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Vivienne Gucwa has been at 12 events

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The Drink and Click Show288It's that time again! Join hosts +Juan Gonzalez and +Lotus Carroll this coming Wednesday with guest +Vivienne Gucwa who will be filling us in on the incredible journey she's been on with her photography in the past couple of years including becoming a Sony Artisan of Imagery, delving deeply into travel photography and publishing a book! Also joining us to talk photography and share some great images are panelists +Tyson Jerry, +Sara Collaton, +Patrick Kelly and +Mandy Sloan.We'll also find out who won the May Long Exposure Challenge sponsored by +SmugMug, +Lumoidit, and +Trey Ratcliff's +Stuck In Customs!See all submissions here: http://goo.gl/27eTdiRSVP here now and then join us for the live show on Wednesday night! Remember, all of our past shows are here on the show page behind the "YouTube" Tab for later viewing if you miss out during Live Broadcast.See you all soon! Image courtesty of Vivienne GucwThe Drink and Click™ Show, EP12 with Guest Vivienne Gucwa2014-06-12 04:30:00131 
Allan Cabrera17,877Attention New York, New Jersey, Philadephia, Delaware, Maryland and Washington DC photograhers......Named after the Lenni Lenape Indian word for slow-moving water, Pennypack Park stretches nine miles, following Pennypack Creek southeast as it runs from Montgomery Couty to the Delaware River. The park covers more than 1,300 acres.The landscape of this rambling city park covers rolling hills, open meadow and many miles of paved and unpaved trails that are great for hiking, biking, running and horseback riding. You’ll also find numerous historic buildings, including a working farm.I suggest going to the Pine Road entrance which is right across Fox Chase Farm. There's tons of parking. Wear your favorite hiking shoes. We will be hitting some single track and fire trails along the creek. Hydration pack and bottled water is also a must. I will be updating this event as we get close to the date. Autumn Photo Walk in the Woods2013-10-19 12:00:0026 
Sony1,081,143Hey friends! You're invited to a special Google Hangout to learn about the new Sony QX10 and QX100 lens-style cameras, just announced at IFA 2013.Joining us will be pro photographer Vivienne Gucwa, who'll be sharing her personal experience with the device and how it's brought her mobile photography to the next level.Kenta from the Sony Digital Imaging Team will also be with us to speak in-depth about the cameras' features and answer your most pressing questions. Be sure to come to the Sony G+ page at 10 a.m. PT on Thursday, Sept. 12 to hang with us. See you guys there!Sony QX10/100 G+ Hangout with pro photog Vivienne Gucwa2013-09-12 19:00:00219 
Google Local New York990,700Have you ever wondered how places are added to Google Maps? We don't use magical fairies but we do have a few nifty tools, one of which is Google Map Maker — and now you can use it too!Join us for our first ever Community MapUp, where we’ll guide you through a tour of Google Maps and Google Map Maker. Share your local knowledge of our city by adding the coffee shop that just opened on your corner, updating the contact information of the tapas bar down the street or editing the hours of your favorite movie theater. Your friends and neighbors will thank you!Advance registration is required, so be sure to RSVP below. All are welcome!RSVP required: http://goo.gl/8lZkJStay Connected! Want to find out about other upcoming activities, tips and news? Sign up for our local NYC newsletter: goo.gl/RgDaCGoogle Local NYC Community MapUp2013-03-23 13:00:0038 
Daria Musk3,538,298You, Me & A LIttle Music History!Join me - virtually - on November 29th for a very special live in-studio, interactive Hangout Concert from Times Square in New York City!How To Join The Hangout!★ RSVP Right Here!★ Circle +Stonehenge NYC  They're our gracious Hangout Hosts★ Be a VIP by commenting below! I'll add you to my early-invite VIP circle!★ We'll rotate the Hangout seats to get as many people in as possible!★ Global Start Times: http://bit.ly/QbrDDvTell Me More...I have a feeling this virtual, interactive, multi-dimensional concert will be another amazing night to remember and share together! We'll have cameras, lights, lots of songs and tons of action!This is the launch of a new series of Hangout Event Series by +Stonehenge NYC and I'll be singing and hanging with you from world-famous KMA Recording Studios where everyone from Whitney Houston, to Karmin to Jay-Z have laid down their tracks! And our secret(ly awesome) undisclosed location has been revealed! It's The Brill Building - where hit songs have been written and recorded generation after generation. The walls are singing with music legends past and now you and me will be a part of it's storied history! Woop! :)One More Surprise is on the way... Something special for everyone joining the Hangout... I can't wait to light up New York City with you... More deets to come ;)XO, DariaDaria & You ★ In-Studio Concert From Times Square ★ Live At Stonehenge NYC2012-11-30 02:00:00372 
Kelli Seeger Kim1,306,236It's +Karen Hutton 's birthday!  (okay, well - technically, it's September 7.  But +Kerry Murphy and I couldn't wait any longer!)Anyone familiar with Karen will attest to the fact that she is all about peoples' passions.  What drives them.  What's in their hearts.  What better gift to give to her, than to share with her images that we feel represent our passion/soul/heart!.  Images that truly represent who we feel we are now - or the journey we are on (or traveled), in search of personal growth.  Maybe you have an image of yours that represents a style of photography that you feel a deep connection with. Maybe you have an image that marked a moment in your life that was particularly incredible for you - that touched you in a way that is significant.  We can have a lot of fun with this theme - the most important thing is that it comes from our heart.  :-)So feel free to upload images to this event, and tag them:   #SharingOurLightWithKarenHutton  Sharing Our Light With Karen Hutton (Happy Birthday, Karen!)2012-09-07 13:00:0058 
Karen Hutton1,726,421With +Trey Ratcliff on his way to Burning Man,  +Gino Barasa and I are once again filling in as hosts for Trey's Variety Hour! Tonight we welcome +Alan Shapiro +Vivienne Gucwa  +Ron Clifford  +Michael Bonocore and +Chris Chabot to talk about Photography, Relationships and Innovation at the Speed of Light!We'll chat about how ideas innovations are happening at lightning speed these days and the role G+, other social media platforms are playing in this phenomena. We'll hear about some pretty cool developments in folks' lives as result of these new developments... what some of the problems are we face as artists... and share a few "takeaways" that we can all apply to our lives and experience here!It's a meaty topic... but knowing this crew, we'll laugh, we'll learn - and maybe even be surprised. By what... hey, I don't know. It's a surprise!!Join us tonight!Trey's Variety Hour #50... with Karen Hutton & Gino Barasa2012-08-28 04:00:0048 
Billy Wilson1,543,450Another episode of my fun weekly show! I will have joining me +Jason Babler from Make Magazine; Caribbean chef +Larry Fournillier; artist and illustrator +Joel Poirier; photographers +John Kosmopoulos, +Vivienne Gucwa, and +Eileen McAllister; and special musical guest +HEATHER FAY ! Chatroom: http://blyve.com/event/08c82a5049bc3e283f020000The episode will be broadcast on my G+ stream: http://goo.gl/K9ICs and the recording will be posted to this event.Caribbean Cooking, Make Magazine and more this Friday on That Show with Billy Wilson #202012-08-18 04:00:0023 
Trey Ratcliff7,883,010I can't wait for this great event!  I'm flying from New Zealand to New York and a few hours after landing, I'll see you here.  It'll be great fun!What to bring: ANY Camera, even mobile phones.  And yes, if you have a tripod, you can bring that too.  They can't stop all of us!Who to bring:  It's a family-friendly event, so bring your photo-curious kids, friends, or anyone!When:  Aug 14th starting at 6PM New York time!  The sun sets at 7:54 PM that day.Cost: Free.  All my PhotoWalks are free as a way to give back to all of you that have given me so much.  These photowalks are simply a great celebration of photography."Where:" We'll start in the WTC area and end up in Battery Park.  Here is more exact info below:Google Map Spot:  http://goo.gl/maps/PEdHO24 Cortlandt StNew York, NY 10006If you do streetview and look across the street from Century 21, there is a long wall where we can meet: http://goo.gl/maps/KauffSharing Afterwards:  Attach your photos to this event And/Or use the tag #TRNewYorkPhotowalk Thanks to +Scott Wyden Kivowitz for helping me out with this!  Also, maybe my friend +Dave Veffer can help me set up for the +Virtual Photo Walks™  so that we can get even more people to join in the fun!New York PhotoWalk! Join me for a Free and Fun evening!2012-08-15 10:00:00449 
Daria Musk3,538,298IT'S OUR FIRST HANGOUTIVERSARYG+niuses, I'm so thrilled to announce this biG+ concert celebration! Last summer I met you in my first Hangout Concert and you changed my life overnight. Now it's one year later and whether you're in New York City or around the world on Aug 10th, I want to see your faces and sing your praises, like alwayses. ❤ Details below!JOE'S PUB GOES PUBLICOn August 10th we're going rock out and hangout live from on of New York City's most famous stages - Joe's Pub! It might sound like the name of a little dive bar like the one I was lugging my amps through the rain to play this time last year, but it's actually an incredibly beautiful music spot, widely-known as the best sounding venue in the city. It's a part of The Public Theater (think Shakespeare In The Park).Adele, Bono, Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys, and many more have sung from its stage...And now we're taking that stage together with a giant on-stage Hangout!It'll be the first live-interactive global show in the venue's storied history. We're crashing the party guys! ;)READY TO CELEBRATE?Here's details to come be there live in person - Hugs! Cupcakes! Bubbly Toasts! Balloons! and if you can't get to NYC here's the details to join the hangout live and a guest-star on stage.BE THERE IN PERSON:♬ Get Tickets: www.joespub.com or 212.967.7555♬ Address: 425 Lafayette St, NYC♬ Doors open at 9pm ♬ Show starts at 10pm♬ Raise a glass, sing along, rush the stage, celebrate the night away with me and our nyc familyNote: I hope to be joined by some other awesome musicians who you know from Hangouts here! Special guests TBA!HANGOUT FROM AROUND THE WORLD:♬ Comment here to be added to the first-invite circle! (We'll rotate like always)♬ Find the Hangout on my G+ Page: +Daria Musk and my YouTube page: www.youtube.com/dariamusk♬ Global Times: http://bit.ly/P0RwzuThank You For The Best Year Of My LifeThis relationship is getting serious G+. We've spent every waking minute together for a year. You've changed my life. You've changed my heart. I've written you love songs. You've met my mama. And now it's time to celebrate our first anniversary together. See you there.XO, DariaDaria Musk :::: Hangoutiversary Concert :::: Live In NYC2012-08-10 22:00:00110 
Lotus Carroll1,771,565I'm here in the big city, baby! There is something about this place that just makes me restless… it's like that living pulse that seems to throb through the streets just gets inside of you and doesn't stop. I love it! So, while I'm not sleeping much and sucking up everything I can, I figured I couldn't let my visit go by without a photowalk, and some of my local (super awesome) friends agreed. I know this is last minute notice, but sometimes that's just how it goes. So grab your cameras/phones and join me along with +Titus Winters, +Alan Shapiro, & +Vivienne Gucwa as we enjoy one another's company while doing what we love and do best. :)We'll meet at the High Line entrance on 16th at 5:15 and start walking at about 5:30. Rain gear optional. See you all there! :DNYC Photowalk with Lotus & Friends2012-07-31 17:15:0026 
Vivienne Gucwa1,718,585This is the official page for this awesome event. Led by myself (Alan Shapiro and Sharon Strandskov were there in spirit :) )The meeting up point is Columbus Circle at 1:00 pm. We have a nice path planned that will include several really beautiful locations throughout Central Park including (but subject to change): The Mall (and Literary Walk), Bethesda Fountain, Bow Bridge, Shakespeare's Garden, Strawberry Fields and Belvedere Castle!We also have some fun ideas up our sleeves for everyone that will utilize this event page space (particularly the shared album).Bring your walking shoes and a smile. This walk is open to everyone with or without a camera. Even if you don't have a camera but just want to come and celebrate, feel free! This event is all about celebrating the awesomeness of G+ on its one year anniversary! :)-#gplusanniversary #gplusanniversarynycThe Official NYC Google Plus One Year Anniversary Photowalk2012-06-30 13:00:0064 

