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Vivienne Gucwa has been at 12 events

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The Drink and Click Show284It'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 04:30:00132G+
Allan Cabrera17,732Attention 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 12:00:0026G+
Sony1,015,767Hey 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 19:00:00221G+
Google Local New York971,103Have 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 13:00:0038G+
Daria Musk3,488,892You, 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 02:00:00374G+
Kelli Seeger Kim1,308,605It'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 13:00:0058G+
Karen Hutton1,705,358With +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 04:00:0048G+
Billy Wilson1,542,595Another 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 04:00:0023G+
Trey Ratcliff7,730,278I 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 10:00:00455G+
Daria Musk3,488,892IT'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 22:00:00111G+
Lotus Carroll1,771,782I'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 17:15:0026G+
Vivienne Gucwa1,695,954This 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 13:00:0064G+

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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 10:39:52184839CC G+
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 08:05:40492348CC G+
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 13:48:51396028CC G+
DRESSCLEVER0Bemerkenswerte Leute!Sie verdienen es weiter geteilt zu werden! #sharedcircles   #geteilterkreis   #sharedcircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-08-13 12:34:50466011CC G+
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 20:33:40201737CC G+
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 20:16:01374827CC G+
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 21:05:072531102CC G+
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 10:27:311839410CC G+
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 05:16:124763112CC G+
Roman Kruglov19,073My #streetphotography  Circle #circleshare   #circlesharing   #street   #streettogs   #streetphotographer2014-07-18 02:58:03297524CC G+
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 14:27:214146710CC G+
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 12:23:45493394057CC G+
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 15:39:18442141017CC G+
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 01:55:47501107CC G+
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 15:02:29361101CC G+
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 19:42:43500328CC G+
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 08:24:093795010CC G+
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 03:56:34462544253CC G+
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 17:39:05116935056CC G+
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 20:25:03410211229CC G+
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 03:33:57186405CC G+
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 04:01:3650139641CC G+
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 16:38:32469000CC G+
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 19:33:584418110CC G+
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 02:14:14439332944CC G+
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 10:19:174935011CC G+
John Nuntiatio38,202#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-06-15 06:01:32319369CC G+
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 13:45:07379929CC G+
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 22:02:2248615824CC G+
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 11:31:414936210CC G+
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 09:44:08497242029CC G+
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 22:11:1594204CC G+
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 06:44:24338000CC G+
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 05:03:174777219CC G+
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 07:04:43497181024CC G+
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 11:14:471916414CC G+
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 06:00:41400016CC G+
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 20:43:40440312239CC G+
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 19:22:35440236CC G+
Jeff Phillips272Art and Photo CircleToday I share with you my "Art and Photography" circle. These are some of my favorite people here on G+ who share wonderful art and take "artistic" photos. Share, follow and enjoy.2014-05-18 22:24:14114000CC G+
Ryan Johnson5,024All Kinds of People Shared Circle+ Plus: Click +1 this post.+ Comment: You note that any comments.+ Share: You share this comment to more people.2014-05-16 10:52:3246714734CC G+
ramzi parta7 Hello AllHere is my RANDOM Circle... V1.8 - 131123The circle has shrunk a little this week lets see if we can build it back up again. Please share and invite people to join the circle.247 people did not move from the last RANDOM circle, don't be one of them for the next circle.RULES1. Leave a comment saying who you would like to add.(min 1 name - max 10 names)2. Publicly Share the postIn the next circle I will add the people you added or mentioned and yourself (If you give more than 10 names I will only add the first 10)Re-Sharers also automatically get added to my Re-Share Circle and the last one has been shared 211 times so far.http://updateslaluz.blogspot.com2014-05-13 02:32:17501012CC G+
Circles and Photography20,364BUILDERS 10  CIRCLE   V1.0Add this mix of All Kinds of Active G+ members and pages  to  build-up your circles!  SHARE  to be in my next version.#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle 2014-05-12 05:33:2940911722CC G+
Tim Mi0Another 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 postMore you share more you get!#circle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #fashion   #fashionblogger   #fashionblog   #pinterest   #pictures   #fashionstyle   #photography   #photo   #photographer   #photooftheday   #photooftheweek2014-05-10 15:25:595018211CC G+
Jamie Robertson9,433EXCEPTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLEIf you like to see truly exceptional photography in your stream then I urge you to add this circle.I've been building up this circle for quite some time. At present there are only 49 people in it but I am looking for more suggestions. I want to add photographers of the highest calibre, people whose work stands out well above the rest. I don't care how many followers they have, what gear they use, where they are from or what subjects they specialise in. I simply want to see stunning photography.If you think your work meets the standard, please tell me in the comments section and share this post.Likewise, if you know someone who should be included, please mention them here and share.Please don't be offended if I don't add you to this circle but I welcome all suggestions :-)People currently included in this circle are: +Richard Bram +Kjetil Greger Pedersen +Andrea Acailawen +Jim Kunz +Kieran O'Connor +Michael Riffle +Marc Muench +Kevin Smith +Ian Ference +Peter From +Rob Daugherty +Art Wolfe +Michael Breitung +G Dan Mitchell +Alfred Pleyer +2014-05-10 10:59:19491529CC G+
AyJay Schibig59,63621ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (1 of 2)  5.9.14This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add/Share this latest edition to circulate some great photography!#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2014-05-09 20:18:35346261734CC G+
Lowongan Kerja661. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-04-30 01:18:3547515729CC G+
AyJay Schibig58,195NEW HORIZONS CIRCLE   4.28.14Take your Circles to New Horizons  by adding this mix of interesting and active G Plussers!  SHARE  to be included in my next edition.#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle 2014-04-29 05:37:54496373752CC G+
AyJay Schibig58,036AMAZING WOMEN'S CIRCLE  4.27.14Some  Amazing Women from all walks of life  in this New 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  2014-04-28 01:31:51418212041CC G+
Thomas Hawk7,121,413Updated - 2,500 Kick Ass G+ Photographers Da -HoA-Da:  http://goo.gl/4gh66cDa-Ho:  http://goo.gl/E6u9IrHo-Mi:  http://goo.gl/eVU9dwMi-Sh:  http://goo.gl/Peo77RSh-Z: http://goo.gl/FVhz462014-04-26 19:39:57500211471CC G+

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2014-07-05 12:45:48 (51 comments, 158 reshares, 1194 +1s)

Grand Staircase at Musée Gustave Moreau in Paris.


