I hope all of my fellow New Yorkers have had the chance to go play in the snow this evening! We were walloped with 25 inches (and still waiting for the official count) of snow starting at around midnight last night. I went out this evening at 8:30 p.m. to check out the status of the snow, and I’m happy to report that most of the white stuff has been cleared. The roads are good, but good luck if you were hoping to dig your car out for tomorrow’s commute. The subways are running (at least those below ground, like my E/F line), and it seems everyone is out taking selfies. Here are some photos from tonight’s adventures with Snowpocalypse 2016.
Two weeks have passed, and thus far I have kept my new year’s resolution to do more personal photography. This week I focused on using my 50mm macro lens at a 2.8 aperture. A 50mm lens is basically how your eye sees the world (as opposed to a telephoto lens that allows you to get closer to an object, or a wide lens that widens your perspective). The macro aspect of the lens allows the photographer to get extremely close to the subject. I normally use the lens to shoot details such as wedding rings and cake toppers, but today I concentrated on the resulting puddles and water droplets from this afternoon’s rain storm. Also, there was an odd fog that settled over the city late in the afternoon that was at odds with the sun trying to peek out.
Happy holidays to everyone! With all that is going on in New York at the moment, let’s take a moment to remember the best of the city. I can think of no more magical place than NYC at Christmas. Enjoy this local’s perspective on the holiday.