Thursday, October 28, 2010

Autumn Days

Living in an urban jungle I often miss out on the change of seasons, especially the transition from summer to fall.  While we have our share of trees and incredible parks in New York City, in many neighborhoods you really have to actively seek out the fall foliage to get the feel of fall.

That all changed for me when I moved to Washington Heights in northern Manhattan a couple of years ago.  My neighborhood is filled with trees and parks, my co-op apartment has beautifully landscaped grounds, and I have a view across the Hudson River of the incredible autumn colors of the Palisades in New Jersey.  This is not the best picture, but you get the idea...


Thanks to a creative prompt at Slice of Life Tuesday I found myself looking down more than usual earlier this week.  Here is what I saw just outside my apartment yesterday.  It's a sight I would never have seen in my old neighborhood in the East Village.


And speaking of "Slice of Life", Darrah Parker, the founder of Slice of Life has announced a new photography project that sounds really interesting.  I think registration opens soon---click on the button below for details.


For more autumnal views head over to I Should Be Folding Laundry.

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14 comments:

Jen said...

I love the shallow depth of field on the last shot!

R Montalban said...

2 beautiful pictures

Nicolasa said...

Gorgeous photos! I love the perspective of the second one!

Jamie said...

Love that shot of the leaves on the ground!

Andrea said...

As much as I love and miss California, one of the coolest things about living in the midwest is seeing the vibrancy in the changing seasons!

Ewa said...

beautiful photos!

Ashley Sisk said...

I also love that last shot - love the depth of field.

maureen said...

What a pretty view you have. I really need to do a leaves on the ground shot, I love yours. Perfect DoF for that.
♥maureen

Amber said...

Great sidewalk shot.

justine said...

I love these shots. I was reading about the slice of life course on the mortal muses this morning, have you done one of her courses? would you recommend it?

Virginia said...

:)

I realized that the fall foliage would be something I'll miss when I move out of the Bronx. We have so many trees here.

Love the second shot. It's really gorgeous.

Oliag said...

The leaves are mostly all down here in RI...this weekend will be a raking weekend I do believe. You have a beautiful view!

Miss T said...

so lovely. i love falls colour.

Krystal said...

Oh I love the leaves on the ground!!