Como #1

We’ve left Paris and arrived in Lake Como; the subtle yet lush yellows of downtown Como attracted my eye today, as did the scale of the architecture and the humans amongst it.

Como #2

Como #3

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August 9, 2015

by moshaughnessy

in Travel

Red Shed, Near the Louvre

On any given day it is nearly impossible to explain what or why I photograph what I do…but today it’s simple: the color red.

Red Chair, Red Door

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August 8, 2015

by moshaughnessy

in Travel

Red Tie, Rue St. Honore

Another walk through the 8th arrondissement, looking for small Paris moments that capture the larger essence of this beautiful city.

Red Door, Green Door, Paris

Sunglasses, Champs Elysee

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August 7, 2015

by moshaughnessy

in Domestic Life,Travel

Naptime Threesome

For a variety of reasons I refrain from including too many personal or family photos on this blog, but I think this little nugget is well worth posting. A morning trip to Giverney was lovely–but somehow exhausting–to all of us still struggling with jet lag; this shot of my son, daughter-in-law and grandson will perhaps mean more to me in the fullness of time than just about any photo I have ever taken.

Three people I love dearly…and a photo that sums up how a tiny and sweet little toddler can utterly do you in. :)

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Petit Palais, Paris

A family trio, peering into the Petit Palais.

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Red Dress, Paris

A mish-mash of photos from my afternoon walk through the 8th arrondissement in Paris this afternoon.

Shadow Man, Paris

Black Cat

Construction Fence, Paris-style

Red Door and Shadows

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August 5, 2015

by moshaughnessy

in Travel

Near Dusk at 10,000 feet

Paris-bound for a family holiday, a shot from my window seat after rising above the clouds was all I had time for today.

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Herald Square

Seen in Herald Square; the crazy juxtaposition of the huge billboard and the tiny woman on her cell phone caught my eye today.

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Ninth Avenue

A scene from Ninth Avenue this morning; the background is what caught my eye and it was just a question of waiting for someone to enter the frame. I kinda love all those circular manhole covers on the sidewalk as well, they’re a nice counterpoint to the preponderance of lines and rectangles.

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Fifth Avenue Threesome

I spotted this quirky threesome on Fifth Avenue this afternoon, their varied body language and facial expressions lend interest to what would otherwise be a rather mediocre image. The emotions seem to run the gamut from ennui to happiness to sorrow.

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August, 1, 2015

by moshaughnessy

in The Beach

Afternoon, Tod's Point

A perfect afternoon for a walk at Tod’s Point; I’ve photographed this lake many times and in every season. Today’s version is nothing spectacular, but it exudes a lovely, lazy summer vibe.

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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…a 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 when 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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