#travel #france #photography #architecture #stairs #history #historic



Most reshares: 158

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2014-07-05 12:45:48 (51 comments, 158 reshares, 1194 +1s)

Grand Staircase at Musée Gustave Moreau in Paris.


#travel #france #photography #architecture #stairs #history #historic



Most plusones: 1230

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2014-07-19 22:11:21 (47 comments, 103 reshares, 1230 +1s)

New York City - Night - Times Square from Above

At night,

while we soar

through the streets,

flying past buildings,

navigating through

alleys below,

the city soars

along with us,

its neon lights

pulsating to

the night’s

heartbeat,

streets winding

like synapses

as we

dance in

each other’s

dreamscapes,

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This is a 2.5 second long exposure taken with my Sony A7R while I was high above Times Square at midnight one night. Truly a breathtaking view.





View this post along with all relevant links over at my New York City photography blog here if you wish:


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2014-08-29 01:05:34 (16 comments, 51 reshares, 636 +1s)

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 (3 comments, 17 reshares, 201 +1s)

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 (28 comments, 77 reshares, 1222 +1s)

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.

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

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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.

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

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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 (18 comments, 25 reshares, 510 +1s)

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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2014-08-20 00:31:50 (42 comments, 65 reshares, 874 +1s)

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 (24 comments, 21 reshares, 448 +1s)

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 (21 comments, 47 reshares, 681 +1s)


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:... more »


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, 43 reshares, 854 +1s)

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 (9 comments, 10 reshares, 399 +1s)

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 (20 comments, 34 reshares, 490 +1s)

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, 16 reshares, 446 +1s)

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, 101 +1s)

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, 52 reshares, 475 +1s)

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 (26 comments, 45 reshares, 760 +1s)

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, 48 reshares, 393 +1s)

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 (8 comments, 15 reshares, 242 +1s)

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, 56 reshares, 783 +1s)

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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2014-08-02 15:35:05 (15 comments, 13 reshares, 407 +1s)

Dinosaurs at night - Museum of Natural History - New York City

Attended the first ever sleepover at the +American Museum of Natural History for adults only last night.

I got to explore the museum at night with many of the rooms lit in a special way and empty.

This is one of the main entrance rooms to the museum. It's usually FULL of people. I was the only one in it when I took this photo. What an absolutely epic experience. It's one of my favorite rooms in the museum.


#nightatthemuseum #nyc #newyorkcity #a7s #dinosaurs #paleontology #fossils #amnh #viviennegucwa #cool #awesome 

Dinosaurs at night - Museum of Natural History - New York City

Attended the first ever sleepover at the +American Museum of Natural History for adults only last night.

I got to explore the museum at night with many of the rooms lit in a special way and empty.

This is one of the main entrance rooms to the museum. It's usually FULL of people. I was the only one in it when I took this photo. What an absolutely epic experience. It's one of my favorite rooms in the museum.


#nightatthemuseum #nyc #newyorkcity #a7s #dinosaurs #paleontology #fossils #amnh #viviennegucwa #cool #awesome ___

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2014-08-02 01:37:04 (13 comments, 9 reshares, 282 +1s)

Sleeping over at the +American Museum of Natural History tonight at their first ever grown-up sleepover. Exploring on my own.

It's just me and Tyrannosaurus Rex right now.

diesfromtheawesome

*straight out of the camera

#nightatthemuseum #nyc #a7s #new #sonyalpha #dinosaur #trex #omg #cool 

Sleeping over at the +American Museum of Natural History tonight at their first ever grown-up sleepover. Exploring on my own.

It's just me and Tyrannosaurus Rex right now.

diesfromtheawesome

*straight out of the camera

#nightatthemuseum #nyc #a7s #new #sonyalpha #dinosaur #trex #omg #cool ___

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2014-07-31 23:16:29 (26 comments, 48 reshares, 757 +1s)

New York City: Night

At night

the city stars

shine like supernovas

in a vast

urban universe.

And in the hours

just before midnight

during muffled increments

of time

when the city’s heart

palpitates in time

to the distant lullaby

of the day’s remains

dreams sleepwalk

their way

through the

alleys and streets.

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New York City doesn’t have many alleys.This is an alley in lower Manhattan. This was taken on a quiet night with my Sony A99.

I love the moments that occur when night falls and dreams roam the streets.

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Information about my New York City photography book (including where to order it): 
http:/... more »

New York City: Night

At night

the city stars

shine like supernovas

in a vast

urban universe.

And in the hours

just before midnight

during muffled increments

of time

when the city’s heart

palpitates in time

to the distant lullaby

of the day’s remains

dreams sleepwalk

their way

through the

alleys and streets.

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New York City doesn’t have many alleys.This is an alley in lower Manhattan. This was taken on a quiet night with my Sony A99.

I love the moments that occur when night falls and dreams roam the streets.

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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 #writing #poetry #night #cityphotography #newyorkcityphotography #newyorkphoto #nycphoto #nycbook #nightphotography #viviennegucwa___

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2014-07-31 01:56:45 (9 comments, 18 reshares, 447 +1s)

Paris: Montmartre street view of Sacré-Cœur Basilica

And these streets

they falter

under the weight

of it all:

the joy,

the despair,

the endless

striving

for something,

anything

to

hold onto.

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Taken on an afternoon in Paris with my Sony A7R while wandering around Montmartre for hours with no particular plan.

Sometimes those are the best kind of afternoons.

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View this post over on my travel photography blog here:

http://travelinglens.me/post/93361313129/paris-montmartre-street-view-of-sacre-coeur

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Tags: #travel #photography #paris #france #travelphotography #sonyalpha #a7r #writing #poetry #prose #parisphoto #cobblestone #europe

Paris: Montmartre street view of Sacré-Cœur Basilica

And these streets

they falter

under the weight

of it all:

the joy,

the despair,

the endless

striving

for something,

anything

to

hold onto.

