empty. Imagine the work bringing all of this produce indoors every evening, only to bring it out again the next morning...
Note the tall stalks of sugar cane propped up at the end of the display, to the right of the frame. Many people buy it to make natural sugar cane juice, which is delicious and rich in vitamins, but you need the right machine to extract it!
Thanks to the lighting under the store's awning, I had enough light to make this shot flash-free.
Apr. 11: Uptown: Geometrical Shapes Fill the Sky
Uptown: Geometrical Shapes Fill the Sky

For www.flickr.com/photos/71014154@N00/...a lover of abstraction.

This is the most unusual modernist structure by far in Upper Manhattan. Depending on the angle or section of the building one is viewing it from it is either sublime (such as this angle, in my opinion), or an eyesore. Officially known at the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal, it also has an aerial parking lot. Many commuters arrive from and depart to New Jersey via bus lines based here. There is a subway station beneath the building to facilitate people getting around Manhattan and all of New York City once they've arrived.
I'd always thought it was a product of 1960s architecture, now I've discovered that it was indeed built in the early 60s and opened in early 1963; it was designed & engineered by Pier Luigi Nervi.

Title created for the group Six Word Story.
Apr. 12: Scene from New York's Medieval Era?
Scene from New York's Medieval Era?

Doesn't this look like the entrance to a grand manor, or even a small chateau? Perhaps even a small medieval church...
I'd been by this building countless times, but was suddenly struck by how much it was influenced by Medieval architecture!
The title is a tease; there's no "original" Medieval architecture in the US. However, we do have some that's imported, including the chapels and cloisters at the Metropolitan Museum's uptown branch, called appropriately enough, The Cloisters. The museum is less than a mile away from this doorway... Might The Cloisters have been an influence on the architect of this building?
Apr. 13: Talisman Times Three (and a poem)
Talisman Times Three  (and a poem)

I love the word talisman, which has a special meaning for me. (Absolutely nothing to do with these circular bars of soap!)

It was spoken to me by an amazing human being about a series of images I'd created.
He said, "Ce sont des talismans.". (They are talismans.)

This image provides the perfect excuse to commemorate that unforgettable encounter...

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

...And to post a poem I just wrote, which I've inserted into the 'comments' section of the photo... :~>
Apr. 14: All in Blue, Speckled Shadows Above Her Smile
All in Blue, Speckled Shadows Above Her Smile

A fellow participant in the "Sea of People" ecological rally, where we were supposed to wear blue...head to toe. The sun, peeping through her crocheted hat, makes shadows that are the opposite of freckles: white spots, instead of dark ones. I love the effect!

Battery Park; New York City
eelend PRO 11 years ago
she looks nice


eelend's 2007
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
You have such an interesting thread here...I really like what you have done with shadows and opposite light before but this one takes the prize ! Light Freckles, who would have thought?

CollardGreens: Oops!
Apr. 15: Stepping Among the Raindrops and Puddles
Stepping Among the Raindrops and Puddles

I went out for a photowalk in the storm, wearing my rain poncho to protect myself and my photo gear. I used an umbrella when taking shots...
Here, a lone figure dodges the puddles on the sidewalk, the streets awash with light. I love the motion blur here, created by his step.
The wet surfaces reflect the ambient light, a situation that only exists during or immediately after rainfall. I ventured out specifically to capture this phenomenon...and was well-pleased with some of the results.
Apr. 16: Windows and 'Reflecting Pool' of Rain
Windows and 'Reflecting Pool' of Rain

Usually, there is no reflection in this space between two buildings in my neighborhood. It is only because six inches of torrential rain fell in the course of 36 hours or so during a "Nor'easter" storm that this pool formed...creating a great, unexpected photo opportunity for me.
charmante (via kindle) PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by charmante (via kindle) (member) 11 years ago
Apr. 17: Local Library: Windows of Different Shapes
Local Library: Windows of Different Shapes

