Flatiron Mural by bbarna (642)
worldcitizen (6409) 2014-07-16 18:06
I looked at the front view of this building, and I have to say that I prefer the back. :-) The artwork is fascinating, and I like the reddish color, too. It's great that there were some people around to add a bit of life. I especially like the one person sitting on the ground against the facade.
Radio City Music Hall by InasiaJones (31248)
worldcitizen (6409) 2014-07-16 14:21
I was just looking through your gallery, and I found this beauty. I love Radio City Music Hall. My father actually works there, and I go to the Christmas show every year. I really like the long exposure in this photo, and the way you caught the blur of a passing taxi in the foreground. It adds even more drama to the scene. I've always loved all the neon. Very nice! :-)
Hakata-Yamagasa #1 by bukitgolfb301 (34234)
worldcitizen (6409) 2014-07-16 13:02
I like the passion on these men's faces as they carry this heavy float. The costume of the woman is red is also great. You froze the action perfectly, and I like the tight framing. You have a special talent for photographing festivals. :-)
A New York Mystery by Royaldevon (25884)
worldcitizen (6409) 2014-07-15 11:06
You found an iconic view that many tourists might miss, and I'm happy to help you solve the mystery. :-) First, about the photo itself, I like the view of New Jersey on the other side of the river, and, of course, the wood pilings that jut out of the water. I also like how you used the railing in the foreground.
Now about those mysterious piles...in the past, when ships were still used as the main transportation for both people and goods, the west side of Manhattan was lined with more than one hundred piers. Large ships docked there, and business was bustling. One famous passenger line that had four piers on the west side was the White Star Line, and the Titanic was heading for one of them before it tragically sank. Then business began to decline, and most of the piers were left to rot, with just those wood pilings as a reminder from the past.
Have a good evening! :-)
Deux p'tits canards by DINOZOR (15995)
worldcitizen (6409) 2014-07-14 14:58
The fall colors in this photo are really beautiful. I like the impressionistic feeling of the reflections, and the warm sunlight that is illuminating the scene. The ducks are very cute, too. :-) It's a very well-executed photo.
FDNY by jcpix (11038)
worldcitizen (6409) 2014-07-14 14:36
Another cool view from NYC. I like these photos that show a bit of "normal" life. Walk around long enough and you'll find a firehouse, usually in an interesting building. I like all the red: the trucks, the door, the bricks. The couple passing by is funny, too. They seem to be very interested in the fireman, and whatever is going on inside. :-)
About the WS photo, I hope your shop can compete with Staples. :-)
Carriage Conversations by jcpix (11038)
worldcitizen (6409) 2014-07-13 15:48
This horse looks bored with whatever the conversation is! It's a fun capture, and I like top hats worn by some of the drivers. I don't know if this has made news in other cities, but since we got a new mayor last January there's been a raging debate about whether or not to do with away with these horse-drawn carriages. The mayor actually wants them gone, and might try to pass some legislation to that end, but the owners and many New Yorkers and tourists alike want the horses to stay. We'll have to wait and see what happens. As long as the horses are well cared for and not made to work in extreme conditions, I'd like them to stay. :-)
Standing Room Only by cdmonson (4438)
worldcitizen (6409) 2014-07-13 15:06
I never get tired of this view - even if I see it all the time! :-) This blue hour shot is especially beautiful, with all the lights of the city coming to life. You captured the Chrysler Building (my personal favorite), the Empire State Building, and the new World Trade Center all in the same frame, which is great. I think this photo was worth hanging around for. :-)