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A Regular Cheerer at 7pm

May 13, 2020 - She appears every night. I watch for her. She opens her window just a crack and jingles the little bells that she holds...
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7pm Cheers, New York City

April 17, 2020 - At 7pm each night in New York City's Upper West Side, hands clap, bells ring, a tambourine clinks and clangs as apartmen...
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Harlem Meer

October 12, 2019 - Harlem Meer, the northern tip of Central Park, is a tranquil spot with a lake and a discovery center. Weeping willows ad...
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Washington Square Park Summer Heat Haiku

July 22, 2019 - July summer heat Ninety degrees and climbing Skyward shooting spray
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Washington Hawthorn Tree in Winter

February 09, 2019 - The Washington Hawthorne tree in winter has an embarrassment of riches. Berries in profusion swing in arcs from the bran...
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Coldest Day Smoke Signals

January 31, 2019 - New York City temperature is 5 degrees Fahrenheit this early morning! The water towers are sending out smoke signals tha...
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Ingenious Christmas Trees

December 24, 2018 - Strung in neat array from varicolored non-recyclable bottle caps and jar tops, two ingenious Christmas trees take shape...
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Harlem Meer's Floating Christmas Tree

December 17, 2018 - Across from the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park's Harlem Meer floats a Christmas tree in the lake. Actu...
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The Palisades Cliffs' Brazen Colors

November 19, 2018 - In mid November, as autumn ends, the colors of the NY-NJ Hudson River Palisades taken on brazen colors of saffron and go...
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A Day's Difference

May 14, 2018 - What a difference a day makes in photo shooting. On this weekend eve, I meandered around an engagement party hosted in N...
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Lamppost Lights Haiku

January 16, 2018 - Lamppost lights turn on Golden silver spills on Meer Announce evening shade
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Jazzed Up NYC - My Thanksgiving Poem

November 23, 2017 - The skyline of the city frames smooth toe-tapping jazz With blue notes high and low in syncopated beat The Freedom Tow...
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Winter Gardens and Seedheads Exhibition Up and Running

July 01, 2017 - I am exhibiting this month of July at the St. Agnes Library (444 Amsterdam Ave - 81St). The theme is Winter Gardens and...
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Pink Moon

April 11, 2017 - "The first full moon in April is called a 'pink moon' because it's when a spring flower called moss pink or phlox typica...
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Shooting From A Car

December 12, 2016 - Daring adventurers on NYC streets is the subject of my Mirrorless Photo Tips post...not for the faint hearted! The link...
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Reckless or Daring

November 22, 2016 - Here are some candid street shots of bicyclists weaving through New York City traffic. Hold your breath as you view thes...
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Bethesda Terrace

November 07, 2016 - The Angel of the Waters is a prominent water fountain sculpture, designed by Emma Stebbins in 1868. The Fountain in Beth...
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Autumn in Black and White

October 27, 2016 - Forget the vibrant autumn colors and strip the images bare for autumn in black and white. Maybe gloomy, maybe mysterious...
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Bow Bridge: A Halcyon Spot

October 18, 2016 - With a world disordered, roiling events, vituperation and vitriol unsettling social harmony, there lies a spot in all se...
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Hudson's Rocky Waves Haiku

September 09, 2016 - Hudson River swells Waves rise and fall together Rocking me to sleep
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Mirrorless Photo Tips Blog and Finding the Weird

September 01, 2016 - My August 29th post on Mirrorless Photo Tips blog, edited by Joe Farace, dealt with finding the weird. Recording the we...
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Mirrorless Photo Tips Blog and High-Sky Street Photography

August 01, 2016 - A good example of an oxymoron, "sky-high street photography," the subject of my current weekly post on Mirrorless Photo...
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Mirrorless Photo Tips Blog Post on Stairways and Railings

July 18, 2016 - Published in today's Mirrorless Photo Tips is my take on Stairways and Railings. Link below: oo.gl/FQsaNH
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Dog Ownership in NYC

July 13, 2016 - Owning a dog in NYC has responsibilities. Dogs must be walked several times a day, They must be on leash except in desig...
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Mirrorless Photo Tips Blog and Another Post on Iconic Images

July 05, 2016 - Proud to be featured on today's Mirrorless Photo Tips with this post on iconic images...and patriotism. Follow the link...
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Infrared Central Park in Black and White

June 23, 2016 - A brief sortie in Central Park with a converted infrared camera captured landscapes best processed in black and white. B...
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The "You Got Mail" Garden in Riverside Park, Upper West Side, NYC

June 17, 2016 - ​In the final scene of the Nora Ephron movie, "You Got Mail" with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, both stars meet at the Upper W...
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Mirrorless Photo Tips Blog and Lake Nymphs

