April 27, 2011

Fairytale of New York





















Let me tell you about that first night I spent in New York. We arrived late in the afternoon to the most gorgeous fog. I had to hold myself back from just leaving the car on some midtown avenue and running out into the streets with my camera. We arrived at the hotel, parked the car, and gulped down some sandwiches. There were only about 90 minutes left before sunset, so we nearly ran to Central Park, which, thankfully, was close to our hotel. [This is where I have to thank the partners of photographers who have to put with this kind of thing when they kindly agree to come along on these trips.]

New York City, and particularly Central Park, is perfectly enchanting in the fog. And as the evening progressed, it got more and more magical as the sky turned from pale gray to a gorgeous pinky-purple. We stayed in the park until after sunset and then ventured out into the streets for some night photography and a well-deserved glass of wine. I felt so contented that I would have been happy even if I didn't get to take another photograph the remainder of our stay. But, of course, that didn't happen ...

P.S. I'm having trouble deciding on my favorite of the last two shots (the taxi cab lights). If you prefer one over the other, let me know. It'll help me decide which to make available as a print in my shops.

36 comments:

inna karenina said...

new york looks so beautiful in your photos! of the last tqo shots, I prefer the first one! :)

Is ♥ La 5th con Bleecker st. said...

Hello Irene!

I didn't find an email to contact you. I follow your blog for a few weeks because I found a lovely pics from Cinque Terre. Some days ago, I found some other of the city of my dreams, New York, and today again. I can't stop to look at them, are amazing

I write a blog that talks about NY, and today you and your pics are my main character. I had to show your pics to my followers.

Thanks a lot, and please, keep doing this great job

kisses

la5thconbleeckerst.com

Preeti said...

These are just divine! Making me look at NYC in a totally different way.
Of the two taxi images, I definitely prefer the first, with the one cab in focus.

Anne said...

Eye poetry indeed... wonderful!

*cranberry* said...

Hi :)

I found this photo blog when I was surfing the net looking for a Canadian photographer a while ago.

I live in Toronto since 1990. I just started to take a lot of photos about a year ago with my P&S compact camera and dreaming about getting a DSLR camera one day. I have my photo blog but it is written in Japanese. (With my setting, people can leave a comment only in Japanese.)
I liked your photos so much that I introduced this blog URL to my blog friends on March 21st.

I have never been to NY. Thank you for the beautiful photos!

About the taxi, I like the second one! I think it has more depth. I just like the front bokeh a lot.

Kathryn Hansen said...

what fantastic photos!! I've always wanted to go to NY!! My very favorite is the first one with the bridge...love it!!!

if i had to choose between the last two i would pick the bottom one with the cab in focus. very hard decision tho!!

Emily M. said...

wow-SO beautiful. i've always wanted to go to NYC. scratch that--i don't want to just go there, i want to live there for a year or two. anyway, i think of the two cab photos, the one with the cabs in focus is my favorite. i think. it's a tough choice!!!

my name is sécia. said...

The top one for sure. I love your photography.

♥ sécia
www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

Stacey said...

These are amazing! I like the first taxi cab photo best.

.kat. said...

I've never really had the notion to go to NY,
however, seeing it in a completely new
light here through your photos make me
want to book a flight ASAP, preferably on
a foggy late afternoon. These pictures are
gorgeous! When I think of New York, I think
of taxis, this is why I choose the taxi shot
for sure. Although, it was definitely a tough
decision.

Anonymous said...

Love these photos. I wannaaaaa goooooooo baaaaack again! (but not this year).

I like the first taxi photo because the tilt shift effect makes them look like toy cars.

Snowpea

risamay said...

I prefer the first of the cab photos; the one with the cars in focus. And by golly, Irene. Your work only ever gets better. The way you see the world really, really moves me. I wish I had your eye!

Milady Productions said...

A fairytale indeed! I feel like i get to go on a mini trip to my favorite places through your eye. So beautiful, you capture the magic of place!
I was immediately struck by the 1st cab photo. the cabs are trickling forth like a jewel necklace and i like the mystery of the buildings behind.
just beautiful!

beth said...

so fabulous !

i like the second to the last one, best :)

Bethany said...

I want to buy EVERY single one of these and hang them in my living room. HOLY COW! So beautiful and amazing!

Sylvia Cook Photography said...

Oh these are truly amazing! Like the previous post, makes me want to hop on a plane right now, and try to see what you have presented to us here!

Magento Themes said...
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Magento Themes said...

wow!!! New york is looking wonderful.. This is amazing to see New york in the morning. This winter is making beautiful.i wanna go to see this scenes in real.thanks for this..
MagentoThemes

Nikki said...

Gorgeous pictures again!!
I prefer the last picture! But i like all of them!

A New England Life said...

The very first photo in the series is by far my favorite. Love it! As for the two at the bottom, again it's the first one that attracts me the most. Probably because it has a warm feel to it.

Every time I go to NYC I have to run to keep up with my family. Never enough time for photography. You help me to see what I'm missing. Isn't fog the best?!

Ritokas said...

Very beatiful

Marcie said...

Absolutely magical images of the city. You make it look like a dream!

Grace said...

Beautiful photos Irene! NY is one of my fav places to be.

p.s. I like the 1st of the taxi photos.

Whitnee said...

i love your photographs. so. much. my favorite is the first one!

Susannah said...

Wow, these are seriosuly beautiful. I think reading these comments you are going to have to list both taxi shots. :)
If you list the last one, I will be buying it. I am obsessed with NY, and this print above my desk would keep me inspired.....
~Susannah x

Sonya said...

I'm a big fan of your photographs and eye. You seem to know how to capture fog, I'm still working on that. I prefer the second one because I like the glowing lights on the taxi cabs. It gives it a warm romantic soft feel to the scene.

Irene said...

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments. I`m so thrilled that you like these, as I`m rather pleased with them myself.

I have started adding NYC prints to my shops. You can find them in my Etsy shop:

http://etsy.me/kNFZo2

And here:

http://isphotography.myshopify.com/collections/cityscapes

Laura said...

these are all beautiful. I prefer the first one, with the cab on the left in focus.

Mary said...

Omigosh, beyond gorgeous! I love a good fog, but I've never been in the city for one... :)

tariel said...

Fantastic photos! You've captured very well that special atmosphere of NY. Makes me really want to visit it again.

Megan said...

What a wonderful blog ! Your pictures are magic. *-*

Dianne said...

Absolutely amazing photography! I like the one where the cab is in focus--thanks for sharing your gifts!

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