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12 Jan

Statue of Liberty

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NYC Travel Pics

Liberty Island suffered significant damage from Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012. The Island was closed for repairs until July 4th, 2013. We were fortunate enough to visit five days after the island reopened. Everything was clean, and polished, and looking brand new. Even the grass looked perfect. Lady Liberty shined in the morning sun, not showing a day of her 100 plus years.

NYC Skyline

The boat ride over to Liberty Island is a treat in itself. The view back towards Manhatten is spectacular, even with a little morning haze.

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31 Dec

It's Crowded in NYC

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NYC Travel Pics

Yes, it is crowded in New York City. Everyone knows that.

I must have been mentally prepared for the congestion, because I never really thought about it, and never felt the crush of people when I was there. Maybe that was because I was on vacation, or because I was so excited to be in a place I had wanted to visit my whole life. Maybe it was because I spent so much time looking at my surroundings through the camera lens. Whatever the reason, I just didn't recognize the crowds until I got home and looked at my photographs,

NYC Crowd

... and then I was pretty shocked.

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27 Dec

Brooklyn Bridge

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NYC Travel Pics

We did the touristy thing and walked across the Brooklyn Bridge. Selfishly I wished there weren't so many other tourists doing the same thing, because they got in the way of my idealistic concept of the photographs I wished to take. Walking the bridge is a "must do" for anyone visiting the city for the first time, and the bridge is so overwhelmingly stunning that no photograph could really do it justice, with or without hords of tourists. These are the best of what I captured. Hopefully some day I can return to take more.

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NYC Brooklyn Bridge

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03 Dec

Reflections

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NYC Travel Pics

I love to photograph reflections. I think it is the abstract qualities that I like most. I am also drawn to the contrasts between subjects, shapes and colors. Reflections offer a surprise element too. Some reflected details just aren't noticeable until the editing process starts. Editing becomes even more fun when I discover things in my images.

NYC offers an over abundance of reflections to photograph. I saw so many incredible images reflected in the glass buildings, that at times I'd forget to look at the actual buildings and people around me.

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This is one of the first images I photographed after arriving in the city. I shot this from inside of our hotel room on the 8th floor, looking straight out to the buildings behind us. Amazingly the image doesn't have any glare, which often happens when photographing through glass. This picture is proof that in digital photography, every interesting shot is worth a try, despite the apparent obstacles.

NYC office building reflections

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23 Nov

Looking Up In NYC

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NYC Travel Pics

This was my first time in NYC, so I guess it's no surprise that I spent a lot of time looking up.

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Ernst & Young Time Square

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11 Nov

Washington DC

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Monuments and Memorials

These are the monuments and memorials I saw while in DC. The Lincoln Memorial deservedly gets it's own photo blog. Lincoln Memorial images can be viewed here.

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World War II Memorial on a hot summer day.

WWII Memorial

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10 Nov

Washington DC

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Capitol Tour

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The US Capitol is a must see for anyone visiting DC. 

US Capital

The public tour runs like a well oiled machine, possibly the only thing within these walls that runs so well.

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10 Nov

Washington DC

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Lincoln

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Lincoln's legacy is a huge part of the Washington DC narrative. He is everywhere. This is window screen at the Lincoln Museum accross the street from Ford's Theater.

Lincoln Museum

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10 Nov

Washington DC

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Architecture

The view of the Capitol Building is impressive from every angle.

Washington DC architecture

I love how pedestrain friendly the streets and sidewalks are. The best way to see the city is by foot, but beware of the Summer heat and humidity.  Water and headcoverings are a must. 

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30 Oct

Dia De Los Muertos

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San Luis Rey Mission, Oceanside CA

Dia De Los Muertos - Day Of The Dead is a Mexican Holiday where family and friends gather to remember those who have died. The San Luis Rey Mission in Oceanside, CA holds an annual carnival to celebrate the day. This was my first time attending.

I love the vibrancy of Mexican culture. The colors, iconic images, celebration of life and reverance for deceased loved ones are on full display at the carnival. It is a visual feast and lots of fun to photograph.

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CAR ALTARS

The elaborately decorated antique cars make for some great photo ops.

Thunderbird

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