New York City
New York City is one of our favorite places. I did most of my purposeful shooting there in my early visits in the Aughts. Our recent visits have mostly been about museums and dining, but I take my camera along just in case.
We usually visit New York in January or August when the hotels are less expensive, so that has a bearing on the scenes you see here. Some of these previously appeared on the old Shuttercity photo-sharing site and others on my blog — the rest were scanned specifically for this gallery. I reprocessed all of them for optimal display on this site.
Photo titles and notes:
• Red White and Blue — August 2002 (Ektachrome).
• Posers — Metropolitan Museum, January 2019. Featuring “A Youthful Hercules” sculpted 1st Century, excavated near the Pantheon.
• Sky Light — Metropolitan Museum, January 2023. Featuring “Andromeda and the Sea Monster” by Domenico Guidi, 1694.
• Future Psychic — Thompson Street, August 2002 (Kodak Supra 400).
• Power Lunch — June 2002 (Kodak Supra 400).
• West 40th Street — January 2023.
• Swans in Central Park — August 2002 (Ektachrome).
• Chairs in Herald Square — March 2004 (Kodak HD 400).
• Celebrating Liberty — Hudson River, August 2015.
• Pizza — Eighth Avenue, January 2023.
• Fortune — August 2002 (Kodak Supra 400).
• Lower Manhattan Skyline — from the Hudson River, August 2015.
Not to tip the scales, but my personal favorites here are Celebrating Liberty, Future Psychic and Power Lunch. I also like the Hopper-inspired Pizza and West 40th Street. Thanks to artist/curator Sally Wood Winslow, I was able to exhibit Power Lunch and Red White and Blue at the High Falls Visitor Center in Rochester, NY, a showcase for local artists back in the day. Sadly, the center closed in 2013.