I’m going back and forth between the seasons. Here are some photos from a summer morning run in New York. I can sometimes be lazy when traveling but the promise of a run in Central Park is a powerful motivator. Even more powerful: getting your butt kicked by runners on a Central Park race course. I went further and faster on my run than expected that morning and it felt so, so good.
I’m at the point in my life where I’m going to a lot of weddings. Generally, I leave the camera at home so the pros can do the work they’ve been hired to do and I can be an attentive wedding guest. This time I made an exception and got this shot of the groomsmen and wedding sponsors (part of Filipino tradition) lined up in the pews. I’m really happy with the composition and I love the distinct shapes in this shot so I decided to post it.
A few months back, I spent a a few hours on Roosevelt Island during a trip to NYC. It seems to be an under-appreciated spot: in a city as densely populated as New York, we felt oddly alone in the shiny new Four Freedoms Park. There are so many reasons to go! You can take a tram ride over to the island (same cost of taking the subway) while taking in aerial views of the city. When you get to the island, you can take in even more views of the beautiful Manhattan skyline. A quick stroll takes you to the Four Freedoms Park, a serene memorial space designed by Louis Kahn (his last completed work). Most of the photos from this set are from inside the simple, minimalist park space.
Got some great shots from the swim leg this year but still need to figure out how to capture more of the bike leg. See here for shots of 2012’s event.
A preview from 2013’s Toronto Island Triathlon. More to follow.
I took a mini-vacation to Montreal this weekend and stayed with my good friend Winnie. Together, Winnie and I ate, drank and lounged our way around Montreal - I had an amazing time. Late afternoon on Saturday, we returned home briefly to rest up and find a spot for Winnie’s new plant. Seeing the way the light shone through her beautiful window inspired us to take a few photos. Winnie got to put her ANTM knowledge in action and rocked out on that windowsill! I’m kind of in love with photos taken in front of windows. I love how simple the setup is yet how vibrant the photos are. Can’t wait for another Montreal visit!