Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Snowy City

It snowed briefly last night. A shot from my window, facing south to the financial district in the distance.
Weird fact: See the upper left hand corner window in the building to the right? For years a light has come on in that apartment window, but there is never anyone actually in there....ever...never...  

34 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

This is the type of photo of NY that takes my breath away. This reminds me of all the reasons why I love NY.
Great one KM!

Virginia said...

Oh this is just timeless and magical. The light is so warm and golden and the streets so cold. THis is one of your best and no mention of "naughtiness" ! :)
V

Wayne said...

Ken, if I were you I wouldn't argue with V. And besides, in this case she's absolutely right. This image is fabulous.

nobu said...

It is beautiful, snow piled slightly on the street,just like a cosmetic.
We have never snow around Tokyo in this winter.

gogouci said...

Gosh, I like the cloud cover and the city lights in the background (very Gotham City-ish)contrasted by the color of the brick buildings. Great photo.

rchrd said...

Ken, this picture really brought back some heavy nostalgia.

Oddly enough, it snowed in the Berkeley hills last night too. Now, snow is not something we get too often. And the event occupied most of the local news broadcasts. Skiing in Tilden Park!

But as I was telling my California-born wife, it was nothing like winter snows in NYC.

But the Village at night in snow is something I can remember quite vividly. And one special New Year's eve, maybe 1966/67 when I walked from the far west village back to my apt on Waverly Pl in a snowstorm at 2am.

The silence of the snow and the stillness is still in my mind's eye as I write this.

Naturally, I didn't have my camera.

jill said...

Wonderful shot Ming. The warm tones and the glow in the distance. The snow just adds a magical touch.

Lori Skoog said...

Love this photo...composition and light...wow.
Lori

jill said...

Sorry KM -- I had too many windows open at the same time.

Jackie said...

This looks so so so NY to me (I've never been, sadly, though hopefully will rectify that some day). I love the contrast between the colourful foreground and the foggy dark background - a fantastic picture!

Thanks for visiting my blog at Glasgow DP and leaving a comment - it's much appreciated!

tr3nta said...

wow what a terrific view... magical shot. :-)

enitharmon said...

That is beautiful, Ken. Have you doctored the photo? It has an Impressionist feel to it.

JM said...

Brilliant shot! Love the contrasting grey background! It looks pretty cold...

babooshka said...

It has a beautiful warmth from the lit up brickwork considering it is the cold financial sector. Also giving me a touch of vertigo which is always a sign of great photography.

Fredrik said...

Marvellous is the only adjective no one have used so far about this picture I think! Great work!

Ken Mac said...

wow, thanks for all the nice comments everbody! Less thought went into this pic than most of the ones I struggle over. This was shot quickly, with a Canon SD870, no touch up afterwards. Guess it's a little blurry....I usually like em crystal clear.

Blognote said...

I like your blog very much, Ken, and that is why I give the award I received (visit my blog) on to 8 other blogger friends, among whom yourself!
Cheers from Arona.
Diederick

sonia a. mascaro said...

Love this photo! You have a nice view!

marley said...

A snowy New York, lovely :)

Kitty said...

very cool photo!
we completely missed the snow, or else we were out to lunch. Love the lights in the background, way in the distance.

Cimba7200 said...

I wonder if you enjoy living in NY? I remember my first time away from home and shifting to a big city (by our standards) of Wellington, New Zealand. I was 21 and it was a real thrill. This photo gives that impression. - Dave

Silwy said...

Hi Ken,
I am looking at this type of windows that reminds me on "Friends" or "Seinfeld"....Are they typical American or...?

Paz said...

What a wonderful-looking scene.

Paz (who forgot to look out her window when it snowed.)

Dusty Lens said...

Fantastic photo, picture perfect! I like your soft focus here, it heightens the sense o falling snow. A cold wintery scene, but the warm colors from the buildings and light give it that cozy feeling.

-K- said...

That's a really wonderful shot. Wonderful color but more than that, it tells you so much about Manhattan, old and new. (I hope I'm not repeating what anyone else has already said - there are too many comments to read. That never happens with my shots.0

Plus, I envy you for having such a nice view.

Ken Mac said...

Thanks everyone, the amount of comments for this post has been astounding. Not sure why everyone loves this shot, but glad they do!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

The street below in the last photo looks very It's A Wonderful Life(ish). And the spooky window has a green glow to it... wonder what the story is.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Anonymous said...

nice, i just made even more different emo backgrounds 4 my blog
http://www.emo-backgrounds.info

Anonymous said...

