Favorite Spot

 

I’ve discovered this place long before I started taking my photography serious. I remember when my sister moved up here and I was excited to show her around the place. The Promenade immediately became our favorite spot and also one of my favorite places to take pictures. The view of lower Manhattan is breath taking.

 

a city skyline at night

7:44pm

 

a city skyline on the water at night

8:54pm

 

 

a lit pier at night

9:05pm

 

a city skyline on the water at night

9:23pm

 

a walkway

9:28pm

 

a city skyline at night, behind a sculpture

9:54pm

 

 

 

a pier at night in front of a city skyline

10:21pm

 

Night Display

It’s¬†always fascinating seeing the bridges at night, its like a Christmas tree. Most times, on the said holiday like Memorial Day and Fourth of July the bridges are lit in colors relating to the holiday.

Personally, I love seeing those bridges lit up at night. Thirty minutes after the sun has set blue hour emerges, giving it a spectacular view, while the colors from the bridge reflects on the water.


a city bridge at night

 a city bridge at night

a city bridge at night

a city bridge at night

a city bridge at night

a city bridge at night

NYC Landmarks

It’s always an accomplishment for tourists when they visit NYC’s landmarks. You can easily spot a tourist by the way he or she is dressed to having a camera, and most definitely an NYC guide map in their hands.

Did you know there’s over one hundred landmarks in NYC? Yup, you heard right. That’s why when people tell me there’s nothing to do in NYC, I look at them like if they’re crazy. There’s always something to do here. From inexpensive to free activities.

I’m sure I meet the requirements of being a tourist(lol). At least that’s what my friends told me. They see that¬†I always carry my camera with me or I may use my phone as a replacement. I think what really annoys them is that I suddenly stop at the most random places to take a picture.


a fountain with a statue of an angel a statue in front of a Gothic building tall city buildings a city skyline from a rooftop a large bridge The 9/11 memorial fountain pit the flatiron building the interior of Grand Central Station

Exploring Manhattan Bridge

When I resided in New York one of my goals was to walk on all the bridges that is pedestrians accessible. With my love for photography, I was even more determine to complete my goal. Which I have. I often ask myself which is my favorite bridge and my answer is always Brooklyn Bridge but I’m not entirely sure because I love them all; each are unique in its own way.

Of all the bridges I’ve walked, My first time walking the¬†Manhattan Bridge was a bit¬†scary but still exhilarating at the same time. I used the term scary because while walking on the bridge you can actually feel the tremors from the wind and whenever the trains passes by.

Question: Have you been on any of the bridges? How was your experience?


 

a city skyline

6:45pm

a wire mesh-fence enclosed walkway on a bridge

7:03pm

a river backed by a city skyline, and white fluffy clouds in a blue sky

7:06pm

a city skyline and river's edge, as seen through a hole in a wire mesh fence

7:12pm

a young man of color in a white hat, kneeling in front of a sidewalk drawing of a black floral shape, on a bridge walkway

7:17pm

 

a city skyline with a bridge over a river

7:25pm

city traffic at sunset

7:30pm

 

 

Dream Car

 

At some point in our lives we all thought about our dream car/jeep or at least imagine what it will look like. Every year around spring time, the Jacob Javits Center accommodates the New York International Auto Show. Its only there for a week but attending it is always worth the while.

Whatever your type of car maybe, they are in the exhibition. They range from Dodge and Lotus, to Bentley and Lamborghini. It really amazes me to see how far technology in auto mobiles has advanced; from stick shift to hydro charging to self driven cars. As intriguing as these cars maybe, I’m not so sure I’ll want my car to do the driving for me. However, ¬†I’m open to test driving one.¬†I mean like who, wouldn’t right?

To see more of my images, you can click on this link: https://vsco.co/konycafrancis/grid/1


 

 

a white sports car with aqua trimThe Toyota future hydro car  8:06pm

 

a silver sports car on displayThose two cars go hand in hand. The hydro charges the other one  8:12pm

 

a mint-green sports car on displayKia  8:16pm

 

a blue sports car on displayDodge 8:36pm

 

a Kermit-green sports carLamborghini  8:52pm

 

an old-fashioned white car on an elevated platform8:53pm

 

a white sports car with a black stripe down the frontKoenigsegg  8:54pm

a metallic brown sports car on displaySpyker  8:54pm

a blue sports carBentley  10:05pm

several sports cars in a showroomHyundai Genesis  10:07pm

a red sports carMaserati  10:08pm

The Hornblower

A couple months back I went to an instameet with a few friends. Usually when there’s a global or borough meet, they have an after party by the sponsors. This time around, the Hornblower was our sponsor. Not only is the view amazing but so are the food and the drinks. This was probably one of my favorite instameets(I know, I always say that lol). I mean what more could I have ask for? Food, drinks, music and of course the lovely view.