----

Taken on an afternoon in Paris with my Sony A7R while wandering around Montmartre for hours with no particular plan.

Sometimes those are the best kind of afternoons.

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View this post over on my travel photography blog here:

http://travelinglens.me/post/93361313129/paris-montmartre-street-view-of-sacre-coeur

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Tags: #travel #photography #paris #france #travelphotography #sonyalpha #a7r #writing #poetry #prose #parisphoto #cobblestone #europe___

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2014-07-29 20:08:04 (17 comments, 28 reshares, 462 +1s)

Times Square in the Snow - New York City (some updates about my book too!)

I wanted to sincerely thank everyone for such an incredible outpouring of love regarding my New York City coffee table book: NY Through The Lens. I, honestly, was gob-smacked this past weekend  when responding to the comments on my various posts about the book on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Tumblr and Instagram. I feel so spoiled by all of you! Seriously. 

I think a lot about a passage written by E.M. Forster that really resonated with me back when I was a budding Literary Criticism & Theory major:


Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. 
Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, 
And human love will be seen at its height. 
Live in fragments no longer. 
Only connect...

 - E.M. Forster, Howards End
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Times Square in the Snow - New York City (some updates about my book too!)

I wanted to sincerely thank everyone for such an incredible outpouring of love regarding my New York City coffee table book: NY Through The Lens. I, honestly, was gob-smacked this past weekend  when responding to the comments on my various posts about the book on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Tumblr and Instagram. I feel so spoiled by all of you! Seriously. 

I think a lot about a passage written by E.M. Forster that really resonated with me back when I was a budding Literary Criticism & Theory major:


Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. 
Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, 
And human love will be seen at its height. 
Live in fragments no longer. 
Only connect...

 - E.M. Forster, Howards End

Forster's characters are constantly plagued by dilemmas that stunt true connection despite the positive implications of the phrase. While Forster's usage of the phrase has different meanings colored by the context of the era he was writing about, I have always thought about the phrase in the context of sharing pieces of ourselves in an era of surface sharing on the internet. We share a lot in the hopes of some sort of connection but actual connections seem mired in ambiguity and pretense.

When I started to share my (often) emotional writing and photography, I felt incredibly vulnerable (I still do, to be honest). But every time I get an email or message or comment that indicates that someone else felt the feelings I described in my writing or conveyed with my photography, it's one of the most beautiful feelings. 

I still close my eyes and click or tap on the Submit button on my blog sometimes because what I write and what I convey with my photography is so intensely personal. But it all feels worthwhile during life moments like this one.

So, thank you for that.

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Updated info about the book:

I updated my blog post that contains pre-sale links with some edits to answers and updated questions:

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

Updates include:

1 - The page counts are actually the same for the paperback version and the hardcover version. It's an Amazon foible that has them listed differently. It will be corrected soon.

2 - There are updated links for the UK version of the book as well as a separate link for those who live in Australia as Booktopia Australia has the book listed which will cut down on shipping costs for those down under!

3 - I have also answered the number one question I received about purchasing the book in other parts of Europe and Asia:


Answer: Here is the low-down on the book’s release. It is available in the English language on Amazon throughout most of Europe (and parts of Asia).

If you go to your country’s Amazon and search for: NY Through The Lens, my book will show up. This is your own country’s option for purchasing the book. Just remember that the shipping will be local and the currency will be friendly to where you live but the book will be in English.

Hope this helps!

Again, if you missed the flurry of announcements and are totally lost right now. Here is the original announcement about the book along with TONS of info, photos, and answers to questions:

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

Much love, 

V.

P.S. - I will get back to my posting about my South of France, Paris, and Martinique adventures soon! We left off in Nice. I didn't forget ;). Also, newer NYC photography! I have some exciting NYC adventures coming up.

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #newyork #photo #newyorkphoto #nycphoto #timessquare #writing #literature #book #news #nyccoffeetablebook #newyorkcoffeetablebook #viviennegucwa  ___

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2014-07-26 14:48:32 (39 comments, 69 reshares, 780 +1s)

New York City - Winter  (and info about how to order my NYC Photo Book!)

In case you missed the announcement last night in a previous post here, my New York City photography book called NY Through The Lens is currently available for pre-sale on Amazon! 

It includes many, many photos of New York City paired with my writing. This is one of the images in the book :).

Find TONS of info about the book including book cover images and sample pages as well as the Amazon pre-sale links here at my blog post :

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

If you have any questions, just fire away! 

♥ to all of you. 

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #photography #book #writing #manhattan #queens #brooklyn #cityphotography #newyorkcityphotography #nythroughthelens #viviennegucwa #winter#snow ... more »

New York City - Winter  (and info about how to order my NYC Photo Book!)

In case you missed the announcement last night in a previous post here, my New York City photography book called NY Through The Lens is currently available for pre-sale on Amazon! 

It includes many, many photos of New York City paired with my writing. This is one of the images in the book :).

Find TONS of info about the book including book cover images and sample pages as well as the Amazon pre-sale links here at my blog post :

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

If you have any questions, just fire away! 

♥ to all of you. 

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #photography #book #writing #manhattan #queens #brooklyn #cityphotography #newyorkcityphotography #nythroughthelens #viviennegucwa #winter #snow #blackandwhitephotography___

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2014-07-26 01:04:30 (37 comments, 8 reshares, 169 +1s)

NY Through The Lens - A New York Coffee Table Book

Huge news!!!!!!  My New York City photography book is currently available for pre-sale on Amazon! 

Find the Amazon pre-sale links here at my blog post :

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

This has been an enormous labor of love. 

About the book -  In the autumn of 2013, I was fortunate enough to have been asked to give a presentation during all 3 days of PhotoPlus Expo on the Sony stage as well as speak on an incredible panel about disruptive technology, new media, and the changing face of photography distribution.