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Robert Connor21,604Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #circlesharing   #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles 2014-10-21 07:07:16495226
CAT kitten3,043CATkitten Circles:• Circle 01 - today and in the next five days, I will publish 01 circle chosen by random raffle, one per day. All of them have great professional and amateur photographers, artists and many nice people. Enjoy it!• Cercle 01 - aujourd'hui et dans les cinq prochains jours, je publierai 01 cercle choisi par tirage au sort, un par jour. Tous ont des grands photographes professionnels et amateurs, artistes et beaucoup de gens sympathiques. Profitez-en!• Círculo 01 - hoje e nos próximos cinco dias, publicarei 01 círculo escolhido por sorteio aleatório, uma vez por dia. Todos eles têm grandes fotógrafos profissionais e amadores, artistas e muitas pessoas legais. Aproveite!====================================☆☆To whom shared me in a circle recently, I thank you all.☆☆ Amazing and friendly people of Google +, I appreciate your attention and the “+1"☆☆ If you like what you find in this circle, please credit me by just plus one or SHARE it. #catkittengdm   #circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshare   #publicsharedcircles   #publiccircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers   #addiction   #addcircles   #findcircles   #addcircle   #addpeople   #circleme   #circlemeup  2014-10-20 10:56:01499022
U.S. Precision Defense, LLC215Be a part of this great circleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, firearm enthusiast, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-10-01 16:19:20462101
U.S. Precision Defense, LLC215Be a part of this great circleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, firearm enthusiast, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-10-01 16:18:00462101
U.S. Precision Defense, LLC215 *Be a part of this great circle* All members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, firearm enthusiast, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles 2014-10-01 16:07:47462000
Gailen Mapes68,083Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera F-H - 25 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to September 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-09-25 10:32:18192234
Scotty Roberts25,330My artists circle consists of nearly 1500 people but G+ only allows a share of 500. Lame. Here is the 500 G+ allowed me to share with you. Some great art coming through my feed everyday and I love it. 2014-09-19 17:33:38500703
Sunny CT2,281Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are included in this circle,  Add me, +1 , comment and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #powercircle #sharedcircle 2014-09-15 09:05:4950111312
Sunny CT1,994Fresh AdditionIncrease your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are included in this circle,  Add me, +1 , comment and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #powercircle #sha2014-09-12 13:14:5050111414
Sunny CT1,994Fresh AdditionIncrease your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are included in this circle,  Add me, +1 , comment and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #powercircle #sha2014-09-12 07:07:225017313
Colin Wilson1,513Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesTo be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post#circles #circleshare #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers #social #socialnetworking #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #googleplus2014-09-11 10:19:2049681010
Gailen Mapes67,128Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera  F-H - 25 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting July 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-08-25 10:39:5218410412
5th Funny Corps0Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!, And Please..Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps, and get more friend and circle on +Google+  :» Include me in your circles» Click add people and create your circle» +1 this circle» Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( share the circle and include yourself )» If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).»  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #circleoftheday #circlemeup #circlemenow #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #megacircle #bigcircle #bigcircleshare #funnyvideo #funnyvideos #funnyvideosyoutube #funnyvideoclips #funnyvideooftheday #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   2014-08-15 08:05:40492338
Andrea Gervasi23,420Top 2 Communicators Circle AGHey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!Hi everybody, here is the circle of Top 2 Communicators Circle AG. They have made it to the Loyal FollowersCircle without getting tired of spreading.Top 2 Communicators AG Circle contains highly active membersof GooglePlus. If you want to engage with most activemembers you should ADD this circle.I would love to thank to each and every person who have joined the ride with us.Thank you very much! Iappreciate your dedication and hard work.I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleshares #circlesharing #circlesshare  #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle   #todayssharedcircle #publiccircle #circle #circles #awesome   #awesomeness #awesomepeople 2014-08-14 13:48:51396029
DRESSCLEVER0Bemerkenswerte Leute!Sie verdienen es weiter geteilt zu werden! #sharedcircles   #geteilterkreis   #sharedcircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-08-13 12:34:50466011
John Kellden29,637Good Evening Dear Googleverse NetizensBeen ages since I shared a circle. This one is put together by +Lynn Keller which means there's good people in it.Pleased to meet you all.2014-08-05 20:33:40201737
Lynn Keller7,237I've put together this  circle which includes a host of engaging, appealing, interesting people from different communities and ongoing conversations. Best to all! #circlecount #sharedcircles #circleshare 2014-08-05 20:16:01374827
Exposure Photographers Circle0Welcome to Exposure Photographer Circles – If you have received this notification you are invited to join the circle – To be included in this and future circles please add Exposure circles to your friends and a comment to this post.All G+ photographers are welcome to join Exposure, The Exposure Photographers Circle and  Community.You are also invited to add a photo to the current Exposure gallery and weekly competition : https://plus.google.com/b/100754431548807057066/events/crv7p56dge9ibtevmd2t42ctn38?authkey=CMHG9cHCyd2WIwAny shares and plusses are greatly appreciated!2014-07-31 21:05:072531102
Gailen Mapes66,348Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera  F-H - 25 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-07-25 10:27:311839410
Becky Collins13,434Mobile Operator Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-24 05:16:124763112
Roman Kruglov19,073My #streetphotography  Circle #circleshare   #circlesharing   #street   #streettogs   #streetphotographer2014-07-18 02:58:03297524
Mason West2,575Hello. This is a circle of top-notch photographers and photography enthusiasts. If you are interested in photography and would like to be included in this circle in the future, please add your +1, share publicly, and let me know that you did so in the comment section.2014-07-17 14:27:214146710
Harry Day3,861If your looking for amazing people that might share your circle..add the ones that share this circleIN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#circlesharing   #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #socialmedia #SEO #socialmediamarketing   #socialnetworking   2014-07-15 12:23:45493383957
Aahana Priyadarsinee10,257FEMININE WORLD CIRCLE :VERSION 3Featuring the 3rd Edition of the circle ,FEMININE WORLD CIRCLE ; featuring amazing and awesome women Engagers on GOOGLE+!Just add me to your circles and do the following:1. +1 this post!2.Reshare this post publicly3.Click add people and follow these amazing people!!!!!!!!! #themecircle   #womenworld   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #circleshare  2014-07-08 15:39:18442141017
badi gemilang1,090*CIRCLE sharing Mania*1)  Add me to your circle2) Plus the original post3) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete5) Add the circle to get more membersThat's it! I'll add you to my next circle share.Have a great day :#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles2014-07-04 01:55:47501107
The Mast Farm Inn1,418Who's Who in TRAVEL on Google+ | SHARED CIRCLE | Number 1 of 7Very Important people, pages, and places on Google+ focused on TRAVEL. Circles by +The Mast Farm Inn, Updated 07/01/2014HASHTAGS#travel #traveling #tourism #tourists #tourist #destinations #vacation #holiday #adventure  #hotel #lodging #circle #circles #circleshare #circleshares #circlesharing #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #vip #vips2014-07-03 15:02:29361101
Carms Perez50,839Want some nice pictures on your stream? Add this Photography circle and I assure you, your G+ will always be interesting! 2014-07-02 19:42:43500328
Svetlana Yegorova2,537Обмен кругами#photography   #photographer   #bestphotographer   #topphotographer  #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome   #AwesomePeople  #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle   #addpeople  #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #publiccircle  #publicsharedcircles   #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle  #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday  #sharedcircle   #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou #followme  #followers   2014-06-29 08:24:093795110
AyJay Schibig65,081NEW HORIZONS CIRCLE   6.27.14 by  +AyJay Schibig RESHARE  if you wish to be included.Take your Circles to New Horizons  by adding this mix of interesting and active G Plussers! #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #circlesbyayjay  2014-06-28 03:56:34462544253
Charles Lupica83,296═════════════════════════════════     Top Photographers you should follow                 An Art of Photography Circle  Photographers whose art we think will amaze you ═════════════════════════════════#ArtOfPhotographyCircle tag to allow people to easily mute this post. It's been a while since I shared a circle here on G+ so I thought I would team up with +Scott Thomas and +Brian Dukes to share with you the first new circle I've created in more than a year.  We think you'll find that the photographers in this circle are some of the very best that G+ has to offer.  Of course you're probably already following people like Jeff Sullivan , Lori Hibbett, Jay Patel and  Vivienne Gucwa but we think that all of the people in this circle will add high quality content to your stream.  All share their amazing work and many of them share tutorials and resources to help you perfect your art. When deciding who would be in this circle, we used these guidelines• Sharing mostly their own work• When sharing the work of others, the work is clearly identified• Little to no, promotional material. • Some people are included that share a lot about technique but may not share a lot of their photography.• If they have gifs in their stream, they're almost always educational. • The images shared by these people frequently fall into the category of, "I wish I'd taken it" • They post to G+ on a regular basis,  For some this may be a little as once a month.  For others, this may be one or more a day.  People who post less than once a month are not included.  We prefer to circle people that are active here on G+. No one has asked to be in this circle, however, we intend to share a version of this each month.  *If you know of a talented photographer you'd like us to add*, please leave a comment and share the circle.  Doing so will get us to look at their profile. However, there is no guarantee that we'll include them in a future circle.   We want to maintain the quality of this circle.  Therefore, we will only add photographers that we would want to see in our own personal stream. Many of the photographers in this circle are well known so we are particularly interested in hearing your choice of photographers with fewer than 15'000 followers.  We would like to give them the opportunity to gain more views for their work.Please plus, comment and share.  This circle has no requirements for future participation but your support and encouragement is appreciated.I have chosen the name of the circle carefully to try to accurately represent the quality of the work by the photographers in it.  ValidationThis circle was very heavily vetted.  We have looked at each photographer's stream and decide that we would like to include them in this circle. +Charles Lupica (me), +Scott Thomas and +2014-06-27 17:39:05116935056
AyJay Schibig64,87121ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (1 of 2)  6.25.14 by +AyJay Schibig Please RESHAREThis Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add this latest edition to circulate some great photography!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #circlesbyayjay2014-06-25 20:25:03410211229
Gailen Mapes65,436Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera  F-H - 25 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting May 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-06-25 03:33:57186405
Joe Martinez61,582My Favorite People & Brand Pages on Google+ - June 2014All these people are amazing and fun (hence why I follow them)! :) If you are looking for people to follow then this is definitely the circle for you! There is a little bit of everything here! From people who love photography, tech, music, art... the list is endless! Enjoy!!  Some of the awesomesauce in this circle:  +Hanna Silver, +DJ Spin, +Tanya Muse Diaz, +Tiffany Henry, +Ant J, +anthony feliciano, +jessi roman, +Bronwyn McGuckin, +Renata Sherwin, +Cynthia K Seymour, +Natascha Otero, +Daria Musk, +Kamal Tailor, +Emily Jiménez, +Carms Perez, +Christopher Lira, +Eleanor Hoh, +Chris Pirillo, +2014-06-23 04:01:3650139641
Andro idReview2Hi friends! This is an incredible circle, created with important selection from my another ten circles very importants.In this circle there are only engagment people. If you want enlarge your circle, you must reshared this circle.And so, do you want enlarge your circle? And now, what are you waiting to reshare?The most important engager is reshared, because only with it we could enlarge the our circle.if you want to be part of the next  Special Cirlce1 - include me in your circles 2 - shared the circle  [ include yourself ] 3 - add +1 to the post2014-06-20 16:38:32469000
Aahana Priyadarsinee7,025Introducing a new circle from me...................THE FEMININE WORLD!Add these cool women having varied interest and get followed of by them too!JUST-1)Include me to your circles +Aahana Priyadarsinee 2)Plus one this post3)Click on Add people and add this circle in your circle4) +1 , share and comment on their posts!5)share this circle publicly in your stream too.................@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@Enjoy your time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@#sharedcircle   #publiccircleshare     #circleshare     #circleoftheday  #circleshares     #circlesharing     #circlesshare    #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircle   #todayspublicsharedcircle  #todayssharedcircle     #publiccircle   #circle     #circles    #awesome   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #shareyourcircle     #bestengagers   #followers   #followback     #awesomecircles  #topsharedcircle   #topsharedcircle     #myseoiss2014-06-19 19:33:584418110
AyJay Schibig63,664AMAZING WOMEN CIRCLE  6.17.14Some  Amazing Women from all walks of life  in this Circle!  Add them to enliven your G+ network!  Please Share!#circleoftheday    #circleshare     #circlesharing     #circlesharingforthepeopleplc     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles       #sharedcircleoftheday     #sharedcircleday     #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles     #publicsharedcircles       #sharedpublicircles       #circle   #circles     #circlemeup       #awesomepeople     #awesomecircle   #circleme     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle   #womenscircles  2014-06-18 02:14:14439332944
Dina Tika355Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post2014-06-16 10:19:174935012
John Nuntiatio38,202#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-06-15 06:01:32319369
Trendii1,870Cat Lovers! - Like & Share this Circle to be included in the next.#CircleShare#CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#SharedPublicCircles#GooglePlusTips#Google+#Engagers#Google#CircleSunday#CircleOfTheWeek#PublicCircle#EngagersCircle#Share#engagersshowcasecircle#PublicSharedCircles#CircleofFriends#SharingCircles#Circles2014-06-12 13:45:07379929
Rodney Pike2,538,148Best Artist Circle on G+It's been a long time since I've shared this artist circle. It's way overdue. You'll find some of the finest artists and some of the most influential people on Google+ here. My newest addition is a friend from facebook, +Shannon Maer. Please welcome her and share!!2014-06-11 22:02:2248615825
Dina Tika166Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post2014-06-11 11:31:414936210
Rok Šimec13,955Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheweek   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #engagersshowcase  #DaveBesbris  2014-06-08 09:44:08497242030
Igor Kazmin318GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  *Share the circle* *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!2014-06-07 22:11:1594204
Barry Chignell1,659My ever growing circle of great Google+ photogs :)If you know of anyone else I should be following please let me know, or share your #photog circle! :)2014-05-30 06:44:24338000
Becky Collins10,282Mobile Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia   #media   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-28 05:03:174777219
Rok Šimec12,556Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheweek   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #engagersshowcase  #DaveBesbris  2014-05-26 07:04:43497181025
Gailen Mapes64,548Hand Picked Photographers Circles -"Unknown or Other" Camera  F-H - 25 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to May 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-05-25 11:14:471916414
Mario Rotta15,308This is a circle in which I included a lot of excellent photographers: but most of them start from pictures to create visual design effects. So, this circle may represent a list of people working on the edge between photography and art. I like that experimental edge :-)2014-05-22 06:00:41400016
AyJay Schibig61,315AMAZING WOMEN CIRCLE  5.21.14Some  Amazing Women from all walks of life  in this Circle!  Add them to enliven your G+ network!  Please Share!#circleoftheday    #circleshare     #circlesharing     #circlesharingforthepeopleplc     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles       #sharedcircleoftheday     #sharedcircleday     #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles     #publicsharedcircles       #sharedpublicircles       #circle   #circles     #circlemeup       #awesomepeople     #awesomecircle   #circleme     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle   #womenscircles  2014-05-21 20:43:40440312240
John Nuntiatio36,868#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss  2014-05-20 19:22:35440236

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2014-09-20 01:11:20 (71 comments, 202 reshares, 1715 +1s)Open 

Autumn - New York City

That chill in the air wrapping itself around trees like an overflowing scarf ,

the crispness on the breeze chilling faces with its autumn kisses,

trees displaying their decorated limbs in golden shades of serenity:

Autumn.