The grey skies continue--as does the rain... I duck out for a visit to my local library for some new videos to watch. In this weather, one tries to (re-)discover such indoor pleasures.
Apr. 18: Red Reflections, Chelsea Bar; Early Evening
Red Reflections, Chelsea Bar; Early Evening

I don't know why, but I'm incredibly attracted to rooms/places that have a red glow! Here, the bar top, apparently red glass (or clear with red lights below) gave off the most amazing red light, coloring the face and hand of the man facing the camera, and the coloring underbrim of the hat of the man whose back is to the camera.
Chelsea; New York City
Apr. 19: Dramatic Sunset Over the Hudson River
Dramatic Sunset Over the Hudson River

Taken from a moving bus, I "grabbed" this shot of yesterday's brilliant sunset. I love the orange reflection on the surface of the Hudson River...
To the west, on the river's far side, we see the dark shore and buildings of New Jersey.
Among other things, this posting celebrates the end of rain storm that lasted five days!
Apr. 20: Canine Companions, Long-Haired Dachsunds Oliver & Pepper
Canine Companions, Long-Haired Dachsunds Oliver & Pepper

I sat next to these two fabulous canines for quite a while. Oliver (l.) was under the weather, but Pepper was nudging my hand with her long "nose", insisting that I pet her. They have truly beautiful faces, don't they?
All of us enjoyed the sunshine and got some much-needed vitamin D!
Apr. 21: Elliptical View, Ceiling of My Local Cinema
Elliptical View, Ceiling of My Local Cinema

A view of the ceiling lobby of the Coliseum Cinema, located at 181st St. and Broadway in Upper Manhattan.
Washington Heights, New York City
eelend PRO 11 years ago
that's so beautiful
i have to visit ny some day


eelend's 2007
Apr. 22: Maria, Enjoying the Warm Weather
Maria, Enjoying the Warm Weather

I saw Maria and her brother (along with their mother) enjoying their first ice cream cones of the season. As you can see, the treat was extremely well received.
I asked for her name and she answered "Maria" in a cute little squeaky voice. Adorable!
The mother smilingly allowed me to take pix of her children when I asked.
A very happy, harmonious family...
Apr. 23: Ironwork: Fence and Fire Escapes
Ironwork: Fence and Fire Escapes

Looking west along 181st. St. in my neighborhood, the familiar scene of the iron-wrought fence of the Collegiate Church and the building with its fire escapes to the left of the frame. I was struck by the *brilliant* sunlight bouncing off the fence, which nearly blinded me. (Just kidding!)

Isn't amazing to see how this black fence, reflecting sunlight, now looks white?
Apr.24: The Gentle Curve of the GWB
The Gentle Curve of the GWB

The George Washington Bridge is the ubiquitous Uptown bridge linking Manhattan with New Jersey. It is the only westward bridge linking Manhattan directly to the North American continent (the others go through the Bronx). I am particularly taken with the mint-green lights that appear at dusk, as seen here. They are like jewels against the sky...

Don't the bridge's two supporting cables look like two arms reaching down toward the horizon, where the sun has just set?
Apr. 25: Filling Out His Lotto Form Indoors
Filling Out His Lotto Form Indoors

The intense red/orange neon in a local restaurant keeps calling me back. It transforms the visual space, as seen by the man's profile. He seems to be " solarized"! I love the reflection of the sign indoors, as well as one from across the street.
Apr. 26: As A Child...LONG Before flickr
As A Child...LONG Before flickr

A detail of the badges on my Girl Scout sash shows that *photography* is indeed one of my lifelong passions...
Somehow, this sash has great symbolic attachment for me and I have preserved it carefully over the years. I was a highly motivated earner of badges, as was my sister E.
I'm pretty sure that we "ruled the roost" in our Girl Scout troop...and beyond!
The sash itself is pictured on the photo in the foreground here. (Sorry it's so small...) The current sash is turquoise, rather than dark green.
A very brief explanation of Girl Scout badges like those on my sash...
Apr. 27: My Tulip Likes Wearing Liquid Diamonds!
My Tulip Likes Wearing Liquid Diamonds!

