Apr 26, 2011

Sunday's snapshots

It feels like ages since I used the 5Dmkii out during the daytime and not for restaurant shooting (since I've been too busy waxing poetic about film) but it felt nice to shoot digital again this past Sunday. I noticed I now shoot a lot less even when I'm on digital because film has made me more "careful" about each shot. I'm not sure if that's necessarily a good thing because sometimes the best shots are from unintentional snapping around. Anyway, that's not the point of this post. I just wanted to share a somewhat typical weekend day (at least when the weather is nice).

This particular day began at Abra├žo (duh) and then uptown (I was trying to get to Bloomingdales but they were closed!) where I saw this lone yellow tulip somewhere on Park Ave and then this lovely Japanese maple during a detour through Central Park. A walk through the park inevitably ends at Bouchon... I could probably eat this lunch every day - a simple turkey sandwich on fantastic bread, cranberry lime soda, and the perfect pistachio and pb&j macarons. We then shuttled down to the Herald Square area where there were tulips galore. The final task of the day involved picking up beans from Stumptown. Apparently when you buy a bag o' beans, you get a free French-pressed cup of coffee! I'm a sucker for things like that. :D

As a side note, the peonies in this post have bloomed to epic proportions. I have never seen such big blooms in my life. Holy moly.

12 comments :

  1. seems to be lots of lone tulips around now...kinda sad but striking at the same time. they don't live very long, do they? i LOVE the japanese maple shot! since you are talking about using your 5dmkii...are they also using a 50mm lens? Great shots Alice!

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  2. Sounds like my kind of Sunday! Perfection.

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  3. different look, but your vision is all over it. you had a nice day!

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  4. Waaaww... just incredible, the one with the macaroons is my favorite.. you've got some serious bokeh going on... what lens did you use for that?

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  5. oh! very beautiful photos and Thank you for your comment to my post Valentina!

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  6. The bokeh here is unbelievably silky. Delicious!

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  7. sounds like a wonderful weekend routine :)i'm a sucker for all the spring flowers that have been popping up!

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  8. @Cara and La Roquette, it's the 50mm f1.4 :)

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  9. OMG, these are wondeful. love that flowers!

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