The other day I forgot my keys at the office and had the choice of staying at home all afternoon or heading to midtown and battling the holiday crowds with toddler in tow. We went with option 2 because we are the adventurous types. And if we had to be in the midst of the chaos anyway, why not go to the heart of it and show her the big tree? Crowds/safety/one parent meant limited photo opportunities, but let me assure you, she was a fan.
Full disclosure: I have taken precisely zero non-family related images so far this month. Which is a shame, because the weather has been unseasonably warm and perfect for night shooting. And also because it means that anyone hoping for a glimpse of street photography will have to settle for city kids yet again. Our giant tree will eventually get its own post, so here are a few personal favorites that do not feature the 9 foot decoration in our living room.
Please head over to Who We Become to see our monthly mosaic, or take a more personal spin through everyone's work via blog circle, starting with Jill Cassara, who should really be working for Martha Stewart with her gorgeous images and impeccable styling, but we're lucky to get her instead.
This week on P52.2: Framed, we bid adieu to 2013 with a Photographer's Choice image. While I debated going through the archives for a true favorite, I decided to stick with the holiday season and share a shot of the illustrious Empire State Building I took on our drive home Christmas night. It is not a perfect "wow" shot to round out the year, but with all of the red stop lights and tail lights, not to mention a touch of traffic, it felt like the city was wishing us a merry Christmas in its own special way.
I wish you all a safe and fun end to the holidays as you ring in 2014, and may wonderful things come your way throughout the coming year. Thank you, as always, for your continued support.
Please head on over to Who We Become and see what the rest of our group chose as they head into January!
We continue our pursuit of lines on P.52.2 this week, this time with a focus on diagonals. I love to use diagonals as leading lines, but had fun experimenting with what other implied or less obvious diagonals I could find that fit the bill. Here are a few seasonal favorites. Please pop over to Who We Become to check out what everyone else has found this week! For anyone new to the project, this year's introductory post can be found here.