View over at my NYC photography blog:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/97927812580/new-york-autumn-central-park-lovers-that



#autumn #fall #nyc #newyorkcity #leaves #foliage #centralpark #nature #bicycles #love

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2014-09-20 01:11:20 (71 comments, 202 reshares, 1715 +1s)Open 

Autumn - New York City

That chill in the air wrapping itself around trees like an overflowing scarf ,

the crispness on the breeze chilling faces with its autumn kisses,

trees displaying their decorated limbs in golden shades of serenity:

Autumn.



View over at my NYC photography blog:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/97927812580/new-york-autumn-central-park-lovers-that



#autumn #fall #nyc #newyorkcity #leaves #foliage #centralpark #nature #bicycles #love

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2014-09-20 01:11:20 (71 comments, 202 reshares, 1715 +1s)Open 

Autumn - New York City

That chill in the air wrapping itself around trees like an overflowing scarf ,

the crispness on the breeze chilling faces with its autumn kisses,

trees displaying their decorated limbs in golden shades of serenity:

Autumn.



View over at my NYC photography blog:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/97927812580/new-york-autumn-central-park-lovers-that



#autumn #fall #nyc #newyorkcity #leaves #foliage #centralpark #nature #bicycles #love

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2014-10-22 02:05:17 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Tsu - Yes, yet another

Another week, another social network: http://www.tsu.co/TravelingLens <---You can use this link to join or whatever.

There is apparently a new one called Tsu that just got a ton of funding and has a really interesting business model similar to YouTube (with YouTube partners).

It's currently closed to public so that you can't view posts unless you create a profile.

To be quite honest, I was curious and wanted to secure my handle.

The model is a few parts intriguing (you profit from your posts), a few parts eyebrow-raising (it's closed), a few parts sigh-worthy in a I-am-a-fatigued-by-all-these-new-networks sort of way.

Anyway, that's all I've got.

(refraining from talking about how it treats text by the way, unless you want to go there in which case I can oblige with my opinions... more »

Tsu - Yes, yet another

Another week, another social network: http://www.tsu.co/TravelingLens <---You can use this link to join or whatever.

There is apparently a new one called Tsu that just got a ton of funding and has a really interesting business model similar to YouTube (with YouTube partners).

It's currently closed to public so that you can't view posts unless you create a profile.

To be quite honest, I was curious and wanted to secure my handle.

The model is a few parts intriguing (you profit from your posts), a few parts eyebrow-raising (it's closed), a few parts sigh-worthy in a I-am-a-fatigued-by-all-these-new-networks sort of way.

Anyway, that's all I've got.

(refraining from talking about how it treats text by the way, unless you want to go there in which case I can oblige with my opinions in the comments :))


 ‪    ‪     #tsu   #social   #socialnetwork   #new   #interesting   #tech  ___

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2014-10-21 18:34:02 (24 comments, 56 reshares, 782 +1s)Open 

New York City - Above Chinatown

It happens like this:

You squint your eyes open

after walking on clouds in last night’s dreams

and the city comes into view:

a vast glistening kingdom built on the shoulders of despair and joy.

As the city comes into focus slowly,

you shut your eyes abruptly

sending up every wish that rests on the tip of your tongue

soaring on the barest whisper of a breeze

up towards the sky.

And then you blink your eyes open

hoping none of this

was in vain.

It wasn’t.

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This is a view above Monroe Street in Chinatown.

The neighborhood is also known as Two Bridges due to its proximity to the Manhattan Bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge.



View this post with all relevant links(incl... more »

New York City - Above Chinatown

It happens like this:

You squint your eyes open

after walking on clouds in last night’s dreams

and the city comes into view:

a vast glistening kingdom built on the shoulders of despair and joy.

As the city comes into focus slowly,

you shut your eyes abruptly

sending up every wish that rests on the tip of your tongue

soaring on the barest whisper of a breeze

up towards the sky.

And then you blink your eyes open

hoping none of this

was in vain.

It wasn’t.

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This is a view above Monroe Street in Chinatown.

The neighborhood is also known as Two Bridges due to its proximity to the Manhattan Bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge.



View this post with all relevant links (including info about my New York coffee table book) here:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/100599434725/new-york-city-above-chinatown-monroe-street



Tags: #photography #nyc #newyorkcity #poetry #prose #writing #city #urban #chinatown #light #sun #street #beautiful #photo___

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2014-10-19 17:19:38 (34 comments, 74 reshares, 1116 +1s)Open 

Those were the sunsets...

Central Park, New York City, Autumn

🍁🍁🍁

Info about my New York coffee table book here:

http://nythroughthelens.com/book


#nyc #newyorkcity #autumn #sunset #beautiful #nature #fall #foliage #centralpark 

Those were the sunsets...

Central Park, New York City, Autumn

🍁🍁🍁

Info about my New York coffee table book here:

http://nythroughthelens.com/book


#nyc #newyorkcity #autumn #sunset #beautiful #nature #fall #foliage #centralpark ___

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2014-10-17 03:32:14 (9 comments, 29 reshares, 419 +1s)Open 

Traveling through France (And UPDATES: I will be speaking at PhotoPlus Expo & other stuff below!)

I spent the afternoon going through photography from my adventures in France this year since I am preparing for a few different presentations right now (information about those events below!). I love reliving moments through photography.

When I look through my photography, I can feel everything about the scene I was photographing: the scents in the air, the way the light fell just so, the anticipation of the moment, and every emotion that was welling up inside.

Many words and  TONS (and I mean TONS) of photos here:

http://travelinglens.me/post/100212016839/france-through-the-lens-i-spent-the-afternoon


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1. I will be speaking on a panel at French Affairs Las Vegas this coming weekend. French Affairs Las Vegas is an annual... more »

Traveling through France (And UPDATES: I will be speaking at PhotoPlus Expo & other stuff below!)

I spent the afternoon going through photography from my adventures in France this year since I am preparing for a few different presentations right now (information about those events below!). I love reliving moments through photography.

When I look through my photography, I can feel everything about the scene I was photographing: the scents in the air, the way the light fell just so, the anticipation of the moment, and every emotion that was welling up inside.

Many words and  TONS (and I mean TONS) of photos here:

http://travelinglens.me/post/100212016839/france-through-the-lens-i-spent-the-afternoon


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1. I will be speaking on a panel at French Affairs Las Vegas this coming weekend. French Affairs Las Vegas is an annual travel B2B conference hosted by France’s official tourism agency Atout France and focused on travel topics with a focus on France and Paris.

My panel topic is: Social Media and Millennials in the Travel Industry. This is topic near and dear to my heart so I am looking forward to the panel discussion.

2. I will also be presenting all three days of PhotoPlus Expo in New York City on the Sony stage about travel photography. My presentation topic is: Traveling with Sony Mirrorless Cameras.

Other information and France photos:


http://travelinglens.me/post/100212016839/france-through-the-lens-i-spent-the-afternoon



Tags: #travel #photography #france #paris #europe #travelphotography #sonyalpha #writing #photoplusexpo #ppe2014 #ppe ___

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2014-10-14 23:58:54 (38 comments, 37 reshares, 463 +1s)Open 

New York Coffee Table Book

Super happy! Tumblr just officially posted about my New York Photography book to Tumblr (their official Books Tumblr). If you have been following me for a while, you have probably heard that I started my blog on Tumblr and have stayed there for so many reasons. 

So, this is huge for me! 

Their post links to my gigantic post about my New York City photography book so here is that post :

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/92873566010/ny-through-the-lens-the-book-i-am-super

(The above link has all info - where to order, retail locations and where to buy the book in the US, Canada, and the UK, sample pages, all about me, all about my photography, etc...) 

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* All images here in this album are in the book! Taken with a variety of Sony cameras.

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #n... more »

New York Coffee Table Book

Super happy! Tumblr just officially posted about my New York Photography book to Tumblr (their official Books Tumblr). If you have been following me for a while, you have probably heard that I started my blog on Tumblr and have stayed there for so many reasons. 

So, this is huge for me! 

Their post links to my gigantic post about my New York City photography book so here is that post :

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/92873566010/ny-through-the-lens-the-book-i-am-super

(The above link has all info - where to order, retail locations and where to buy the book in the US, Canada, and the UK, sample pages, all about me, all about my photography, etc...) 

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* All images here in this album are in the book! Taken with a variety of Sony cameras.

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #newyorkcoffeetablebook #newyorkcityphotography #city #urban #writing #book #photography #photobook #beautiful #happy #happiness #love___

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2014-10-11 20:19:57 (17 comments, 14 reshares, 401 +1s)Open 

San Francisco - Mission District houses...




#travel #photography #missionlyft #clickretreat #architecture #cool #beautiful #california #sanfrancisco

San Francisco - Mission District houses...




#travel #photography #missionlyft #clickretreat #architecture #cool #beautiful #california #sanfrancisco___

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2014-10-11 01:04:40 (17 comments, 28 reshares, 458 +1s)Open 

The Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco.

😍

#travel #photography #clickretreat #beautiful #bridge #california 

The Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco.

😍

#travel #photography #clickretreat #beautiful #bridge #california ___

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2014-10-08 01:43:34 (56 comments, 63 reshares, 747 +1s)Open 

New York City

My New York City Photography book just released in Europe this past week and people have been sending me photos on other social networks of the book and it’s so surreal.

Every time I see a photo of the book, it takes me a second or two to realize that it’s really my book! I see the cover, I think to myself: “That looks like one of my photographs” and then it hits me. It’s quite amusing actually!

I wanted to take some time to thank everyone. It’s been quite a crazy journey so far and in some ways it is just the beginning. It’s nice to meet so many truly great people along the way who are inspiring in their own way.


Sometimes text doesn’t convey sincerity online but I am sincere when I say that I am super grateful for everyone’s encouragement, inspiring words and messages.

Also, after 5 years of posting to myNew York City pho... more »

New York City

My New York City Photography book just released in Europe this past week and people have been sending me photos on other social networks of the book and it’s so surreal.

Every time I see a photo of the book, it takes me a second or two to realize that it’s really my book! I see the cover, I think to myself: “That looks like one of my photographs” and then it hits me. It’s quite amusing actually!

I wanted to take some time to thank everyone. It’s been quite a crazy journey so far and in some ways it is just the beginning. It’s nice to meet so many truly great people along the way who are inspiring in their own way.


Sometimes text doesn’t convey sincerity online but I am sincere when I say that I am super grateful for everyone’s encouragement, inspiring words and messages.

Also, after 5 years of posting to my New York City photography blog, I finally had an official logo designed for the blog.

If you are curious about what it looks like (it's so pretty!) and/or would like a link to information about the book, here you go:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/99442782395/new-york-city-photography-book-and-new-logo


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In other news, I am heading to San Francisco for the rest of the week with a group of highly talented bloggers and photographers. We will be photographing the city (my first time visiting!), meeting thePinterest team at their headquarters, meeting up with the AirBNB team at their headquarters, as well as hanging out with some of the lovely people at Southwest Airlines. Fun, fun!

Thank you all again for being so awesome and I just may post some San Francisco photography while I am exploring. :)

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* All photos in this post can be found in the book, of course.

