Winter Blonde on 5th Ave. NYC.
The lights and darks are so beautifully handled here, Patti. You always seem to know what to include, too – the slice down the avenue is such nice context. I also like the smoothness of everything – there is a vintage quality to it. And the light on that building on the right…so nice to be back in NY with you!
I have to say that bluebrightly grabbed my response exactly – and I would add that the man to the right and head to the left also seem to anchor our blonde.
quite a vibe here….
Thank you so much Prior, so kind of you!
You are so kind Lyn and great to have your company here, thank you! Turns out I took a WP break because I couldn’t trust myself to hold back on the whole Trump business so I stayed quiet. This shot was actually taken outside the Trump tower – I’m a sucker for punishment and am curious about the happy pilgrims taking selfies there. This woman was simply walking through it all with a simple turn of the head. Maybe she saw me with my camera, I don’t know. The shot is pretty much straight out of camera (Fujifilm Classic Chrome) with maybe a few small tweaks in Instagram (no filter) where I have been posting more this year if only because I don’t do any talking/ranting there.
Your beautiful spring shots are soothing tonic for the soul particularly here where it feels, in more ways than one, as though it has been winter forever. Sun starting to shine now and very much hope all is well and getting better with you in your corner of life
🙂 You couldn’t’ trust yourself to refrain from a little political commentary! i LOVE IT. I didn’t know that was the deal, thought Instagram/tumbler were just a lot quicker and suited your photography better, but I miss you here.
I admit I’d be way more than cringing anywhere within sight of that building. It’s all so bizarre. I hope you’ll find a comfortable way to post here without feeling muzzled.
Thanks for the info on the shot – my Olympus has in camera filters too (as you know) but nothing like this. Still, I’m making a little more use of them. In Color efex there are presets that mimic several Fuji films, and I gravitate to them. I love the process of processing – had to say it – so fooling with presets works for me, but I’d be super happy to have a Fijifilm X anything! And I’m always, always happy to see what you do with your camera.
My grateful thanks to you Robert!
It amazes me that among all the NYC hustle and bustle you consistently nail these great shots Patti 😀 I love this one.
Gee Joe, thank you!
Really nice, Patti. Great timing…the shopping bag, the wee one walking taking your eye up the sidewalk into the city noise…makes me want to visit!
Thank you Pierr and hope you do get visit one day!
Stunning! What an expression – so much a part of the city.
That’s great to hear thank you Richard, it’s one of those strange parts of the city but spend enough time there and you get to see the layers.
great emotions in your photo, Patti. I like the tension in her right hand.
Thank you so much Markus. I like to think the tension is T###P but then it could be for me with my camera . . . . I hope not! 😬
Great composition. Love it all.
A million thanks to you Gaynor!
You are an ace at capturing that one special moment, Patti. Rock on.
And you are Ace kind, thank you Annie!
Very nice one. Does this lady know you’ve photographed her?
Thank you Bumba but I’m not sure if she knew or not. I shoot so many people on the streets and 99% of the time I am totally ignored.
Well, they’re nice shots.
Oh, you’re so good with your SP. This one slightly reminds me of “Turning” by Markus Hartel, and I love both compositions.
Ow wow thank you so much for this Allan!
It seems to be cold in NYC. Great picture, Patti. Happy Easter to you and your family 🐰☺️
Thank you Ralf for kind wishes and hope all well with you!
Great shot Patti.
That would be 5th and 56th, right? Two blocks from the MOMA?
(I do envy you!) 🙂
So kind, thank you Brian and yes on the location. Hope you get back to enjoy the city soon!
Don’t know about that: tough French I was born in Karachi, Pakistan… The Immigration officer might frown on that… 😉
And I live in Mexico. I might be taxed on the spot to build the wall… 🙂
Looks like she spotted something, interesting. A wicked pair of shoes in a shop window, maybe?
Interesting thought Julie, we shall never know!
Wonderful tones and compositions Patti. I keep going back to her clenched fist.
Thank you Madhu, I like to think the clenched fist is for Trump . . . this is outside his tower.
Another great image.
Must echo much of what has already been mentioned but also that dappled light on the building behind.
Really love your work.
So kind of you to say thank you John. In absolute awe of the great work you do!
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