After I finished giving my very first presentation, I was approached by a representative from publishing firm who had listened to me speak. They were moved by my presentation and wanted to know if I had everent... more »

NY Through The Lens - A New York Coffee Table Book

Huge news!!!!!!  My New York City photography book is currently available for pre-sale on Amazon! 

Find the Amazon pre-sale links here at my blog post :

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

This has been an enormous labor of love. 

About the book -  In the autumn of 2013, I was fortunate enough to have been asked to give a presentation during all 3 days of PhotoPlus Expo on the Sony stage as well as speak on an incredible panel about disruptive technology, new media, and the changing face of photography distribution.

After I finished giving my very first presentation, I was approached by a representative from publishing firm who had listened to me speak. They were moved by my presentation and wanted to know if I had ever entertained the idea of a publishing a book of my New York City photography and asked to meet with me formally. We had a (stellar) meeting later that weekend and it also just happened to be the real deal, a traditional book deal.

A book has always been a goal but I was unhappy with the self-publishing model for a variety of reasons. So, I am grateful to have had this incredible opportunity. 

Read more about the book along with sample photography (LOTS of eye-candy :) ) and relevant links:

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

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Tags: #photography #nyc #newyorkcity #manhattan #book #viviennegucwa #cityphotography #urbanphotography #skyline #literary #writing #nythroughthelens #happy #love #photo #newyorkcityphotography #photobook  ___

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2014-07-24 15:45:54 (9 comments, 16 reshares, 264 +1s)

The French Riviera - Nice - France

Nothing like spending an afternoon with Meditteranean views like these on the Côte d'Azur.

More photos here: http://travelinglens.me/post/92491221814/south-of-france-nice-nice-is-a-visual-feast

Tags: #travel #photography #france #nice #topfrenchcities #sonyalpha #beach #sea #sun #summer #riviera #coast

The French Riviera - Nice - France

Nothing like spending an afternoon with Meditteranean views like these on the Côte d'Azur.

More photos here: http://travelinglens.me/post/92491221814/south-of-france-nice-nice-is-a-visual-feast

Tags: #travel #photography #france #nice #topfrenchcities #sonyalpha #beach #sea #sun #summer #riviera #coast___

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2014-07-23 14:47:59 (8 comments, 17 reshares, 295 +1s)

Vieux Nice, France: Late afternoon...

This part of Nice is referred to as Old Town or Vieux Nice. It dates back to the 1700s and has a heavy Italian influence.

More photos here: http://travelinglens.me/post/92491221814/south-of-france-nice-nice-is-a-visual-feast


Tags: #travel #photography #france #nice #topfrenchcities #sonyalpha #travelphoto #city #urban #historic #history #architecture #viviennegucwa

Vieux Nice, France: Late afternoon...

This part of Nice is referred to as Old Town or Vieux Nice. It dates back to the 1700s and has a heavy Italian influence.

More photos here: http://travelinglens.me/post/92491221814/south-of-france-nice-nice-is-a-visual-feast


Tags: #travel #photography #france #nice #topfrenchcities #sonyalpha #travelphoto #city #urban #historic #history #architecture #viviennegucwa___

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2014-07-22 20:45:21 (32 comments, 48 reshares, 771 +1s)

Summer in Central Park:

when the trees

dance,

entwining their

fully adorned limbs

gracefully towards

each other

over winding paths

beckoning all

to swoon

along.

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

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/92562062195/new-york-city-summer-central-park

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #centralpark #sonyalpha #summer #landscape #photo #photography #trees #nature #park #viviennegucwa  

Summer in Central Park:

when the trees

dance,

entwining their

fully adorned limbs

gracefully towards

each other

over winding paths

beckoning all

to swoon

along.

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

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/92562062195/new-york-city-summer-central-park

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #centralpark #sonyalpha #summer #landscape #photo #photography #trees #nature #park #viviennegucwa  ___

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2014-07-22 15:17:47 (13 comments, 28 reshares, 419 +1s)

Nice, France and the French Riviera

View from Castle Hill.  More photos here:

http://travelinglens.me/post/92491221814/south-of-france-nice-nice-is-a-visual-feast

Tags: #travel #photography #france #nice #topfrenchcities #sonyalpha #travelphoto #frenchriviera #beach #summer #mediterranean #beautiful #viviennegucwa

Nice, France and the French Riviera

View from Castle Hill.  More photos here:

http://travelinglens.me/post/92491221814/south-of-france-nice-nice-is-a-visual-feast

Tags: #travel #photography #france #nice #topfrenchcities #sonyalpha #travelphoto #frenchriviera #beach #summer #mediterranean #beautiful #viviennegucwa___

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2014-07-22 02:52:11 (11 comments, 18 reshares, 392 +1s)

Nice: South of France

(This is part of a larger photo-set and post over at my travel blog. View MORE photos here: http://travelinglens.me/post/92491221814/south-of-france-nice-nice-is-a-visual-feast)

Nice is a visual feast.

The soft light toys with the entire spectrum of human emotion as if it is a paintbrush joyfully dragging itself through a colorful palette warmed by the Mediterranean sun.

To understand the level of enchantment that Matisse, Chagall, and countless other painters have felt through the decades in Nice, one only has to wander aimlessly through the streets in the summer when the sun is languidly descending in the sky.

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Nice is the second largest city on France’s Mediterranean coast. Due to its close proximity to Italy (it is located 20 miles west of Italy’s current border) and its geographic good fortune ofbeing... more »

Nice: South of France

(This is part of a larger photo-set and post over at my travel blog. View MORE photos here: http://travelinglens.me/post/92491221814/south-of-france-nice-nice-is-a-visual-feast)

Nice is a visual feast.

The soft light toys with the entire spectrum of human emotion as if it is a paintbrush joyfully dragging itself through a colorful palette warmed by the Mediterranean sun.

To understand the level of enchantment that Matisse, Chagall, and countless other painters have felt through the decades in Nice, one only has to wander aimlessly through the streets in the summer when the sun is languidly descending in the sky.

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Nice is the second largest city on France’s Mediterranean coast. Due to its close proximity to Italy (it is located 20 miles west of Italy’s current border) and its geographic good fortune of being one of the busiest trading ports dating back to around 300 BC, it went through....

