Winter in New York

Winter in New York

Some cities suit a season. New York comes into its own in winter. It gets cold, but the sky is an electric blue, the sun shines, and when it snows it buckets down, no half-measures, covering the streets and parks in a blanket of serene white. The city seems suspended...
Street Vendors

Street Vendors

Street food culture is active in so many cities, and New York is the capital of street vending in the United States. Sidewalk entrepreneurship is gaining popularity in many areas around the city. The variety of offerings has definitely increased beyond the classic...
Manhattan Skyglow

Manhattan Skyglow

Skyglow is the illumination of the night sky or parts of it. Skyglow from artificial lights is common throughout the world and can be observed over most cities and towns as a glowing dome of the populated area. These are a few shots of Manhattan’s...
Urban Grit

Urban Grit

Gansevoort Market was home to 250 slaughterhouses and packing plants. Beginning in the late 1990s, the Meatpacking District went through a transformation. High-end boutiques catering to young professionals and hipsters opened. In 2004, New York magazine called the...
Manhattanhenge

Manhattanhenge

Manhattanhenge – sometimes referred to as the Manhattan Solstice – 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 Gift of Freedom

The Gift of Freedom

New York City’s Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks is the nation’s largest, awe-inspiring display of patriotic pyrotechnics. Celebrating America’s 235th birthday and the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty, this year’s extravaganza, “Gift of...
Aerial View: LA to NY

Aerial View: LA to NY

I always liked taking photographs of the ground from an elevated position, especially aerial panoramas. On a plane, the task can be a little daunting… A lot to think about, like getting a good window seat without wing or engine obstruction, making sure the camera...
Maltese Falcon

Maltese Falcon

A privileged few will be fortunate enough to experience Maltese Falcon under sail. The 88 meter clipper Maltese Falcon is the largest sailing yacht in the world and in a breeze Maltese Falcon’s immense DynaRig powers her to record shattering speeds. Maltese...
The Small Picture

The Small Picture

Without doubt there is something awe inspiring and wholesome in the big view of New York City’s Central Park. However, sometimes with such a grand vista, it is difficult to fully appreciate its beauty simply because there is nowhere for the eye to settle, no...
Orchid Collection

Orchid Collection

The Bronx Botanical Garden has long been known for its diverse and numerous orchid collection. With over 6,000 plants distributed through 240 genera and representing about 980 species from around the world, visitors can often see a wide variety of blooming flowers...
Year of the Ox

Year of the Ox

January 26, 2009 marked the year of the Ox ( 牛 ). It is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Ox is denoted by the earthly branch character 丑. Here are a couple of shots I snapped in...