Op-Sail 2012: New York Harbor…

Tall Ship, Op-Sail 2012…

Each year around Memorial Day, New York host Op-Sail, the parade of “tall ships”. This year, my son Jonah and I were fortunate enough to get tickets on one of the boats that was ‘touring’ these ships while they were anchored in New York Harbor. It was a beautiful evening. Everyone on board was excited to see these ships up close and in the water. (You could board them the next day while they were docked. This, for us, was more fun. One of the great ways to see the city is from the water and with these ships docked in the harbor, it made it even better.

All images in the slideshow below were made hand-held on a boat rocking in the current.

Hope you enjoy!

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Sunday in New York with Eileen: Foodfest and Other Places…

Last Sunday, Eileen and I decided to enjoy the great weather and headed into the city (that’s NYC) to experience Foodfest 2012. The festival is held on 9th Avenue and draws very large crowds each year.

Foodfest 2012…

Before we made it there, we discovered the  Murray Hill Street Fair on Park Avenue near Grand Central Station.

Old Glory watches over the commuters at Grand Central Station…

Obviously at these events there was plenty of food to choose from. Here are a few of selections…

What would any street fair be without music. At Foodfest 2012 the recorded music was blaring from loudspeakers on each block. At the Murray Hill Street Fair we were  entertained by live musicians….

The young ladies in the following video were having a blast and we enjoyed their music (?) as well.

Japanese Singers…NYC…5.20.12

People watching can be great fun at these events.  Orange seemed to be the color of the day…not sure why but it appeared all over the place…

  

Snoqualmie, Washington: Home of the ‘Northwest Railway Museum’…

Eileen and I are getting ready to return to Bellevue/Seattle to see our family and friends. I went through some of my images from last year and came across these.

Snoqualmie is a small town located in the Cascade Mountains about 25 miles east of Seattle.  The town itself is kind of quaint with the stores reflecting an era that has passed most of us by.

Ye Olde Candy Shoppe…

‘Rock & Roll’ in the Candy Shoppe…

The main attraction in Snoqualmie is the Northwest Railroad Museum.

Northwest Railway Museum…

I didn’t go inside the museum but spent my time outside shooting the trains….Here are a few of my images from that shoot.

Although I am a big fan of NIK’s Silver Efex Pro I continue to have problems with NIK products. The above images were processed with the Topaz B&W plug-in. Seems to do a pretty good job IMHO!