No snow tonight as forecasted, so here’s a shot from our last snow storm in Union Square
World Trade Center One reached pinnacle height this week. Here’s a photo I took back in 2011.
It’s been awhile since New York got snowed out. I went through my old photos from a couple of years back just to remember what it was like.
I finally got around to organizing some of the photos I took during the Hurricane Sandy blackout. Except for the power going out in my neighborhood, I don’t have any stories of hardship. I just had to walk to work and walk back in pitch dark every day that week. So I didn’t see any of Sandy’s real devastation, but walking around the deserted downtown Manhattan was enough craziness for me.
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Virtually all of them were shot with my Sony NEX-7 and 24mm lens. No clever skill to them or heavy-post-processing…just bumped the ISO and aperture to the max and held my breath. All of these photos are on my Flickr account and available through Creative Commons, along with the metadata and original sizes.
Feel free to re-use the photos (with attribution). So if you were interested in purchasing a print, donate instead to post-Sandy efforts: Coney Recovers | Staten Island Advance’s list | FEMA Donation Info
The Apple Store on Fifth Avenue, in the evening
(Source: Flickr / zokuga)
Another photo along Manhattan’s west side after the rain. I saw this guy with the red umbrella and his family from about two blocks away and waited for him to walk in front of me. I wish I had taken a closer picture with tighter framing of him and his umbrella, especially since he and his family asked me to take photos of them with their own cameras.