“Learn to appreciate the finer things in life”
It’s something I’ve always try to live by. Instead of fussing and feeling ‘blue’ when it rains, I’m often filled with euphoria. Why? Because I get to be creative with the photos I take.
As some of you may have seen before, I took pictures when it was foggy in daylight. A few months ago my friend I and decided to take advantage of the rain and fog at night.
“Not all those who wonder are lost.” Highland Park Brooklyn, NY 7:16pm
“Faith is like a radar that sees through the fog; the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.” Highland Park Brooklyn, NY 7:19pm
-Corrie Ten Boom
“I tired to grap the fog but I mist.” Highland Park Brooklyn, NY 7:50pm
“Truth is the torch that gleams through the fog without dispelling it. ” Highland Park Brooklyn, NY 8:14pm
-Claude Adrien Helvetius
“Every circumstance is a chance for you to practice being the person you truly want to be.” Highland Park Brooklyn, NY 8:40pm
As you all know I have a Phobia for heights. When I started taking photography seriously two years ago, I decided that one of my many goals was to conquer my phobia for heights. So far I’ve been on a few rooftops; ‘the view is to die for’. The tram, I’ve been on many times. Although I still get a bit nervous, the amazing views help get rid of that and of course taking pictures.
The Tram is an aerial tramway that began operation in 1976. It spans in the east river and connects Roosevelt Island to the upper east side of Manhattan. Not run by the MTA but by LPOA (Leitner-Poma of America) . However it’s uses the MetroCard system. If you’re wondering whether it’s the only way to the Island, no it’s not. Mass transit can be used and also other vehicles but why? When you can have fun using the tram.
” An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind.” 8:00am
“Sometimes you don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.” 8:25am
“Resist tour fear; fear will never lead you to a positive end.” 8:27am
“Happiness is not absence of problems. It’s the ability to deal with them.” 3:17pm
“Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.” 7:17pm
-George S. Patton
When you hear about New York City, people usually say oh ‘The Big Apple’, ‘Gotham City’, The City That Never Sleeps’ or ‘Concrete Jungle.’ Why Concrete jungle? Because of the high rise/skyscrapers duh(lol). Although nature is always a breath of fresh air, just seeing those skyscrapers is always breath taking. Its even better when it’s view through the lens(camera).
Another goal of mine this year is attempt to take aerial shots. Note I said attempt because I’m afraid of heights but I’ll like to believe that, slowly I’m getting over it.
“If you can imagine it, you can believe it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” Lexington ave Manhattan, NY 10:46pm
-William Arthur Ward
“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and tour belief will help create the fact. Lexington ave Manhattan, NY 11:29pm
“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” 3rd ave Manhattan, NY 9:07pm
-H. Jackson Brown Jr.
“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” Lexington ave Manhattan, NY 10:41pm
Friends are easy to come by, but maintaining that relationship is another story.
One of my goals this year is to take more portraits of friends and strangers. Strangers? Yes! What’s the worst they can say? No? Well I’ll take my chances
With photography it allows you to get acquainted with so many people who will eventually become your friends or even best friends. One of my good friends who happens to be a photographer once told me, in order to take ones portrait, its easier to build a friendship with them first, in that way they will be more comfortable with you taking their picture. Apart from photography, most times you realize you both have much more in common and can learn from each other.
Here’s a few shots with some of my photography friends, good friends if I may add(lol).
“True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.” Roosevelt Island, NY 8:49am
“Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.” Botanical Garden, Brooklyn NY 11:42am
“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” Hudson Yards ,Manhattan NY 2:11pm
“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” Tudor City, Manhattan NY 2:35pm
“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” Red Hook Brooklyn, NY 6:08pm
A few days ago a colleague and I were talking about how there are many free or inexpensive activities in New York City. However, the tourists are actually the ones who take advantage of them more than the locals. There’s even an “IDNYC” card you can sign for and get a free one-year membership for a curated list of cultural institutions in New York.
Last year was my first time taking the Staten Island ferry during sunset, believe it or not. Recently I went back again, but this time with a few friends which was an amazing experience as always.
“The irrationality of a thing is not an argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.”
“Enjoy life today, yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come.”
“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.”
“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.”
-George Bernard Shaw
“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”
-H. Jackson Brown Jr
I’m not an animal lover but I do love fishes and dolphins. I think they are such loving creatures, well some. You’ll be surprise to know that I had a dog as a child and sure we loved each other but from a distance(lol). I also had a fish tank with fishes growing up as well and even into my teenage years. Loved them so much that I used to read and talk to them. How crazy is that?
