Posts Categorized: Photograpy

Wishing for Isla

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Well, it’s official: this winter is just not going away. So it’s no wonder that while expecting more snow on Tuesday, I am wishing for Isla… Isla Mujeres that is. Isla Mujeres is an island off the coast of Mexico and its easternmost municipality. I spent 5 glorious sunny days there last October on an… Read more »

Destination: San Diego

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A few months ago, I had a chance to spend some time in San Diego, CA area. It came highly recommended from people who’ve been there before and who couldn’t wait to move back. I, myself, is a big fan of Pacific Coast Highway, but I never made it south of Los Angeles.

Wheels, parachutes, cyclones and hot dogs, of course!

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I am embarrassed to admit, but in my 21 years of living in Tri-state area, I’ve never been to Coney Island… until now! The home to the famous Deno’s Amusement Park with its iconic Wonder Wheel, the Parachute Jump tower with its ever changing light display, the Cyclone, one of the oldest wooden roller coasters,… Read more »

Farewell to winter…

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I’ve been meaning to post a few pics of the last snow storm we had in NYC for awhile now (since early February to be exact!). With the spring finally here (yeay!), it’s now or never. Winter (around the holidays, especially) is always a nice time to be in NYC. I’d have even called it… Read more »

Lulled in Prague

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This entry is rather belated, but it would be a crime not to mention Prague, the last stop of my two-week trip to Europe last summer. After hassle and bustle of Russia, Prague was a perfect, “fairy tale” destination… visually-appealing, easy-going, and just overall relaxing. Arriving late afternoon (Day 1) without much research/planning, I ventured… Read more »

Falling leaves…

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Fall is my favorite time of the year. And because it doesn’t seem to last as long anymore as I remember from my childhood (blame it on global warming, I guess?), I always try to get away on the weekends to enjoy that distinct, slightly damp crispiness in the air, the changing colors of the… Read more »

White nights in Russian Venice

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I spent only two days in St. Petersburg, but it was probably during the best time of the year known as the White Nights (the end of June)… when it never gets completely dark, when the whole city is alive at all hours of the night with crowds of people congregating along River Neva to… Read more »

From Russia with love…

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My recent visit to Moscow (my first stop on a two-week trip to Europe) was a lot different than usual (aka visiting family). Growing up in Moscow, I was only exposed to some of the city’s attractions, sort of like most native New Yorkers that have never been to Statue of Liberty. This time I… Read more »

As the night falls…

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I was recently asked to do a photo shoot at a Williamsburg-based restaurant (possibly more on that later). Having been to the restaurant before, I knew that I definitely needed a tripod. Like so many places in Brooklyn, it really comes alive at night: dimmed soft lights inside, colorful street lights outside, open windows, cool… Read more »

Lillies & dragonflies

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As customary every year, the NYBG hosted their Water Lily Concert Series this summer. The night I attended, the main attraction was a live concert with Gypsy Jazz Caravan and Saxophonist Sedric Choukroun. Before the event, attendees enjoyed after-hours access to the grounds which is always nice (aka lack of crowds). Specifically worth mentioning was… Read more »

Linden season

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I am ashamed to admit it, but after working in the city for more than a decade and living in the vicinity of Central Park for over two years, I’ve never noticed the abundance of linden trees until this spring. I decided to walk home through Central Park after a long day at work. And… Read more »