The High Line & Chelsea Market…

The High LineOn Sunday morning I took the E train over to Penn Station and walked the High Line from North to South. It was a beautiful morning. It had rained a little overnight and the High Line was very aromatic. The High Line part 3 opens this Sunday, 21st September 2014 and will lead off an even longer stretch on the northern end. The High Line is an elevated freight train platform which is currently 1.5 miles long and has been saved and turned into a park, it is now entirely funded by donations.

The High Line

The High Line

Street art from the High Line

After a beautiful walk along the High Line I went down to Chelsea Market, original home of the National Biscuit Company, this is home of the Oreo cookie. The lovely Industrial integrity of the building has been kept, the ground floor is home to some 35+ food establishments – A foodie’s dream. Upstairs is occupied by TV companies and You Tube. I had breakfast at Amy’s Bread Bakery, then I was off on another adventure. But not before walking through the Market and admiring the Rock Photography for sale by Rock Paper Photo. I must mention the best place too ‘Artists and Fleas’ a brilliant shop on the High Line corner of the Chelsea Market. Here you can see some fantastic art, crafts, jewellery, rock tee shirts and vintage clothes. Opened in April 2014 and well worth a look.

Chelsea Market

Chelsea Market

Thom Yorke

Rock Paper Photo Art Show – Thom Yorke

National Biscuit Co - Home of the Oreo

National Biscuit Co – Home of the Oreo

Squash

Artists & Fleas

Bokehlicious Manhattan…

SLR cameras are great for super sharp images if that is your style, but I remember when I first got my first Digital SLR and that feeling that you could do so much more than straight shots, you could take creative control over your camera. That’s when it started happening for me, I just love soft images and I love abstract or intimate landscapes. I’ve just returned from a week long solo trip to New York and I am going to begin by showing you some images of the Manhattan skyline shot from the East River. I think with Bokeh there is a magic half hour that is just after the sun sets, before it gets too dark and the effect dissipates. I love abstract images, your brain tells you the information you need for identification and the bokeh just draws you into the most important part of the image, the light, millions of tiny lights. I tried this out on larger landscapes from height, but it doesn’t work so well.

Manhattan Skyline

Empire State Building and the skyline

Manhattan Skyline

Brooklyn Bridge

Manhattan Skyline

Manhattan Bridge

Manhattan Skyline

Seaport area

Manhattan Skyline

Manhattan Bridge