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #manhattan #book #writing #photography #newyorkbook #nyccoffeetablebook #nycbook #photobook #gratitude #love #happiness #newyorkcityphotography___

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2014-10-04 19:51:22 (40 comments, 83 reshares, 1003 +1s)Open 

New York City - Rain - Chinatown

Looking through

the bleary-eyed clouds

that fill the sky above,

the cracks of the city’s

streets and sidewalks

stretch across its body

like wrinkles on well-worn skin

while street signs and buildings

melt into each other

pouring themselves

into a river of colors.

And in the twilight

of the afternoon’s memories,

the sky’s tears fall.

—-

Information about my New York City photography book which is releasing in stores and online in the autumn of 2014 (including where to order it):

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/92873566010/ny-through-the-lens-the-book-i-am-super

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #manhattan #rain #newyorkcityphotography #newyorkcoffeetablebook#nycboo... more »

New York City - Rain - Chinatown

Looking through

the bleary-eyed clouds

that fill the sky above,

the cracks of the city’s

streets and sidewalks

stretch across its body

like wrinkles on well-worn skin

while street signs and buildings

melt into each other

pouring themselves

into a river of colors.

And in the twilight

of the afternoon’s memories,

the sky’s tears fall.

—-

Information about my New York City photography book which is releasing in stores and online in the autumn of 2014 (including where to order it):

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/92873566010/ny-through-the-lens-the-book-i-am-super

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #manhattan #rain #newyorkcityphotography #newyorkcoffeetablebook #nycbook #newyorkbook #photographybook #viviennegucwa #chinatown #poetry #writing #photography___

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2014-10-02 02:01:32 (36 comments, 87 reshares, 605 +1s)Open 

Central Park - Autumn (read below for a link to a post with many other fall photos)...

Around this time every year, I get a ton of messages and emails asking me when the leaves are changing in Central Park and what the best places are to soak in the best of Central Park in the autumn.

Central Park turns into a magical autumn wonderland in the fall.

There is a HUGE write-up about Central Park autumn views with TONS (and I mean TONS) of photos here:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/98935679850/new-york-autumn-central-parks-most-beautiful

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*All photos taken with a variety of Sony cameras throughout the years.

Tags: #nyc #autumn #fall #newyorkcity #photography #photo #centralpark #nycautumn #newyorkautumn #leaves #foliage #autumnfoliage #fallfoliage #beautiful #love

Central Park - Autumn (read below for a link to a post with many other fall photos)...

Around this time every year, I get a ton of messages and emails asking me when the leaves are changing in Central Park and what the best places are to soak in the best of Central Park in the autumn.

Central Park turns into a magical autumn wonderland in the fall.

There is a HUGE write-up about Central Park autumn views with TONS (and I mean TONS) of photos here:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/98935679850/new-york-autumn-central-parks-most-beautiful

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*All photos taken with a variety of Sony cameras throughout the years.

Tags: #nyc #autumn #fall #newyorkcity #photography #photo #centralpark #nycautumn #newyorkautumn #leaves #foliage #autumnfoliage #fallfoliage #beautiful #love___

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2014-10-01 00:31:16 (44 comments, 132 reshares, 1314 +1s)Open 

New York City Skyline

There is something really extraordinary about the shift between day and night in New York City.

It’s gradual and at the same time abrupt in its magnitude.

The lights on the skyscrapers flicker on as the night sky pulls itself over the city while the sun is still dancing with the horizon.

It’s this sort of in-between time that seems to suit a city full of people who feed off the frenetic energy and constant shifts that occur on a momentary basis.

New York City rarely dwells in absolutes.

Its landscape and structures only seem to remain still.

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Information about my New York City photography book which is releasing in stores and online in the autumn of 2014 (including where to order it):

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/92873566010/ny-through-the-lens-the-book-i-am-super<... more »

New York City Skyline

There is something really extraordinary about the shift between day and night in New York City.

It’s gradual and at the same time abrupt in its magnitude.

The lights on the skyscrapers flicker on as the night sky pulls itself over the city while the sun is still dancing with the horizon.

It’s this sort of in-between time that seems to suit a city full of people who feed off the frenetic energy and constant shifts that occur on a momentary basis.

New York City rarely dwells in absolutes.

Its landscape and structures only seem to remain still.

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Information about my New York City photography book which is releasing in stores and online in the autumn of 2014 (including where to order it):

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/92873566010/ny-through-the-lens-the-book-i-am-super

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #manhattan #empirestatebuilding #skyline #cityscape #city #urban #nycskyline #sunset #skyscrapers #poetry #prose #writing #photo___

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2014-09-29 19:45:57 (28 comments, 38 reshares, 818 +1s)Open 

New York City - Rain

Just wrote about my New York City coffee table book over on Ello. 

https://ello.co/travelinglens/post/nZOH1y_q4v0p-b2b-7cnxw

(don't worry, I will be making a non-Ello post soon too, just digging Ello lately)

This is me there if you are there too:

https://ello.co/travelinglens

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#Ello   #nyc   #newyorkcity   #book   #literary   #nycbook   #newyorkcitybook   #writing   #poetry   #prose   #photobook   #photography  

New York City - Rain

Just wrote about my New York City coffee table book over on Ello. 

https://ello.co/travelinglens/post/nZOH1y_q4v0p-b2b-7cnxw

(don't worry, I will be making a non-Ello post soon too, just digging Ello lately)

This is me there if you are there too:

https://ello.co/travelinglens

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#Ello   #nyc   #newyorkcity   #book   #literary   #nycbook   #newyorkcitybook   #writing   #poetry   #prose   #photobook   #photography  ___

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2014-09-28 03:58:34 (24 comments, 2 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

Are any of you on Ello?

 I was interviewed by a reporter for CSM about Ello (This is me there: https://ello.co/travelinglens  - say hello if you are on there!). 

This is the article:

http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/2014/0926/What-is-Ello-And-why-is-it-being-called-the-anti-Facebook-video

I stand by my assertions!

#tech‬   #ello   #socialmedia   #design   #technology   #socialnetwork     #fun   #antifacebook  

Are any of you on Ello?

 I was interviewed by a reporter for CSM about Ello (This is me there: https://ello.co/travelinglens  - say hello if you are on there!). 

This is the article:

http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/2014/0926/What-is-Ello-And-why-is-it-being-called-the-anti-Facebook-video

I stand by my assertions!

#tech‬   #ello   #socialmedia   #design   #technology   #socialnetwork     #fun   #antifacebook  ___

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2014-09-27 04:34:56 (20 comments, 31 reshares, 401 +1s)Open 

Shangri-La Hotel Paris - One of the most luxurious hotels in Paris

There are places that are talked about on late nights with friends. They are the places where you would stay if you were lucky enough; the type of place that you describe which causes everyone to wistfully nod their heads in dreamy agreement. When you come across such a place and find out that it exists in reality, it’s a beautiful moment. I feel fortunate to share my experience at such a place.

There is a HUGE write-up about this hotel with TONS (and I mean TONS) of photos here:

http://travelinglens.me/post/98521423909/shangri-la-hotel-paris-a-photo-tour-there-are


I knew I was about to embark on an epic experience when I was offered the opportunity to stay at Shangri-La Hotel Paris during my stay in Paris a few months back. But I don't think I fully grasped the enormity of thee... more »

Shangri-La Hotel Paris - One of the most luxurious hotels in Paris

There are places that are talked about on late nights with friends. They are the places where you would stay if you were lucky enough; the type of place that you describe which causes everyone to wistfully nod their heads in dreamy agreement. When you come across such a place and find out that it exists in reality, it’s a beautiful moment. I feel fortunate to share my experience at such a place.

There is a HUGE write-up about this hotel with TONS (and I mean TONS) of photos here:

http://travelinglens.me/post/98521423909/shangri-la-hotel-paris-a-photo-tour-there-are


I knew I was about to embark on an epic experience when I was offered the opportunity to stay at Shangri-La Hotel Paris during my stay in Paris a few months back. But I don't think I fully grasped the enormity of the experience until I walked up to its exterior and laid my eyes on its grand entrance.

The Shangri-La Hotel Paris is a 5 star hotel that was just recently award Palace status which puts it in an elite group of hotels in Paris that uphold extraordinarily high standards of excellence and luxury.

Built in the late 1800s as a residence for Napolean Bonaparte's nephew Prince Roland Bonaparte, the residence was restored to its former glory from 2006 to 2010 when it opened as the Shangri-La Paris Hotel. It is also a historic monument. 


Read a HUGE post about the hotel with explanations of each photo here:

http://travelinglens.me/post/98521423909/shangri-la-hotel-paris-a-photo-tour-there-are

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*All photos taken with my Sony A7R.


Tags: #travel #hotel #luxury #sonyalpha #paris #france #shangrilaparis #shangrilahotelparis #luxury #hotel #history #eiffeltower #awesome #love___

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2014-09-26 00:13:22 (42 comments, 46 reshares, 881 +1s)Open 

New York City - Rain - Greenwich Village

Every drop of rain

paints the city

with an otherworldly light:

tiny illuminated universes

casting their glow onto the city

with every luminous splatter.





Information about my New York City photography book which is releasing in stores and online in the autumn of 2014 (including where to order it):

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/92873566010/ny-through-the-lens-the-book-i-am-super



Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #manhattan #rain #architecture #city #urban #photo #photography #poetry #prose #writing #sonyalpha #umbrella

New York City - Rain - Greenwich Village

Every drop of rain

paints the city

with an otherworldly light:

tiny illuminated universes

casting their glow onto the city

with every luminous splatter.





Information about my New York City photography book which is releasing in stores and online in the autumn of 2014 (including where to order it):

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/92873566010/ny-through-the-lens-the-book-i-am-super



Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #manhattan #rain #architecture #city #urban #photo #photography #poetry #prose #writing #sonyalpha #umbrella___

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2014-09-24 01:55:49 (27 comments, 56 reshares, 850 +1s)Open 

New York City at night - Rain in midtown Manhattan


Through eyelashes wet with rain,

a thousand thoughts fall

to the ground

and through the raindrops

the city lights blur together

as shadows make their way

into the night

impermanence

registered with

every blink.

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Information about my New York City photography book which is releasing in stores and online in the autumn of 2014 (including where to order it):

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/92873566010/ny-through-the-lens-the-book-i-am-super

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Tags: #photography #nyc #newyorkcity #manhattan #blackandwhite #blackandwhitenewyorkcityphotography #night #rain #urban #city #photo #poetry #prose #writing #newyorkcityphotography #newyorkphoto #nycphoto

New York City at night - Rain in midtown Manhattan


Through eyelashes wet with rain,

a thousand thoughts fall

to the ground

and through the raindrops

the city lights blur together

as shadows make their way

into the night

impermanence

registered with

every blink.

--

Information about my New York City photography book which is releasing in stores and online in the autumn of 2014 (including where to order it):

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/92873566010/ny-through-the-lens-the-book-i-am-super

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Tags: #photography #nyc #newyorkcity #manhattan #blackandwhite #blackandwhitenewyorkcityphotography #night #rain #urban #city #photo #poetry #prose #writing #newyorkcityphotography #newyorkphoto #nycphoto___

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2014-09-23 01:51:31 (45 comments, 96 reshares, 1011 +1s)Open 

New York City Skyline at Night

Darkness dances

across the water

and city lights

glow

like tiny candles,

golden, flickering

heartbeats

palpitating

to the

slow rhythm

of dreams,

as skyscrapers

entice

sleeping wanderers

to stretch

towards

distant stars.

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This is a 30 second exposure taken with my Sony A99 from Roosevelt Island overlooking the Chrysler Building and the New York City skyline of midtown Manhattan.



Information about my New York City photography book which is releasing in stores and online in the autumn of 2014 (including where to order it):

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/92873566010/ny-through-the-lens-the-book-i-am-super

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more »

New York City Skyline at Night

Darkness dances

across the water

and city lights

glow

like tiny candles,

golden, flickering

heartbeats

palpitating

to the

slow rhythm

of dreams,

as skyscrapers

entice

sleeping wanderers

to stretch

towards

distant stars.

—-

This is a 30 second exposure taken with my Sony A99 from Roosevelt Island overlooking the Chrysler Building and the New York City skyline of midtown Manhattan.



Information about my New York City photography book which is releasing in stores and online in the autumn of 2014 (including where to order it):

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/92873566010/ny-through-the-lens-the-book-i-am-super

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #manhattan #skyscraper #chryslerbuilding #night #photo #photography #city #urban #lights #love___

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2014-09-21 19:19:07 (31 comments, 32 reshares, 702 +1s)Open 

Lower East Side - Sunday afternoon.


#nyc #newyorkcity #photography #city #urban #newyorkcityphotography #viviennegucwa

Lower East Side - Sunday afternoon.


#nyc #newyorkcity #photography #city #urban #newyorkcityphotography #viviennegucwa___

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2014-09-20 01:11:20 (71 comments, 202 reshares, 1715 +1s)Open 

Autumn - New York City

That chill in the air wrapping itself around trees like an overflowing scarf ,

the crispness on the breeze chilling faces with its autumn kisses,

trees displaying their decorated limbs in golden shades of serenity:

Autumn.



