Here and there, now and then . . . .
Union Square, New York City, one night in the when of whenever you want it to be.
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Great shot, Patti – what a tantalising atmosphere – I really must visit NY sometime.
Nice shot! Really like the overall tone of the image!
Thank you Brett, it was fun to catch!
Yes Richard, you must!
I need to visit NYC. You’ve created a seeing eye blog. Now if only sounds and smells can be integrated.
That’s so funny Tom! See you down here one day soon I hope!
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love the shades of the colours because of the lack of light!
It’s almost as though certain colours come out to play in the dark. Thank you Olive!
Great photo. It captures not just the look, but the feel, the buzz of NYC.
So happy you feel the buzz!
When I look at your photos, I feel as if I’ve been to NYC, and I don’t miss it as much.
I love the spontaneity of the shot. No one seems to be aware which is perfect
for showcasing freedom in your execution.
Real nice …
Thank you Isadora! The freedom down there is something I find strangely relaxing.
Never been … would like to go 🙂
You know you want to!
I first worked just north of Union Square and then lived just south of it, so I know it well. It’s one of my favourite spots in the city. You’ve beautifully captured both the vitality and the cosiness.
It is such a great part of town isn’t it . . .
keep on blogging, Patti, no matter if U.K. or U.S. – I always like it!
You are very kind, thank you Frizz. I forget where I am sometimes . . .
nice mood 🙂
One of those stay out forever nights!
I love the muted colours. Most beautiful.
Those colours just seemed to splodge together. Thanks GE!
A really engaging image Patti – something uncertain and tense about it – you really get something very unique and powerful into your images..
Cath, I took this photo last year at the end of a long day of Occupy Wall St protests which segued later into a late afternoon rally calling for justice following the murder of Trayvon Martin in Florida – his parents were at the rally. Crowds lingered well into the night and, as you so well spotted, there was that sense of uncertainty and tension mixed with a relieved sense of relaxation that we were all together in this fabulous place, trying to change the world . . . I found this photo while browsing through the files and I was suddenly catapulted back to a time and place. Plus the time since has gone by so quickly and these events don’t seem that long ago.
Thank you Cath for your very kind words!
I love the ‘glow’ of the lights… how they climb right up into the sky!
The perfect backdrop for such an electric atmosphere!
Happy New Year, Patti! A very nice shot. I always had a great time photographing in and around Union Square when I lived in NY.
At the time that John Randel was surveying the island in preparation for the Commissioners’ Plan of 1811 , the Bloomingdale Road (now Broadway) angled away from the Bowery at an acute angle that would have been so awkward to build on, that the Commissioners decided to form a square at the union.
All those people!!!! Egads I guess I’m used to my wide open spaces!!! Hope your 2013 is going well!!
Room here for everyone Derrick – love to know what you would make of it here. As for 2013, going well but busy and, as always, thank you for your great shots of wide open Texas!
thank you Patti – I very much enjoy seeing through your lens as well.
I feel like I’m in a childrens TV timewarp – you’re in Gotham City and Debra’s been photographing Batmobiles 😉 Is Chief O’Hara hiding in the crowd…
hey poet Patti:
Here and there,
an earlier comment resonates with me – what a great mood has been captured here.
thanks for sharing.
By some extraordinary alchemy, as I mouse over the photo and off into the margins, the photo lightens and darkens as if the city lights are flashing right around me.
Happy New Year a touch late!
Beautiful take and fantastic editing Patti 🙂 I am impressed. Your text is very apt too.
You did a perfect image here Patti the pixels are good in your night shot I love it 🙂
Kind of timeless! If there is one place I really want to visit in the US, it is NYC. Your images fuel that desire every time 🙂
Very nice. NYC is a cool place.
Busy and exciting night. Beautiful city lights!
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Congratulations, Patti! You have been nominated for two awards!
Beautiful shot and writing, Patti.
Nice shot. They are all going different directions. This must be alone together crowd. Love the “whenever, wherever” statement. 🙂
Very nice shot !
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