4 January 2010

New York City, part 1: Queens

I was lucky enough to get a chance to spend the Christmas/New Years break in New York City. Apart from having a really awesome time catching up with friends and family, I took my camera gear along and went absolutely beserk taking photos.

The city itself is pretty photogenic, having many different faces and feels in it's five boroughs, with the weather itself (snow!) giving it yet another dimension. Rather than pile things together into one rambling post, I'm going to do a short series of posts (one every day for the next 5-6 days) covering different areas of the city.

First up: Queens. The complete set is here.

There was an enormous snow-storm the weekend before we arrived, and that was the thing which gave us the experience of our first White Christmas (pretty much ever).

NYC:Queens: Yell-snow cab

Right near where we were staying at my uncles place are the Big Six towers, just off Queens boulevard. Dating back to the sixties, they were named after the Local 6 of the International Typographical Union.

NYC:Queens: Big Six tower 00

NYC:Queens: Frozen slide

Apart from the usual photo-geekery, I had also taken along the Bokeh masters kit so I could continue testing it:

NYC:Queens: Briony bokeh

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