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.
“Freedom of thought is best promoted by the gradual illumination of men’s minds which follows from the advance of science.”
Illuminated. That is the theme Ailsa picked this week. Before I came upon the burning bank yesterday I had been down by the Hudson. Now yesterday was a typical April day in New York City. Warmish, rainy, and as dusk rolled in, so did the fog. However there was enough illumination for me to shoot.
Here, I illuminate other views.
Travel Theme: Illuminated | Tim Wolverson – Photo Blog
Travel Theme: Illuminated | Tvor Travels
Travel Theme: Illuminated | Wind Against Current
Illuminated | morselsandscraps
Weekly Photo Challenge: Window on an illuminated sky | wordsvisual
It snowed in the city this morning.
I have been rushing about and unable to get to the river or do much shooting for myself at all but mis-scheduled today so that I had an appointment at 7 AM and then a clear schedule until 1 PM after which I am booked until close to midnight. Should have taken a nap, but instead I went through Riverside Park down to the river. I figured I would see how the 800 handled the weather (wonderfully) and I put on my fixed 50 so I could take some “in-scene” portraits of folks out in the weather.
Okay, that may not have worked out…
Here we are just 4 days away from Winter Solstice; actually 99 hours and 36 minutes when I took this shot; and what do I see? A harbinger of spring, perhaps?
Just discovered this contest Capture The Colour which ends today.
The colours (or colors on this side of the pond) requested are: Red; Green; Blue; Yellow and White (the anti-color). A few of these may be familiar to some of you.
The Little Red Lighthouse
Green – Champlain Canal Lock # 5
Blue – Duck Pond, Wellfleet MA
Yellow – Creek to Hudson River, Nyack NY
White – The trail between Inwood Hills park and The George Washington Bridge
A further request is that you invite five fellow bloggers to submit. Several bloggers I would have chosen have already been picked. Several others are on the other side of the world where it is already the 10th.
Yi-Ching Lin Photography
Photography Journal Blog (Amy Maranto)
Leanne Cole Photography - This may very well be too late but you should check out her blog anyway
Jean’s Photography Blog
A few days ago I was in Riverside Park and down by the river looking for spring. I didn’t find it but I did find these.
Tall and Tan and Young and Handsome
Love is in the concrete
Looking over the water
“One swallow does not make a summer,
neither does one fine day;
similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.”
It was a beautiful summer day. True it is only April but I don’t know what else you could call a sunny day with temps in the mid/high 80′s. So as the day’s work ended I headed down to South Ferry and Battery Park.
Walk with me. I started at South Ferry (the transit station where you pick up the Staten Island Ferry) and walked Northwest up to the World Financial Center and back.
“Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself”
So, spring arrived today. Lovely, warm and sunny. I am down to 6 pictures to represent the day…3 of which are interiors, 2 are in shade and 1 is full of brightness. H’mm.
Oh well, let’s cut it down to…well let’s see which two Abigail picks…
“In a literature class in Dublin some years back, students were given an assignment to write a short story involving all the important literary ingredients — Nobility, Emotion, Sex, Religion and Mystery. The winner was:”My God!’ cried the Duchess. ‘I’m pregnant. Who did it?” – Unknown
Ah yes, it is the little things that make a difference is it not?
“The spring has sprung, the grass is rizz.
I wonder where them birdies is?”
Winnie The Pooh.
Yesterday evening on my way to The Astor Center for: The Home Baker’s Meet Up and Grain-to-Glass Pop–Up Bar, (put together by GrowNYC) I decided to walk down to 72nd from the apartment and then hop the subway. Nothing too special along the river. Just a typical early May day
3-13-12 New York City Hudson River - Dining Al Fresco?
Actually I use starter not yeast but no matter