My new iPhone 4 has an amazing camera. I had been so used to the poor quality of my iPhone 3 photos so this was a welcome surprise. I snapped these last night while sitting on my balcony. I love this view on these beautiful summer nights.
I really like Laurent Nivalle's New York photographs. They are all very gritty and raw and I'm such a fan. She has a series of different photographs on her site including a series shot on her iPhone. The shots seem accidental yet perfectly captured. They are contradictory and I think that is what makes them special. While her site is filled with shots from other locales, the following are the ones I snagged from her site which feature my favorite place on earth - New York City. Check out her site www.laurentnivalle.fr and you'll understand what I'm talking about.
Check out these fantastic sights captured by Google Earth. What you see below are satellite images that resemble letters, numbers and symbols which have all been compiled for your viewing enjoyment. :-) I love that some folks have so much time on their hands. Amazing. Learn more HERE.
I'm such a fan of all types of photography. I don't care if it's fashion focused or shots of our vast planet. I just like shots that are unique and exciting. I found a collection of amazing aerial photos that I had to share. You can see the full assortment HERE. Soooo lovely.
One of my favorite New York photographers, as many of my readers know, is Joe Holmes. I find his work so special and so engaging. His photographs are the places he travels but mostly they consist of his home, New York City and the surrounding burroughs. I was checking out his site, joesnyc.streetnine.com, today and found a few really lovely shots that I wanted to share. His work is always so spot on. The way he captures what I like to call "slices of life" is so amazing. Check them out below and be sure to visit his site to see all of his work. It's brilliant. xx.
There is no place like New York City in the Fall. The weather turns crisp. Sweaters come out and the leaves change their shade. Afternoons are spent wandering around the city soaking up the season. I snapped a few shots with my iPhone recently during a walk around Central Park that I wanted to share. I hope Fall is as lovely where you are as it is here.
It's been ages since I've written about my dear ol' pal Alice - this past March to be exact. I've had a few folks ask me how she is doing and the answer is amazing! Alice is as talkative and funny and sweet and kind as you can imagine. She brings so much joy to RJH and my life. She was the one thing that we looked forward to after our rainy and gloomy (but fun!) vacation this past week in Rehoboth Beach. Today with the sunning beaming brightly Alice took to the balcony like she always does. Alice is very protective of the plants that sit on the balcony. If we go out there to pick some of the fresh rosemary or mint that we grow Alice runs out and meows it up! She has a ton to say as we try and collect some of the fresh herbs for our dinner. I'm still not sure what it is about the plants that she finds so fascinating and so obviously protective! It's quite odd and quite funny as well. I decided to snap a few photos of Alice today as she lounged around out there. Even though the days are gettin' shorter and the warms days are numbered (BOOOO!) we intend to enjoy the moments we have outside enjoying our balcony and enjoying Alice. Cute, right?
I have featured Joe Homles' amazing pictures on my site many times. I love New York and I love the way Joe captures it time and time again. New York is rich with color and life and that is always highlighted smoothly in each of his shots. Each photo captures a slice of life that I adore in good photography. Each picture tells a story that is alive in New York right outside my door. Kudos Joe - again and again. You can check out his site here - joesnyc.streetnine.com
Last night in Manhattan we had an AMAZING storm. It started with massive amounts of lightening and ended with one of the heaviest rains I have seen in a very long time. I only stayed outside for the lightening portion - it was insane and beautiful. I get to see some of the most amazing things from my balcony. This video is a bit on the noisy side due to the strong wind blowing but visually you will see what I mean - it's stunning. The video is on the long side but it's worth it - minute 3:58 is a real highlight. Storms in NYC are sooo incredible. Lights from the ground and the sky meeting one on one. Watch.
Matt at Boyculture (via homotography) brings us some delicious pictures of our lord and savior Madonna's boyfriend, Mr. Jesus Luz. The shots are featured in the most recent Italian GQ. The young man is shot by photographer Mariano Vivanco. Check his site here - marianovivanco.com. Ummmm....Damn. Madonna's return to Jesuscouldn't be anymore understood. Amen.