June 06, 2016 - Another post on the fabulous Mirrorless Photo Tips daily blog and pleasurable pride in sharing images from Lake Sebago,...
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Skyscraper Haiku

May 24, 2016 - All glitter and glass They crowd high the clouds and sky All souls disappear
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Wide-angle and Dreamy

May 17, 2016 - A 12mm lens was spot on to capture a slice of Carl Schurz's park on 86th St. and East End Ave. in NYC. Using a converted...
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Full Blooming Orange Azaleas

May 08, 2016 - The orange azaleas are blooming in Riverside Park at 79th Street. Orange sherbet tones contrast with deep green leaves....
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Wave Hill, Riverdale, New York, in Springtime

April 26, 2016 - " Wave Hill is a 28 acres estate in the Hudson Hill section of Riverdale, Bronx, in New York City. Wave Hill currently c...
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Pop-up Green

April 09, 2016 - By asphalt and bricks, under slat benches, green pops up. Apple-green blades of grass wink at the light. Undeterred by m...
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Cleopatra's Needle

April 02, 2016 - Such a beautiful obelisk, also know as Cleopatra's needle, stands under a cloud-filled blue sky in Central Park. Cherry...
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Plush Red Made Flickr Explore February 13.

February 14, 2016 - Nestled in its corner, plush armchair encased in red velour catches the morning sun and is warmed by its rays. It is a d...
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Strange As It Seems

February 04, 2016 - Hands reaching out of the dirt, gloved, encased in a flower pot on brownstone steps. Eerie and strange, with fingers so...
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Two in Flickr Explore, Successive Days!

January 31, 2016 - Both made Flickr Explore, phalaenopsis "Front and Center" on January 29th and "A Cleared Path" through Central Park on J...
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The Blizzard of 2016

January 25, 2016 - From my 12th floor aerie, I watched the snows swirl and the heard the winds whistle and howl. Cozy and warm, I did my be...
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Views on an Afternoon

January 04, 2016 - From Gantry State Park in Long Island City, NY, wth its fabulous view of the NYC skyline over the East River, then on to...
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Bridges

January 01, 2016 - I love bridges. They lead to somewhere. They connect. They have form and grace, even the clunkier ones. Those spanning a...
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Misty Morning Made Flickr Explore 12/18/15

December 19, 2015 - Fog shrouded tall buldings even as ground level was clear. It was an interesting morning to walk through Central Park. S...
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Mellow Yellow

December 15, 2015 - Awash in yellow with ginkgos and weeping willows in vibrant shades, Central Park glowed on a cloudy misty morning. The y...
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Light and Shadow Rhythms Made Explore, Dec. 9, 2015

December 11, 2015 - image from a recent walkabout in Central Park made Flickr Explore. I was entranced by the play of light and shadows as I...
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Christmas Tree in New York City Home

December 11, 2015 - The tree has arrived. It sits in the foyer by the entrance to both living and dining rooms. It is decked out with orname...
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Bank Rock Bay in Central Park: Recent Walkabout Made Flickr Explore

December 02, 2015 - My usual pathway in Central Park leads me to the Oak Bridge that overlooks the Lake beyond which the buildings of Centra...
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Thanksgiving Gratitude

November 27, 2015 - A lovely spring-like day with a morning greeting of a cloud-filled skyline in pastel shades. The centerpiece of the dini...
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"Concentration" Made Explore

November 20, 2015 - A surprise to me, unexpected. A candid I titled "Concentration" made Flickr Explore on November 19th. There I was early...
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Fountain at the Met

November 19, 2015 - One of the best times to view the fountains at the Met is early morning, before the crowds and when the sun and shade in...
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Afternoon Glow in Flickr Explore, October 31st.

November 01, 2015 - The light was glowing and two walkers were partially illuminated in outline as they strode down Fifth Avenue by the Cent...
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Bow Bridge, Flickr Explore, October 1, 2015

October 02, 2015 - Iconic Bow Bridge in Central Park made Flickr Explore on October 1st. Last Tuesday, on a clear, warm morning, I sauntere...
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Views from the Airie NYC Apartment

September 27, 2015 - Sometimes I sense that I am living in a European city with the architectural details of buildings surrounding me, viewed...
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Infrared: Back to the Drawing Board

September 24, 2015 - Still working with blue, white, and tan tones to achieve the surreal quality I prefer in infrared. Whether in landscape,...
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NYC in Monochrome

September 12, 2015 - The bright lights seem even brighter when the image is in monochrome. The sultry darkness of the NYC sky enhances the il...
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All that Glitter, Evening Boat Ride

September 10, 2015 - Steaming through the Hudson River from Chelsea Piers at 23rd Street to the Statue of Liberty, with striking views of the...
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Fashionista

June 08, 2015 - Snappy good looks and willing to pose. She said that I made her day. Easy enough to do. Nice to make people happy. I lik...
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In Progress

