Wednesday, December 12, 2018

New York Night

Dunkin Donuts - New York  2018

Gyro House - New York  2018

We had meant to stop in at Dunkin Donuts, but never got around to it.

Bottom photo taken in Greenwich Village . . . note The Bitter End awning in the background.

Both photos taken with a Canon G5X . . . very impressive available light capture!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Times Square

Times Square (Hali & Dan) - New York  2018

Street Performers, Times Square - New York  2018

Top: Hali and Dan peering around Times Square on a chill overcast morning.

Next: Street performers, the ones on the right are unauthorized, I believe. But maybe not.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Monday Pigeon Blogging

Feeding Pigeons - New York  2018

Feeding pigeons in Soho.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Wall Art - Legs

205 Club - New York  2018

Marilyn - New York  2018

Not exactly murals. Photos taken with the Canon G5X.

Below, the Google version of the top photo. Hard to say which one I prefer!

205 Club (Google Street View) - New York  2017

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Mr. B's / Mutiny

Mr. B's (Brooklyn) - New York  2018 
Mutiny - New York  2018
I felt obligated to take photos of any across-the-street storefronts not being blocked by parked cars. Had to take advantage of whatever opportunities came my way.

"Biedronka is the largest discount supermarket chain in Poland with 2,823 stores in 2017 and 55,000 employees. It is owned by the Portuguese company Jerónimo Martins. The supermarket chain's name translates as "ladybug", with a cartoon ladybug as the company's logo." (Wikipedia)

Friday, December 7, 2018

Truck Art

Truck Art 1 - New York  2018

Truck Art 2 - New York  2018

Seen as we walked around New York. Canon G5X top photo, Olympus E-M1II next one.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Katz's Deli

Katz's Swinging Doors - New York  2018

Katz's Interior - New York  2018

After a chilly viewing experience atop the Empire State Building we definitely felt that a pastrami sandwich was needed. Very nice.

Katz's Pastrami Sandwich - New York  2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Empire State Building - 2

New York Skyline - New York  2018

Observation Deck - New York  2018

9:15 AM: The famous Empire State Building Observation Deck!

For some reason I didn't pack enough warm clothing: this was the first time in the trip that I became aware of that.  But not the last.

The "Freedom Tower" can be seen jutting up above the horizon in the distance. Below, a telephoto view:

Freedom Tower - New York  2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Empire State Building - 1

Empire State Building - New York  2018

Empire State Building - New York  2018

Top photo taken from the East River near Brooklyn. Next photo taken looking up as we tried to find the entrance to the observation deck. We were there fairly early, so we missed the lines, which must be quite extensive judging from the guide ropes.

Waiting Area, Empire State Building - New York  2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

Monday Dog Blogging

Dog - New York  2018

Actually, I don't have that many Monday Blogging pix that were taken in NYC.

Sunday, December 2, 2018


Supplies - New York  2018

Telephone Building - New York  2018

More perspective correction in Photoshop.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

NYC Tab Ads - 2

Write Your Screenplay Ad - New York  2018

Dan Smith / French Ads - New York  2018

Dan Smith was featured in an NYT article!

Friday, November 30, 2018


B&H Panorama - New York  2018

Olympus - New York  2018

Our hotel in New York was just a few blocks from B&H, the camera megastore. Yes, very large!

The upper floor had kiosks dedicated to all the camera manufacturers, with samples available to pick up and fiddle with.

I was interested to see my camera, an Olympus EM1II, outfitted with the professional 12-100mm zoom lens. I haven't been particularly tempted by this particular lens, since the range on my go-to zoom lens is 14-150mm. Not quite as much on the wide end, but it has quite a bit more reach. Of course, the professional lens supposedly has much higher optical quality . . .

Thursday, November 29, 2018

New York Rain

Meat Market - New York  2018

Rain, Self Portrait - New York  2018

Wandering around the Hell's Kitchen area in the rain with a Canon G5X and an iPhone.