View over at my NYC photography blog:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/97927812580/new-york-autumn-central-park-lovers-that



#autumn #fall #nyc #newyorkcity #leaves #foliage #centralpark #nature #bicycles #love

Autumn - New York City

That chill in the air wrapping itself around trees like an overflowing scarf ,

the crispness on the breeze chilling faces with its autumn kisses,

trees displaying their decorated limbs in golden shades of serenity:

Autumn.



View over at my NYC photography blog:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/97927812580/new-york-autumn-central-park-lovers-that



#autumn #fall #nyc #newyorkcity #leaves #foliage #centralpark #nature #bicycles #love___

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2014-09-19 00:06:59 (21 comments, 10 reshares, 457 +1s)Open 

Paris - Eiffel Tower

I have been going through my photos from Paris. It's interesting how time colors memory, no?

I took this self-portrait with my Sony A7 from the balcony of my room at Shangri-La Paris Hotel. This was, hands down, one of the best views of the Eiffel Tower I have ever had the pleasure of savoring. It almost seemed completely unreal. 

Cannot wait to do a huge photo-set and post about my experience there. It will be a rather epic post, that's for sure! Will probably post about it early next week. 

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Tags: #paris #france #hotel #eiffeltower #selfie #selfportrait #portrait #photo #travel #travelphotography #photography #sonyalpha

Paris - Eiffel Tower

I have been going through my photos from Paris. It's interesting how time colors memory, no?

I took this self-portrait with my Sony A7 from the balcony of my room at Shangri-La Paris Hotel. This was, hands down, one of the best views of the Eiffel Tower I have ever had the pleasure of savoring. It almost seemed completely unreal. 

Cannot wait to do a huge photo-set and post about my experience there. It will be a rather epic post, that's for sure! Will probably post about it early next week. 

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Tags: #paris #france #hotel #eiffeltower #selfie #selfportrait #portrait #photo #travel #travelphotography #photography #sonyalpha___

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2014-09-18 02:07:53 (10 comments, 34 reshares, 376 +1s)Open 

Autumn in New York City (a look back: info below)


Today was an absolutely perfect autumn day. The air was crisp, the sun exuded a cool warmth, and the sunlight pierced the pavement.

This time of year always makes me incredibly nostalgic. It was the autumn of 2009 that I found my passion for photography. I would walk as far as my legs would take me with my little point and shoot camera which was severely limited in its capacity. I was too poor for a smartphone at the time and remember hoping that the no-frills point and shoot that I bought on sale for $79 could help me capture the city I love in photographs.

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These photos accompany a post with TONS of New York City autumn photos (and I mean TONS) here:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/97777301880/new-york-autumn-in-the-city-today-was-an

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I went through quite... more »

Autumn in New York City (a look back: info below)


Today was an absolutely perfect autumn day. The air was crisp, the sun exuded a cool warmth, and the sunlight pierced the pavement.

This time of year always makes me incredibly nostalgic. It was the autumn of 2009 that I found my passion for photography. I would walk as far as my legs would take me with my little point and shoot camera which was severely limited in its capacity. I was too poor for a smartphone at the time and remember hoping that the no-frills point and shoot that I bought on sale for $79 could help me capture the city I love in photographs.

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These photos accompany a post with TONS of New York City autumn photos (and I mean TONS) here:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/97777301880/new-york-autumn-in-the-city-today-was-an

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I went through quite a few of those early photos today for a client who found one of the photos on my Flickr account. I keep all of my work on my Flickr account, even the early work. It's amazing how far some of those early photos have gone. Not all of my early work is what I would consider good. In fact, most of my early work is rough in terms of execution of what I was attempting to do with the limited tools I had at the time. 

It's important to keep a record of where we have been in life. It helps to put everything in perspective. Most importantly, it helps to track growth and learning. 

I wanted to share a few of my photos from that magical autumn of 2009, 

I can still feel every aspect of each moment I captured with my camera when I look at these...

View a HUGE photo-set of these fall photos here:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/97777301880/new-york-autumn-in-the-city-today-was-an

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Tags: #autumn #newyorkcity #nyc #photography #fall #love #leaves #foliage #manhattan #photo #beautiful #city #urban #love___

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2014-09-17 03:07:45 (11 comments, 24 reshares, 316 +1s)Open 

Paris: Summer in the City of Love

Paris blossoms

in the summer.

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These accompany a post with TONS of Paris photos (and I mean TONS) here:

http://travelinglens.me/post/97700686784/paris-summer-in-the-city-of-love-paris-is




Trees,

heavy with leaves,

shimmer in rare bouts

of sunlight

that pours

over the city streets

like white gold.

And even

the rain

shimmers against

history-bleached architecture,

as the days linger long,

-like trailing words spilling slowly

off the phrases of lovers.


View a HUGE photo-set about Paris here:

http://travelinglens.me/post/97700686784/paris-summer-in-the-city-of-love-paris-is



*All photos taken with... more »

Paris: Summer in the City of Love

Paris blossoms

in the summer.

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These accompany a post with TONS of Paris photos (and I mean TONS) here:

http://travelinglens.me/post/97700686784/paris-summer-in-the-city-of-love-paris-is




Trees,

heavy with leaves,

shimmer in rare bouts

of sunlight

that pours

over the city streets

like white gold.

And even

the rain

shimmers against

history-bleached architecture,

as the days linger long,

-like trailing words spilling slowly

off the phrases of lovers.


View a HUGE photo-set about Paris here:

http://travelinglens.me/post/97700686784/paris-summer-in-the-city-of-love-paris-is



*All photos taken with these cameras: Sony A7R, Sony A7, Sony A6000

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Tags: #travel #paris #sonyalpha #france #travelphotography #photo #photography #romantic #summer #beautiful #pretty #love___

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2014-09-16 01:01:05 (31 comments, 41 reshares, 514 +1s)Open 

New York City and Travel Photography - Vivienne Gucwa (Interview details below...)

I was interviewed by Jordan Oram for the travel site Wandering Educators. I am honored to have been chosen to be September’s Photographer of the Month there. Much gratitude to the team there!

I don’t often get a chance to talk about my New York City photography and my travel photography at the same time. So, this was a nice change of pace and I was more than happy to answer Jordan’s questions.

Read the full interview (link to actual site as well) with tons of photos over here: 

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/97605249550/travel-and-new-york-city-photography-vivienne

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Tags: #travel #newyorkcity #photography #travelphotography #newyorkcityphotography #paris #france #martinique #sonyalpha #photo #destination #interview

New York City and Travel Photography - Vivienne Gucwa (Interview details below...)

I was interviewed by Jordan Oram for the travel site Wandering Educators. I am honored to have been chosen to be September’s Photographer of the Month there. Much gratitude to the team there!

I don’t often get a chance to talk about my New York City photography and my travel photography at the same time. So, this was a nice change of pace and I was more than happy to answer Jordan’s questions.

Read the full interview (link to actual site as well) with tons of photos over here: 

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/97605249550/travel-and-new-york-city-photography-vivienne

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Tags: #travel #newyorkcity #photography #travelphotography #newyorkcityphotography #paris #france #martinique #sonyalpha #photo #destination #interview___

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2014-09-12 00:20:49 (26 comments, 71 reshares, 905 +1s)Open 

New York City: Tribute in Light

Sometimes it's just the way 

the light catches the eye;

and how it pours itself

up to the sky

watering the stars

and universe

with dreams

and hope,

every speck 

of light

wrapped 

in memory

and remembrance.




With love to New York City on a day of healing.



View on my New York City photography blog:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/97259341755/new-york-city-tribute-in-light-world-trade



Tags: #neverforget #nyc #newyorkcity #tributeinlight #wtc #worldtradecenter #manhattan #911 #alwaysremember #poetry #writing #newyorkcityphotography #newyorkcityskyline #nycskyline #viviennegucwa

New York City: Tribute in Light

Sometimes it's just the way 

the light catches the eye;

and how it pours itself

up to the sky

watering the stars

and universe

with dreams

and hope,

every speck 

of light

wrapped 

in memory

and remembrance.




With love to New York City on a day of healing.



View on my New York City photography blog:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/97259341755/new-york-city-tribute-in-light-world-trade



Tags: #neverforget #nyc #newyorkcity #tributeinlight #wtc #worldtradecenter #manhattan #911 #alwaysremember #poetry #writing #newyorkcityphotography #newyorkcityskyline #nycskyline #viviennegucwa___

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2014-09-11 04:04:53 (12 comments, 31 reshares, 330 +1s)Open 

Martinique - The French Caribbean

Everybody has a magical place or a series of magical places that they conjure up on the backs of their eyelids before going to sleep. The images linger in a never-ending slideshow revealing locales that symbolize a bevy of hopes and desires.

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There is a HUGE write-up about this island with TONS (and I mean TONS) of photos here:

http://travelinglens.me/post/97192426914/martinique-the-french-caribbean-a-photo-tour

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One of my magical places has always been a tropical locale.
 
During my darkest moments when the rest of the world seemed bleak and heartless, I would close my eyes as my head sank into my pillow and imagine laying in a hammock on a beach surrounded by palm trees with the sound of ocean waves gently crashing to shore playing in the background like a lullaby.
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Martinique - The French Caribbean

Everybody has a magical place or a series of magical places that they conjure up on the backs of their eyelids before going to sleep. The images linger in a never-ending slideshow revealing locales that symbolize a bevy of hopes and desires.

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There is a HUGE write-up about this island with TONS (and I mean TONS) of photos here:

http://travelinglens.me/post/97192426914/martinique-the-french-caribbean-a-photo-tour

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One of my magical places has always been a tropical locale.
 
During my darkest moments when the rest of the world seemed bleak and heartless, I would close my eyes as my head sank into my pillow and imagine laying in a hammock on a beach surrounded by palm trees with the sound of ocean waves gently crashing to shore playing in the background like a lullaby.
 
Travel is one of the instances in life where you get to visit the locations you have conjured up for years, the locations that help you get through the worst of times.
 
And that's one of the many reasons that travel is such a life-altering experience.
 
Traveling to Martinique this year was the first time in my life I had ever stepped foot into a world that so closely resembled the place I had imagined as I drifted off to sleep.
 
I spent a week on the island of Martinique and this photo-set and subsequent post will barely touch the surface of everything I experienced.
 
Martinique is an island in the Caribbean Sea that is located north of Saint Lucia, northwest of Barbados, and south of Dominica. It's one France's overseas regions and is home to around 380,000 inhabitants. Because it is a region of France, the official language of the island is French although many of the inhabitants speak Antillean Creole.

Read a HUGE post about Martinique with explanations of each photo here:

http://travelinglens.me/post/97192426914/martinique-the-french-caribbean-a-photo-tour

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*All photos taken with my Sony A7R

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Tags: #travel #martinique #caribbean #island #tropical #westindies #tropics #beach #sunset #beautiful #pretty #sonyalpha #travelphotography #photography___

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2014-09-09 23:16:21 (21 comments, 31 reshares, 648 +1s)Open 

Bushwick - Brooklyn - New York City

Dancing with the shapes

on the walls,

the night’s music

wraps itself

around the day’s memory

as Bushwick

dreams another

night away.



Taken with my Sony A7S.



View on my New York City photography blog:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/97091156085/new-york-city-brooklyn-bushwick-night

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #bushwick #brooklyn #night #guitar #music #poetry #sonyalpha #a7s #writing #streetart #art #graffiti

Bushwick - Brooklyn - New York City

Dancing with the shapes

on the walls,

the night’s music

wraps itself

around the day’s memory

as Bushwick

dreams another

night away.



Taken with my Sony A7S.



View on my New York City photography blog:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/97091156085/new-york-city-brooklyn-bushwick-night

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #bushwick #brooklyn #night #guitar #music #poetry #sonyalpha #a7s #writing #streetart #art #graffiti___

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2014-09-08 14:45:16 (24 comments, 34 reshares, 594 +1s)Open 

New York City Skyline - World Trade Center at Sunset

I had the pleasure of taking photos of the World Trade Center for an article in The Guardian that just went live this morning.

If you are interested in viewing the photos and article, it is linked here in my blog post (which also contains a TON of photos):

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/96972996545/new-york-city-world-trade-center-i-had



All photos in the photo-set linked to above taken with my Sony A7R, A7, and A6000

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New York City Skyline - World Trade Center at Sunset

I had the pleasure of taking photos of the World Trade Center for an article in The Guardian that just went live this morning.

If you are interested in viewing the photos and article, it is linked here in my blog post (which also contains a TON of photos):

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/96972996545/new-york-city-world-trade-center-i-had



All photos in the photo-set linked to above taken with my Sony A7R, A7, and A6000

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2014-09-05 20:34:29 (19 comments, 12 reshares, 186 +1s)Open 

Photos from Royal Monceau Raffles Paris Hotel - Paris, France

There is a HUGE write-up about this hotel with TONS (and I mean TONS) of photos here:

http://travelinglens.me/post/96672433314/royal-monceau-raffles-paris-a-photo-tour-a

The Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris  is a 5 Star Palace hotel located in the heart of Paris within walking distance to the Park Monceau and the Arc de Triomphe. It opened in the late 1920s and has hosted a wide array of people including Josephine Baker, Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway, and Michael Jackson. 

