Unfortunately, we did not have a White Christmas this year, but we came close. We had had our first big snowstorm of winter on December 16th, and that snow lasted until December 23rd, and then we had a rise in temperature to the 50’s along with a rain storm that started on Christmas Eve and lasted until Christmas morning. The rain pretty much washed away most of the remaining snow. However, the snow from December, 16th, lasted long enough to to capture a few good classic winter images.
Here are my favorite ten pictures taken during Fall this year in and around my home city of Easton, PA.
First group are pictures that I shot in Forks Township, in George Gollub Park. Forks Township is immediately north of Easton and the park offers some beautiful views, particularly in fall.
Upper Left. View south, Delaware River. Approx 3 miles north of downtown Easton. Lower Left: View east toward Warren County, New Jersey.
Gingko Tree at the Sayre Mansion Inn, Fountain Hill, Bethlehem.
I took the pictures below in Easton. Upper left: View north from the Toll Bridge. Middle Left: View south from Bridge on 3rd St. Lower Left: Foot Bridge at the Karl Stirner Art Trail. Right: Porter Street, College Hill.
Here are some pictures and a video I shot on the High Line in Manhattan during my visit to NYC. on Wednesday, 09/16/2020. I have always enjoyed walks along the High Line. I have been a fan of the elevated park since it opened in 2009.
I initially did not post the video below because my narration of the video while I was walking from the South end of the HL to the north end was not easy to understand due to the fact that I was wearing a mask. Subsequently, I edited the video and added some music as a soundtrack. I think the video turned out better with music.
On Wednesday, September 16th, I visited The Edge at Hudson Yards, which is New York’s newest high altitude observation deck. The Edge opened back March, but it only remained open for a couple of weeks before it was closed when Covid-19 forced the entire city to shut down. I came very close to going to The Edge back in early March, but I postponed my trip because news of C-19 rapidly spreading The Edge is located on the 99th and 100th floors of 30 Hudson Yards, the tallest building in the Hudson Yards development. The Hudson Yards complex is located on the Westside of Manhattan, between 30th St. and 10th Avenue and 34th St. and 10th Avenue.
Here is a short video I made on the outdoor portion of the Observation Deck. It was a little windy up there, which I guess you have expect at that height. And I have to make a correction to something I said in the video regarding height. The Edge is 1,100 ft. in the air, not 1,000 ft., which I stated in video. The outdoor deck is 7,500 square feet and the glass walls on the deck are 9 ft. tall. The deck is comprised of 15 sections that were lifted by two cranes and bolted together.
I took quite a few photos in New York City last year. Here are my ten favorites.
Every year I post what I think the best photos that I took from the previous year. I normally post my selections soon after the year ends. Clearly, I did not do that this year, but here they are.
I divided my 2019 pictures into two groups: Pennsylvania and New York/NewJersey
First, the Pennsylvania group, which is comprised of photos that I took in Easton and Bethlehem, which are both located in the Lehigh Valley.
I regret that I waited until June to start posting again on this blog. That certainly was not due to a lack of topics to blog about. I have been extremely busy all year and that was certainly a major reason for my inactivity on this blog. But, I am happy to report that I have been working all year, but like many people I had to shift my place of work to my home.
Glad to be back. More to come……
Here is a collection of photos I shot and a video I shot this fall here in my home of Easton, PA.
I took the this photo on Saturday, August 10th, at 7:02 pm. Location was Outlook Hill on Governors Island. I made the trip out to GI on that day to take some nights shots. Governors Island remains open until 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer. I jumped on the 6:30 ferry from lower Manhattan and made my way over to Outlook Hill, the highest point on the Island, arriving shortly be 7:00 pm. Ironically, this photo, this daytime photo turned out to be my favorite from that trip to the island.
Photo taken with iPhone XR.
During 2018 I used three cameras: A Canon G9 X, an iPhone SE and an iPhone XR. My iPhone SE served me well the last few years, but I had to replace it in the fall of 2018 because of a defective part (charge port/microphone) and I decided to go with the iPhone XR, which has an excellent camera.
The pictures that I selected for my 2018 top ten were taken in my home town of Easton, PA, New York City and Hoboken, NJ.