Sunday, December 4, 2011

sparkly buildings

On a walk down Fifth Avenue a couple weeks ago I could see that the big, fancy stores on the stretch between 55th Street and 45th Street were not wasting any time putting on their holiday cheer. I saw one building after another decked with bright lights and beautiful window displays.



This next one at the Fendi store was cool--the lights were blinking on and off giving the effect of dripping icicles.


And hey, I got my iPhone 4S yesterday!! Yay! Although all of these photos were taken with my old pal 3GS, I edited them on my new phone this morning. This one below was edited using "vintage scene", an app that I couldn't get on my old phone because my operating system was out of date (long story). Anyway, sooo happy to be able to get some new apps again.


I am sharing today at Kat Eye View, where her "Exploring With A Camera" series is focused on holiday lights this week. She's got some great tips if you want to check it out. And I'm also linking at 52 Photos Project for our prompt "twinkling lights."

I'll be back tomorrow morning to share an exciting new mobile photography project that I'm working on. I hope you'll check it out, and maybe even decide to join us!  See you then.

27 comments:

Lucy Loomis said...

love that last one so much -- could be 1920 or 2011. great vintage vibe!

Tammy said...

Wow, how cool is that?!
I must get over there one of these days. I'm only 6 hours away, and have never been.

Becky Sue said...

Congrats on your iPhone 4s. You are gonna love it! Thanks for the heads up regarding the "vintage scene" app and I look forward to this new project.

Bonnie said...

Love the 'vintage scene' edit! Have fun with your new toy.

Torunn said...

Here it was decorated for Christmas .... beautiful. Great pictures.

Jamie said...

So gorgeous. I'm missing the holiday decorations here in Istanbul. Without them it seems like every other month.

kristen said...

I miss 5th Avenue and the decorations so much! I would always spend a day with my cameras walking the street, always in the early morning before the crowds so I could get my shots. I really miss Barneys and Bergdorf - they were always my favorites.

melissa said...

Love these photos! Thanks for sharing as I was hoping to get to NYC for the holidays but since I can't I can see the decorations here!

Kathy said...

Oh I love these! That first shot in particular, you totally nailed the bustle of Christmas in the city. Perfect!

Kathy

Stefanodav said...

I'll be there on Christmas to see this winderful light.

Ciao from Italy
Stefano

gina said...

Oh, lucky you! NYC in December -- what magic! I love the vintage edit -- wonderful shot!

this is Belgium said...

you are indeed doubly lucky;. a new toy and NYC !enjoy both!

Talibah said...

Christmas time in NYC, these are too fabulous, thank you for adding more magic to the season.

I'm Veronica said...

Love the Fendi scene, those warm tones get me everytime. Lovely phone shots. I still use my old 3GS still in love with Hipsta app.

Andrea said...

Someday I will see NYC all decked out for the holidays...someday. :)

traci's mixed bag said...

Decorations are one of my favorite parts of Christmas.

Anika said...

Vintage scene, check, off to purchase now...that shot is awesome! Ohh, how I love NYC this time of year. Great shots!
Congrats on the new phone! and I am so excited to read about your new project ;)

justine said...

love these shots and new york is just perfect for twinkly lights at christmas. I am excited about your project as I got a new iphone 4s on saturday!! need to see what apps you recommend!

esra said...

Gorgeous photos... NYC looks so wonderful at Christmas. Love that last one your processed with 'vintage scene'. beautiful.Gotta check that app out.
Congrats on the new phone! Enjoy!

Oliag said...

I'm not sure if I will get to NYC this season or not but I do have a very similar photo of the Fendi's building from last year...the city is so special in the evening with all these lights!

SpilledInkGuy said...

I love each of these images (big surprise, right?), but I think the last photo is particularly stunning...
it has such a timeless feel to it... it's wonderful!

RainCityGirl said...

Yay, it's Christmas!! Nice photos.

missing moments said...

Hubby also got the 4s and I'm always stealing it away! He is not happy!
Great shots!

Jacey said...

The vintage scene app seems really great! I love that last photo.

Kat Sloma said...

Oh man, do you make me miss holidays in the big city. I love all of these lights displays, fabulous captures. Thanks so much for joining in with Exploring with a Camera!! Can't wait to hear about your new mobile project.

Terrie said...

That Fendi store icicle photo is amazing - those are some giant icicles! Happy Holidays.

brandy-son Zen master flash said...

ah, Christmas in NY, i can't wait to visit someday