New York

Studio 365: Day 261

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For today’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid, Michelle asks us to “…take the humble grid out of the shadows, and make it the star.” After seeing Leanne Cole’s wonderful photo homage to New York yesterday and Vladimir Brezina’s photos of New York today, it was out to the studio and the creation of an imagined grid of the wonder that is New York. As you can see it is very much a work in progress but good things may come of it I think.

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City of the Imagination I 18.9.15

Well Met

As promised on MoMA Mia, a gallery and slideshow of some of my favourite photos from our recent visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The perfect way to spend a few hours on a New York Sunday afternoon in January.

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While you are viewing the slides, enjoy Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett singing…you guessed it of course…New York New York.

MoMA Mia

A gallery and slide show of some of my favorite photos from our memorable visit to the
Museum of Modern Art in New York just over a week ago to see the Matisse Cut-outs.

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Can you predict the song?

Stay tuned for our visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in a day or two.

Shades of Grey for Valentine’s Day

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Auguste Rodin’s Eternal Spring is the perfect image on Valentine’s Day for lovers everywhere.

From a photograph I took during our visit to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art
last Sunday, together with the Museum’s description.

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“The human body is, above all, the mirror of the soul, and from the soul comes its greatest beauty.”

Auguste Rodin, from Rodin on Art, Horizon Press, 1971

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale II

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The scale of One World Trade Center, the “Freedom Tower”, rising like the phoenix above the 9/11 Memorial Site, is a wonder to behold. It seems to represent not only freedom but so much more: defiance, resilience, endurance, hope and perhaps above all remembrance.

No day shall erase you from the memory of time…Virgil

This quote from Virgil, which I posted on thechangingpalette three days ago, is displayed in the hall of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. It seems appropriate to post it once again to accompany today’s images.

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Studio 365: Day 40

Day 40
Back in the studio after a whirlwind visit to New York. Over the next few days I’ll post some of the memorable images but in the meantime here is one of my favourites, yesterday afternoon’s  Central Park jogger. Like the Red Cyclist it was one of those lucky moments. The scale of the solitary figure against the trees and buildings I think justifies its inclusion in this week’s photo challenge.
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Studio 365: Day 38

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No day shall erase you from the memory of time…Virgil

So moved by our visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum today.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

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New York, New York

Can there be anything more dramatic than the scale of the Manhattan skyline glistening and glimmmering in the early morning sun, as captured with my iPhone through our taxi window on the ride from JFK this morning after our red-eye flight from Vancouver. I know it’s not the greatest of photos but I feel it captures the beauty and majesty of this magnificent city waking to a new day.


Yes, for those of you who follow thechangingpalette, we made it to New York this week after our trip was cancelled a week ago because of the weather, and spent a glorious morning at the Matisse Cut-out’s exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, an exhibition that is all about scale and color and harmony, just as New York itself is, and about which more to come.