Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Images From Our Trip to NY

This post is heavy with images of the 15-year-old girl, as only she, my mother, and Baby Hippo accompanied me on my trip. Hope you like!

I loved the following image because the old man in the window on the left was carefully watering the potted plant on his balcony. It was just so city-style....

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Next, we have the cutest little boy on the subway. His skin was so beautiful, and completely the opposite color of Baby Hippo's. I tried to get a shot of them holding hands, but it seemed as though this toddler felt some trepidation about holding my baby's slobbery hand....

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The 15-year-old girl, right before boarding the subway....

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Grandma holding Baby Hippo at an Italian outdoor cafe in Greenwich Village...

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Self-explanatory, and really cool...

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(Nice hand, Groom.)

The Sacred Grove, in Palmyra, NY...

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The 15-year-old girl, on Times Square, sporting the cap she just bought at the largest M&M store in the world!

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NYPD Blue...

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I loved the pleading look on this little girl's face. If you want to know what she wanted, you can go HERE.

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This was the cutest little girl ever, but I could never get her to turn around and look at the camera. She still has really cute hair, though!

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A completely unconquerable meal in Roxy's Delicatessen...

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An old man carrying gardenias (I think) on the subway...

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Manhatten, from the Staten Island Ferry...

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The 15-year-old girl, smack in the middle of Times Square...

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Thanks for looking!


Today on some of my other blogs...
-365 Days of TV-Free Toddler Time: Mango and Toothpick Time!
-life in mexico {and other places} a picture a day: {a message in the sand to those who died too young}

19 comments:

alessandra said...

Wow, I'm speechless, well almost.
They are amazing, I love most the one ...no I love them all.
Next steps...Life magazine or do you prefer National Geographic?

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Oh Ale, you always make my day. Since you asked, I prefer National Geographic! :)

alessandra said...

I mean it.

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Awww, you are so sweet. But I would still like to know which one you liked best!

BarbaraJo said...

I love it!! I've always wanted to live in NYC. That is the one place I would choose if I could live anywhere. What can I say...I'm a city girl stuck in the country. HA.
You are so funny...Baby "Hippo."

layne said...

NYC is one of my favorite places! I absolutely love that last picture! Great shots!

alessandra said...

The number 3 and the last are great, I mean pieces of art, I really would see them in a magazine.
Then your baby, so beautiful, bride and groom, cops, daughter and dad, your daughter again, skyline, sacred grove.....actually they are all beautiful.
Now that I told you my favorites, what are yours?
I'm curious ;)

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Ah, Ale, now you are going to be difficult and make ME pick! Okay, I love the last one most of all, by far. Then I like the one of Baby Hippo in front of the taxi. You can see how much he loved his grandma! I also like the cops because I used the panning technique, where I was moving with them with the camera, so everything else in the background looks like it's in motion. I also love how the path in The Sacred Grove turned out. It was so, so beautiful there.

alessandra said...

Okay, we all agree the last is the best, now only one thing, what she was staring at?

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

I don't know, Ale! I just told her to look pensive! And she did.

alessandra said...

Wow, you scare me! in a good sense of course, kudos!

alessandra said...

in a good way, sorry.

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

I think the word "sense" works fine, too!

alessandra said...

Because in Italian we say " in senso buono".
Oh, today you had A LOT of comments ;)
Bye!

singlemormonchick said...

they are all good-you did a fantastic job of capturing the essence of nyc w/ an unique perspective of an "outsider". i love, love, love(did i say love?) the final shot of the 15 yr old girl. awesome. amazing. truly a work of art to be proud of.

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Thank you, SMC! That means a lot coming from you!

Anonymous said...

I love you photographs! Did you have to buy a specific lens to have your focal point and everything else blurred?

Also, do you have any good websites that you go to for information?

Thanks!
Lori

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Hi Lori,

No, I didn't have a specific lens, just one that came with the camera. It's a DLSR Nikon70. Kind of an old one, but I love it! I just made sure the aperture was as wide open as it could go, and I focused in tight on my daughter in the last photo. Plus, she was very far away from the background of Times Square, so that made it even more out of focus. I've gotten a lot of my recent information at http://digital-photography-school.com. I really, really love that site, and to me, it's the best one out there, that I've found. Good luck!

Melinda said...

I love the pic of her in time square.