...continue reading (there is a lot more including MORE photos of Nice) here:

http://travelinglens.me/post/92491221814/south-of-france-nice-nice-is-a-visual-feast

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Tags: #travel #france #topfrenchcities #travelnice #sonyalpha #history #photography #travelphoto #Mediterranean #cotedazur #riviera #viviennegucwa #travelphotography___

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2014-07-21 00:16:46 (32 comments, 11 reshares, 521 +1s)

Nice, France  (a few words about my journey...) 

I have been slowly going through my photos from South of France which has proven to be a gargantuan task considering the sheer amount of content that I ended up with from each city I visited.

I plan on posting quite a few photo-sets from each city as well as separate in-depth photo posts highlighting some of the unique aspects of each place. And, of course, I will also do the same for Paris since I ended up spending 10 days in Paris after the South of France journey was over.

While I was in France, I posted quite a few photos in-the-moment and I typically did that with my cameras (I brought along my Sony corral which included the: A6000, A7R, and A7) by uploading the photos from the camera directly to my phone where I did super-quick edits of them using iOS photo-apps before posting them across social media.
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Nice, France  (a few words about my journey...) 

I have been slowly going through my photos from South of France which has proven to be a gargantuan task considering the sheer amount of content that I ended up with from each city I visited.

I plan on posting quite a few photo-sets from each city as well as separate in-depth photo posts highlighting some of the unique aspects of each place. And, of course, I will also do the same for Paris since I ended up spending 10 days in Paris after the South of France journey was over.

While I was in France, I posted quite a few photos in-the-moment and I typically did that with my cameras (I brought along my Sony corral which included the: A6000, A7R, and A7) by uploading the photos from the camera directly to my phone where I did super-quick edits of them using iOS photo-apps before posting them across social media.

This photo means a lot to me.

It was taken on the first evening that I was in Nice.

The light was light I dreamed about when I was younger and would bury my head in books about far-off sun-drenched locations.

I didn’t grow up in a family that traveled since my family didn’t have the means to travel. My father worked nights as a pressman for the Daily News, a fact which I was ashamed of when I was in grade school since it seemed like most of my peers had parents who had glamorous white-collar jobs which afforded them the means to travel. It took my parents 10 years to save up enough money to take a 2 week European vacation back in the 1990s without feeling intense guilt about allocating those funds for something other than necessities.

And so, when I travel, I always get a bit emotional along the way (that’s a bit of an understatement). My eyes well-up when I think of how much I yearned to be able to experience travel when I was younger. And while travel is part of my career in photography, it’s still constantly amazing to me that I even get the opportunity to do what I do.

I posted another version of this photo a month ago on the evening when it was taken. I stood there in Vieux Nice with the other journalists who were traveling with me and we all took turns admiring the light and capturing it with our cameras.

I insisted we all do that because I knew this was the light that people dream about.

It’s the kind of light that keeps you going even in your darkest hours when you are trying to claw your way into the life you have always wanted to live.

And it’s the kind of light that just knowing it exists in reality is enough to keep the dreams alive.

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View this post with all relevant links intact over at my travel photography blog:

http://travelinglens.me/post/92377718379/nice-south-of-france-sunset-in-the-streets

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Tags: #travel #photography #nice #topfrenchcities #travelnice #sonyalpha #a6000 #viviennegucwa #portrait #light #sunset #southoffrance #travelphoto #france #summer___

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2014-07-19 22:11:21 (47 comments, 103 reshares, 1230 +1s)

New York City - Night - Times Square from Above

At night,

while we soar

through the streets,

flying past buildings,

navigating through

alleys below,

the city soars

along with us,

its neon lights

pulsating to

the night’s

heartbeat,

streets winding

like synapses

as we

dance in

each other’s

dreamscapes,

—-

This is a 2.5 second long exposure taken with my Sony A7R while I was high above Times Square at midnight one night. Truly a breathtaking view.





View this post along with all relevant links over at my New York City photography blog here if you wish:


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New York City - Night - Times Square from Above

At night,

while we soar

through the streets,

flying past buildings,

navigating through

alleys below,

the city soars

along with us,

its neon lights

pulsating to

the night’s

heartbeat,

streets winding

like synapses

as we

dance in

each other’s

dreamscapes,

—-

This is a 2.5 second long exposure taken with my Sony A7R while I was high above Times Square at midnight one night. Truly a breathtaking view.





View this post along with all relevant links over at my New York City photography blog here if you wish:



http://nythroughthelens.com/post/92272338270/new-york-city-night-times-square-from-above



Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #newyorkcityphotography #sonyalpha #a7r #poetry #prose #city #urban #writing #photography #photo #cityscape #night #viviennegucwa___

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2014-07-18 23:36:00 (22 comments, 42 reshares, 570 +1s)

It's a waffles & ice cream (with speculoos!) night at +Wafels & Dinges in the East Village.

Nom nom nom... ❤️


#food #NYC #newyorkcity #food #foodporn #dessert #icecream #sonyalpha #a7 #cool #fun

It's a waffles & ice cream (with speculoos!) night at +Wafels & Dinges in the East Village.

Nom nom nom... ❤️


#food #NYC #newyorkcity #food #foodporn #dessert #icecream #sonyalpha #a7 #cool #fun___

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2014-07-18 00:02:00 (19 comments, 75 reshares, 793 +1s)

New York City at Dusk

There is something so magical about dusk in New York City.

After the sun sets for the evening, the city is a symphony of lights reaching their crescendo at the same time as the night pulls itself over the rooftops and skyscrapers below.

And if you squint just a little,

all of the lights twinkle

like fireflies in an urban forest.

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This is a 15 second exposure that I took with my Sony A99 while standing on the roof of Z Hotel in Long Island City, Queens. The rooftops of Long Island City sit in the foreground. To the right is the Queensboro Bridge (also known as the 59th Street Bridge, and the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge). The skyline of midtown Manhattan including the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building sit in the distance.







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New York City at Dusk

There is something so magical about dusk in New York City.

After the sun sets for the evening, the city is a symphony of lights reaching their crescendo at the same time as the night pulls itself over the rooftops and skyscrapers below.