Just outside my door, I encountered this lovely tulip, leaning over on its side, laden with raindrops. Even though I was in a hurry, I stopped to try to capture it, covered as it was with these liquid 'diamonds.'
If you look closely, you can see the fine lines of the petals...
jrayfarm1980 11 years ago
Well done! I love this photo! And Tulips are my favorite flowers...
sunshinecity 11 years ago
What beautiful scenes from NYC living!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
dda1605 11 years ago
I love your N.Y. diary
eelend PRO 11 years ago
your shots are amazing, so full of colours...


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Simon-K 11 years ago
You've got some great shots here, they remind me of my trip to NY in 2003 and how much I want to return to the city. Your bridge shot is gorgeous

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CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Yow - I'll join with the others and give you a rave...great insights to life in NYC - you tell it well.

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BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
your stream is a great NYC collection - makes me miss it -- so many great shots i've got to get over to your page and choose some favs! -- I found you through my pal ebilflindas' stream.

" BellaGaia (Living with BellaGaia) "
Yow! (to quote Collard Greens)
All of you "ganging up" on me like this really makes my day! :~>
T H A N K S so much, each and every one of you, for your visit and positive comments!!!
Apr. 28: Surreal Face, Appearing Amid the Trees
Surreal Face, Appearing Amid the Trees

A face looked out longingly to the trees, silhouetted against the grey sky, and wanted to join them outdoors.
I sensed this desire and created an image where they would be joined forever...in reflection.
Katonah, NY
Apr. 29: Splendid Regalia, Soft Voice, Sweet Smile
Splendid Regalia, Soft Voice, Sweet Smile

This friendly, soft-spoken man was the first person I spoke to when I arrived at the Native American drum circle section of the Drums Along the Hudson festival. I saw him last year, but never spoke to him before. His headdress was long, really eye-catching, reaching almost to his knees--and he's a tall man!
We spoke for a couple of minutes and he agreed to pose for some shots, but I forgot to ask his name, and when I went back to speak to him, he was very involved in another conversation...
Next time!
Inwood Hill Park; New York City
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Splendid !! Look at all the new friends that have some to visit - double Yow !

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*sweet coffee* 11 years ago
Great portrait of an undoubtfully colourfull man
*sweet coffee* Candy for the eye
Thanks for your visits and support, Collard Greens! I'll miss you while you're away... Enjoy your vacation!!! :~>

Dank je wel, *sweet coffee* for your visit! I'm so glad you liked the above photo. I'm sure the man would be pleased he'd be pleased by your visit & comment, too.
Apr. 30: Oblique View of the Coliseum Cinema
Oblique View of the Coliseum Cinema

One of the most beautiful buildings in Upper Manhattan, the Coliseum Cinema opened in 1920. Today a multiplex using only what was formerly the balcony, the street level is occupied by stores, including a large grocery store.

This is a view one can only see while crossing the street. It was late afternoon and the sun was coming from the west, illuminating the theatre's facade, heightening the chiaroscuro of the decorative details. I couldn't stand in the middle of the street, so risked my life (not too risky, thankfully) by standing in the street near the curb to get the shot.
eelend PRO 11 years ago
very nice

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May. 1: Different Daffodils, Like a Fireworks Display
Fancy Daffodils, Like a Fireworks Display

City flowers... These daffodils should have bloomed a couple of weeks ago, but due to our late Spring, they're blooming in early May, instead of early-mid April. Did anybody say "climate change"?
Neighborhood Garden; Upper Manhattan, New York City
May 2: Full Moon Skyscape over Northern Manhattan
Full Moon Skyscape over Northern Manhattan

I had to search for an angle in my neighborhood where no street lights would spoil the view of the moon, yet capture something of the city. I found a spot, looking up, above the hill on Broadway.
eelend PRO 11 years ago
what a lovely moon
those flowers are so beautiful...



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