I spent the past day or so editing pictures taken while I was visiting NYC last week and I have a few here to share with you. My goal was to create a video using images taken in the city but it is a huge task, especially when I took 400 pictures and need to edit each and every one. I edit all of the photos you see here because . . . well because they need it. And because I want to.
So without any fanfare, what follows is a hodgepodge of images that I hope you’ll enjoy.
I’m starting with this one because for some reason, it’s one of my favorites. This canine quartet was waiting for their owner (or walker) outside of a restaurant in the Upper West Side on Amsterdam Avenue. I like everything about them from the mix of breeds, to their attire, but mostly to the expectant and beautiful faces.
My blogging friend, Janice, and her family waiting for the subway.
They had just gotten into town.
I took this because I thought the birds on the branches looked like ornaments on a Christmas tree. Beautiful.
And speaking of beautiful, this is The Plaza Hotel. Click on the link below to their home page and watch as day turns to night at The Plaza. It’s pretty cool.
A fountain outside The Plaza Hotel.
The little trees were lit up but you can’t tell from this image.
Fendi on Fifth Avenue, all dressed up for the season.
We did some window shopping along Fifth Avenue on our way to Rockefeller Plaza before we went to the Top of the Rock. The windows here are nothing short of amazing.
My blogging friend, Daryl, taking images of the windows.
The streets were mobbed but we did just fine.
One of the windows at Bergdorf Goodman.
Bulgari had a huge diamond-like snake wrapped around their building.
Taken from the top level of the Rockefeller Building just before sunset. I edited this image (and the ones from The Plaza) using a free action I just found on Mandy Faith’s blog. It lends sort of a pastel and pinkish glow.
Daryl using her new camera to photograph the Empire State Building after she had just willed the lights on it to come on. I think I had more hits on FB on this image alone than any other that I posted from my trip to the city. And it’s one of my favorite shots.
Westward view from the Top of the Rock overlooking the rooftop of the Worldwide Plaza. Thanks to Daryl for pointing out the name of the building to me.
My son, Matt, who lives in the city.
Oh! There’s his apartment, down there on the left. Somewhere.
The George Washington Bridge with its lights glowing. Central Park on the right.
View from our window table at Robert, on Columbus Circle. So many taxis ~
A short jaunt through Central Park near Strawberry Fields. Janice had never been to the park, so it was a must, just to do a quick visit. I love love love Central Park.
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And with that, I’ll say “see you next year”. I hope 2013 is a better one ~
and I hope you enjoyed these images. Thanks for stopping by, my friends.