It was recently refurbished by the iconic French designer Philippe Starck. And indeed, staying in the hotel and exploring it fully takes you on a whimsical journey into the imagination of Starck.

By the time I stayed at the Royal Monceau, I had been traveling in France for nearly three weeks at the tail-endo... more »

Photos from Royal Monceau Raffles Paris Hotel - Paris, France

There is a HUGE write-up about this hotel with TONS (and I mean TONS) of photos here:

http://travelinglens.me/post/96672433314/royal-monceau-raffles-paris-a-photo-tour-a

The Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris  is a 5 Star Palace hotel located in the heart of Paris within walking distance to the Park Monceau and the Arc de Triomphe. It opened in the late 1920s and has hosted a wide array of people including Josephine Baker, Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway, and Michael Jackson. 

It was recently refurbished by the iconic French designer Philippe Starck. And indeed, staying in the hotel and exploring it fully takes you on a whimsical journey into the imagination of Starck.

By the time I stayed at the Royal Monceau, I had been traveling in France for nearly three weeks at the tail-end of an adventure that took me through the south of France and up to Paris. I was a bit saucer-eyed and woozy from travel and travel photography. However, Royal Monceau made it impossible for me not to completely unwind and have my own smile-worthy adventure within its walls as I discovered the whimsical genius of Starck and grew to appreciate the Royal Monceau's high standards of excellence.

Read a HUGE post about the hotel with explanations of each photo here:

http://travelinglens.me/post/96672433314/royal-monceau-raffles-paris-a-photo-tour-a


Tags: #travel #hotel #luxury #sonyalpha #paris #france #royalmonceau #raffles #design #interior #architecture #starck #fun #awesome #love___

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2014-09-05 03:31:30 (6 comments, 7 reshares, 190 +1s)Open 

Royal Monceau Raffles Paris Hotel - Design by Philippe Starck

There is a HUGE write-up about this hotel with TONS (and I mean TONS) of photos here:

http://travelinglens.me/post/96672433314/royal-monceau-raffles-paris-a-photo-tour-a

The  is a 5 Star Palace hotel located in the heart of Paris within walking distance to the Park Monceau and the Arc de Triomphe. It opened in the late 1920s and has hosted a wide array of people including Josephine Baker, Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway, and Michael Jackson. 

It was recently refurbished by the iconic French designer Philippe Starck. And indeed, staying in the hotel and exploring it fully takes you on a whimsical journey into the imagination of Starck.

By the time I stayed at the Royal Monceau, I had been traveling in France for nearly three weeks at the tail-end of an adventure that took met... more »

Royal Monceau Raffles Paris Hotel - Design by Philippe Starck

There is a HUGE write-up about this hotel with TONS (and I mean TONS) of photos here:

http://travelinglens.me/post/96672433314/royal-monceau-raffles-paris-a-photo-tour-a

The  is a 5 Star Palace hotel located in the heart of Paris within walking distance to the Park Monceau and the Arc de Triomphe. It opened in the late 1920s and has hosted a wide array of people including Josephine Baker, Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway, and Michael Jackson. 

It was recently refurbished by the iconic French designer Philippe Starck. And indeed, staying in the hotel and exploring it fully takes you on a whimsical journey into the imagination of Starck.

By the time I stayed at the Royal Monceau, I had been traveling in France for nearly three weeks at the tail-end of an adventure that took me through the south of France and up to Paris. I was a bit saucer-eyed and woozy from travel and travel photography. However, Royal Monceau made it impossible for me not to completely unwind and have my own smile-worthy adventure within its walls as I discovered the whimsical genius of Starck and grew to appreciate the Royal Monceau's high standards of excellence.

Read a HUGE post about the hotel with explanations of each photo here:

http://travelinglens.me/post/96672433314/royal-monceau-raffles-paris-a-photo-tour-a


Tags: #travel #hotel #luxury #sonyalpha #paris #france #royalmonceau #raffles #design #interior #architecture #starck #fun #awesome #love___

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2014-09-03 23:36:30 (29 comments, 62 reshares, 920 +1s)Open 

New York City Skyline and Chrysler Building

I have always been partial to late summer skyline views here in New York City.

The haze that hangs over the horizon like a misty veil seems to lend a special sort of immediacy to the skyscrapers that assert themselves in the foreground.

The Chrysler Building, New York City’s art-deco masterpiece of architecture, always looks so regal positioned in front of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge (also known as the 59th Street Bridge). Four smokestacks playfully draw the eye towards the rest of Queens that sprawls out in the distance towards the fading horizon.

It’s as if the sky is locked in an embrace with the rest of the city while the skyscrapers that make up the midtown Manhattan skyline are enraptured and wrapped up in their own special moment with the Chrysler Building.

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New York City Skyline and Chrysler Building

I have always been partial to late summer skyline views here in New York City.

The haze that hangs over the horizon like a misty veil seems to lend a special sort of immediacy to the skyscrapers that assert themselves in the foreground.

The Chrysler Building, New York City’s art-deco masterpiece of architecture, always looks so regal positioned in front of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge (also known as the 59th Street Bridge). Four smokestacks playfully draw the eye towards the rest of Queens that sprawls out in the distance towards the fading horizon.

It’s as if the sky is locked in an embrace with the rest of the city while the skyscrapers that make up the midtown Manhattan skyline are enraptured and wrapped up in their own special moment with the Chrysler Building.

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View this post over on my New York City photography blog:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/96573095580/new-york-city-skyline-and-chrysler-building-i

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #chryslerbuilding #architecture #skyline #cityscape #nycskyline #summer #manhattan #urban #city #beauty___

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2014-09-03 00:10:57 (16 comments, 22 reshares, 625 +1s)Open 

Paris - Le Royal Monceau Hotel

Here is a little teaser from Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris where I had the pleasure of staying as a guest of the hotel itself when I was in Paris recently. The interiors are intricately and whimsically designed by Philippe Starck and I fell in love with them during my stay.

Here I am running down one of the hallways feeling like Alice in Wonderland.

I will be posting a huge photo-set from my time spent there later this week.

(Edited to add: The photo-set is up now here:

http://travelinglens.me/post/96672433314/royal-monceau-raffles-paris-a-photo-tour-a)

 But, I couldn’t resist posting this timed action self-portrait that I took with my Sony A7R. I set up my tripod in the hallway and used my phone to trigger the timer countdown on my camera. And then I ran and hoped for the best much to the amusementof... more »

Paris - Le Royal Monceau Hotel

Here is a little teaser from Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris where I had the pleasure of staying as a guest of the hotel itself when I was in Paris recently. The interiors are intricately and whimsically designed by Philippe Starck and I fell in love with them during my stay.

Here I am running down one of the hallways feeling like Alice in Wonderland.

I will be posting a huge photo-set from my time spent there later this week.

(Edited to add: The photo-set is up now here:

http://travelinglens.me/post/96672433314/royal-monceau-raffles-paris-a-photo-tour-a)

 But, I couldn’t resist posting this timed action self-portrait that I took with my Sony A7R. I set up my tripod in the hallway and used my phone to trigger the timer countdown on my camera. And then I ran and hoped for the best much to the amusement of some of the staff .

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View on my travel blog here:

http://travelinglens.me/post/96492733874/paris-royal-monceau-hotel-hallway-here

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Tags: #paris #travel #france #design #sonyalpha #a7r #interior #phillippestarck #hotel #fun #goodtimes___

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2014-09-01 01:40:14 (30 comments, 43 reshares, 798 +1s)Open 

New York City - Sunset over the Brooklyn Bridge


Those were 

the sunsets,

the ones

where the city

held the sun

in its palms,

holding on to

summer's warmth

for as long as it could;

cupped palms

full of light, 

and promise

of days 

without end

and nights

that barely 

dreamed

of autumn.





*Taken on a boat with my Sony A7 while balancing on sea-legs as the boat whizzed past the New York City skyline at sunset, an experience I highly recommend.



View this post on my New York City photography blog:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/96315298180/new-york-city-skyline-sunset-brooklyn-bridge



Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity#ma... more »

New York City - Sunset over the Brooklyn Bridge


Those were 

the sunsets,

the ones

where the city

held the sun

in its palms,

holding on to

summer's warmth

for as long as it could;

cupped palms

full of light, 

and promise

of days 

without end

and nights

that barely 

dreamed

of autumn.





*Taken on a boat with my Sony A7 while balancing on sea-legs as the boat whizzed past the New York City skyline at sunset, an experience I highly recommend.



View this post on my New York City photography blog:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/96315298180/new-york-city-skyline-sunset-brooklyn-bridge



Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #manhattan #sunset #brooklynbridge #sonyalpha #a7 #poetry #prose #cityscape #city #urban #skyline___

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2014-08-30 20:31:21 (23 comments, 48 reshares, 865 +1s)Open 

New York City - 1 WTC at Sunset

There are some nights so magical and special, so all-encompassing in their scope that it feels impossible to relay their magnitude. 

Last night was one of them. 

This is one of the photos I took last night as I watched one of the most stunning sunsets paint itself across the sky from a terrace on the top of 4 World Trade Center. 

I was up there to take night photos of 1 World Trade Center and hadn't even seen the sky until I made it up to the 57th floor unfinished terrace. For a few seconds, it scarcely seemed real, as if the giant hand of an artist had crafted a colorful composite to serve as a background for the majestic 1 World Trade Center. 

When I was asked to take photos to accompany an upcoming article about the World Trade Center for the Guardian, I was honored and also a bit curious about how Iwou... more »

New York City - 1 WTC at Sunset

There are some nights so magical and special, so all-encompassing in their scope that it feels impossible to relay their magnitude. 

Last night was one of them. 

This is one of the photos I took last night as I watched one of the most stunning sunsets paint itself across the sky from a terrace on the top of 4 World Trade Center. 

I was up there to take night photos of 1 World Trade Center and hadn't even seen the sky until I made it up to the 57th floor unfinished terrace. For a few seconds, it scarcely seemed real, as if the giant hand of an artist had crafted a colorful composite to serve as a background for the majestic 1 World Trade Center. 

When I was asked to take photos to accompany an upcoming article about the World Trade Center for the Guardian, I was honored and also a bit curious about how I would feel photographing such an iconic symbol of strength built upon the hallowed, sacred ground of loss, and despair. 

I have written about September 11th a few times on my blog usually accompanying photo-sets that remain a  bit too emotional for me to view to this day. Since 2001, the site has largely remained a solemn place of reflection for me and many New Yorkers.

Touring the site initially a few weeks ago was a cathartic experience in retrospect. What once felt like a deep abyss of despair has been partially transformed into a powerful site of strength demonstrating New York City's tenacity and ability to regrow while also carefully dwelling in deep remembrance.

And so,  last night I stood high up on a terrace of 4 World Trade Center looking out towards 1 World Trade Center which rose up in front of me like a phoenix as the sun spilled across the sky, and I smiled with happy tears in my eyes.



* This is an 8 second long exposure taken with my Sony A7R.




View this post along with all relevant links (there are quite a few) over at my NYC blog:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/96197463155/new-york-city-1-wtc-at-sunset-there-are



Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #wtc #worldtradecenter #1wtc #4wtc #a7r #sonyalpha #sunset #manhattan #skyline #cityscape #writing #strength___

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2014-08-29 01:05:34 (42 comments, 99 reshares, 1134 +1s)Open 

New York City Skyline - Sunset

Sunsets are sky-kisses.



Earlier this evening.

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #manhattan #photography #sunset #skyline #cityscape #wtc #flatiron #newyorkcityphotography

New York City Skyline - Sunset

Sunsets are sky-kisses.



Earlier this evening.

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #manhattan #photography #sunset #skyline #cityscape #wtc #flatiron #newyorkcityphotography___

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2014-08-28 00:31:14 (6 comments, 14 reshares, 220 +1s)Open 

The top of the World Trade Center tonight.

(4 WTC - no access typically) Shot photos tonight for an upcoming Guardian piece.

Feel so privileged.

Grateful.

#nyc #newyorkcity #newyorkcityphotography #sunset #skyline #wtc #worldtradecenter #manhattan #city #urban #cityscape #viviennegucwa 

The top of the World Trade Center tonight.

(4 WTC - no access typically) Shot photos tonight for an upcoming Guardian piece.

Feel so privileged.

Grateful.

#nyc #newyorkcity #newyorkcityphotography #sunset #skyline #wtc #worldtradecenter #manhattan #city #urban #cityscape #viviennegucwa ___

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2014-08-25 18:10:22 (31 comments, 83 reshares, 1260 +1s)Open 

New York City - Skyscrapers and Storm Clouds

Skyscrapers are

stalagmites

fed

by dreams

and lofty

aspirations

fed by soil

nurtured by

loss and desire

propelling forward

into a sky

full of 

possibility.