And if you squint just a little,

all of the lights twinkle

like fireflies in an urban forest.

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This is a 15 second exposure that I took with my Sony A99 while standing on the roof of Z Hotel in Long Island City, Queens. The rooftops of Long Island City sit in the foreground. To the right is the Queensboro Bridge (also known as the 59th Street Bridge, and the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge). The skyline of midtown Manhattan including the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building sit in the distance.







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

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/92093671790/new-york-city-skyline-and-queensboro-bridge-at



Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #queens #skyline #sonyalpha #a99 #writing #dusk #evening #cityscape #city #urban #magic #magical ___

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2014-07-16 23:40:00 (11 comments, 22 reshares, 383 +1s)

Bushwick - Brooklyn - New York City

No muse,

no art.



View at the blog here:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/91993688315/new-york-city-bushwick-street-art



Tags: #streetart #art #photography #sonyalpha #a7r #blackandwhite #noiretblanc #brooklyn #nyc #newyorkcity #streetphotography #life #love #viviennegucwa #viviennegucwaphotography

Bushwick - Brooklyn - New York City

No muse,

no art.



View at the blog here:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/91993688315/new-york-city-bushwick-street-art



Tags: #streetart #art #photography #sonyalpha #a7r #blackandwhite #noiretblanc #brooklyn #nyc #newyorkcity #streetphotography #life #love #viviennegucwa #viviennegucwaphotography___

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2014-07-14 23:50:29 (29 comments, 53 reshares, 631 +1s)

New York City

Those lights - 

they shine

like stars

that twinkle

into existence

every night

reminding you

of all the times

you wished 

for stars

to populate

the skies

in your dreams

when there was

only darkness

and faint

impressions

of yesterday's 

light.

But today, 

today --

they shine

brightly,

tiny universes

unto themselves

reminding you

that hope

is infinite

and dreams

are limitless.

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Location - Queens view of the NYC skyline.

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View this post over at my New York City photography blog here:
h... more »

New York City

Those lights - 

they shine

like stars

that twinkle

into existence

every night

reminding you

of all the times

you wished 

for stars

to populate

the skies

in your dreams

when there was

only darkness

and faint

impressions

of yesterday's 

light.

But today, 

today --

they shine

brightly,

tiny universes

unto themselves

reminding you

that hope

is infinite

and dreams

are limitless.

--

Location - Queens view of the NYC skyline.

--

View this post over at my New York City photography blog here:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/91791860500/new-york-city-skyline-and-chrysler-building

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Tags: #nyc #newyorkcity #chryslerbuilding #sonyalpha #sony #skyline #city #urban #manhattan #queens #writing #poetry #prose #dusk___

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2014-07-12 17:40:02 (25 comments, 72 reshares, 653 +1s)

New York City - Manhattanhenge Sunset (And an update about my book's release)

About my book: I have received quite a lot of inquiries about my upcoming New York City photography book. While I was in France, the finalized version of the book went to print. It was incredibly exciting to have that happen especially after all of the work that has gone into the book.

My editing team over at Ilex Press has been an absolute joy to work with and the United States distributor, F+W Media, is fantastic to work with as well. I feel very fortunate to have such great teams working on the release of this book.

The book will release in the autumn of this year, 2014. When I have more information about the release date, I will announce it. The book is a tabletop photography book that combines my New York City photography along with my writing.



About... more »

New York City - Manhattanhenge Sunset (And an update about my book's release)

About my book: I have received quite a lot of inquiries about my upcoming New York City photography book. While I was in France, the finalized version of the book went to print. It was incredibly exciting to have that happen especially after all of the work that has gone into the book.

My editing team over at Ilex Press has been an absolute joy to work with and the United States distributor, F+W Media, is fantastic to work with as well. I feel very fortunate to have such great teams working on the release of this book.

The book will release in the autumn of this year, 2014. When I have more information about the release date, I will announce it. The book is a tabletop photography book that combines my New York City photography along with my writing.



About this photo : In honor of tonight’s Manhattanhenge sunset, this was taken during a previous Manhattanhenge sunset.The experience was rather intense. Even though I got to the overpass an hour and a half before sunset, I was told that many photographers had set up their equipment as early as 3 pm. When the sun started its very dramatic descent all that could be heard was the sound of cameras clicking away. It’s definitely a phenomenon that is well worth experiencing.

While the sun’s dramatic dip only lasts for a few minutes, it’s enough to take one’s breath away for the entire duration. The city is bathed in the light from the sun and the most beautiful red glow is cast through the streets.

Manhattanhenge is a semiannual occurrence in which the setting sun aligns with the east–west streets of the main street grid in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. The term is derived from Stonehenge, at which the sun aligns with the stones on the solstices. It was coined in 2002 by Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist who is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.



View this post along with all relevant links over at my New York City photography blog if you wish:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/91562662775/new-york-city-manhattanhenge-sunset

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Tags: #photography #newyorkcityphotography #nyc #newyorkcity #manhattanhenge #sonyalpha #sony #writing #book #photographybook #sunset #nycskyline #newyorkcityskyline #cityphotography #urbanphotography #viviennegucwa___

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2014-07-10 21:09:50 (24 comments, 34 reshares, 469 +1s)

Paris: Sunset and the Eiffel Tower - Notre Dame View

The clouds

opened

their palms,

storm-fingers

brushing against

the sunset

that caressed

the horizon.

And the bells

of Notre Dame

rang,

reverberating

over the rooftops

of Paris.

—-

This was taken on a typically moody Paris evening with my Sony A7R. I had climbed the 387 steps to the top of Notre Dame de Paris earlier in the week with a wonderful person who worked for Centre de Monuments Nationaux, an organization that tends to the historic monuments and landmarks of Paris.

While standing on the highest platform of Notre Dame, I expressed to her that it would be incredible to photograph the sunset or even dusk from such an impressive vantage point.
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Paris: Sunset and the Eiffel Tower - Notre Dame View

The clouds

opened

their palms,

storm-fingers

brushing against

the sunset

that caressed

the horizon.

