Sunday, February 26, 2012

Columbus Circle

I spent President’s Day in New York City with a couple of friends.  Our main purpose was to visit The Jewish Museum’s current exhibition: The Radical Camera: New York's Photo League, 1936-1951. “The Photo League students take their camera anywhere . . . they want to tell us about New York and some of the people who live there . . . there was almost a sense of desperation in the desire to convey messages of sociological import.” ~Beaumont Newhall, 1948

The photography show was excellent!  If you plan to be in the NYC area, the exhibition continues through March 25, 2012.

My friends and I spent the rest of the day taking in the sights and sounds of the city.  One of the attractions we visited was Columbus Circle.  Named for Christopher Columbus, it is located in Manhattan and is a major landmark and tourist spot.  Columbus Circle has appeared in many popular movies, including among others, The Devil Wears Prada, Home Alone 2, Taxi Driver, and Die Hard with a Vengeance.

While there wasn’t enough time that day for serious photography, I still had fun shooting snapshots along the way, including these.  The world headquarters of the Time Warner Corporation is located on the west side of Columbus Circle in this building, Time Warner Center.

The rest of these snapshots were taken from inside Time Warner Center, including this one looking out into the Circle.

Looking down from the second floor balcony provided a unique perspective.  Click to enlarge the image, and you’ll see the elderly gentleman cupping his ear for better hearing at the guest services counter. 

A moment in time is captured in this shot.  It’s interesting to note how many people are engrossed with their cell phones.  I count at least seven!

I definitely want to visit Columbus Circle again when I have more time to spend there with my camera! 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Durinda's Retirement Party

For many years, she was simply a voice on the other end of the line.  A sweet, kind voice I might add.  Through this connection, she and I became work buddies. 

Approximately seven years ago, an opportunity presented itself for us to meet in person.  Finally, a face to match that pleasant voice! 

My work buddy, Durinda, is retiring soon and this past Friday she was honored for her dedicated years of service.  I was there with my camera to capture those memories.

I took the standard, serious shot of Durinda with her co-workers, but I like this silly version better! 

Dear Dee,
Best wishes for a happy retirement.  I’m going to miss you, my friend! 
Hugs, trishalyn

Life begins at retirement.  ~Author Unknown 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Butterflies and Rainbows

What makes you happy?  Butterflies and rainbows make me happy.  So do friends.

Before my friend left for her winter home-away-from-home, we met at The Beanery and shared a sweet treat.  My friend was kind enough to pose for me, and even kinder to allow me to post the image.
Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.  Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.  Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Linda's Suggestion

My friend, Linda, left a comment (see Hope, Believe, Faith from earlier today), suggesting I crop the image into a pano.  She thought it would create a more appealing image. 

I liked her idea, though the distance between the candles bothered me, so I tried it on another image as well.

What do you think?  I’d love to hear your thoughts!

P.S.  Thanks for the suggestion, Linda!

Hope, Believe, Faith

Never lose Hope
Believe in yourself
Keep the Faith

Have a SUPER Sunday!