Since we spring forward this weekend, I thought I would take one more look at winter. I’m sure this has happened other times during the winter but I never saw it before. Two days ago I was walking through Bryant Park and passed by the fountain. It was a cold day.
A really cold day.
My friend Andra who is walking The Natchez Trace is having not great weather but at least she doesn’t have to deal with 18 degree weather. On her blog this morning, she was kind enough to answer i question I sent her. Check out her blog and check out her book!
After yesterday’s post, Not All Plans Work, several people asked me what the Javits Center looked like. I can honestly say I did not take many pictures of it but I did take a few. The Jewelry Show is in town and I shot that from a landing above the floor.
This is a side view of the main entrance. The lower level is for smokers and shuttle buses.
Lets look in on The Accidental Cootchie Mama’s walk, shall we?
I went to an all day seminar on Photoshop at the Javits Center today. The Javits is New York’s convention center and it is one of the more unloved buildings in the city. It is way too small to be a convention center in a city of 8 million people, one of whose major industries is tourism. It is unattractive, badly designed and not well staffed. It is on 12th Avenue and overlooks The Hudson River.
The seminar was good and when we broke for lunch I figured I would wander the center and find some interesting angles to shoot the river. Get a new perspective on my old friend. After wandering for about 20 minutes and asking several staff, it turned out that there was only one place in the entire building that had a river view you did not need to pay for and it was covered with screens.
Sigh. I walked the block to the river to eat my dirty dog and commune with the water.
And here is a link to pictures of Andra’s Natchez Trace walk today. http://andrawatkins.tumblr.com/post/78593437727/to-live-forever-an-afterlife-journey-of
Drove to Boston this afternoon. Horrible traffic. Arrived at my parent’s house to discover their wireless is not working. They didn’t know this. I will try to get this fixed tomorrow but in the meantime I can’t upload any of the photographs I intended.
Luckily I did take a picture of the cause of the traffic.
A very well-known image. Possibly Ansel Adam’s most famous. Everyone knows what the final image looks like. Or do we? As the linked article from artnet.com demonstrates we do not.
It hasn’t snowed in New York for several days now. Although they are predicting a possible storm next week. Nonetheless I have not seen this harbinger of spring since 12/17/13 when I took this picture.
“Go to the winter woods: listen there, look, watch, and “the dead months” will give you a subtler secret than any you have yet found in the forest.”
- Fiona Macleod, Where the Forest Murmurs
It is still winter!