The New York Aquarium is an amazing site to see. So many beautiful fishes even the eels are amazing to look at. In the summer there’s usually a dolphin and seal show which will have you in awe. On Fridays its pay as you like until 3:00pm. Its a definitely must see, you wouldn’t be disappointed.
“Poetry is like a fish: if it’s fresh, it’s good; if its stale, it’s bad; and if you’re not certain, try it on a cat.” Surf Ave Brooklyn, NY 7:01pm
“Animals are such agreeable friends. They ask no questions, they pass no criticism.” Surf Ave Brooklyn, NY 7:02pm
“Love is like the five loaves and two fishes. It doesn’t start to multiply until you give it away.” Surf Ave Brooklyn, NY 7:03pm
“Fishes live in the sea, as men do on land: the great ones eat up the little ones.” Surf Ave Brooklyn 7:04pm
“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” Surf Ave Brooklyn, NY 7:09pm
“No one else can make the same contributions to the world that you can.” Surf Ave Brooklyn, NY 7:32pm
I love sleeping in late on a weekends when I don’t have work or school. I mean like who doesn’t right? However I do get up quite early most weekend mornings to photograph the sunrise. Its no easy task for me since I tend to silence my alarm, suck my teeth and grumble to myself but believe it or not within a few minutes my feet are planted flat on the floor and I’m wide awake. Only dedication gets me out of that bed and the results are always worth it.
“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” Lenox Hill Manhattan, NY 6:49am
“True love is like ghost, which everyone talks about and few have seen.” Lenox Hill Manhattan, NY 7:00am
“Your location doesnt change your identity.” Fort Tilden Queens, NY 7:31am
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creatig yourself.” Fort Tilden Queens, NY 7:37am
-George Bernard Shaw
“One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” Dover St Manhattan, NY 7:52am
“Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.” Dover St Manhattan, NY 7:55am
What’s your favorite season? Mine? I’m still debating about it. Each has its own special characteristics that I love but autumn? Oh man! Its indescribable.
Its that special time of year when the weather begins to get cooler and the nights noticeably longer; which means we get to sleep longer. Yay! Usually by mid October to the beginning of November is when autumn shows its “true colors” and the leaves start falling, giving it a beautiful scenic view.
“Autumn, the years last, loveliest smile.” Port Washington Long Island, NY 10:30am
-William Cullen Bryant
“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all other seasons.” Port Washington Long Island, NY 10:45am
“Wild is the music of the autumnal winds amongst the faded woods.” Port Washington Long Island, NY 11:14am
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” Port Washington Long Island, NY 11:52am
“Autumn, the season teaches us, that change can be beautiful.” Port Washington Long Island, NY 12:17pm
-Heather A. Stillufsen
“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.” Port Washington Long Island, NY 12:41pm
Did you know Jp Morgan was not only a financier but also a collector of books, historical manuscripts, old drawings and prints? From this fond hobby he built what is known as The Morgan Library and Museum. Not only does it include books but it is also used as a research library.
Its quiet a master piece. It has an ancient European feel to it. I urge to go check it out, its free on fridays from 7pm-9pm.
“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” Murray Hill Manhattan, NY 7:11pm
“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” Murray Hill Manhattan, NY 7:27pm
“The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.”
Murray Hill Manhattan, NY 7:37pm
“The wise man bridges the gap by laying out the path by means of which he can get from where he is, to wehre he wants to go.” Murray Hill Manhattan, NY 7:38pm
“Love will find through paths where wolves fest to fear.” Murray Hill Manhattan, NY 7:43pm
“Our ability to handle life’s challenges is a measure of our strength of character.” Murray Hill Manhattan, NY 8:11pm
Its amazing how all living things has similar characteristics as to humans. Like a dog when he’s sick, he sort of behaves like us humans; gives you the sad face, less movements. You get the picture right?
Trees, they also are similar to human beings. We both need oxygen to survive and water and sunlight. Without these necessities survival is impossible. By now you should understand how important they are to our everyday lives. Needless to say, these trees can be so beautiful when blossoming as well as falling; the leaves that is. The colors it produce are magnificent. Even its trunk and branches can have some interesting texture, shapes and sizes.
To say this, the next time you step outside, look at a tree. No! I mean really look at it. You may find something really interesting about it.
“Ideology separates us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.” Prospect Park Brooklyn, NY 5:31pm
“Tress are poems the earth writes upon the sky.” Prospect Park Brooklyn, NY 6:03pm
“And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs tour course.” Prospect Park Brooklyn, NY
“Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.” Bushwick Brooklyn, NY 11:53am
“A tree lives by its roots. Change the roots and you change the tree. Change the trees and you change the forest.” Flatbush Brooklyn, NY 1:55pm