Most of us are starting to struggle with finding activities to keep us busy during our COVID-19 lockdown. I am no exception. Yesterday I was talking to one of my granddaughters about some old movies I enjoyed and King Kong came up. She had never seen it, so we talked about it for a few moments. Later, I looked on-line and found some old movie posters from the 1933 release of this film. In many ways, it was a shocking film for its time period! This gave me an idea to have some Photoshop fun to spend some time creating a fun photo. I decided to use the newest skyscraper symbol in New York, Freedom Tower, in place of the old symbol, the Empire State Building, as when the film was originally released. Here it is for your viewing pleasure. Now go on-line and view the movie. I know I will!
One of the most photographed and photographable cities in the world is New York City. Everywhere you look it seems that a great photograph is just waiting to be taken! The skyscrapers, skyline, Financial District, Central Park, Broadway and the theatre district, river views, harbor, churches, and street scenes everywhere are a photographer’s delight! The key problem is to find a shot that hasn’t been taken a million times before. Perhaps the best bet is to try and take a photo in a somewhat unique style or from a non-traditional point of view.
A few days ago, I spent a couple of hours on Manhattan Island attempting to photograph some sights without taking the same photos I had seen before. It was a very challenging enterprise and I did not always succeed. The beauty of photography in New York is even when you fail at an attempt to photograph something in a unique manner, you still end up with a nice photo! The following are a few of the photos from my day in New York.
It seems you can get any information you need via a smartphone.
Get Info Here?
There are millions of people in New York and sometimes it may feel that even the signs are watching you!
The New York Theatre District features some of the most famous musicals in the world. It just so happens that there is also music on the streets.
Great music. Mazel Tov!
The traffic is always heavy and it is difficult to catch a taxi, Uber or Lyft in NYC, but there are other means of city transportation.
It’s the hat!
New York can feed your body and your spirit!
Food Carts and St. Patrick’s
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