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Photography: Everyday Eyecandy Project 52, Q2

It’s that time: here are the highlights of my Q2 pictures for the Everyday Eyecandy Project 52 on Instagram and Facebook. You can check out my Q1 highlights here.

The prompt for week 26 was Summertime. I love the rainbow visible in the water fountain at Pier A Park here in Hoboken!

The prompt for week 24 was Photographer’s Choice. Can you spot the bee?

The prompt for week 19 was Friends. And what do friends do? Get ice cream!

The prompt for week 15 was Negative Space. I just liked this picture, and it got 40+ likes on Instagram, which is a lot for me.

Well, there you have it. I’ll post again with Q3 highlights in October!

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Photography: The Highline Photo Shoot, Part 3

Ok. Last Highline post, I promise! Part 3 focuses more on the sculptures and street art along The Highline. Be sure to check out part 1 here and part 2 here.

the floaters, Henry Taylor

The Swallower Swallowed, Jon Rafman

Rest In, Guan Xiao

That’s it! Highlights from a Central Park photo trek and Q2 of the Everyday Eyecandy Project 52 photo challenge are up next!

Hope you are having a great weekend!

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Check out the Q1 highlights here.

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Photography: The Highline Photo Shoot, Part 2

Happy Friday! Here’s part 2 of my Highline photo shoot. You can see part 1 here.

I love this 19th century (I think) architecture in Greenwich Village.

Pretty yellow flowers. The fact they are a little out of focus and the stems are more in focus makes the picture interesting.

Yup, that’s the Hoboken terminal!

It was the end of Pride Week in NYC.

Did someone call a cab?

Is this hyacinth or lavender?

In this photo and the photo below, you get a little texture and the contrast between the blue sky, green leaves, and white flowers and bricks.

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Check out the Q1 highlights here.

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Photography: The Highline Photo Shoot, Part 1

And Photo Week continues! A few Saturdays ago, I was going to attend a photography workshop in Manhattan. The topic was studio lighting. Well, the organizer canceled it at the last minute. These things happen, but I was pissed. I had not signed up for my usual yoga class in anticipation of attending the workshop, and it was too late to get to the yoga studio.

So, in an effort to salvage the day, I grabbed my camera and went to The Highline, a public park that runs along the west side of Manhattan from the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street in Midtown. The Highline is kind of like a walkway, and it overlooks Hoboken, Weehawken, and Edgewater, New Jersey.

I took about 80 or 90 photographs, so I’ll share the best ones in three parts. Enjoy part 1!

I believe this is in the mid-20s facing eastward.

I love the combination of the daisies, the texture in the bricks, and the rich blue sky!

Got this yellow cab from overhead.

Pretty marina, and that tower to the left is Stevens Institute in Hoboken.

This was getting towards the end of the walk.

I love that I can get shots like this one of a crew team on the Hudson with my new lens!

There is a lot of greenery and flowers on The Highline.

Like I said, flora and fauna everywhere!

Where do you like to take pictures in your city? Are there neighborhoods that are particularly photogenic? Share your favorite photo shoot locations (and your best pics) in the comments!

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Check out the Q1 highlights here.

Be sure to subscribe to Fabulous Forever using the form on the top right of the homepage, and use the social sharing buttons below the form to follow me on social media. Here’s my Twitter and Instagram. I’m on Snapchat at clobuono. And don’t forget to like the Fabulous Forever Facebook page!

Photography: New York City Skyline Photo Shoot, Part 2

I hope everyone had a great Fourth! Remember last week when I said I’d share more photos from the skyline photography workshop I took? Well, here they are!

I love this sailboat!

This photo of the Empire State Building before it is lit up for Pride Week looks very haunting.

The historic Hoboken terminal. It’s a major transportation hub around here.

I love the red of the W against the deep blue sky.

This pic makes this office building look eerie.

One WTC, the Freedom Tower, as seen through my new lens!

Lots of people took boats out to view the scenery and watch fireworks.

I just like the clouds and sunset in this pic. The weather was gorgeous!

I thought it would be fun to have a little photo week here on the blog, seeing as it’s sort of a vacation week with the holiday and all. I have a few photos to share from a walk I took on The Highline in NYC, too. Oh, and the Q2 pics from the Everyday Eyecandy Project 52. I’ll get to those shortly…

Tell me. Have you ever attempted night photography? Or photographing fireworks? I never did before I took this workshop on June 25. Share any tips you may have in the comments!

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Check out the Q1 highlights here.

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Photography: New York City Skyline Photo Shoot, Part 1

Last week was Pride Week here in New York City. Pride Week wraps up with a fireworks display in front of One World Trade Center, aka the Freedom Tower.

Every year, my photography teacher runs a Skyline at Night photography workshop on the last day of Pride Week, so students can practice photographing the NYC skyline at dusk and the fireworks display once it gets dark. Of course, I joined in the fun!

I wanted to share my favorite shots of the Empire State Building and One WTC lit up in rainbow colors for Pride Week, and a few pics of the fireworks. If you’ve never photographed fireworks before (I hadn’t) they can be tricky to capture, but I got some good pictures. Enjoy!

The Empire State Building

One World Trade Center

My photography friend Kelly posted her fireworks pic on Instagram with this quote from one of my favorite movies, Love Actually: “If you look for it, I’ve got a feeling you’ll find that LOVE actually is all around.” Well said!

I’ll post the more evergreen skyline photos a little later this week.

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Check out the Q1 highlights here.