Taken on a recent afternoon with my phone as storm clouds circled over midtown Manhattan.



View over on my New York City photography blog:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/95747666310/new-york-city-skyscrapers-midtown-manhattan

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Tags: #nyc #photography #newyorkcityphotography #architecture #skyscraper #nycskyscraper #newyorkphoto #nycphoto #viviennegucwa #mobilephotography #poetry #writing

New York City - Skyscrapers and Storm Clouds

Skyscrapers are

stalagmites

fed

by dreams

and lofty

aspirations

fed by soil

nurtured by

loss and desire

propelling forward

into a sky

full of 

possibility.



Taken on a recent afternoon with my phone as storm clouds circled over midtown Manhattan.



View over on my New York City photography blog:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/95747666310/new-york-city-skyscrapers-midtown-manhattan

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Tags: #nyc #photography #newyorkcityphotography #architecture #skyscraper #nycskyscraper #newyorkphoto #nycphoto #viviennegucwa #mobilephotography #poetry #writing___

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2014-08-23 02:39:50 (19 comments, 23 reshares, 538 +1s)Open 

Bushwick - Brooklyn


Night vibes.

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #brooklyn #streetart #art #bushwick #night #newyorkcityphotography

Bushwick - Brooklyn


Night vibes.

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #brooklyn #streetart #art #bushwick #night #newyorkcityphotography___

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2014-08-20 00:31:50 (44 comments, 68 reshares, 899 +1s)Open 

New York City - Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, and Skyline (and my family history)

It’s hard for me not to get emotional when I view New York City from certain vantage points. As the child of immigrant to the United States, I have always carried with me the weight of what these views represent.

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My mother was born in Poland right before the start of World War II. The war hit Poland hard with most of its population sent off to concentration camps. Her family was split up due to a transgression involving my grandfather and a loaf of bread (or a pig, there are a host of different tales surrounding this moment in time). My grandfather ended up in a concentration camp and my grandmother and her two daughters ended up in a labor camp. The family spent a few years enduring torture and horrific circumstances in a variety of camps.

When the war was aboutto en... more »

New York City - Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, and Skyline (and my family history)

It’s hard for me not to get emotional when I view New York City from certain vantage points. As the child of immigrant to the United States, I have always carried with me the weight of what these views represent.

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My mother was born in Poland right before the start of World War II. The war hit Poland hard with most of its population sent off to concentration camps. Her family was split up due to a transgression involving my grandfather and a loaf of bread (or a pig, there are a host of different tales surrounding this moment in time). My grandfather ended up in a concentration camp and my grandmother and her two daughters ended up in a labor camp. The family spent a few years enduring torture and horrific circumstances in a variety of camps.

When the war was about to end, my grandfather heard a rumor that his concentration camp would be burned to the ground in a matter of weeks and with what I can only imagine to be no less than steel resolve, he and a couple of the other men in the camp spent a few weeks digging a hole under a fence in the camp to escape the camp.

I have played the tales I was told tearfully throughout the years over and over in my mind and it’s still hard for me to imagine the feeling that my grandfather must have felt when he came across the American Red Cross who must have seemed like a fantastical beacon of hope after years of what he had just endured.

The American Red Cross gave him a bicycle and a rough idea of where the rest of the remaining labor camps were. Severely malnourished and skeletal, he took what little energy he had left and rode that bicycle through the scattered remnants of camps clinging to the hope that he would find my grandmother.

And he did.

What are the chances of something like that?

I don’t know.

But I do know that my grandfather’s next steps were to use his former ties as a merchant marine to secure a way for the family to make it to the United States. It took a lot of negotiation but he was able to move my grandmother, my mother, and her sister to Detroit where many Eastern European war survivors were moving.

And so my mother, malnourished and traumatized at the tender age of 9 years old, started her life over in the United States in a community that did everything in their power to lavish food and love on those who made it out of the horrors of World War II into the open arms of the promised land of mid-twentieth century America.

She spent her teenage years watching Hollywood musicals* and longing for life in the Big Apple where anything seemed possible. And so, after she fell head over heels in love with my father at the tender age of 19 years old, they married and took the paltry amount of money they had and moved to New York City without looking back.

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We would visit my Uncle Dan in Brooklyn Heights when I was little. He was an eccentric, larger-than-life figure who painted impressionist-style paintings of the Brooklyn and Manhattan waterfront since he had a near perfect view of the Brooklyn Bridge.

And I would run to the window in his office when we visited, careful to not knock over his easel, and stare at the Brooklyn Bridge with saucer-like eyes.

My mother would come over and hold my hand. Her eyes would well-up with tears and we would stand there silently.

I knew that this view meant the world to her.

And it meant the world to me because I knew that just to be in front of the amalgam of her teenage desires, standing there years after everything she went through during the war, anything was possible for me,

in this city of dreams.

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Taken yesterday from the 72nd floor of 4 World Trade Center with the A7. It’s a view of the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, Manhattan, and Brooklyn from above.

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*It’s my mother I have to thank for my steady diet of musicals growing up. In fact, my first passive NYC geography lesson was gleaned from the musical On the Town when Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and Jules Munshin sing: ” New York, New York, it’s a wonderful town. The Bronx is up but the Battery’s down”, part of a fabulously absurd yet fantastic musical sequence accompanied by great views of 1940s New York City.



View this post (with all relevant links that I couldn't include here):

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/95234237635/new-york-city-skyline-brooklyn-bridge-and



Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #photography #brooklyn #manhattan #bridge #cityscape #history #writing #family #war #dream #hope #skyline___

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2014-08-18 21:43:12 (25 comments, 22 reshares, 453 +1s)Open 

New York City - 1 WTC and 4 WTC (and me!) (info below)

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I had the pleasure of getting a tour of the currently unfinished 4 World Trade Center (4 WTC) earlier with one of the site’s architects. It was for an upcoming gallery piece I am shooting for a piece in the Guardian. I will, of course, share more details about it in a few weeks.

What an honor. This is a photo I took with the Sony A7 of 1 WTC reflected in the glass of 4 WTC from the 57th floor terrace of 4 WTC. For scale, if you squint really hard you can see little ol’ me taking the photo. :)

Can’t wait to share more about this project soon!

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View over at my blog:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/95128637645/new-york-city-1-wtc-and-4-wtc-i-had-the

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New York City - 1 WTC and 4 WTC (and me!) (info below)

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I had the pleasure of getting a tour of the currently unfinished 4 World Trade Center (4 WTC) earlier with one of the site’s architects. It was for an upcoming gallery piece I am shooting for a piece in the Guardian. I will, of course, share more details about it in a few weeks.

What an honor. This is a photo I took with the Sony A7 of 1 WTC reflected in the glass of 4 WTC from the 57th floor terrace of 4 WTC. For scale, if you squint really hard you can see little ol’ me taking the photo. :)

Can’t wait to share more about this project soon!

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View over at my blog:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/95128637645/new-york-city-1-wtc-and-4-wtc-i-had-the

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #architecture #1wtc #city #selfie #selfportrait #self #manhattan #love #a7 #sonyalpha___

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2014-08-17 00:55:12 (22 comments, 47 reshares, 689 +1s)Open 


New York City - Dusk - Lower East Side


The in-betweens:

the dusks, twilights,

and blue hours,

are the times when

the city comes alive;

tiny moments

that reside between

the remains of the day

and night’s soliloquy.
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Taken a few moments ago with the Sony A7S. It’s rare that I post my in-camera photos so quickly as I usually prefer dwelling on all of their possibilities but this was just too perfect a summation of a moment.

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View this over at my New York City photography blog with all relevant links:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/94953854610/new-york-city-dusk-lower-east-side-the

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Information about my New York City photography book (including where to order it):
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New York City - Dusk - Lower East Side


The in-betweens:

the dusks, twilights,

and blue hours,

are the times when

the city comes alive;

tiny moments

that reside between

the remains of the day

and night’s soliloquy.
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Taken a few moments ago with the Sony A7S. It’s rare that I post my in-camera photos so quickly as I usually prefer dwelling on all of their possibilities but this was just too perfect a summation of a moment.

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View this over at my New York City photography blog with all relevant links:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/94953854610/new-york-city-dusk-lower-east-side-the

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Information about my New York City photography book (including where to order it):

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/92873566010/ny-through-the-lens-the-book-i-am-super

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #manhattan #sonyalpha #a7s #prose #writing #night #lowereastside #dusk #newyorkcityphotography___

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2014-08-15 18:11:13 (23 comments, 47 reshares, 873 +1s)Open 

Such a beautiful day today in New York City.

Feels like early autumn.


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Information about my New York City photography book (including where to order it): 

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/92873566010/ny-through-the-lens-the-book-i-am-super

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#eastvillage #nyc #NewYorkCity #photography #flowers #city #urban #photography

Such a beautiful day today in New York City.

Feels like early autumn.


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Information about my New York City photography book (including where to order it): 

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/92873566010/ny-through-the-lens-the-book-i-am-super

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#eastvillage #nyc #NewYorkCity #photography #flowers #city #urban #photography___

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2014-08-15 00:01:31 (10 comments, 10 reshares, 406 +1s)Open 

New York City at Night

There is nothing like night in New York City.

It's in the way the lights shine, diffracted and star-shaped.

It's in the way the buildings glisten like lighthouses for the lost and found.

And it's in the way the chatter of taxi cabs and cars whiz past the ears like a never-ending dissonant lullaby.

The energy never changes. 

It's as if it is impossible for the city's energy to change and shift. 

As if that frenetic energy that propels us forward through the night was there all along, 

and the city sprung up around it with open arms,

a long-lost lover looking for its muse. 



Taken on Orchard Street a few nights ago with the Sony A7S as I walked along the streets pondering life and love.



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New York City at Night

There is nothing like night in New York City.

It's in the way the lights shine, diffracted and star-shaped.

It's in the way the buildings glisten like lighthouses for the lost and found.

And it's in the way the chatter of taxi cabs and cars whiz past the ears like a never-ending dissonant lullaby.

The energy never changes. 

It's as if it is impossible for the city's energy to change and shift. 

As if that frenetic energy that propels us forward through the night was there all along, 

and the city sprung up around it with open arms,

a long-lost lover looking for its muse. 



Taken on Orchard Street a few nights ago with the Sony A7S as I walked along the streets pondering life and love.



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View this over at my New York City photography blog with all relevant links:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/94769032510/new-york-city-night-lower-east-side-orchard

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #blackandwhite #manhattan #newyorkcityphotography #lowereastside #night #blackandwhitenewyorkcityphotography #noiretblanc #prose #writing #sonyalpha #a7s #viviennegucwa___

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2014-08-14 01:17:55 (21 comments, 34 reshares, 501 +1s)Open 

Martinique - The French Caribbean...

Took a tiny break from editing New York City and South of France photos to go through my photos from Martinique. What a gorgeous place! 

This is just a teaser. I will be making a larger photo-set post of Martinique photography in the next few days. 

Loved walking along those beaches!

If you have any questions about Martinique, feel free to ask and then perhaps I will address them in my upcoming post. Before I went to Martinique a few months ago, I knew very little about it so I am sure others have questions .

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Tags: #travel #photography #martinique #caribbean #french #frenchcaribbean #island #beach #summer #boats #laidback #beautiful #palmtrees

Martinique - The French Caribbean...

Took a tiny break from editing New York City and South of France photos to go through my photos from Martinique. What a gorgeous place! 

This is just a teaser. I will be making a larger photo-set post of Martinique photography in the next few days. 

Loved walking along those beaches!

If you have any questions about Martinique, feel free to ask and then perhaps I will address them in my upcoming post. Before I went to Martinique a few months ago, I knew very little about it so I am sure others have questions .

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Tags: #travel #photography #martinique #caribbean #french #frenchcaribbean #island #beach #summer #boats #laidback #beautiful #palmtrees___

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2014-08-13 15:27:56 (21 comments, 17 reshares, 448 +1s)Open 

New York City - Night - Lower East Side

At night,

the lights 

shine

like stars

and cars

orbit

the urban universe

like comets

streaming 

through the

sky.



There is a huge post that accompanies this photo which was shot at 32,000 ISO (hand-held) on Clinton Street late at night. Curious? Here is the post:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/94556134435/new-york-city-at-night-shooting-with-a-camera



Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #night #lowereastside #street #newyorkcityphotography #newyorkphoto #nycphoto #prose #writing #sonyalpha #a7s #streetphotography #urban #cityphotography

New York City - Night - Lower East Side

At night,

the lights 

shine

like stars

and cars

orbit

the urban universe

like comets

streaming 

through the

sky.



There is a huge post that accompanies this photo which was shot at 32,000 ISO (hand-held) on Clinton Street late at night. Curious? Here is the post:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/94556134435/new-york-city-at-night-shooting-with-a-camera



Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #night #lowereastside #street #newyorkcityphotography #newyorkphoto #nycphoto #prose #writing #sonyalpha #a7s #streetphotography #urban #cityphotography___

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2014-08-12 20:00:57 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

New York City at night - Shooting with a camera that can see in the dark: the Sony A7S (Video shot at 40,000 ISO - Read below for info)

It’s no secret that I absolutely love photographing New York City at night.

