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All’s Swinging at the Fifth Ave. Easter Parade

Photographing the Fifth Avenue Easter Parade is a blast. There’s really no other parade where you’re in the midst of the parade because the people are the parade. Styles abound from self-made hats & headware, to people (and some canines) dressed to the nines. It’s a fun and eclectic mix of humanity.

This year I discovered a swing band and dancers kicking it up on one of the side streets off Fifth Ave. Jazz singer Molly Ryan and reedman Dan Levinson and his band held court and about 15 pairs or so of swing dancers were kicking it up for a great time.

Here are some images I made from the parade. Many more can be found on my website. Happy Easter!

All photos © 2015 RZF Images, all rights reserved. Neither these nor other images on this site may be used without written permission.

Winter Wonderland (If You’re Looking For It)

If you’re living in the northeast, especially in Boston, you are probably hoping Spring arrives as soon as possible. The two snowstorms we had in NYC over the past seven days dropped, combined, a bit over a foot of snow.

Along with the traffic and commuting headaches comes a bit of nature’s beauty.That’s what I focused on last weekend heading over and into Central Park, where there were surprisingly, few people enjoying the snow.

Here are a few images I made with my Nikon 1 AW1 underwater/weatherproof camera:

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Christmas Day Photowalk ’14

It’s been our family tradition to take an early morning photowalk to see the department store window Christmas displays and end up at the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree (actually, I’m the only one doing the “photo walk” — everyone else is just walking and viewing).

So, once again, my images of the various Christmas window displays we toured and my review with my flashbulb ratings.

Bloomingdale’s

Overall, cute displays, but like past years, Bloomingdale’s seems to want to have social media connectivity built into their displays that they want people to interact with. Except for the window where you could take a selfie from the window and have it display super size on the screen in the window, I personally think it’s too much interaction they want of viewers (and my other “photo walkers” agreed). Two flashbulbs 2_flashbulbs

Barney’s

Always creative, Barney’s nailed it again this year. With a theme based on beauty, truth, love and freedom, their windows were very engaging, one with a mechanical mobile that was captivating. Five flashbulbs 5_flashbulbs

 Bergdorf Goodman’s

Bergdorf’s windows are always highly creative and elegant and consistently stunning. The images tell it all. Five flashbulbs 5_flashbulbs

Sak’s Fifth Avenue

The one thing that Sak’s uniquely does each year is tell a story through it’s Christmas windows. This year’s theme was “Once Upon a Time in NYC” and was quite clever. It too gets five flashbulbs (though I do wish the glass was less reflective for better photos). 5_flashbulbs

Honorable Mentions. . . 

Go to Tiffany’s and Salvadore Feragamo, which both had large and elegant decorations on their buildings.

Merry Christmas!

All photos © 2014 RZF Images, all rights reserved. Neither these nor other images on this site may be used without written permission.

Meet Me on Fifth Avenue For the Easter Parade

The annual Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue isn’t really a parade as much as an extravaganza of “extreme” Easter bonnets, featuring children of all ages; period dress; and fine fashions.

Running from 47th to 57th Streets on Fifth Avenue, with most people gathering around St. Patrick’s Cathedral to see and be seen, the Fifth Avenue Easter Parade offers some of the best street photography, with people (and the more the occasional canine) dressed up for the event.

This year, among all the Easter revelers, I came across artist Andy Padre, who made some 500 paper hats (with matching shopping bags) out of everything, including Metrocards, Subway Restaurant paper cups, tissue paper and more. He gave them away — for free — to people on the street so they can enjoy a little Easter fashion today.

Here’s some images of Easter parade revelers that I found most interesting. More can be seen on my Flickr page.

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Veteran’s Day Parade NYC

I went down to Fifth Avenue to watch the Veteran’s Day Parade. Happy Veteran’s Day to all our men & women in the armed services for all they’ve done throughout the years.

Here are a few shots of our veterans I captured at the parade. Enjoy!

NYC Easter Parade 2012

The Easter Parade on NYC’s Fifth Avenue offers great photographic opportunities. From stylish bonnets to homemade chapeaus, to some over-the-top get-ups there’s a lot of great images to capture. Actually, it’s not so much of a parade; it’s more of a free-for-all promenade between 49th and 57th Streets on Fifth Ave. Here are several that I captured at today’s parade.

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