This Easter I headed off on holiday for 8 nights in 'The Big Apple' NYC and I was full of anticipation and excitement as to the photo opportunities that would no doubt throw themselves in my general direction.
As with all my blogs I like to be completely honest, and to be completely honest I hated the place for the first 2 days. I couldn't get my bearings, everyone I met was rude, there were millions of people everywhere, the traffic was horrific, the sirens were so loud my ears were bleeding and everything smelt like a pizza!!! All in all not a great start and I would have happily come home :-(
This was not what I expected and although I appreciate that big cities can be a little crazy this was like nothing I had ever seen. But we were there and it was down to me to make the most of it ...........................and oh boy am I glad I did. By day 3 it all started to make more sense, I had got my bearings, worked out the subway system, got used to the noise, met lots of people who were kind and helpful and found areas that didn't smell like a 12 Hawaiian stuffed crust special. And as each day passed 'The Big Apple' just got better and better :-)
This place truly is a photographers dream, the people, buildings, parks, lights and views are endless. No matter which subway station you arrive at there is ALWAYS something or someone interesting to capture. Even forgetting photography for a brief moment, this really is an exciting and eye opening city providing you go with the flow and have an open mind.
I had an absolutely amazing holiday and thoroughly recommend NYC to anyone considering it, this place is brilliant and below are some of my attempts to capture the excitement and vibrance of 'The City that NEVER Sleeps'!!! I hope you like my photos and I am proud to say, as per the t-shirt, "I LOVE NY"
One of the big highlights of my recent trip to 'The Big Apple' was walking around the Easter Bonnet Parade on 5th Avenue. As many of you know my favourite type of photography is 'candid street' shots which I rarely get the chance to do, however at this event I was seriously spoilt for choice :-)
Thousands of onlookers turned up to enjoy and capture the atmosphere of this great event whereby people get the chance to display their various outfits, hats, bonnets and sometimes rather hedonistic attire! There was so much effort put in to looking the part and, luckily for me, nobody was camera shy, in fact they were quite the opposite. This was the first time I had been chased down the street by people who wanted me to take their photo!!!
This could have easily been a massive blog but I have thinned out the photos to bring you my absolute favourites from the day, hope you like them as much as I enjoyed taking them.
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