Friday, October 26, 2012

Fridays

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Fall is my favorite season.  There is so much change happening.  It's that brief respite from the heat of summer on the way to winter that looks so beautiful you can hardly believe that it's the introduction to some very, very cold months ahead.  One day the trees are green and lush and the next they're stripped of their leaves and rattling in the wind.  What happens in between - the rich, warm colors - are so fleeting that if you look away you might miss it.  Yesterday afternoon, following an appointment uptown, I found myself too close to Central Park to not wander inside for a walk.  I felt rushed and wanted to get home and I was feeling guilty about missing the baby's ballet class on account of my meeting.  I knew she was having the best time with her beloved nanny and sometimes you just have to stop.  Just stop and take time to look around and appreciate little things and deep down I knew that she was happily taking her nap and that I would be home before she woke up.  It was only an hour but I felt so rejuvenated and during autumn, like during pretty much every thing else in life, if you don't look and appreciate the change it will pass you by in a blink.

I hope you have a beautiful, fall weekend and here are some great links from around the web.

This weekend is the Photo Plus Expo in New York.

Breathtaking autumn.

OMG can I just please get on the next plane to Paris?!

8 on-the-rise photographers.

So, apparently the "Perfect Storm" is coming to New York?  

Challenge yourself and eat something new.

Awesome people hanging out.

Unfinished portraits.

Branding the Presidents (amazing) via Shoko.

Newsweek says goodbye to print.

Awesome photo manipulations of animals.

I love The Glow.

Chanel's "Little Black Jacket" exhibit in Sydney that needs to come to NYC.  Please?

Essential techniques for Lightroom 4.

We already painted our pumpkins (no carving this time) but check out this too cool DIY lace pumpkin!  There's always next year.

The trees are still rather green for late-October so maybe another trip uptown is in order.  Next time I'll take the girl.  I'll share more photos next week but in the meantime there are these and also this little face post-nap but still hanging out in her crib telling me about her morning. 

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Post-nap big girl.


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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Shades of London Gray

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New York has been so gray these last few days and the quiet, cool and rainy afternoons remind me of the weekend I spent in London last summer visiting friends.  My stay was brief but lovely.  We spent our days exploring small corners of the city, shopping, stopping for amazing meals and cocktails and catching up with each other.  It felt so good to walk around the city with my cameras and just take pictures for the sake of taking pictures and recording moments -- for no other reason than because I was there and I love it.  There were stories being told every where I looked. 

I had tucked these photos away in a folder on my desktop and I remembered they were there while I was briefly daydreaming (procrastinating) looking out the window at the puddles of water forming on our patio.  London is such a classic city and in black and white especially it is timeless and endlessly charming.

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See all the photos from my trip to London here.  Also, tips for taking photos on vacation, seeing in black and white and how to create a narrative with your photos.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Shutterbugs

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The Supremes via Retronaut.
 
Lately I've been coming across a lot of random photos of famous people with cameras and I'm so intrigued that I created a Pinterest board with some of my favorites.  I love how spontaneous these images are but what I really want to know is at who or what they had their cameras pointed.  I'll have to use my super sleuth (ie. procrastination) skills to find out.

You can see more here and also a few more random boards (because I'm addicted to Pinterest): Sweet Tooth, Portraits, For Lovers, Tech Geek and Indoors.

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Helmut Newton via They Roared Vintage.

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Paul with Pentax and tea via Lost in America.

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George via Retronaut.

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Mia Farrow via Happenstance.

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Paul via  Retronaut.




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