Sunshine! Such a loaded word and, after the long cold winter, full of intent. Time at last to get out and play. Plus we know it’s going to be cold again tomorrow.
Warm enough to leave the big puffy coat at home, warm enough to smell sweet apples and tip toe through the tulips – even if they are wrapped in cellophane and sitting in a bucket.
I arrived at Union Square this afternoon just in time to see a protest setting off down Broadway. It felt good to be back and out in the warm sun!
So a mish- mash, a snatch and grab of people, faces and a place which all add up to the passing by each other together.
Wonderful, Patti! I love NYC!! Especially love the image of that curly hair echoing the patterning on the package of lilies – and how their shapes fit. Such an eye you have. All of them. Cheers!
Thank you Pierr and hope all fine for you where you are!
Wonderful photos of the day, Patti. And in living color! Spring has sprung in New York City.
Spring keeps bobbing up in such tiny doses but still the trees are very bare – am sure they will explode soon! Thank you so much Angeline!
It looks like you got out to enjoy the sunshine – a bit of solar power on your no nuclear war day.
Was the community compost stall a pickup or deliver stall? 🙂
A nice cross section of life in New City.
Yes Lignum, the sun was definitely on the side of the protestors! As for the compost, it’s a drop-off spot for all those wonderful scraps. Thank you Lignum!
Great serie of pictures, have a nice weekend, Patti !
Thank you so much Geert and hope your week-end has been pleasant!
I love the photo of the violin player. He could well have been playing Vivaldi’s ‘Spring’ of the 4 seasons. Of course the tulips would have to be from Amsterdam. Thanks Patti, a real smorgasbord.
From old Amsterdam to what was once New Amsterdam! Thank you Gerard and always lovely to hear from you!
Great portraits, Patti! I love all the pics of the sunny NY. What lens did you use?
Thank you Paula! The lens I use is what I call my old faithful – a big fat hunking 18-200 mm, Canon. I very rarely use the zoom unless I see something across the street that I am never going to get to in time otherwise I am happier getting in as close as possible, without invading personal space. My wish camera is a Fuji full frame compact with a 28mm lens!
Lovely!! I specially like the violin player and the other portraits! Nice people to meet on the street and good weather, it seems! Hopefully in a couple of week when we’ll be in NYC…
Am sure the weather will be lovely for you by then Robert and wishing you wonderful times here in the city!
Excellent reportage. Wish I was there.
Bente, you would love it and hope you get here, thank you so much!
So glad you got a bit of sunshine finally! Such a great set of photos of a sunny day in Union Square. Always something interesting to see.
Thank you Alison, the warmth made a change from the bright blue sunshine days and freezing temps but at least we don’t have endless dismal grey winter days of non-stop rain.
I look forward to each one of your photo shoots; such good photography, so real and so interesting. Keep shooting and take care.
You are very kind, thank you so much Tex, it was such a treat to be out and about!
Excellent images Patti….
My grateful thanks Burgess!
What a rush! The city is beautiful again!
But Annie, I might say the city is always beautiful! Some days better than others . . .:)
Fab post my dear. We are all ready to emerge from hiding and blossom, not just the flowers!
Happy blossoming Margie!
Great range of work. Excellent story of the day visually told, and I like the way that so many appear to have pleasant experiences.
Early spring is such a kind time of year don’t you think? Thank you Allan!
I so enjoy how you are able to focus in on everyday life and refresh it with your artistry. Absolutely wonderful!
Elena, so much I want to say in reply but fear I might get too soppy . . . thank you!
lovely. Your images are so full of wonderful life! Spring is emerging here too, I’m happy to say 🙂
All the rain you have had has to be good for something! Thank you Emily and spring wishes to you!
Great set, Patti!
A big thank you Harrie!
Great set.. wonderful running into you!
And fun running in to you! All best until we meet again, who knows where!
Patti, “like” for this is so inadequate. I’m in love with it. Was penned up this past week (see my post) and need the view of the outside.
