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..watching boats float up the east river..
..vibe = vibrant, get it? 🙂 i’m obviously running out of titles..
..anyways, if you wanna view this in mono click here..
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..a nice place to take in the view of the city and hear all the crazy drivers honking..
..flares were probably caused by dust bunnies on the filter, i just left it there.. it looked cool.. (and too much trouble to clean up too..)
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..the city from the other side of the river..
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..here’s a couple lounging by the river, oblivious to everything except for themselves..
..how’s that for a title! 😀 now if only the chrysler was a bit taller, this’ll look like those AT&T “bars” advertisement, but the signal’s going down instead of up.. hmm..
Okay, so here goes..
With so many vantage points to view the fireworks, we positioned ourselves where I shot this.. right smack in the East River Park. The weather was a bit dreary and it drizzled a bit, but all that helped to thin out the crowd. It was 30 minutes of pure pyrotechnic joy.. except of course, I was peering through the viewfinder while holding an umbrella. 😉
Oh, and if you squint and see what’s underneath the Brooklyn Bridge, you’ll see something that looks like a blue waterfall. Well that’s actually one of the four, $15M “Waterfall” art installment by Danish artist Olafur Eliasson. New Yorkers had a mixed reaction to it, some in favor and some who aren’t. It actually looks beautiful at night but during the day, you could see the scaffolds and the pipes that feeds the waterfall. And for $15M?! Come on..
A few hours from now, the infamous July 4 firework show along the East River would commence. I’m still deciding on whether to shoot the fireworks from here or some other place where there won’t be too many people. Hmmm.. decisions, decisions..
Cold days like this make you want to cower in the warmth of your bed or in our case, surf movies in our local theater. We were planning to watch Cloverfield but got tickets for Mad Money instead to qualify for the “early bird” rate (yeah, we’re cheapskates). It was a good thing that the former didn’t go first, lest we suffered dizziness & headaches throughout the day – my temples are still throbbing while writing this. I mean, really, it was a poor judgement on our part not to read about the movie before hand. Honestly, it was crap. The remedy for our headache may have been the next movie, Meet the Spartans, which was totally hilarious. I highly recommend this.
The nightscape pano above was taken at DUMBO last December. On the movie Cloverfield, they obliterated the Brooklyn Bridge. Watching a monster rampage around Manhattan feels kind of weird because the setting is so familiar. It makes you wonder what to do if you were in their (the characters) place. It still doesn’t change the fact that the “shaky camera” style sucked big time.