Friday, October 25, 2013

Focusing on Life :: Shadows

We are coming up on week 43 of Sally's weekly photo hop. I can't believe how this group has banded together and kept the momentum! I will miss the weekly hopping around from blog to blog come January! It has really been so much fun getting to know everyone better through photography and learning more about each of your lives.

Ok enough teary stuff. For this week we were focusing on shadows. We were to capture where we see shadows, and the patterns that they make. Well at this time of year they get long. And for me, it can be a challenge since I was trying to take pictures during daylight hours, during the work week. Because the buildings are so tall where I am, it is hard to catch shadows! So instead I focused my camera (ehem iphone) upward and watched them dance across the Helmsley Building. It sits straddling Park Avenue at about 46th street. A nice way to take a break from a long day at work, and the weather is just perfect at the moment!



21 comments:

Marlene Cupo said...

Oh yes, love how the sun bouncing off one set of windows create more windows on the adjourning buildings. Reminds me of my time at 666 5th Ave, from quite a while ago. Thanks.

LoriF said...

Loving your NYC travelogue once again! Gorgeous!

Alicia said...

I just have to visit NY City one day - your pictures are making me sigh every time! Love your shadows :)

P.S. I hope Sally will continue with some sort of weekly journal we can embark upon! I'll sure miss it otherwise, it has been one of the best experiences in the blogo-sphere!

Adrienne said...

I love your photos of buildings. I will miss them when this all ends..sniff..sniff.

Patty Woodland said...

I love visiting here because it brings me a bit of one of my favorite cities. I think I write this every week but I so miss New York

Duni said...

That's an impressive building! I never really appreciated the tall buildings when I lived in the big city, I simply rushed past...

Beti Horvath said...

Amazing, looking at the play of shadows across buildings!

Alice said...

A beautiful building. What wonderful shadows played up by the bit of light. Great shot!

Designed by Vera said...

I too have been wondering what to do come Jan....I will so miss doing the weekly blogs....so many new people...(sniff, sniff) Ok, enough sniffing...I truly love the picture of the building. It is interesting to see how shadows dance on buildings...thanks for the great shot!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Great images! The photo possibilities in NY are endless! A photographer's dream place.

Islandgirl said...

I always hate walking around big cities on sunny days because you are always in their shadow.. When I'm walking in cities I constantly cross the street to be on the sunny side if there is one!

Memories for Life said...

I can see why this building wouldn't allow for much shadows...it's huge! Cool shadows upon it though :)

Miss Val's Creations said...

A perfect capture Cynthia! One would think to look for a shadow caused by an object more than seeing it reflecting on a building like this. Very nice!

Janet Bocciardi said...

This might be one of the most interesting Cynthia! Sort of like the dappling of shadows in a park, but you've got them in the concrete jungle.

I too will miss the weekly prompt to visit and catch up. It was a good exercise for me and who knows what I'll end up doing next year to keep momentum going.

Magic Love Crow said...

Amazing photos!! Love them!!

Donna Millard said...

I adore that photo and I envy all the photo op's you surely must have living/working in great NYC. I've never visited but it's on my bucket list. Until then, I'll enjoying seeing the photo's you post. It's such a stark contrast to my favorite place, Alaska.

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Loved the views of your city shadows. A wonderful touch is the clock over the main entrance, since shadows are nature's way of helping us tell time. Great shots!

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

I may have already mentioned that. I have only been to. New york vity once in my life....it was a long "all girls" weekend. Best time ever!! I am in awe of all that glorious architecture!

Caron Michelle said...

What great photos - I love your series of photos on the architecture in your city, hope to get there one day!

Shel said...

I love seeing pics of NYC through your eyes - and this one is awesome!! Love how it looks like the shadows are just dancing across the building.

Claire said...

Finally getting round to replying...
Wonderful photos this week - strong lines and soft shadows!
Daughter had a wonderful time - have posted today my lovely, lovely gifts - she's such a sweetheart :)

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