And the bells

of Notre Dame

rang,

reverberating

over the rooftops

of Paris.

—-

This was taken on a typically moody Paris evening with my Sony A7R. I had climbed the 387 steps to the top of Notre Dame de Paris earlier in the week with a wonderful person who worked for Centre de Monuments Nationaux, an organization that tends to the historic monuments and landmarks of Paris.

While standing on the highest platform of Notre Dame, I expressed to her that it would be incredible to photograph the sunset or even dusk from such an impressive vantage point.

Typically, throughout the year, access to the top of Notre Dame is restricted to the morning and afternoon hours. However, as fortune would have it, the summer hours had just started and evening access to the top of the cathedral which itself dates back to the 1100s would be starting later in the week.

Later in the week, I made my way up the 387 steps again later in the week on an evening when I wasn’t sure that the weather would cooperate. It didn’t really matter to me though. The view, in any weather condition, is nothing short of breath-taking.

I stood there as the storm clouds receded over Paris revealing a subdued sunset, a perfect backdrop for the tiny Eiffel Tower that stood in the distance.

And it was absolutely sublime.

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View this post over at my travel photography blog with all relevant links:

http://travelinglens.me/post/91385604329/paris-sunset-and-the-eiffel-tower-notre-dame

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Tags: #travel #paris #france #eiffeltower #sunset #sonyalpha   #a7r   #cityscape #city #urban #storm #clouds #photography #notredame___

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2014-07-10 03:46:01 (28 comments, 3 reshares, 246 +1s)

That time I was on a huge ad in Best Buy (Union Square) !...

I have known about this for a while but the ad campaign finally released to several Best Buy stores when I was in France this past month and I can now officially announce it!

My visage is now on a (rather large) ad appearing in select Best Buy stores in a few cities including New York City where it appears in the Union Square store in Manhattan.

Super excited! It’s an ad that appears on a Sony kiosk featuring a range of different Sony cameras including the QX100 which is what my ad is focused on since I have shot a few client travel shoots with the QX100 and my smartphone.

It’s not everyday that one finds themself in their local Best Buy staring at a giant ad featuring their photography.

Filed under: life moments I want to never forget.



P.S. The ad copy waswri... more »

That time I was on a huge ad in Best Buy (Union Square) !...

I have known about this for a while but the ad campaign finally released to several Best Buy stores when I was in France this past month and I can now officially announce it!

My visage is now on a (rather large) ad appearing in select Best Buy stores in a few cities including New York City where it appears in the Union Square store in Manhattan.

Super excited! It’s an ad that appears on a Sony kiosk featuring a range of different Sony cameras including the QX100 which is what my ad is focused on since I have shot a few client travel shoots with the QX100 and my smartphone.

It’s not everyday that one finds themself in their local Best Buy staring at a giant ad featuring their photography.

Filed under: life moments I want to never forget.



P.S. The ad copy was written prior to my first trip to Paris this past April. Love that my Paris trip is mentioned! Lots of posts about my recent travels to Martinique, Paris, and the South of France coming soon!

View this over at my New York City photography blog here:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/91316742955/that-time-i-was-on-a-huge-ad-in-best-buy-union

Tags: #photography #newyorkcity #viviennegucwa #bestbuy #sony #qx100 #sonyqx #viviennegucwaphotography #nythroughthelens___

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2014-07-08 23:56:31 (6 comments, 10 reshares, 82 +1s)

If you were curious to see some of what I saw in Aix-En-Provence, this video made by the very talented Kristen Sarah, is pretty great. 

Added bonus: You get to see me taste wine and lose all descriptive ability ;). 


#travel #france #aix #travelaixenprovence #topfrenchcities #wine #winery #youtube #video #funny #fun #adventure  

If you were curious to see some of what I saw in Aix-En-Provence, this video made by the very talented Kristen Sarah, is pretty great. 

Added bonus: You get to see me taste wine and lose all descriptive ability ;). 


#travel #france #aix #travelaixenprovence #topfrenchcities #wine #winery #youtube #video #funny #fun #adventure  ___

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2014-07-05 19:15:52 (25 comments, 59 reshares, 689 +1s)

Paris has many hidden treasures.

One of them is La Pagode located in the 7th arondissement. It was on my original list of places to visit back in April but I never made it there.

Today’s rainy weather was perfect for a long walk from my hotel in Montmartre all the way down to Rue de Bablyone (quite a hike!).

Built in 1896, it started out as a ballroom but was transformed into a theater in 1930. It is still in use today as a theater.

I literally dropped my bag when I entered the garden because I was overwhelmed by the emotional pull of the scene laid out before me. I stood there for a while watching the painter paint under the canopy of trees before taking photographs and sitting down for a while to savor the beauty.

What a perfect end to a whirlwind of a trip. I leave Paris early tomorrow morning with so many amazing memories.

Paris has ap... more »

Paris has many hidden treasures.

One of them is La Pagode located in the 7th arondissement. It was on my original list of places to visit back in April but I never made it there.

Today’s rainy weather was perfect for a long walk from my hotel in Montmartre all the way down to Rue de Bablyone (quite a hike!).

Built in 1896, it started out as a ballroom but was transformed into a theater in 1930. It is still in use today as a theater.

I literally dropped my bag when I entered the garden because I was overwhelmed by the emotional pull of the scene laid out before me. I stood there for a while watching the painter paint under the canopy of trees before taking photographs and sitting down for a while to savor the beauty.

What a perfect end to a whirlwind of a trip. I leave Paris early tomorrow morning with so many amazing memories.

Paris has a permanent spot in my heart.

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View this post over at my travel photography blog:

http://travelinglens.me/post/90870232334/paris-la-pagode-paris-has-many-hidden

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Tags: #travel #paris #a7r #sonyalpha #garden #beautiful #france #japanese #magical #photo #history___

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2014-07-05 12:45:48 (51 comments, 158 reshares, 1194 +1s)

Grand Staircase at Musée Gustave Moreau in Paris.


#travel #france #photography #architecture #stairs #history #historic



Grand Staircase at Musée Gustave Moreau in Paris.


