Tuesday, December 5, 2017

NYBG Holiday Train Show

As a member of the NYBG I am a frequent visitor to the gardens. The annual Holiday Train Show is my favorite special exhibition of the year.










Saturday, December 2, 2017

This Skyline Never Grows Old

I immigrated to The United States in 1994 and was in awe of the NYC skyline then. Over the years I have become jaded in many ways but my feelings towards the skyline have not changed at all.

 skyline-nyc-us-flag-freedom-tower

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Manhattan Wandering: Fearless Girl

My Capture of Fearless Girl
I love wandering around downtown in Manhattan. I really like how Fearless Girl was put in place to challenge the Charging Bull. I captured this shot very early one morning. It is usually very crowded with tourists doing unspeakable things to the bull, you may be able to guess what part of his anatomy the rub for luck LOL.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fearless Girl Q28916452 on Wikidata

The statue in March 2017
Fearless Girl is located in Lower Manhattan
Fearless Girl
Fearless Girl
ArtistKristen Visbal
MediumBronze sculpture
Dimensions50 inches (130 cm) tall[1]
Weight250 pounds (110 kg)
LocationNew York City, New York, U.S.
40.705632°N 74.013392°WCoordinates40.705632°N 74.013392°W
Fearless Girl is a bronze sculpture by Kristen Visbal, commissioned by State Street Global Advisors via McCann New York, depicting a Latina girl facing the Charging Bull (or "Wall Street bull") statue.[2] It was installed on March 7, 2017, at Bowling Green in the Financial District of ManhattanNew York City. The statue measures approximately 50 inches (130 cm) tall, and weighs about 250 pounds (110 kg).
Fearless Girl was commissioned by investment firm State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) to advertise for an index fund which comprises gender-diverse companies that have a higher percentage of women among their senior leadership. The plaque below the statue states, "Know the power of women in leadership. SHE makes a difference," with "SHE" being both a descriptive pronoun and the fund's NASDAQ ticker symbol.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Reigniting My Search For Yellow Cabs

You can never find a cab when you need one.
Going through some of my old files I came across this shot of the World Trade Center. It was taken only a couple of month before the tragic events of 9-11.
It put me in mind of the absolute fixation I used to have of lining up shots at iconic NYC locations and then waiting for a yellow cab to come into the shot. In the last few weeks, I have been inspired to try and capture some similar images.
I am enjoying being out and about again taking photographs.