Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Walk in the City


It's been so cold this week that I haven't been out taking pictures that much. Today, on my lunch break, I finally ventured out for a stroll in the city. Braving the cold was worth it as I had fun being creative with some of the photographs I took. Here, on 5th Avenue, I took a shot of the Empire State Building and then converted it to black and white to give it some moodiness. I like the silhouette of the person walking down the street, don't you?


Here, I was on Madison Avenue and 23rd Street. I couldn't resist and had to highlight that yellow cab, so characteristic of New York City. Cabs connect us to people and places.


On Broadway, the Flatiron Building features different art regularly as a window display. I really like this leopard! Check out the reflection of the cab in the window. Are they going to crash into each other? I wanted to give this shot movement and energy.


I love these colorful buildings in the Flatiron District on Broadway and 5th Avenue. They bring some cheerfulness and brightness to a cold winter day. And history, too.


I took this shot near the Madison Square Park. I like the bare trees juxtaposed to the building architecture. The sky is so blue with some dreamy clouds. Well, I'm sure glad I went out to get some fresh air! Enjoy and stay warm!

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46 comments:

  1. Those are some wonderful shots!

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    1. Amazing photography, and some wonderful shots, sorry for the anonymous thing, accidentally clicked on that!
      Take care :)

      * TaLk-SicK! Dark Angel! *

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  2. Brilliant pics ... I love the way you highlighted the yellow cab !!!

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  3. wonderful photos!! the one with the cab is the best! the contrast makes it stand out so well!

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  4. Il freddo che sembrava aver allentato la presa,è tornato intenso,dopo che è nevicato ovunque. Montagne e pianure sono innevate.Anche nel centro dell'Italia,dove questi fenomeni sono rari...la neve è caduta anche sulla spiaggia di Ostia!
    Vedere New York con i tuoi occhi è comodisssimo,mentre sto al calduccio dentro casa ,grazie cara Loredana!!!

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  5. I love these photos - the first two look like vintage postcards! Very pretty views. Hope your weekend is lovely. xx

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  6. Great post for the theme.
    Lovely photos!
    Happy SWF to you!

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  7. You've really been so creative here. I feel like I could learn a lot from you.

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  8. I LOVE the colour splash of the yellow cab! Such a cool shot

    Mollyxxx

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  9. I long to go to New York and visit all the neat stores and shops!!

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  10. Awesome shots, seen most of those when I was down visiting last spring.

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  11. Excellent shots. I like the selective coloring in the second one.

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  12. I enjoyed your shots.
    Have a nice day.
    Mormor

    http://www.starbear.no/mormor/2013/02/22/photo-art-friday-february-22nd-23rd/

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  13. I really like the yellow cab picture. I normally don't like this kind of pictures (black and white with one thing in color) but this one is really great!

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  14. Interesting to read your own perspective for each photo.

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  15. I love this post!! I love the leopard and the yellow cab very much, and especially I love the feeling of BEing there from my cozy wee cottage!!

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  16. Love the selective color on the taxi. Nice job.

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  17. Very enjoyable post. I really liked the highlight cab shot and the window display art.

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  18. Bela sequência...gosto desse feito de destaque de somente um elemento no preto e branco. UM abraço!

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  19. Superbes vues de cette ville et joli coups d oeil pour la reflection ;o)

    Bon w end ;o)

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  20. That is a nice little walk in the famous city... Thanks for the sharing !

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  21. Great photos. The one of the Empire State Building could have been taken in the 1940s or 50s if it weren't for the cars. NYC is a great place to walk with a camera. So much to see. Is that envy? You bet.

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  22. Thank you much for this adventure and great walk ! Please have a good weekend.


    robert geiß

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  23. Wonderful BW shots and Reflections shots are very creative!

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  24. so striking... I love the black and white photo with the yellow cab... really cool effect!

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  25. Fabulous B&W shot!
    http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2013/02/old-world-charm.html

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  26. These are lovely and love the creative changes that you have done here. Am your newest follower and will enjoy seeing your perspective of NYC which is a very dynamic city that I loved to visit!

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  27. I enjoyed your black and white. Good light and contrast.

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  28. thank you for that wonderful share of the city~!
    your photo's work very nicely with the 'connection' theme.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  29. thanks for you kind words to me. yours comes as noreply-comment so I don't have any way to thank you personally, which I would prefer, so I hope you don't mind me thanking you out loud here ;~D

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  30. You have captured the city in all its unique beauty...love the yellow cab shot.

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  31. My hubby's home town..you do it justice...Michelle

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  32. Great shots. Love the yellow cab!

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  33. Love your choice of b&w, the vintage feel is enjoyable... the masking to highlight the yellow cab is superb! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #71!

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  34. Great call on the yellow cab...it really makes the photo. I agree about the colorful buildings too - they make you stop and look. Great captures of the city and in retaining a lot of its warmth. :)

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  35. Top Shots indeed♫ Love the yellow cab♥ Happy week-end...My Top Shot effort: http://lore-eleven.blogspot.com/2013/02/tic-tac-toe-skyscapes.html

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  36. such beautiful photos! You have such an eye for photography! I liked looking at these pictures a lot!m
    my favorite would have to be the second one! You have a wonderful day beautiful girl! And a wonderful weekend!

    Morgan Ilg

    ladyilgphotography.com
    shortsleevedpants.com

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  37. I just love visiting here. You are the only one I know to have this much eye candy to photograph on her lunch break!!Its delicious!!

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  38. Che belle foto ...sembra di essere in visita!
    Ciao cara Loredana...:)

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  39. Lovely shots ~ I specially like the black and white, then the striking color of yellow cab ~ Its been very very cold here too ~

    Have a good week ~

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  40. I love your city shots. I'm for rural living, but visiting the city here and there is so much fun. Thanks for sharing yours!

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  41. Mi sembra di essere li, splendide foto splendida NY

    Ciao
    Stefano

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  42. So jealous!
    ;-)

    I can not wait to go back to NY with the experience (and the camera) that I have today!

    But maybe next year...

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