When out and about in NYC, one stumbles on stuff you never expect to see. This storefront display at John Varvatos, Madison Avenue, NYC, caught my eye when I was in a car with some friends. I went back this evening to take the photos. Congratulations KISS for your induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10, 2014!
Yesterday I posted a link to 30 things to stop doing to yourself... It really resonated in me as I read each of the things... today, I started work on #4. "Stop putting your own needs on the back burner. – The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too. Yes, help others; but help yourself too. If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now." Here is the link, check it out, it will inspire you! 30 Things To Stop Doing To Yourself
It's that time of year again when evergreens sprout from NYC concrete and asphalt. I brushed up against this one walking down Broadway on my way to work early this morning. Breathe in the peaceful pine forest scent as these mini forests appear... their presence is fleeting, like the holiday season... and life.
Back in October, I signed up for the B&H Porfolio Development Series. It is an eight month journey that offers the opportunity to exhibit my work in a show at the famed SoHo Photo Gallery here in NYC. I'm looking forward to the program's events, classes, and assignments that I need to complete to qualify. If I stick with it, at the end of the process, I will have a portfolio and my website updated... and hopefully at least one of my photographs chosen by the judges to exhibit at the SoHo Photo Gallery. I will also get to work with other photographers on the road also... looking forward to the creativity.
I take photos everyday, usually with my iPhone... why?... because it's with me all the time. The Canon DSLR and Canon point and shoot cannot be whipped out as quickly or are with me always. I've also discovered that once you take out the big guns, people shy away or notice you...
I will be posting a photo a day, from my iPhone or Canon DSLR or Canon point-and-shoot... On my Portfolio Development Journey, I've decided that it's time I start to carry my cameras everyday... whereas the fastest iPhone in the east is going to get a shot, it isn't going to have the quality for photo gallery consideration...
I hope you enjoy the posts from my journey... stay tuned.
Spent the day with Mom. She is doing very well and continues to heal. I brought a pizza and a salad for lunch. We celebrated Chris's birthday... he turned 20 today... we were thinking of him knowing he is working hard at boot camp and we can't wait till we can really celebrate his birthday when he comes home on leave after graduation. :D