July 31, 2015

by moshaughnessy

in The Beach

Tod's Point #1

A walk around Tod’s Point in the late afternoon…despite the heat and humidity, the evening light turned the mundane aglow.

Tod's Point #2

Tod's Point #3

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July 30, 2015

by moshaughnessy

in The Neighborhood

Overgrown

Our wet summer has done the landscape a favor, there is lushness everywhere you look.

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July 29, 2015

by moshaughnessy

in The Neighborhood

Jet Stream

Heading out the front door to walk the dog this morning, I looked up and noticed this, a jet high in the air and a contrail dipping low down into the trees. It is not a great photo by any means, but a moment noticed–and recorded.

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Frame Shop, Third Avenue

A frame shop on Third Avenue…it was the big “X” of the scaffolding and the jumble of frames, photographs and reflections that made me stop and take notice. The city is full of these found still lifes that offer up a certain ordered chaos.

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Fifth Avenue Billboard

Seen on Fifth Avenue; a billboard and a pedestrian who looks every bit as hot as I felt on my long morning walk through the city.

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Street Vendor, Meatpacking District

A street vendor set up to sell his (or her) wares in the Meatpacking District…that little gust of wind was all it took to make this static scene somewhat animated.

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Sixth Avenue

I stumbled upon a street fair on Sixth Avenue today, but the languid crowd, the too-often seen food carts and flat afternoon light inspired a mental harrumph. It was only when I turned away from the madding crowd, to the periphery, that I found this photo worth taking. Snap.

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Chinatown

There is a wonderful and short-lived Tumblr blog, Shit My Photography Professor Says, where the unnamed professor, (clearly Thomas Roma), implores, “Don’t you dare go to Chinatown. Leave the fucking Chinese alone.” Every time I raise a camera to my eye in Chinatown this admonishment rings in my brain, but today this Chinatown corner seemed a worthy subject; the reflection, signs, shapes and colors offered up an interesting mix, not to mention that little old man with a cane punctuating the middle of it all.

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Fifth Avenue Rendering #1

An architectural rendering on Fifth Avenue was my background of choice today, it was the wacky scale of pedestrians juxtaposed against it that made the concept a little funny–even if, in the end, the photographs are nothing too remarkable.

Fifth Avenue Rendering #2

Fifth Avenue Rendering #3

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Rivington Street #1

A couple shots from Rivington Street on the Lower East Side.

Rivington Street #2

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July 21, 2015

by moshaughnessy

in The Woods

Wild Raspberries

The wild wine raspberries are in season, I picked a few for a little snack on my morning walk with the dog.

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July 20, 2015

by moshaughnessy

in The Neighborhood

Greenwich Avenue Pavement

Running errands on Greenwich Avenue today….a locale largely bereft of potential for street photography–or much that interests me at all, for that matter–but then I looked down at the pavement I saw these two manhole covers…and waited for that car wheel to enter the frame.

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July 19, 2015

by moshaughnessy

in Domestic Life

Grandson #1

An evening with my grandson–perhaps an uncharacteristic drift into the sentimental for this blog–but there was nothing in my world that was more meaningful to photograph today.

Grandson #2

Grandson #3

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Lower East Side Graffiti #1

Street art on the Lower East Side caught my eye today. The scourge of graffiti in the city has been tackled by many a mayor–and rightly so–but I do love the ever changing nature of the art to be found in this neighborhood that still embraces it.

Freeman Alley

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Psychic, Fifth Avenue

Fifth Avenue was shoulder-to-shoulder crowded today, which can make the hunt for a street photograph overwhelming; crowds are good, but dense throngs can be a real hindrance to isolating that interesting moment that is central to a great street shot. But then, right about the time I was in need of a little psychic relief from the crowds and the heat myself, this sign-holder appeared–I love how he is nearly the lone man in a sea of women, stoically advertising quackery amidst the chaos.

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Naptime on the High Line

Nap time in the dappled sunshine of the High Line. I didn’t sleep well last night…tossing and turning and up before I was rested…is this why I turned my lens on this lovely, restful woman?

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SoHo Chefs in the Rain

A gaggle of chefs in the rain, Crosby Street.

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Straw Hat, Fifth Avenue

Today I found this juxtaposition of the Sherry-Netherland Hotel, the Apple Store and a man in a straw hat on Fifth Avenue rather delicious. It is so rare to see a man in a traditional suit and hat these days, it makes me want to travel back to the 1950s when the streets were teeming with men in fedoras and trench coats, and women in dresses and pantyhose.  Of course, I’d have to forgo that gorgeous (and reportedly) $6.6 million scrim of glass that all our iPhones have paid for.

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July 13, 2015

by moshaughnessy

in The Woods

Grass Path

A very subtle take on a sun-dappled path, seen on my morning walk with the dog in the nearby Montgomery Pinetum.

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July 12, 2015

by moshaughnessy

in Travel

Tabernash, Colorado #1

Yet another gorgeous morning hike in the low Rockies before heading home. This landscape is so expansive and gorgeous, and the air so bracingly clear…I’m rather dreading our return to the hot, humid and congested east coast.

Tabernash, Colorado #2

Tabernash, Colorado #3

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July 11, 2015

by moshaughnessy

in Travel

Kooky Aspen Tree

Another lovely morning hike in Tabernash, Colorado. This kooky aspen tree caught my eye; it’s fun, sometimes, to find a little joke in the landscape.

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July 10, 2015

by moshaughnessy

in Travel

Aspen Trees, #1

I rose early–before all the family reunion festivities began–for a wonderful hike through the low Rockies. This mature aspen grove caught my eye; first I shot it straight on and then blurred it to near abstraction. Not sure which photo captures the mood better.

Aspen Trees #2

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July 9, 2015

by moshaughnessy

in Travel

Clouds, 10,000 feet

Colorado bound for a family reunion…the spectacular nature of the clouds in the west never disappoints, not to mention the adrenaline rush that is part and parcel of an invariably turbulent descent into the Rocky Mountains. I take pictures of the clouds out the airplane window in large part to calm my nerves.

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Fifth Avenue

Appearance versus reality was the theme that most animated my AP English teacher in high school…perhaps all these years later the idea has percolated into what random moments I am compelled to photograph.

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Trash, SoHo

A pile of recycling and a lone pedestrian; Crosby Street.

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July 6, 2015

by moshaughnessy

in The Beach

Dune Grasses, Tod's Point

Because I split my time between New York City and the leafy suburbs of Connecticut, this blog has a propensity to the bipolar, ping-ponging from the urban street photography that is my passion and the simple landscape work that is a fallback when I am in the country. Today, a photograph of the water-buffeted grasses at Tod’s Point–I’ve always loved how the tidal grasses down near the shore speak of larger forces at work, beyond our control.

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25th Street Flea Market

The 25th Street flea market is an enticing place to prowl around with the camera on a Saturday or Sunday morning; today this crazy grid of a scene caught my eye, nicely punctuated by a couple of patrons and that perfect little painting in the middle of it all.

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July 4, 2015

by moshaughnessy

in New York City

Upper East Side #1

Waiting for the fireworks from a friend’s Upper East Side apartment, the scale, scope and beauty of my adopted city never ceases to fill me with wonder. (The fireworks weren’t bad either, but all my photos of them were kaka.)

Upper East Side #2

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Herald Square

My attempt to make sense of the visual chaos that is Herald Square…I love the bright sunshine and patriotic colors, but find it a little off-putting that even that tiny slice of the Macy’s logo is still so recognizable. Such is our hyperawareness of brand in the modern world.

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Crosby Street

A benign little gang, Crosby Street.

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