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A Stroll Through New York City

Today, we started off at the NY Metropolitan Museum of Art. We spent most of the morning touring the huge Egyptian wing. Amazing stuff. Afterwards, we took in the Jasper Johns show. I wish I could afford his work - I just love the way he puts paint on canvas. The work on display was all gray - no color. I’d have loved to see his color work, but I guess you can’t have everything. We probably saw less than 1/4 of the Met so we’ll definitely be back. It’s an amazing place.

Oh… I almost forgot to mention all the Rodin sculptures. That’s the guy that I want to do my bust. They even have his famous “The Thinker” statute there.

After taking in the Met, we took the subway to Union Square then walked up to the Flatiron building. Here’s a shot of its less famous side taken just after sunset.

For anyone who’s followed my landscape work, you’ll know that I love photographing trees. It’s kind of like shooting portraits for me. I especially love them when they’re missing their leaves - something that doesn’t happen a whole lot in Southern California. So, shooting in a place like NYC in the winter is a treat for me.

This shot was taken with my back to the Flatiron building. That’s the Empire State Building just to the left of the sign in the foreground.

That’s it for now. I’ve got tired feet so I think that means we’re taking a cab to get dinner.

John

5 Responses to “A Stroll Through New York City”

  1. Dennis Says:

    These shots are amazing. I love the last one….the sign just really draws you in like you are peeking around it.

  2. Eddie Bojorquez (Studio 512) Says:

    Oh man…I love these, John! They’re all great but if I had to pick a favorite I’d go with…aggh. Can’t do it.
    Hey Jen. It was great to see the both of you on JC’s blog. Looks like you’re having a great time out there! Be safe.
    -E

  3. Amy Buchanan Says:

    I love the 3rd picture. It looks like the top of the building is just full of light. I’m also a big fan of taking pictures of trees especially when they’ve lost their leaves. It’s almost as if the branches are trying to tell a story. Great job on yours.

  4. jackie Says:

    These are so beautiful!! They are breathless…. I love NYC… It is such a beautiful place…

    These pictures belongs in a magazine, museum, or on MY WALL! HHhhahahah.. AWESOME WORK YOU!!

  5. MattDJ Says:

    I’m with Dennis: last shot rocks. Thanks for posting.

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