As with most of us, the details of our surroundings are taken for granted until we are ready to see them. As a NYC photographer, I am fortunate to live on the East River. Each day I try to appreciate the wonder before me. My view across to Roosevelt Island is not as exciting as the view back (where the residents see the NYC skyline), but I actually love watching the activity on and off the water. There is a little stone house across the way and seems lost among the new buildings. I wonder what its story is, how does it fit into the fabric of New York City history. And more than once after a summer shower, I have seen a rainbow end at this cottage. Could there be a pot of gold? Could the Wizard live there? These pictures of landscape are magical!
As you discovered in the “East River Mystery” , the river is salt water. Depending on which direction the wind blows it actually smells like the beach. And just like the ocean, the water can be active or calm depending on the storms and the tides.
On a daily basis there are many pleasure crafts, barges, tugboats and working vessels that sail down to New York Harbor and back. On this particular day, I noticed the water was very choppy and the wind was remarkably strong. The sun was brilliant and reflected off the river back to me like shimmering diamonds. I wanted to share these images with you so that you too could see what a beautiful, summer day was like on the river here on the East Side of Manhattan-a bit of New York City life.
When I came home that night the movement of the river was completely different from the afternoon. The winds were gone and the surface of the water was still. I wanted to capture the light reflection just as I did during the day. The night seems to be a bit more intriguing. I hope you feel the same.
Until next time!
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