May 15, 2015 - Moving is not easy, even with unlimited help. Yet my new apartment is "coming along." Rugs are down, most pictures up, a...
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The Right Moment, Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument

April 24, 2015 - Two days ago, on a walk on Riverside Drive, I photographed a blooming cherry tree with its branches fanning past the Sol...
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Views from the NY Presbyterian Hospital, 14th Floor

April 09, 2015 - Overlooking the East River and then facing west, chug boats plying along and skyscraper buildings soaring high complete...
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Moving Day

March 20, 2015 - Boxes and tape and packing and wrapping and sorting and moving and unpacking and unwrapping and placing and fixing and m...
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More Scribbles by Nature

February 12, 2015 - Abundant are the patterns of calligraphy that Nature displays on fresh snow. Using twigs, branches, dried leaves and sta...
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NYC Dodged the Bullet

January 27, 2015 - NYC was spared the brunt of the big January snowstorm. Approximately eight inches coated the city streets and roads, eas...
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The Big Snowstorm, 2015

January 26, 2015 - The big snowstorm for NYC and the East Coast has started with slashing snowflakes and blowing winds coating sidewalks, r...
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Ice is Nice

January 23, 2015 - When ice gleams under bright sunshine and trees cast blue shadows on its surface, the scene is magical. Mote so if the s...
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NYC Christmas Tree Vendors, the Hard Work

December 14, 2014 - Being out in the cold 24/7, living in the van 24/7, selling the trees 24/7 - is not easy. Most times we see the smiling...
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The Decorated Tree

December 11, 2014 - It stands in the corner of the NYC apartment, almost as tall as the ceiling, flanked by two framed Chinese calligraphy p...
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Rolling Van Studio

May 22, 2014 - Some shots are best taken on the move...in a car, preferably a van, sitting high, behind a driver who chooses the best l...
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Jackie Onassis Reservoir Panorama, Central Park

May 13, 2014 - From West Side to East Side, the mile and a half walking/jogging path in Central Park boasts its green foliage under a p...
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Wave Hill, Riverdale, New York

May 04, 2014 - Wave Hill is a twenty-eight acre estate with public gardens in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx in New York City.
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Lil Gafer, so Inspirational!

March 06, 2014 - Lil Gafer is ninety-two years life-experienced. A former singer, antique dealer, tea shoppe owner, and artist, replete w...
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Slush Mush

February 08, 2014 - Wednesday's rain made slush mush on the city streets. Puddle pools in the snow mandated waterproof boots. Snow plow truc...
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Morning Wake-Up, Broadway Median, NYC

February 04, 2014 - Morning wake-up to clear roads on Broadway and frozen-snow branches sparkling white on the median strip. It had to be ve...
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The 86th St. Transverse Through Central Park

February 03, 2014 - From west to east through the Central Park 86th St. transverse, the winter wonderland of wet snow capping and coating th...
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Cafe Lalo, NYC, Lights Galore

December 17, 2013 - Remember the famous scene in "You've Got Mail" when Meg Ryan (the Shopgirl) awaits her online correspondent, and he neve...
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New York Christmas Tree Vendors: Sepia, Snow, and Lights

December 08, 2013 - The first snow dustings printed in sepia tones resemble photographs found in old albums. They suggest earlier times when...
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New York Christmas Tree Vendor: His Many Faces

December 05, 2013 - Arrestingly good looking and personable is my Quebecian friend, willing to pose and ham it up for my camera. So hard wor...
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Eight Red Giant Snails in Central Park's Rumsey Playfield

November 25, 2013 - I saw them from a distance and thought, "My gosh, now what are those?" Pachyderms or big balloons tethered to the grou...
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Standpipes, New York City "Sculptures" Part I - An Overview

September 26, 2013 - Ubiquitous, marvels of industrial technology, and functional too. Faux gold and silver standpipes and sprinkler systems,...
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Central Park Crab Apples

September 24, 2013 - They bounce in the sunlight, these tiny fleshy globes -- pink, rosy, and amber yellow. Like sparkling jewels, nestled am...
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Edith Piaf Tribute, "Les Francofollies"

September 20, 2013 - Fabulous Piaf was honored at the Beacon Theater, NYC, Thursday evening, September 19th, with performances commemorating...
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Glass and Windows

September 04, 2013 - Shiny stuff, glass and windows. You can peer through and you can also get reflections playing with reality. What's out t...
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Not Giotto al fresco

July 13, 2013 - Not Giotto al fresco, but dramatic enough to warrant a double take...a leopard on the loose, sitting high, relaxed, view...
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Lucky Tourists, New Yorkers too!

April 17, 2013 - Lucky to be in NYC on a day like today, with skies cerulean and 70 degree sunny weather. A day to be strolling, shedding...
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