15-03-05 Weekly Travel Photo Theme Challenge [Environment Reward]

Now I realize that most of my fellow New Yorkers and Northeasterners are a bit tired of the winter. I am not. I think it has been a brutal winter but in NYC it has been cold but not that snowy. Today we actually got a bunch of snow (6″-8″, I believe) and for the first time all winter I was able to go for a walk in the storm. Sadly they closed the walkway over the George Washington Bridge. I’m not sure if that was because of the storm or because not 1 but 2 people jumped off it yesterday. One from the lower deck after exiting his car and a few minutes later, one from the upper deck after exiting his bike. However I got to tramp around in the woods and then walk the greenway down to 155th Street.

One of the many things I like about NYC is that you can find “wilderness”/country inside the city. So this fits Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Environment and for me it was a Reward to do this which is the theme of the Weekly Photo Challenge.

As always…click the pic to make it full size.

Here was my first reward

Here are other environments and rewards:

https://touchofinsanity.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

https://mikehardisty.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

http://ceenphotography.com/2015/03/05/travel-theme-environment/

https://naomibaltuck.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/making-correct-change/

https://lailaturrahmi.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

https://raleighcatdaddy.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/camel-ride/

https://amaviedecoeurentier.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/for-lorne/

https://almostitalian.wordpress.com/2015/02/28/50-shades-of-bay-the-environment-of-port-phillip-bay-victoria/

https://mutajalliphotography.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/wpc-reward/

https://emiliabrasierphotography.wordpress.com/2015/03/03/weekly-photography-challenge-reward/

15-02-28 Weekly Photo Challenge – Reward

REWARD

I went to Staten Island yesterday to drop off one of my images of the Saugerties Lighthouse which was selected for a juried exhibit at the National Lighthouse Museum in March. That was pretty rewarding.

More rewarding (even though I lost a glove in the process) was the ride on the Staten Island Ferry back to Manhattan and the view of The Hudson it afforded. I could see all the way up to the George Washington Bridge.

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Below is the information about the exhibit…reward #2 (but not my image)

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Other rewarding blogs:

http://www.nty6x.com/blog/photo-challenges/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

https://booksmusicandmovies.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/wpc-reward/

https://vidurmithal.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/honeybee-on-flower/

https://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/when-the-sun-breaks-through/

http://2812photography.com/2015/02/27/treat-it-like-a-reward/

https://anvicaphotos.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

https://petalumaspectatorphotoblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/wordpress-weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

https://varietyoflight.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/reward/

https://rly242.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/orion/

15-01-05 Anyone For (Street) Tennis?

This shot caused a great deal of discussion when I posted it on the FB group Pure Street Photography with the question…”Is this street?”

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10-23-14 The Accidental Cootchie Mama Conundrum

Every time I see the ACM and MTM, I have a camera with me as well as my iPhone. I never take a picture…What is that?

We had a lovely dinner tonight at Covo up on 133rd and 12th Avenue. Mama is nearing the end of this leg of her book tour, MTM is ending a convention and I just wrapped up another 12 days in a row of work so while not running on empty we all could use a fill up. Nevertheless a fun evening.

But the question is why do I never pull out my camera when I see them?

Before I met them I spent some time walking the river.

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4-23-14 Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top (Enterprising Edition)

Challenge: On Top.

My first attempt: Here

 On April 27,2012 another visitor became a New Yorker. It was surely on top that day.

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Other views…

http://svetlanagrobman.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/weekly-photo-challenge-on-top/

http://myfoododyssey.com/2014/04/23/weekly-photo-challenge-on-top/

http://derwentvalleyphotography.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/weekly-photo-challenge-on-top-aonach-mor/

http://jennsmidlifecrisis.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/weekly-photo-challenge-on-top/

http://artifactsandfictions.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/getting-on-top-of-it/

http://sreejithpnair.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/weekly-photo-challemge-on-top-of-an-elephant/

http://amcnabb.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/weekly-photo-challenge-on-top-2/

http://natureontheedge.com/2014/04/22/where-sky-meets-mountains/

http://lowcay.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/weekly-photo-challenge-on-top/

http://rindrianie.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/weekly-photo-challenge-on-top/

4-6-14 Weekly Photo Challenge # 2 -Threshold

Saturday

The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day.
Robert Frost

Sunday

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.”

Shakespeare

Threshold

 

I was not going to do this again so soon (vision #1- here) but I spent the afternoon out and about uptown on the river from 155th Street to the bridge. The world was out there. Despite it only being in the low 50’s something in the air has changed and we are clearly, finally, on the threshold of spring here in NYC. So many snuggling couples out and about. Kisses filled the street. The tennis courts were full. The fishermen were out and the barbecues (a few) were going. The boarders were on the river. Yes we are on the threshold of spring and the relief was palpable.

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I hope they realize this is “my” tree (long story)

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 Soon enough to bloom

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Those crazy days when half of us are in summer and half still in winter

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Now really you didn’t think my threshold wouldn’t end anywhere but here…

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Of course, soon enough the whining about the summer heat will start but for now…

It has been a Mary Black kind of weekend for me so here is one of her uptempo spring songs.

Other thresholdian visions:

http://korasunil15.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/httpbrokenlightcollective-files-wordpress-com201404dsc01729-jpgw547h410/

http://canadiantravelbugs.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/misty-threshold-of-inspiration/

http://mochilisreloaded.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/weekly-photo-challenge-threshold/

http://squareonenotes.com/2014/04/06/weekly-photo-challenge-threshold/

http://myphotolanguage.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/weekly-photo-challenge-threshold/

http://brokenlightcollective.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/its-raining-in-paradise/

http://itsallaboutabitofthisandthat.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/weekly-photo-challenge-threshold-along-the-wall-then/

http://aditinature11.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/weekly-photo-challenge-threshold/

http://thetemenosjournal.com/2014/04/06/weekly-photo-challenge-threshold/

http://ivymosquito.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/sunrise-sunrise-looks-like-morning-in-your-eyes-weekly-photo-challenge/

and speaking of someone on the threshold…

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/#inbox/1453705326f94e15

 

 

2-23-14 Weekly Photo Challenge: To The Third Power: Red Edition

“If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.”

Winston Churchill

The Photo Challenge this week is: “Threes”. I can’t let that go without a visit to my favorite spot on the Hudson. If you have been reading the QH for any amount of time you may have been expecting today’s sequence.  This is far more than the third time I have shown this place. More likely it is 3 to the 3rd power plus 3.

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Here are some other views of three starting with Raymond Chandler:

“Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl’s clothes off.”

http://restlessjo.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/in-search-of-threes/

http://southernseamuse.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/weekly-photo-challenge-threes/

http://therivermom.com/2014/02/23/weekly-photo-challenge-threes/

http://shmamaland.com/2014/02/23/weekly-photo-challenge-threes/

http://bohemiacademia.wordpress.com/2014/02/22/weekly-photo-challenge-threes/

http://boozedancing.wordpress.com/2014/02/22/weekly-photo-challenge-threes/

http://myphotolanguage.wordpress.com/2014/02/22/weekly-photo-challenge-threes/

http://moersalins.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/weekly-photo-challenge-threes-jambu-air/

http://acehtraveller.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/weekly-photo-challenge-soekarno-hatta-airport/

http://bastet1952.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/weekly-photo-challenge-threes/

http://cindi-keller.com/2014/02/23/weekly-photo-challenge-threes-a-picture-story/