Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Verrazano Bridge at Dusk

Photo 8: Excuse my absence, I've caught a really nasty summer cold, and right now I'm high on DayQuil trying not to get too stir crazy. I've been sleeping all day, and could signal boats into the harbor with my red nose! Ugh... I got sick... in the summer... now THAT is my personal hell.

But, let's not lose all hope, here's one of my favorite bridges, shot on an evening stroll around Bay Ridge (Brooklyn.)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

So far, so good

Photo 7: Another sunny day in Manhattan, and a quick snapshot of beautiful downtown. I just love the iron doors which stand in such great contrast to the framed sky, towering buildings and park.

Extra: And here's looking at you, Emerald Isle...with a big smile and a twinkle in my eye.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Some Sand, and Good 'Ole Memories of Days Gone By

Photo 6: It's beach time, baby. Part of the reason I love "my" area of Brooklyn so much is its close proximity to the beach. Granted, it's not Miami, Buzios or Phuket, BUT it's some sand, some bluish water, and lots of sunshine. In my opinion you can't beat that. I still remember the first time I sat on a NY beach (about five years ago), in complete awe that not only had I just moved to NYC and lived to tell about it personally and professionally, but the beach bum in me actually got to sit her tushy on some sand, and I was STILL in NY. As a bonified New Yorker, I now giggle at that girl and how it never crossed my mind that there might be a beach around here somewhere since it's by the water. lol At the time, all I knew of New York was skyscrapers, taxi cabs, rushing around for EVERYTHING, and the endless noise... which in combination nearly scared me back to Missouri. Oh yeah, and some pretty amazing sushi that went beyond California rolls. Aaahhh... the memories.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Patterns & Colors

Photo 5: Summer is here this morning, FINALLY. The birds are chirping, the sky is blue, the traffic is still loud and people still feel the need to start honking and screaming up four flights of stairs, but after all of that, it's summer in Brooklyn.

Photo 4: And since I won't have time to post another picture tonight, here is another one with a little color to brighten up your day.

Addendum: As soon as I typed the summer is here, the rain clouds moved in... Go figure, it must be "the element of chance in the affairs of life."

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Rain or more rain?

Photo 3: Ok, so the rain is putting a damper on my picture-taking ambitions, but here's one that illustrates no matter what a die-hard fan won't give up, and just brings a huge golf umbrella. Anyone moving to Seattle with me?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

What is art?

Photo 2: So, it's Tuesday morning, and I'm ambling along Bedford Avenue to my subway stop. All of a sudden some new graffiti art hits me. It's a whole wall filled with someone's imagination, passion, anger or just plain boredom... all created with a few paint cans of color. Graffiti to me is like any "modern" art, depends on how you interpret it and what you interpret it to be. This is what I saw this morning, as the sun was FINALLY trying to break through some very dense, gray clouds, and I was searching for my shot of the day.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Here comes the sun...

Photo 1: I am starting out with a photo of me on Ipanema Beach in Brazil!.... and a separate photo of the beautiful, rain-covered Ipanema beach behind me. This is one of my favorite places on earth filled with a passion for life that fills the soul, a craving for music that seeps into every word and movement and of course... caipirinhas. What else do you need?

And here is the same image (minus me) of the amazing thunderstorm moving in and over the beach. The thunderstorm didn't seem to drive anyone to relative safety and shelter (as you can see), but just made beach goers scramble a bit tighter under their bright umbrellas. Nothing and no one was going to interrupt a day of celebration in Rio de Janeiro.