IT'S ALL ABOUT THE CITY, UPSCALE VIBE WITH FOCUS ON LOWER MANHATTAN AND GREENWICH VILLAGE. RESTOS AND RECIPES TOO. All photographs are taken by me and cannot be used for commercial purposes without permission. Blogs, however, are OK

27th May 2012

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The World Trade Center 9/11 Memorial park is one of the most beautiful and moving spots in New York. It is also one of the most popular tourist attractions:  there are timed tickets (payment is voluntary)  and long lines to get in, especially on weekends and holidays. You will hear every language in the book. Go at dusk when the lighting is gorgeous. I  took this with a Nikon D90 and a wide angle lens. Click on photo to enlarge.

The World Trade Center 9/11 Memorial park is one of the most beautiful and moving spots in New York. It is also one of the most popular tourist attractions:  there are timed tickets (payment is voluntary)  and long lines to get in, especially on weekends and holidays. You will hear every language in the book. Go at dusk when the lighting is gorgeous. I  took this with a Nikon D90 and a wide angle lens. Click on photo to enlarge.

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30th December 2011

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The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, New York, with Christmas tree. Lincoln Center is at its most beautiful at night, especially as the Met’s glorious Chagall paintings are illuminated. I shot this handheld at 1/50 second at f/4.5 and Hi 0.7 ISO (6400 equivalent).

The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, New York, with Christmas tree. Lincoln Center is at its most beautiful at night, especially as the Met’s glorious Chagall paintings are illuminated. I shot this handheld at 1/50 second at f/4.5 and Hi 0.7 ISO (6400 equivalent).

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9th December 2011

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Christmas decorations in the lobby of the Time Warner Center, with Columbus Circle visible outside.

Christmas decorations in the lobby of the Time Warner Center, with Columbus Circle visible outside.

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2nd December 2011

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Just off the madness of Times Square is this rather eerie street (44th).  I was struck by the odd mix of colors.  I had lunch at Cafe Un, Deux Trois not too long ago. They serve rather good French food. AKA is a luxury apartment hotel at rather moderate prices (for New York). Check out their Web site. Of course Virgil’s is famous BBQ steak place. Yum!

Just off the madness of Times Square is this rather eerie street
(44th).  I was struck by the odd mix of colors.  I had lunch at Cafe Un, Deux Trois not too long ago. They serve rather good French food. AKA is a luxury apartment hotel at rather moderate prices (for New York). Check out their Web site. Of course Virgil’s is famous BBQ steak place. Yum!

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2nd December 2011

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Have a very bokeh Christmas, everyone! And may these 30,000 lights brighten up your holidays! IMHO the tree actually is better shot in bokeh (out of focus)  than in focus. I’m luvin’ Rockefeller Center at this time of the year. Except for the hordes of tourists!!! Yikes!

Have a very bokeh Christmas, everyone! And may these 30,000 lights brighten up your holidays! IMHO the tree actually is better shot in bokeh (out of focus) than in focus. I’m luvin’ Rockefeller Center at this time of the year. Except for the hordes of tourists!!! Yikes!

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2nd December 2011

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This was taken with the “bokeh” method, ie using a wide aperture (here at f/1.4 on my Nikkor AF-D 85mm lens) to make the background off focus, and focusing fairly close on the subject, here the larger than life toy trumpeter. The brightly colored orbs here are of course the Christmas tree in  Rockefeller Center, now gorgeously lit for the holiday season.

This was taken with the “bokeh” method, ie using a wide aperture (here at f/1.4 on my Nikkor AF-D 85mm lens) to make the background off focus, and focusing fairly close on the subject, here the larger than life toy trumpeter. The brightly colored orbs here are of course the Christmas tree in  Rockefeller Center, now gorgeously lit for the holiday season.

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2nd December 2011

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OK, here is Rockefeller Center with the tree lit. (see below for unlit tree). Somehow the tree lights are muted in the photo. In reality they were dazzling. Must have something to do with the kind of lighting. Anyhow, the center was a mob scene. It really is almost impossible to take a perfectly framed photo without someone inserting a cellular phone in the picture.

OK, here is Rockefeller Center with the tree lit. (see below for unlit tree). Somehow the tree lights are muted in the photo. In reality they were dazzling. Must have something to do with the kind of lighting. Anyhow, the center was a mob scene. It really is almost impossible to take a perfectly framed photo without someone inserting a cellular phone in the picture.

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29th November 2011

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Abstract created by zooming my Nikkor 18-105mm lens on Christmas-lights sculpture,  on Avenue of the Americas. No. 6 in my Christmas in New York series.

Abstract created by zooming my Nikkor 18-105mm lens on Christmas-lights sculpture,  on Avenue of the Americas. No. 6 in my Christmas in New York series.

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