Monday, December 31, 2012

More images from New York City

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.


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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.


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My blogging friend, Janice, and her family waiting for the subway.

They had just gotten into town.


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I took this because I thought the birds on the branches looked like ornaments on a Christmas tree. Beautiful.


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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.

The Plaza Hotel, NYC


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A fountain outside The Plaza Hotel.

The little trees were lit up but you can’t tell from this image.


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Fendi on Fifth Avenue, all dressed up for the season.


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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.


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My blogging friend, Daryl, taking images of the windows.

The streets were mobbed but we did just fine.


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One of the windows at Bergdorf Goodman.


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Bulgari had a huge diamond-like snake wrapped around their building.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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My son, Matt, who lives in the city.

Oh! There’s his apartment, down there on the left. Somewhere.


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The George Washington Bridge with its lights glowing. Central Park on the right.


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View from our window table at Robert, on Columbus Circle. So many taxis ~


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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.

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Country Gal said...

Fantastic photos ! Thanks for sharing with us. Hope you guy's have a Happy New Year !

DesertHen said...

I have enjoyed taking a little trip to New York through your photos! Your photos capture the beauty of the city and my imagination!

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Nellie said...

Wonderful photos, Kate! Thank you for this trip through NYC through your eyes!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

It was so much fun!

Cloudia said...

oh honey! I'm gonna have to come back with a cuppa and really enjoy this again later today...Thanks.

smashing pic of Daryl! and ALL sparkled in your eye. "I WAS there"

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Carolynn Anctil said...

That first photo is my favourite too! What great characters they all are and what earnest faces. Boy, the sure go all out with decorations in the Big Apple.

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Karen said...

oooh, I LOVE this collection!! Especially the dogs... and Daryl with Empire state in background... and the GWB!!!!.. I went over it several times in recent days for funeral services for my Aunt. Sad times, but the view of the bridge and of the city at night FROM it.. are beautiful.

Lisa Gordon said...

Kate, these are absolutely wonderful photographs, but hands-down, the one of Daryl photographing the Empire State Building is my favorite. That is really, really a great photograph.

I feel so fortunate to have met you here, and I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year.


Sabrina Steyling said...

Great photos, as always ~ love them! I went into NYC in October and didn't go back in for Christmas so I enjoyed being able to see what I missed, lol. I actually walked around that same bit of Central Park where you were when I went; I'd never actually been through until this year and I loved it.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2013 to you, your husband and George! :)

mrs mediocrity said...

See you on the other side :) xoxo

Kerri Farley said...

One of these days I'm getting back to NYC .... visited once when I was 18.... never though I'd go back but you INSPIRE me :)
Looks like a FABULOUS time with friends - no matter where you are :)

Hilary said...

Yup, the picture of Daryl taking a shot of the Empire State Building is my fave.

Caroline said...

OMG...I seriously feel like I was in NYC just now! These photos ROCK. I do love the doggies too...and the outfit on the pitbull. Too cute. And wow that jeweled snake on Bulgari's...holy cow, I wonder how much that cost?! Well, I wish you a very happy and blessed NYE! xo

Anonymous said...

Love the photo with all of the taxis below.... honk honk honk.. okay, so they don't do that in NYC? Well, that's what I hear.

Great photos and that pink action worked nicely!

Lili said...

Yes yes yes I enjoyed your pictures very much! Happy New Year to you and your family Kate. I'm so glad you get to NYC fairly often, it's always alot of fun to get a glimpse of your trips there. xoxo

beth said...

oh enjoy i did !!
thanks for taking me to NYC from the warmth of my couch :)

beth said... is wrong of me to hate daryl for having such great hair ?

Barbara said...

I've seen some of Daryl's photos and now, with yours, I'm so jealous of your time in NYC! But also happy that y'all go together and shared the visit with all of us. Wishing you a 2013 full of blessings!

Daryl said...

Every Passover we Jews cry 'next year in Jerusalem' ... well, now we have blog friends have a cry: 'next year in NYC' .. our new December tradition ..

Rambling said...

Happy New Year to you ... loved the photos especially the dogs.

Michelle said...

Central Park is truly an amazing chunk of real estate in the middle of a metropolis! I never really had a handle on its reality before I started following your blog....

Low Tide High Style said...

Whenever you visit NYC I feel like I've been right there with you...gorgeous images, each and every one!


Candace said...

What a beautiful city. Reminds me of something I read about Woody Allen once, that he loves NYC so much that all of his movie scenes shot there have that "glow" to them, like your photos.

Happy New Year!

Photokismet said...

Oh Kate, I'm kicking myself for being out of the loop...I've missed so much on your blog. I smiled through the entire NYC tour...loved every single photo. The decorations...belts, buckles, snakes around buildings...over the top. A great post! Hugs to you and yours in this new year!

KT Photography said...

Great pictures! Made me miss The city more than in a long time. Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

I was going to say I love the dog photo the best, but then I scrolled down and saw so many other great shots too! I love your blog, your images, and your words. Happy 2013.

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The JR said...

Wow, I bet those buildings were amazing all lite up at nite.

Sorry to be MIA. Was out sick, then family. Don't computer at home.

Since the Honda Element is so smart it found it's way back to work today after being off for 14 days.

Happy late New Year.

Unknown said...

Love Central Park too.....also, I have never found a replacement for NYC at glad that you had a good time!....smiles

Alli Lizer said...

We must have similar tastes. My favorite photo is of Daryll and then I love the dogs second. Hah! Looks like such a wonderful time with people you care about. Hope you had a great New Years!

Reena said...

I always love your city photos. You turn them into magic. So wish I could have joined you all. Miss you.

Mental P Mama said...

Spectacular. As always. xoxo

GailO said...

Wonderful photos of a wonderful getaway...wish I could have been part of it:) That picture of Daryl on the top of the Rock is fantastic...and I do love the processing.

Oh I do hope you have a good year, Kate! May it be happy and peaceful...

abb said...

Loverly! As always. Here's to a wonderful New Year for you and yours - heck, for ALL of us!

Unknown said...

These are a beautiful series of photos. They certainly tell a very good story.