City nights create a huge spark in my imagination recalling all of the night sequences in the history of cinema. My love of night shooting is also aided along by the fact that I don’t necessarily enjoy shooting the city during the daytime since I have extreme sensitivity to sunlight. And so, I spend a lot of time walking through the neighborhoods of New York City during the late hours of the night and wee hours of the morning. I would say that I spend more time out in the streets of NYC with my cameras more than I do during the daytime.

A little background about gear:

I have been posting my photography online ever since I first knew I wasfal... more »

New York City at night - Shooting with a camera that can see in the dark: the Sony A7S (Video shot at 40,000 ISO - Read below for info)

It’s no secret that I absolutely love photographing New York City at night.

City nights create a huge spark in my imagination recalling all of the night sequences in the history of cinema. My love of night shooting is also aided along by the fact that I don’t necessarily enjoy shooting the city during the daytime since I have extreme sensitivity to sunlight. And so, I spend a lot of time walking through the neighborhoods of New York City during the late hours of the night and wee hours of the morning. I would say that I spend more time out in the streets of NYC with my cameras more than I do during the daytime.

A little background about gear:

I have been posting my photography online ever since I first knew I was falling hard for photography. It’s interesting to look back at posts and articles wrote a few years back opining on the exact moment I knew I was in love with photography. Many of my early posts about photography discussed how being limited with my gear early on helped me to learn about light and work within the constraints of my gear.

I grew up in Queens in a family that skirted the line between lower middle class and just slightly below. We made the most of what we had. When I was 17 years old, due to circumstances that I will write about one day, I moved out on my own in New York City as the rest of my family moved 2500 miles out west. With this context in mind, I think that starting out with limited gear in photography wasn’t so much a stretch for me since I had a long pattern of trying to make the most limiting of situations work to my advantage in life.

When I finally had a little money and knew I wanted to upgrade my camera, I chose Sony based on trusted advice from a good friend. I never regretted that choice. And as I moved up with my gear choices due to an eventual partnership with Sony and then, most recently, being chosen to be one of 10 contracted Sony professional photographers, I have had the chance to experiment quite a bit with some of the most innovative cameras in the world.

I never forget where I came from though. I always feel fortunate that I can do what I do now as a career and while I am no longer as limited as I was when I started out with my $79 point-and-shoot camera, I think a lot about what I am able to do now with photography in contrast to what I was unable to do back in those early days. I think that remembering the limitations helps me to appreciate how much I am currently able to make my visual dreams a reality.

My theory about camera gear:

I felt it was necessary to include the above before I start to talk about the Sony A7S. Context is everything. Sony doesn’t ask me to make posts about the cameras I use. If I enjoy the experience I have with a camera and love what I create with a camera, I will write and post about the experience. I never feel pressured to create content for the sake of creating content. I love photographing my travel adventures and my New York City adventures and if I come across gear that wows me, it’s hard not to share how I feel about said gear.

It's as simple as this: camera gear allows me to test the limits of my imagination and vision.

Photographers are dream catchers and moment collectors and anything that lets me catch my dreams and collect the moments that make my heart sing to the best of my ability is going to be something I want to share.

Seeing in the dark:

Right before I attended the American Museum of Natural History’s first adult sleepover, I was sent the A7S. It’s an unusual camera in the current camera gearscape. The Sony A7S has the unrivaled ability to shoot up to 409,600 ISO, a fact which looks completely ludicrous when you first read that number. While I was at the museum sleepover, I was completely blown away by the fact that I was shooting in extremely low light at 25,000 ISO and ending up with images that had little to no visibly aggravating noise.

This past weekend, I decided to take the camera with me and my friend Spencer as we wandered around the Lower East Side. Spencer is one of the most talented guitarists I know and when we hang out in the summer, he usually brings his guitar to play outside, so I figured I would try to record his playing on the streets of NYC late at night when the light wasn’t so great. While I love taking photos at night, I have felt limited in the past when it comes to areas of the city that aren’t well lit.

Video’s allure:

Anyone who has talked extensively with me over the last few months knows how much I am obsessed with exploring video in terms of creating new media. I have always viewed life as if it is a cinematic sequence. Even as a child, I imagined that every action was a frame in a never-ending film that I am directing. Photography is my way of capturing stills from that never-ending film and exploring shooting video is my way of capturing the sequences as they happen.

Some statements about this video:

1. I have almost no experience shooting video currently. I am still waiting to get a great directional shotgun microphone for my camera, in fact. This is one of the first videos I have shot that I was ok with posting online because I am blown away by the image quality (and I love his guitar playing).

2.I shot this video handheld as an MP4 (I hadn’t changed the record settings yet.). There is quite a bit of city noise and my focus was on capturing his playing against that great backdrop.

And so, this was the result of my spur-of-the moment recording.

….Keep in my that this was recorded at 40,000 ISO!

40,000!

It was 1:00 in the morning and we were sitting in a low-lit section of Orchard Street on the Lower East Side. I didn’t edit this at all aside from passing it through a noise filter in Premiere to lessen the city noise (minimally). The video does look a bit compressed due to upload to YouTube but other than that, it’s hard for me even to fathom that I was able to record at such a high ISO with no issue. I could have pumped it higher as well but then I would have run into over-exposure issues.

The photo that accompanies this post was shot at 32,000 ISO on Clinton Street the next night. You can view it larger here if you wish: New York City - Night - Lower East Side - Clinton Street.

As I mentioned in my museum sleepover photo-set, when I got my first Sony camera (the A55), anything past 800 ISO was unusable due to noise. And when I shot most of my New York Snow photos, it was with the A99 at 4000 ISO which (for me) was the limit for that camera. So, 20,000 ISO and 40,000 ISO just seems like a dream!

Getting back to the beginning of this post, as an avid night shooter who prefers night photography over daytime photography, the implications that this camera has on my own photography is huge since I no longer feel as limited as I can’t wait to do more night photography and video (I have a video project in the works currently, will tell more about it in due time) and capture the moments and sequences that make my heart sing.

And that makes me incredibly happy.

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View this post in its entirety here at my blog:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/94556134435/new-york-city-at-night-shooting-with-a-camera

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #a7s #sonyalpha #manhattan #lowereastside #camera #gear #technology #city #urban #music #guitar #video   #flamenco   #city   #urban   #night  ___

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2014-08-11 23:56:42 (35 comments, 50 reshares, 491 +1s)Open 

I am legitimately sad about Robin Williams. He was responsible for some of my favorite dialogue and scenes of all time in one of my favorite films: Dead Poet's Society.

That film and those scenes inspired me more than anything I can adequately describe especially when it comes to my writing and photography.

This scene especially that I am linking to:

"We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. 

To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless... of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid... more »

I am legitimately sad about Robin Williams. He was responsible for some of my favorite dialogue and scenes of all time in one of my favorite films: Dead Poet's Society.

That film and those scenes inspired me more than anything I can adequately describe especially when it comes to my writing and photography.

This scene especially that I am linking to:

"We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. 

To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless... of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?" 

Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. 

That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. 

What will your verse be?"

So perfectly delivered and so incredibly inspirational. It was one of his best roles in my humble opinion.

:(

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#robinwilliams   #breaking   #poetry   #deadpoetssociety   #cinema   #love   #romance   #beauty   #whitman   #acting  ___

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2014-08-09 17:16:30 (27 comments, 45 reshares, 764 +1s)Open 

Beautiful NYC summer afternoon on Doyers Street in Chinatown...

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Information about my New York City photography book (including where to order it): 

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/92873566010/ny-through-the-lens-the-book-i-am-super

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#NewYorkCity #photography #newyorkcityphotography #nyc #architecture #newyorkphoto #nycphoto

Beautiful NYC summer afternoon on Doyers Street in Chinatown...

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Information about my New York City photography book (including where to order it): 

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/92873566010/ny-through-the-lens-the-book-i-am-super

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#NewYorkCity #photography #newyorkcityphotography #nyc #architecture #newyorkphoto #nycphoto___

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2014-08-08 04:50:19 (21 comments, 47 reshares, 393 +1s)Open 

American Museum of Natural History: Sleepover for Grown-ups: Sleeping with the dinosaurs

There is a HUGE write-up about this event: the first ever adult-only sleepover at the +American Museum of Natural History  along with TONS of photos here:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/94129177745/museum-of-natural-history-first-ever-sleepover

The museum started having sleepovers for children and their parents around a decade ago. But it wasn't until last week that the museum decided to host its first ever "sleepover for grownups". 

The allure of an adults-only sleepover was strong, of course. The sleepover's tickets sold out within the first three hours that they were up for sale.

I was fortunate enough to be one of the 150 adults who got to attend the sleepover. It was a fascinating night.

It was also the first night that Iu... more »

American Museum of Natural History: Sleepover for Grown-ups: Sleeping with the dinosaurs

There is a HUGE write-up about this event: the first ever adult-only sleepover at the +American Museum of Natural History  along with TONS of photos here:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/94129177745/museum-of-natural-history-first-ever-sleepover

The museum started having sleepovers for children and their parents around a decade ago. But it wasn't until last week that the museum decided to host its first ever "sleepover for grownups". 

The allure of an adults-only sleepover was strong, of course. The sleepover's tickets sold out within the first three hours that they were up for sale.

I was fortunate enough to be one of the 150 adults who got to attend the sleepover. It was a fascinating night.

It was also the first night that I used the Sony A7S. I knew that the low-light capabilities would be exceptional but it was so strange to be able to crank the ISO all the way up without dealing with tons of noise. In fact, in retrospect, I held back a little too much at times!

And again, if you are curious about the night, I have a written post about it along with a photo-set over at my blog (including photos shot at 25,000 ISO!):

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/94129177745/museum-of-natural-history-first-ever-sleepover

Tags: #history #science #dinosaurs #museum #nightatthemuseum #amnh #sonyalpha #a7s #cool #exploration #adventure #imagination #nyc #newyorkcity  ___

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2014-08-06 17:00:52 (9 comments, 15 reshares, 246 +1s)Open 

New York City Photography Collection (and a bit about my photography style):

About my photography style: 

Every one in a while I get questions about my style and my focus (or I get trolled about it which is less nice to deal with, of course). Here is what I am interested in exploring with my photography which may shed light on my style.

I am focused on distilling the essence of locations around the world into distinctive visual remnants that resonate in a variety of ways. 

Endlessly haunted by a sense of saudade and sehnsucht: a deep longing for a place that is unidentifiable but somehow familiar and indicative of what could be identified as home, I am on a never-ending quest to attempt to imbue my photography of cities and landscapes with this complex notion of nostalgic longing.

I am fascinated and interested in exploring how tones canprod... more »

New York City Photography Collection (and a bit about my photography style):

About my photography style: 

Every one in a while I get questions about my style and my focus (or I get trolled about it which is less nice to deal with, of course). Here is what I am interested in exploring with my photography which may shed light on my style.

I am focused on distilling the essence of locations around the world into distinctive visual remnants that resonate in a variety of ways. 

Endlessly haunted by a sense of saudade and sehnsucht: a deep longing for a place that is unidentifiable but somehow familiar and indicative of what could be identified as home, I am on a never-ending quest to attempt to imbue my photography of cities and landscapes with this complex notion of nostalgic longing.

I am fascinated and interested in exploring how tones can produce feelings of  different forms of nostalgia and how color influences memory and desire. 

Most of my photography is heavily influenced by cinema, music, and other art forms as I have a background in fine art (painting and art history). 



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And since a few people have asked across social media and via email, I figured I would share the link again. My NYC photography collection can be found here (all for sale as prints):

http://nycphoto.smugmug.com/Photography/New-York-City-Photography/i-SZ42sXD

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Want to read this over at my New York City photography blog? Here you go:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/93985523580/new-york-city-photography-about-my
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2014-08-04 17:22:29 (33 comments, 55 reshares, 809 +1s)Open 

New York City Skyline

Late afternoon light is a ghost.

It grazes eyelashes

and pours its stark light

over skyscrapers

like a battle-worn soul

asserting its presence

over the shadows.

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Information about my New York City photography book which is releasing in stores and online in the autumn of 2014 (including where to order it):


http://nythroughthelens.com/post/92873566010/ny-through-the-lens-the-book-i-am-super

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #photo #esb #sonyalpha #empirestatebuilding #skyline #nycskyline #newyorkcityphotography #architecture #writing #poetry #prose

New York City Skyline

Late afternoon light is a ghost.

It grazes eyelashes

and pours its stark light

over skyscrapers

like a battle-worn soul

asserting its presence

over the shadows.

--

Information about my New York City photography book which is releasing in stores and online in the autumn of 2014 (including where to order it):


http://nythroughthelens.com/post/92873566010/ny-through-the-lens-the-book-i-am-super

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #photo #esb #sonyalpha #empirestatebuilding #skyline #nycskyline #newyorkcityphotography #architecture #writing #poetry #prose___

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