The life of a photographer who likes to shoot just about anything.

Posts tagged “cars

Storm

rain, storm, traffic, trucks, cars, highway

Torrential rain and highway traffic.


Life in New York City

New York City

Always busy.


The General Store

The-General-Store

Part of Americana that one doesn’t see much anymore.

Photograph taken in Pennsylvania several years ago using 35mm slide film.


The 59th Street Bridge

New York City, 59th Street Bridge

A view of the 59th Street bridge in Manhattan.
The bridge connects Manhattan to Queens and travels over the East River.
Manhattan is on the right. Queens on the left.


Manhattanhenge

Manhattanhenge

On May 29th I trekked into New York City for “Manhattanhenge”. A twice year event first commented on by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson comparing it to Stonehenge. I had emailed Dr. Tyson (7-14-07) when I spotted his photo on the Astronomy photo of the day page (NASA website) and he told me where he took it. So I headed to that spot and was surrounded by people. Since Dr. Tyson first mentioned Manhattanhenge all those years ago, it has become a New York event with crowds gathering and standing in the middle of the road. (Guess they forgot people get run over in the city.) As you know, the day started out beautiful. Not a cloud in the sky. Then at 7:30PM I spotted a wisp of a cloud and, after standing for 3 hours (you can’t leave your spot), I felt the “uh-oh” moment. Sure enough, the sun was blocked. So I present my “Sun Hiding Behind the Clouds Manhattanhenge”.


59th Street Bridge

New York City, 59th Street Bridge

A view of the 59th Street bridge in Manhattan.
The bridge connects Manhattan to Queens and travels over the East River.
Manhattan is on the right. Queens on the left.


On the Road

highway, traffic, cars, automobiles, congestion

Traveling on a highway.


Travelin’ to the Mall

highway, traffic, cars, automobiles, congestion

Let the Christmas Holiday rush begin!


Watch Those Curves!

Road, Dangerous Curves

“You can’t handle the curves!”
(With apologies to Jack Nicholson.)


Storm

rain, storm, traffic, trucks, cars, highway

Torrential rain and highway traffic.
Never a welcome combination


Sunset Highway

sunset highway

The sun setting over a very busy highway.


Life in New York City

New York City

Always busy.


The 59th Street Bridge

New York City, 59th Street Bridge

A view of the 59th Street bridge in Manhattan.
The bridge connects Manhattan to Queens and travels over the East River.
Manhattan is on the right. Queens on the left.

The bridge was celebrated in song by Simon & Garfunkel.


New York City Parking

New York City Parking Lot

No matter where you head in Manhattan, you’l be entertained.


The General Store

The-General-Store

Part of Americana that one doesn’t see much anymore.

Photograph taken in Pennsylvania several years ago using 35mm slide film.


Evening Travel

Highway-2

The highway to the future.


Perfect Parking Space.

Somewhere in England, the owner of that car found the perfect parking space
– just outside the front door.


The British Car

One experience that I looked forward to and missed during my visit to England last year were some small details that separate our countries, like the car pictured above. I captured that photograph when I was visiting in 1993. I had never seen anything like it before and loved it. With my recent visit, those differences had all but disappeared. The cars looked very similar to the ones in the States. Any oddball looking vehicles weren’t as odd as the one pictured above.

And I also missed the sound of a British “police or ambulance vehicle siren”, that distinctly “foreign” sound I’ve heard in so many movies and on previous trips. On last year’s visit that sound was gone, replaced by the same sound I hear at home. I guess that’s progress, but I don’t really like it all the time.


Mother-In-Law ALERT

Mother-In-Law ALERT!

Please keep an eye out for this car and report immediately to the police. My mother-in-law is on the loose again.


NASCAR

In August a friend invited me along to a NASCAR weekend event at Watkins Glen International in New York. I’m not a racing fan but I saw it as an opportunity for some photography, a new experience and another getaway in his RV (love that RV!). Well, what I discovered is – it was Woodstock, only with beer and fast cars. A small city of RVs sprung up on this large field surrounded by the racetrack. All of the folks I ran into were friendly, and many started drinking their beers while eating their cornflakes and didn’t stop. Some dressed in what could only be described as – Halloween outfits. Besides racing, fans could get up close to their favorite drivers, and it was like a county fair with displays, food, and souvenirs on sale.¬†At nighttime, the partying continued with – I really don’t know what to call them – small paper balloons that resembled hot-air balloons. The base was ignited with a match, the hot air from the flame filled the paper balloon and it flew upwards. And some fell back to the Earth, still burning. I couldn’t believe it. In any other place, this fire hazard would be banned. I felt lucky to be here.