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:
Fifth Ave. looking North from about E75th St.
Ice Skating on the 72nd St. Pond (Official name: Conservatory Water–sounds like a stuffy name , don’t you think?)
Park Ave. doorman mugging for my camera
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Posted in Central Park, Horse Carriages, New York City, Photography
Tagged Alice in Wonderland Statue, Conservatory Water, Cross Country Skiing, Fifth Avenue, Horse Carriage, Horse Carriage Ride, ice skating, Nikon 1 AW1, NYC, Photography, Sledding, snowstorm
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.
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
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
Bergdorf’s windows are always highly creative and elegant and consistently stunning. The images tell it all. Five 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).
Honorable Mentions. . .
Go to Tiffany’s and Salvadore Feragamo, which both had large and elegant decorations on their buildings.
All photos © 2014 RZF Images, all rights reserved. Neither these nor other images on this site may be used without written permission.
Posted in Christmas in New York CIty, Christmas in NYC, Christmas windows, Photography, Rockefeller Center
Tagged Barney's New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, Christmas, Christmas windows, Fifth Avenue, Holiday Window Displays, New York City, Photography, Rockefeller Center, Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, Saks Fifth Avenue, Salvadore Feragamo, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Tiffany's
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.
Artist Andy Padre, hand-made some 500 paper bonnets he gave out for free
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Posted in Easter, Easter Parade, Fifth Avenue Easter Parade, New York City, Photography, Street Photography
Tagged Andy Padre, Easter, easter bonnets, Easter Parade, Easter Parade NYC, Fashion, Fifth Avenue, Fifth Avenue Easter Parade, Photography, Street_Photography
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!
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.
Posted in Easter Parade, Fifth Avenue Easter Parade, New York City, Photography
Tagged Bonnets, Easter, Easter Parade, Easter Parade NYC, Fifth Avenue, Hats, NYC, NYC Easter Parade