#travel #france #photography #architecture #stairs #history #historic

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2014-07-04 23:02:49 (12 comments, 29 reshares, 532 +1s)

Montmartre: Sacré-Cœur and cobblestones.


#travel #photography #paris #city #cobblestone #history #france #travelphotography

Montmartre: Sacré-Cœur and cobblestones.


#travel #photography #paris #city #cobblestone #history #france #travelphotography___

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2014-07-04 15:54:08 (7 comments, 26 reshares, 369 +1s)

Paris: mid-afternoon looking out over the rooftops of Montmartre towards the Eiffel Tower from a room at TimHotel Montmartre.

So many chimneys...

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I return to New York City in 2 days. Paris has been an amazing journey. I am looking forward to going back home to make many substantial posts about my month in France (plus I am a bit homesick :) ).


View over at my travel photography blog here if you wish:

http://travelinglens.me/post/90765993129/paris-mid-afternoon-looking-out-over-the-rooftops

#travel #photography #a6000 #sonyalpha #hotel #france #cityscape #city #urban

Paris: mid-afternoon looking out over the rooftops of Montmartre towards the Eiffel Tower from a room at TimHotel Montmartre.

So many chimneys...

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I return to New York City in 2 days. Paris has been an amazing journey. I am looking forward to going back home to make many substantial posts about my month in France (plus I am a bit homesick :) ).


View over at my travel photography blog here if you wish:

http://travelinglens.me/post/90765993129/paris-mid-afternoon-looking-out-over-the-rooftops

#travel #photography #a6000 #sonyalpha #hotel #france #cityscape #city #urban___

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2014-07-04 11:53:33 (15 comments, 12 reshares, 278 +1s)

The pool at Spa My Blend by Clarins at the The Royal Monceau in Paris.

These are the actual colors! This is straight out of the camera.

Paradise!


#travel #paris #spa #hotel #luxury #heaven #bliss #infinitypool #photography #a7r

The pool at Spa My Blend by Clarins at the The Royal Monceau in Paris.

These are the actual colors! This is straight out of the camera.

Paradise!


#travel #paris #spa #hotel #luxury #heaven #bliss #infinitypool #photography #a7r___

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2014-07-04 08:06:39 (7 comments, 12 reshares, 194 +1s)

Whimsically perfect goldfish reflection on my coffee cup: design by Philip Starck in La Cuisine at Le Royal Monceau, Paris.

Love this!

#coffee #breakfast #design #whimsical #fun #cool #travel #art #awesome #cafe #hotel

Whimsically perfect goldfish reflection on my coffee cup: design by Philip Starck in La Cuisine at Le Royal Monceau, Paris.

Love this!

#coffee #breakfast #design #whimsical #fun #cool #travel #art #awesome #cafe #hotel___

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2014-07-03 21:58:22 (7 comments, 32 reshares, 345 +1s)

Private fairytale-esque sitting area at the terrace of restaurant La Cuisine at Le Royal Monceau in Paris.

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#travel #photography #hotel #france #luxury #garden #restaurant #travelphotography #beautiful

Private fairytale-esque sitting area at the terrace of restaurant La Cuisine at Le Royal Monceau in Paris.

✨✨✨

#travel #photography #hotel #france #luxury #garden #restaurant #travelphotography #beautiful___

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2014-07-03 18:10:49 (17 comments, 16 reshares, 343 +1s)

Feeling like Alice in Wonderland in Philip Starck's brilliantly designed Le Royal Monceau palace hotel, my home for the night.

How awesome is this hallway?

#travel #paris #hotel #france #luxury #photography #viviennegucwa #design #art #philipstarck

Feeling like Alice in Wonderland in Philip Starck's brilliantly designed Le Royal Monceau palace hotel, my home for the night.

How awesome is this hallway?

#travel #paris #hotel #france #luxury #photography #viviennegucwa #design #art #philipstarck___

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2014-07-02 20:55:32 (15 comments, 25 reshares, 409 +1s)

Paris: Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre Metro Station

A favorite. It is one the original 8 stations opened as part of Line 1 built in 1900. This is a great re-design done in 2000 to celebrate the Metro's 100th birthday.

So rare to get a moment with it alone. There are usually tons of people around it.

🚇☀️

#travel #photography #art #france #art #metro #light 

Paris: Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre Metro Station

A favorite. It is one the original 8 stations opened as part of Line 1 built in 1900. This is a great re-design done in 2000 to celebrate the Metro's 100th birthday.

So rare to get a moment with it alone. There are usually tons of people around it.

🚇☀️

#travel #photography #art #france #art #metro #light ___

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2014-07-02 09:37:50 (10 comments, 9 reshares, 220 +1s)

Staying in a 19th century building that was formerly a small luxury boutique hotel called Jays Paris.

The owner, Judy, was kind enough to extend her hospitality to me during my stay here in Paris. This is now her private residence and I am fortunate enough to stay in one of the palatial rooms.

These are just two windows in my room. The entire residence is quite exquisite in all honesty.

I mean, really...

The light.

The windows.

How will I ever go back to NYC to my little walkup on the Lower East Side with windows that overlook an alley and a speakeasy?

Paris, you slay me.

💕✨

#travel #paris #france #historic #light #sonyalpha #a7r #viviennegucwa

Staying in a 19th century building that was formerly a small luxury boutique hotel called Jays Paris.

The owner, Judy, was kind enough to extend her hospitality to me during my stay here in Paris. This is now her private residence and I am fortunate enough to stay in one of the palatial rooms.

These are just two windows in my room. The entire residence is quite exquisite in all honesty.

I mean, really...

The light.

The windows.

How will I ever go back to NYC to my little walkup on the Lower East Side with windows that overlook an alley and a speakeasy?

Paris, you slay me.

💕✨

#travel #paris #france #historic #light #sonyalpha #a7r #viviennegucwa___

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2014-07-02 02:36:29 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 219 +1s)

Scale.


#paris #selfie #selfportrait #travel #photography #self #street #urban #travel 

Scale.


#paris #selfie #selfportrait #travel #photography #self #street #urban #travel ___

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