Heading over to yours soon Tom, so sorry to hear you have been holed up. I think we are all looking forward to feeling fresh grass between our toes, soon for you I hope!
I love seeing NY through your lens, Patti – so diverse and full of life. Brilliant.
Richard, so often I think how much you would enjoy it over here with your lens and wonderful eye!
It’s interesting to see how people slowed down, lingering and loitering, no urgency to get inside or hurry along to keep warm. A lovely day in the sunshine Patti 🙂
The warmth was such an invitation to stop and take it all in! Thank you Meredith and hope all well with you!
fascinating photo’s again, everybody and the city coming back to life!
A long winter hibernating! Thank you Inge!
As ever, beautiful photographs Patti. Everyone is looking out of their windows and coming out to play!
Absolutely too good a day to be indoors! Thank you so much Rufus!
Roll on summer – this winter seems never to end!! Great shots.
Latest is talk of more snow next week . . .. .thank you DW!
here comes the sun, indeed. gotta love that blue sky – and all the colour.
Early spring sunshine is such a tease, thank you Kris!
Patti, I love to think that you are springing over there. This series really communicated the soft sunshine. Tentative, but definitely turned on for the people’s enjoyment! The most enduring quality of your work is its closeness to the people and arising from all your photographs, the mood. Thanks for sharing your day out. Philippa
Philippa, I can’t tell you ho much I have learned from the generosity of smiles from strangers, both through the lens and here from wonderful words of support such as yours. Thank you so much!
(BTW, I do get firm no’s and fingers in the air telling me where to go but they are part of the fun as well!)
Love your warm gallery of Union Square Patti. Mish-mash is a terrific descriptor!
Great to leave the puffy coat at home. Nice!
Great to leave that puffy coat at home.
Love your warm gallery of mish-mash Patti. Nice!
Oh Ruth, it occurred to me later that the pics were so much warmer because I forgot to adjust the White Balance, from the clouds and shade to sunshine. And forgot all about using the lens hood! As for the puffy coat, it needs a serious cleaning. Soon I hope!
Sunshine, sunshine! Spring is on it’s way! 😀
I know, I know, time to play! You have fun Cardinal!
We’re enjoying a week of glorious sunshine in London too! Looks like a great Market to visit 🙂 Love the guy with the ‘Not in My Fish’ sticker and the lady in the heart shaped sunglasses.
So happy you are enjoying glorious sunshine in London after all that rain and yes Martin, the Union Sq Farmer’s Market is a great place!
Great images, Patti! Full of life! Spring is coming 🙂
Wishing you all the joys of spring Anette!
So happy you had a reprieve – you certainly deserve it after this winter! I think you should have gone and treated yourself to something at DSW or Nordstrom Rack or – there was another shoe store on the corner of 14th and something – can’t remember now! What an amazing face the man in the front of the first photo has, right? I love the curly hair with flowers from the back. And the composition of the 3 men – one with bike, two with cigs- fantastic moment caught perfectly! Some very happy faces here and I bet yours was too!
Thank you so much Lyn, thinking of you out in the sunshine of Joshua Tree and can’t wait to see your fabulous shots!
A great collection of glimpses of life…
…and SUNSHINE! 🙂
Thank you Rabirius, it was a lovely day!
How lovely! I can feel the warmth Patti! Look forward to your new spring/ summer series with anticipation 🙂
Lookit all those people!!!!
Patti, so alive! Brimming with energy and interest, these, brought sunshine to my day 🙂
So wonderful and vibrant! You captured NYC when the sun comes out…!
Hey, hang onto that 18-200mm. It is serving you well. The Nikkor 18-200mm is my old faithful. I come back to it always. I think you are getting soft, lovely images with it that you won’t get with anything else. These are timeless in subject and feel.
Who says you can’t be in two places at once! Your photos are a Magic Carpet, whisking me direct to Union Square!