Saturday, May 19, 2012

a good day!

After what seemed like days and days of endless rain and clouds the weather has really turned around here in NYC. Beautiful blue skies, warm temperatures and cool breezes--a perfect combination. On Thursday morning I took a walk to Fort Washington Park, one of my all-time favorite outdoor spots. Located along the Hudson River in northern Manhattan right under the George Washington Bridge it really is a beautiful place.

{iPhone: Hipstamatic}

{iPhone: Hipstamatic}

It's always a challenge for me to take self-portraits in public so I decided to get in some practice. It's not easy to find a quiet outdoor place living in a big city but this spot was pretty good--only a couple of annoying people stopped and tried to talk to me :)

In the spirit of our theme at {In The Picture} this month--"big world, tiny you"--I set the self-timer on my iPhone and had some fun!

{iPhone: Instagram}

{iPhone: Magic Hour}

And I even practiced with the remote (I finally fixed it!) on my big girl camera for the "movement" shot for 52 Photos Project...

{texture by Kim Klassen: "Chase"}

It was a good day! Many more photos to share, but this should do for now. Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

And don't forget to check out my latest self-portrait interview with Dawn Hanna, it's a good one!


52 Photos Project


Photo Art Friday


life rearranged

22 comments:

Great Scott said...

Ah, isn't it wonderful to finally have some nice weather! We got a little break from the rain here and it was magical. But, now it's back to rain. Boo hoo! Love your selfies - especially the movement shot!

Jeanne said...

Think these are great shots! Really like the artistry!

Bonnie said...

The great, long-awaited good weather lifts our spirits, our step and sometimes ... our skirts! Lovely pics. Thank you for sharing them at Photo Art Friday!

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Cool shots, love the skirt.

Cheryl said...

Bella, you look beautiful twirling outside. The park you chose is gorgeous. This must have been a wonderful day for you to explore selfies. I'm proud of you.

Sandra said...

Ah! Blue skies at last - ours are still changeable! I love all the shots of the bridges and the self-portraits. That red building must be a light-house, the colour is a great contrast to the sky and the greenery.
The remote sounds like a very useful addition for self-portraits!

michelle gd said...

love "tiny you". and your movement capture is just so beautiful.
always enjoying your images...

Nancy said...

Loving the twirl... go you! :)

Deborah said...

fantastic shot!

Pat said...

I love the twirling shot!

Bella said...

Beautiful photos Christy! Thank you for linking up this week :)

Anika said...

Pretty shots Christy! I especially love that MagicHour shot-the scene,light,and setup, really great

Robin aka Gotham Girl said...

Great captures! Just love that walk to the GW bridge! Can't wait to have some down time to read the interview. At first glance I can see why Dawn has been such an inspiration!

Atelier de Soyun said...

Wow~ your photos look simply amazing! I really adore them. You did an awesome job!

Your post made me miss NYC so much. I used to study at NYU and now I am on the other side of the globe.. I truely hope I can visit it sometime soon again.

Never heard of the Park, but sounds so beautiful and natural. I will def. check it out next time I visit. :)

Mary said...

Blue skies and twirling- lovely! and love that self-portrait :)

blue elephant photography said...

i haven't visited you in awhile! but i'm always in for an awesome display of photos :) i love all these shots, i wish i had this app on my windows phone but your composition is what makes it for sure! i love the last one especially :) i hope you are doing awesome! thanks for dropping by my website ♥

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful photographs, fantastic views. I am greeting

peggy gatto said...

love the skirt!!!
Awesome pic!

Deb Crecelius said...

I like each of these differently.
Can't pick one I like best.
Glad I don't have to.
Thanks for finding my blog,
cause now I've found yours...
and I'll be back.
Your self-portraits are wonderful.

Katie said...

These are stunning and very inspiring. Glad you found a small slice of quiet.

Sam said...

beautiful photos! i think the twirl is my fav!! :-)

Ida said...

Nice bunch of photos. I like the one where your skirt is blowing in the wind.