The Hornblower caters for different private events as well as nightlife entertainment and sight seeing attractions. You guys should check it out, you would not be disappointed. They run from different locations including Pier 40 in the West Village and Pier 15 in the South Seaport.


a city skyline“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” ¬†2:38pm

-Theodore Roosevelt

a river“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desires to beat others.” ¬†2:45pm

-Ayn Rand

the Statute of Liberty“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid roots.” ¬†3:04pm

-George Washington

 

a city shore line“Beauty consist of what goes on beyond the imaginable eyes.” ¬†3:16pm

 

a city bridge over the water“The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.” ¬† 3:25pm

-Mignon McLaughliln

Empty Spaces

As busy as the subway train station¬†can be at times, sometimes there’s a split second or maybe a few minutes when you can actually hear a pin drop. It’s between those moments I take full advantage of and pull out my camera or my phone. I’m not sure what it is about empty spaces that intrigue me but I’m always eager to capture that scene. Not that I don’t like when there is people but sometimes too much will be a distraction as to the kind of image I’m looking for.


 

lights in a beehive pattern on a station ceiling

“The enemy of art is the absence of limitations” ¬†Bleeker St Station, 12:04am

-Orson Welles

 

a subway platform with tile art

“Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.” ¬†Jay St Metro Tech Station, 12:15pm

-Frank Lloyd Wright

 

a train in an outdoor subway station

“A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” ¬†New Lots Station, 2:49pm

-George S. Patton

 

two orange seats on a subway train

“In order to be creative you have to know how to prepare to be creative.” ¬†New Lots Station, 2:54pm

-Twyla Tharp

 

a subway platform with a "No Exit" sign

“Nothing right can be accomplished in art without enthusiasm.” ¬†21st St Van Alst Station, 7:11pm

-Robert Schumann

 

 

 

Ringling Brothers

It was like deja vu all over again seeing the Ringling brothers circus. I recall as a child going to the circus back in my country which was a big deal for me. Besides seeing the animals do tricks, what made the experience amazing was sharing it with my school friends, I mean who wouldn’t love to spend the whole day away from school?(lol)

Over the weekend I took my niece and nephew to the circus; I know, I’m a good aunty(lol). ¬†Two hours of non stop entertainment was worth it and of course I got to take pictures. Not only did the animals put on quite a show but also the circus masters.

What was my favorite act? I’m still trying to decide. However the elephants did stand out the most for me and since they will be retiring the elephants by 2018 after 145 years of performance, they really did put on a show.


 

circus acrobats

 

a large glowing globe

 

four elephants performing

an elephant doing a handstand

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a row of tigers standing up a horse surrounded by fog DSC_0267 a man leading a pig and a dog three dogs performing circus performers circus performers in blue, jumping through a ring trapeze artists a person riding with one foot on one horse and the other on an adjacent horse

Foggy Nights

 

“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.


 

 

a person holding an umbrella in a park at night“Not all those who wonder are lost.” ¬†Highland Park Brooklyn, NY 7:16pm

-J.R.R Tolkien

 

a person holding an umbrella in a park at night“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

 

a person holding an umbrella in a park at night“I tired to grap the fog but I mist.” Highland Park Brooklyn, NY 7:50pm

-Unknown

 

a park at night“Truth is the torch that gleams through the fog without dispelling it. ”¬†Highland Park Brooklyn, NY 8:14pm

-Claude Adrien Helvetius

 

 

a person holding an umbrella in a park at night

“Every circumstance is a chance for you to practice being the person you truly want to be.” ¬†Highland Park Brooklyn, NY¬†8:40pm

-Marianne Williamson

Views From The Tram

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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roosevelt_Island_Tramway


city buildings

” An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind.” ¬†8:00am

-Mahatma Gandhi

city buildings and rooftops

“Sometimes you don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.” ¬†8:25am

-Unknown

city buildings on water

“Resist tour fear; fear will never lead you to a positive end.” ¬†8:27am

-T.d Jakes

a city bridge

“Happiness is not absence of problems. It’s the ability to deal with them.” 3:17pm

-Unknown

cars on a city street at night

“Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.” ¬†7:17pm

-George S. Patton