It was a windy day on Fire Island and you would want to fly against that wind, I’m quite sure. It was real fun! I clearly remembered myself being a boy and doing the same Unfortunately I didn’t have ocean around.
It’s one of the best spots to look at shiny NYC’s skyline – across the river from Manhattan you got to Brooklyn. There is a beautiful pier with water taxis and infamous Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. And there is that view :).
As times change something we lose and something we gain. It was a great place to go for wedding pictures, on any given day you’d see a few weddings coming there. Not anymore, because parking is prohibited there now. But they built there really nice Brooklyn Bridge Park.
It was unusual morning on Fire Island where we go quite often. Fog was covering everything. Beach, swimmers, fishermen, gulls…
Quite fairy vision.
And actually it was really sunny, could you believe? Just a couple of miles away from the shore it was perfect hot summer day.
What we love most about Fire Island is incredible mix of ocean air with smell of vegetation, it’s just so exciting.
It was first time being in NYC for Carlo, but 4th for Eleonora. I was hired to photograph this beautiful couple around Manhattan’s landmarks.
The day we scheduled the photoshoot weather was quite tricky and nasty so we had to push it for another day. I saw that Carlo was kind of upset and confused because of that and I didn’t see the reason for that. I thought it’s not a big deal, we always depend on weather.
While we were walking to Central Park next day Carlo explained to me that actually he made a proposal yesterday! Damn, I missed this moment, now I got it! But they were so obviously in love, kissing all the time so I think I didn’t miss too much after all 😉
I was wandering around Battery Park City the other day and ended up at World Trade Center Ground Zero. And there was a perfect modern urban picture waiting for me:
But before I got there I was stunned by another view, more pleasant to my eye, quiet and calm on lovely Sunday morning:
Can you tell me what year it is?
These 2 photographs separated by just a few blocks, but what a difference! I love to travel around the globe and find these amazing small gems, pieces of life we live and sometimes don’t appreciate. That’s why I got here almost 4 years ago, and fell in love with this city, it’s diversity and craziness!
Just a couple of glimpses
Double-decker for Mersedeses at 3rd World Trade Center building.
Did she realize this match of colors? I guess not
Tornado hit Queens borough of New York City on 9/16 around 6pm.
At first I thought it was nothing severe because everything we saw out of our windows was quite strong wind causing waves of water in the air, blackened skies and it lasted just for about 5 min. Gone. Nothing. But almost immediately started sirens of emergency vehicles. From all directions. Again could be just regular storm, we have had a couple of it this year. But, after 30 min sirens still coming I started to worry about my car parked on the street I guess not only me.
Still didn’t want to go outside. After a helicopter with a projector had hung over our building for 10 min it got to me that it’s quite serious somewhere close to us. I checked traffic in goggle.maps and got a shock – no one time saw I all local streets black. Something was happening out there for sure. And we went to see it ourselves as many of you did.
That was something extraordinary by any measure! Many people will remember those 5 min of nature’s anger for long time: smashed cars, destroyed trees, damaged houses etc.
And below you’ll find photographs witnessing human weakness before nature’s power.
Morning 9/17 update: more new pictures from around the Queens affected by the storm and tornado.
Meteorologists said that the majority of the damage came from the macroburst in Queens. A macroburst is an intense gust of wind that pours down from a storm. According to the National Weather Service, the macroburst started in the Middle Village section of Queens and ended in Forest Hills, and was 8 miles long and 5 miles wide with winds up to 125 mph.
And that’s what we actually see here.