Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Chinese New Year Parade

Photo 253 - 258: For weeks now, I've been promising to post my Chinese New Year Parade pictures. Between traveling to a NUMBER of places, and being a little photographed and photochopped out, I haven't had time to really concentrate on any of the number of projects I've wanted to work on. I've also been on a complete NYC skyline/sightseeing kick, so my little Chinatown suffered a bit. But on a sunny Sunday, bustling Mott Street was suddenly turned into a world full of color, character and good luck.

and this is what it turned into at the parade...

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Soho Chic

Photo 252: I am slowly working my way through the many, many pictures I have stored up, and I just love this one. Don't know why, but one of my favorite areas in NYC is Soho, and I just happened to see this little nugget on a door the other day while I was wandering around.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Bright Umbrellas and the BK Bridge

Photo 250 - 251: Brandon and I (giggle) went sightseeing around BK the other day, and after an amazing white pizza pie, some creamy ice cream and a cat-nap in the park, we picked up Pedro and Lexi (our cameras), and did BK proud. What a view! So here is my favorite bridge in the world, and I'm having a dilema with this picture. Should I use the wider shot or the closely-cropped one? I like both, so which one is a better fit?


Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Little Coney

Photo 248 - 249: Coney Island is one of New York's most famous, if often forgotten and neglected landmarks. It's dirty, and loud, and run-down, but absolutely fantastic at the same time. A lot of it is being torn down now, and not operational yet, but the big Wonder Wheel and little amusement park are still there for kids - big and small.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

NYC Sights

Photo 247: Don't have to say much here, but what an amazing sculpture. It just symbolizes NYC so well, and it's such a beautiful view.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Little Italy

Photo 244 - 246: New York City has so many different neighborhoods, it's truly amazing. You can discover three different countries in a four-block area, and give your taste buds a wild ride with dim sum, pasta primavera and add some tikka masala. On this day, I focused on Little Italy with all of it's noise, pasta dishes and "ay... how u doin'?" atmosphere.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring is in the Air

Photo 241 - 243: This weekend was truly amazing. The weather couldn't have been any better, and I decided to capture the spring-like temps and sights on a long weekend stroll around the city, and go up to the Top of the Rock. I've never been (I know, I know, I'm a bad New Yorker), but I wanted to show off my beautiful city to a very special visitor this weekend. I know it's going to cool down in the next few days, but two days straight of 70 degree weather, and pure bliss is fine with me!

Monday, March 15, 2010

I Heart NOLA

Photo 240: As I'm working on my other New Orleans pictures, I just wanted to post this image today. Lately, I keep seeing images all around me that make me smile and giggle, and that make my friends roll their eyes at me. So, in the spirit of spring and new beginnings, here's to fuzzy/mushy feelings in far-away places and below, to a definition I truly believe in.

"Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two." - St. Augustine

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Music in New Orleans

Photo 234-239: Walking around the French Quarter and Bourbon Street overwhelms you with so many sights, sounds and colors, it's unbelievable. Even after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the music and history of jazz and the blues still can be seen on streetcorners and little clubs all around the Quarter. Here are a few snapshots just strolling around on a Saturday afternoon.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Photo 233: When I was at the Chinese New Year parade a few weeks ago, small little gifts, candy and good luck beads were thrown into the crowd from the floats passing by. These little kids kept trying to grab more things and reaching over as far as they could to get at the presents. Unfortunately, the people handing out the gifts ran out of the cool stuff, and as you can see, there was some major indignation and disappointment to be seen on these little faces. I am happy to report though, that the frowns later turned upside down with balloons and candy.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Iconic Baseball Shots

Photo 228-232: While I was away last week, I decided to take some iconic shots around the baseball fields, and here's what I came up with. I promise it's the last batch of baseball-related shots. I'm away again for work, this time in New Orleans, and Pedro is getting tired, or at least I am of taking pictures. YES! You heard it, I'm pictured out, but have some great material for later posts.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Name that Player

Photo 224-227: Here are some of the MLB players I was surrounded with all day, and was harassing with Pedro. I have over 350 pcitures, so it was a bit hard to pick my favorite shots, but here are four I love, some portraying how to swing, batter, pick up and even stretch. lol

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Baseball's Mini Fans

Photo 222-223: I'm off again to go down to New Orleans for work, throwing in two days worth of girlie time with my friend Caroline, and some good old NOLA cookin', drinkin' and sight seeing. But before I leave at the crack of dawn I wanted to share these two images. I stalked some children at various baseball fields across Arizona and Florida, getting permission from the parents to photograph them of course, but needless to say I couldn't help myself anyway. They are such cute little fans, and never fail to surprise you with their forthcoming and often hilarious statements and actions. These two definitely lived up to the term "lively" and "rambunctious".

Friday, March 5, 2010

Is It Summer Yet?

Photo 220-221: It flurried this morning, and all I want is some sunshine. I had it a few days ago, so here are a few more, to make everyone jealous with me ;) * collective sigh *

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Florida Ain't So Bad ...

Photo 215 - 219: I've been on the road for work for the last week, acting as field director at spring training camps for a video interview shoot with some pretty cool baseball players. I roamed around baseball fields in Arizona and Florida with all-day, entire field access, and gave Pedro a workout all the while soaking up the sun. I had to deal with F-16s doing a training run over my interview site, got hit by a baseball! and told numerous maintenance guys to stop mowing/blowing/and sweeping the facility because of noise distractions. My crew was amazing, absolutely hilarious and dealt with every pitfall, delay and "wind annoyance" with ease and banter. We all "nibbled like deer" on our power bars, and wolfed down burgers and fries at night like grizzlies. lol Inside joke, but funny story for a later day!

After three days, I was prepped and ready to go back home, but I was informed by my airline and a few of my family members and friends, that Florida and Arizona are a thousand times better than the "storm of the Century" the East Coast was experiencing. This time the storm did NOT miss New York, but hit it dead on... and I couldn't get back, so I got rerouted to sunshine, beautiful water and an unexpected twist of events that promises to be one amazing/beautiful/crazy adventure. <3 So, here are a few pictures of my idea of perfection. :) Along with a pelican that wanted to make me his friend, and a sunset that I won't ever forget.

P.S. Baseball pics, Chinese New Year Parade and NYC pics to follow. I haven't even attempted to photochop anything yet.