Day in the City

Phone Photography

For my 18th birthday, I got a new phone! It’s a Windows phone… I decided to go for something a little different and more unique than the iPhone which I feel like everyone has. (Almost anything is an upgrade from my slide keyboard phone with a 1.3 mp camera). It has a camera comparable to, if not better than, the iPhone camera. Phone photography has become extremely popular because it’s so convenient… Not everyone brings their camera everywhere with them, but it’s pretty safe to say everyone has their phone with them almost ALL the time. Nothing on a phone has beat a Canon or Nikon, for example (yet)… but it’s better than nothing!

Anyway, here’s one of the best pictures I’ve taken with my phone camera so far. It does even better than my camera with focusing on some items!

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Photo shoot!

As you’ve probably noticed, I mostly take pictures of nature or landmarks or architecture or events… I don’t have a lot of fancy photography equipment or enough experience to do a legitimate photo shoot with families or for a wedding (yet…), so I figured this was the perfect place to start- with my own family. It’s always fun to try new things with my camera… This was my first experience as close to an actual photo shoot as it was (with my own camera and my sister and I as the photographers). We definitely had a good time experimenting with different lighting in the field and seeing where the winter sun hit our faces for the perfect picture.

These were all taken on a warm, December day… It almost looks more like October. My next goal is a winter photo shoot… Preferably with snow 🙂
Enjoy!

The one with the crazy curly hair is my sister 🙂
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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Moments like this are when I’m so thankful to live so close to New York City… People travel from all over the country and the world to see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade… And I took the train with my family for under a half hour to get there. The pictures I took definitely weren’t perfect quality, considering how far back in the crowd I was standing (and my height). Towards the end, however, the crowds cleared out a bit and I was able to get a spot near the front! We FROZE our butts off, but it was something I felt like I had to experience. No regrets! It was definitely fun 🙂

Delaware River

I love the gloominess in this picture. You can almost see the fog rising from the lake merging with the layering clouds above. The clouds even cover parts of the mountains. Rainy, gloomy days can be enjoyable too! They provide serenity and peace at times. Enjoy! 🙂

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4th of July

Independence day is one of my favorite holidays. The fireworks are magical, the weather is perfect (when it doesn’t rain), and it’s one of the most enjoyable summer nights, in my opinion. Enjoy these pictures from my 4th of July! Hope you all enjoyed yours! Happy Birthday America!

Summer Fever?

It’s April… Time for the flowers to start blooming, the trees to start budding, and to finally put the winter coat away. Today, it’s more tank top and shorts and ice cream weather though. It got to 80 degrees in some places in New York today. Can’t complain!! Here’s a picture to put you in the mood for summer-

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