Be sure to subscribe to Fabulous Forever using the form on the top right of the homepage, and use the social sharing buttons below the form to follow me on social media. Here’s my Twitter and Instagram. I’m on Snapchat at clobuono. And don’t forget to like the Fabulous Forever Facebook page!

Photography: Liberty Humane Society Picture Story

For some weekend fun, I wanted to share my final project for photography class. We had to tell a picture story. I chose to do my project on Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City, NJ. Animal welfare is a cause close to my heart, and I have had rescue cats since I was in second grade.

I used to volunteer at LHS, but stopped going because it made me so sad to see all those animals in need of good homes. LHS is not the cheeriest place, but the staff and volunteers do everything possible on behalf of the animals.

It took a long time, and it was hard for me to share this. I don’t know why. The pics are OK, although my photography has evolved since March, when these were taken. And I have since been introduced to Adobe Lightroom digital photography software. (Lightroom, BTW, is the greatest invention since lip liner.)

Maybe I was reluctant to post this because I adopted two female cats, Mesa and Pashmina, from LHS, and I am still grieving Pashmina’s death last August. Or maybe it’s that I feel strongly about rescue, and wanted to do the story justice.

But anyway, here it is. I had so much fun putting it together. Enjoy!

LHS is located in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ.

LHS exists in what was once a municipal garage.

A closeup of the mural on the building.

Volunteers are so important. A walk in the sun can make a shelter dog’s day.

The cattery is up a flight of stairs in what must have been the garage office.

Appropriate tortitude!

The kennel in located in the former garage motor pool.

Outdoor dog runs

Seriously?! Are you going to say no to that face?

Many animals = tons of laundry

Adoptions = Happy Tails

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Check out the Q1 highlights here.

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Photography: Essence of My Neighborhood, Up & Out and Sweet

I’ve posted here before about my photography assignment, The Essence of My Neighborhood, focusing on the park and hospital. Other hot spots in our hood include the local blow out bar, Up & Out, and cupcake emporium, Sweet. They are always packed! As promised, here are some pics.

Walking east on 4th Street, at 4th and Garden, a.k.a. the corner of yummy and heaven!

How delicious do these scones look?

The chocolate icing on these cupcakes is ah-mazing!

If you continue walking east on Fourth, you reach the corner of Fourth and Bloomfield, and the Up & Out Blow Out Bar.

Up & Out always has the best signs!

They do the bounciest blowouts!

The place smells like Moroccoanoil products! So fabulous!

And there you have some more highlights (and lowlights and balayage) of my neighborhood! Tell me, what are the busiest spots in your neighborhood? Where do you like to hang out? Share your favorite local places in the comments!

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter.

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Photography: NYC Field Trip

For a little weekend fun, I put together a post of my favorite shots from my photography class field trip to NYC last Sunday. We got an early start at about 8 am, and took the PATH to the World Trade Center so we could take pictures in The Oculus and the new Westfield World Trade Center shopping mall.

The Oculus at the World Trade Center.

One World Trade Center, as seen through a window in The Oculus.

Then we walked up Broadway in Chelsea, and stopped so we could practice capturing the blur of a moving object.

Panning blur shot of the ubiquitous NYC yellow cab.

The next stop was Columbus Park. On the way, I snapped this interesting-looking building.

This building looks like Jenga.

We finally arrived at the park. It’s actually a pretty big place with ping pong tables, basketball courts, and a few soccer fields.

A spirited ping pong game was in progress…

You could cut the excitement with a knife…

There was action on the basketball court, too.

I took my camera over to the soccer field. GOOOAAALLL!

From Columbus Park we moved on to Chinatown.

Chinatown is a particularly photogenic part of Manhattan.

I wonder if their noodles are any good? I love Asian noodle dishes…

Chinatown has a lot of these little alleyways…

So there you have the highlights. At least on my camera roll. After Chinatown, I took the PATH back to Hoboken with the instructor and another student. By that time, it was after 11 am, and I wanted to upload my pictures to my computer.

I plan go back and shoot just in Chinatown. I have a feeling these shots just scratched the surface.

Tell me about the most photogenic neighborhood where you live. Let’s talk photo inspiration in the comments!

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter.

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Photography: Everyday Eyecandy Project 52

Remember how I said I was doing the Everyday Eyecandy Project 52 over on Instagram and Facebook? And that I’d post about my progress about once every quarter? Well, Q1 is in the books, my friends! So here are a few of my favorites.

The beginning is a great place to start. The prompt for week 1 was Me at the Beginning.

The prompt for week 6 was black and white. I love these old posts in front of the turn-of-the-century brownstones in Hoboken!

The beautiful rich colors in this photo…

…make it a good black and white photo.

The prompt for week 11 was portrait. I call this “tortitude.” I took this picture in the LHS cattery for my photography class final project.

“Bokeh” was the prompt for week 12. Bokeh is an Instagram word for limited depth of field. See how the tulip in the foreground is in focus, but the flowers in the background are fuzzy?

What can I tell you? Flowers make for great bokeh pictures…

Hope you enjoyed my favorites (so far). And can you believe it? Today was my final photography class! I’ll share some more picture stories I did for class over the next few weeks, including my final project about our local animal shelter.

Tell me. What do you like to photograph? Family? Animals? Landscapes? Let’s talk subject matter in the comments!

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’m thinking I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Wish me luck!

Be sure to subscribe to Fabulous Forever using the form on the top right of the homepage, and use the social sharing buttons below the form to follow me on social media. Here’s my Twitter and Instagram. I’m on Snapchat at clobuono. And don’t forget to like the Fabulous Forever Facebook page!

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