巧克力的熱量高嗎?
大陸新娘個性溫柔與親切。
植牙的最好方式是無痛微創植牙。
外籍新娘有哪些國家可以選擇?

ninest123 Ninest said...

ninest123 08.14
longchamp outlet, replica watches, tiffany jewelry, coach purses, tory burch outlet, coach outlet, christian louboutin, ray ban sunglasses, michael kors handbags, prada handbags, louboutin shoes, oakley sunglasses, christian louboutin, prada outlet, nike free, tiffany jewelry, michael kors outlet store, ralph lauren polo, burberry outlet, nike air max, coach outlet, gucci handbags, longchamp outlet, chanel handbags, michael kors, longchamp bags, coach outlet store online, kate spade outlet, michael kors outlet, burberry factory outlet, ralph lauren outlet, michael kors outlet online, nike air max, ray ban sunglasses, michael kors outlet online, cheap jordans, true religion outlet, oakley sunglasses, louboutin uk, nike outlet, oakley sunglasses, kate spade

ninest123 Ninest said...

jordan pas cher, michael kors, nike free pas cher, hollister uk, nike roshe run pas cher, true religion outlet, lululemon outlet, mulberry uk, ralph lauren pas cher, sac guess pas cher, true religion jeans, michael kors outlet online, converse, new balance, longchamp pas cher, ray ban uk, burberry pas cher, abercrombie and fitch UK, longchamp soldes, polo ralph lauren uk, nike air max, north face pas cher, michael kors uk, polo lacoste pas cher, vans pas cher, nike blazer pas cher, north face uk, nike tn pas cher, nike air max pas cher, hermes pas cher, hogan sito ufficiale, true religion outlet, nike air force, nike air max uk, nike air max uk, lunette oakley pas cher, lunette ray ban pas cher, abercrombie and fitch, vanessa bruno pas cher, nike free, timberland pas cher, louboutin pas cher

ninest123 Ninest said...

longchamp uk, hermes handbags, chi flat iron, insanity workout, instyler ionic styler, abercrombie and fitch, jimmy choo outlet, p90x workout, nike air max, mont blanc, wedding dresses, mcm handbags, celine handbags, timberland boots, herve leger, valentino shoes, nike trainers uk, iphone cases, giuseppe zanotti, bottega veneta, soccer jerseys, north face outlet, north face outlet, nfl jerseys, beats by dre, softball bats, mac cosmetics, salvatore ferragamo, oakley, babyliss pro, vans outlet, nike air huarache, new balance shoes, hollister clothing, abercrombie, asics running shoes, nike roshe uk, soccer shoes, reebok outlet, lululemon outlet, ghd hair, nike roshe run

ninest123 Ninest said...

wedding dresses uk, vans scarpe, hollister, gucci, ugg uk, uggs on sale, karen millen uk, juicy couture outlet, uggs on sale, lancel, juicy couture outlet, marc jacobs, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, uggs outlet, coach outlet, replica watches, pandora charms, pandora jewelry, swarovski uk, nike air max, thomas sabo uk, polo ralph lauren, uggs outlet, bottes ugg pas cher, swarovski jewelry, converse, converse shoes outlet, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, links of london uk, uggs on sale, montre pas cher, supra shoes, ray ban, hollister, pandora uk, louboutin, toms shoes, ugg pas cher
ninest123 08.14

Hua Cai said...

ed hardy clothing, http://www.edhardy.us.com/
air jordan 13, http://www.airjordan13s.com/
michael kors factory outlet, http://www.discountuggboots.in.net/
oakley sunglasses, http://www.oakleysunglassescanada.com/
jordan shoes, http://www.jordan-shoes.us.com/
hermes belt, http://www.hermesbelts.us/
ugg outlet, http://www.uggoutletstore.eu.com/
cheap nba jerseys, http://www.nbajerseys.net/
dansko outlet, http://www.dansko-shoes.us/
air jordan shoes, http://www.airjordanshoes.us.org/
nfl jerseys wholesale, http://www.nfljerseys-wholesale.us.com/
vans shoes, http://www.vans-shoes.cc/
the north face outlet store, http://www.thenorthfaceoutletstores.org/
futbol baratas, http://www.futbol-baratas.com/
longchamp outlet, http://www.longchampoutlet.name/
kobe 9, http://www.kobe9elite.us.com/
ralph lauren, http://www.poloralphlaurenoutlet.it/
michael kors outlet, http://www.michaelkorsoutletusa.net/
christian louboutin, http://www.scarpelouboutin.it/
louis vuitton handbags, http://www.louisvuittonhandbag.us/
links of london, http://www.linksoflondons.co.uk/
prada outlet, http://www.pradaoutlet.us/
canada goose jackets, http://www.parajumpers.in.net/
adidas outlet store, http://www.adidasoutletstore.us.com/
nike trainers, http://www.niketrainers.me.uk/
20151013caihuali