West Village Friday Evening

My sister made Raffetto’s Wild Mushroom Ravioli and Broccoli tonight. Parmesan cheese on top.

After we ate, we took a walk. No gelato tonight.  We already had an Italian ice earlier in the afternoon

I had raspberry Italian ice from Rocco’s Pasticceria

 

 

It was such a lovely evening. Lots of people out to dinner and enjoying the summer night.

Rental bikes

A chocolate purse at LiLac Chocolates


Outside Magnolia Bakery  waiting

Bleecker Street Festival tomorrow 10-6

 




Santa on a Bicycle, Holy Medal Vending Machines, Random Selfie at Rockefeller Tree and Cakes for a Friend

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holy medal vending machine

There are two machines. The one on the right took Euros but was unlit.

A choir was singing O Holy Night and that’s the soloist image on the flat screen.

selfie at the Rockefeller Tree

Random people taking a selfie in front of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Christmas Window NYC

Christmas Window Photography by Woman in Blue

Happy Birthday Cakes

Happy Birthday dear friend,  from Magnolia Bakery window on Bleecker Street.  

New York City Sweet Tooth

French Tourists

French Tourists Outside The Magnolia Bakery

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I really wanted to photograph the line outside the bakery.   When we went there on Saturday evening there were customers but no line.

My sister loves me a lot. She walked with me up Bleecker Street after our outing to Brooklyn.

I was able to photograph the line.

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Tourists from Japan on Sunday Afternoon – they found the reference in a guide book

Line at Magnolia Bakery

Here is the line at the Magnolia Bakery.  Often photographed and talked about.   My sister found a site online with 282 photographs of Magnolia Bakery products. Guess I was a little late with my desire to take this photo.  But I did it anyway.

Earlier in the day we walked through Chinatown on Mott Street

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Mary and I ate these delicious Hot Cross Buns from Rocco’s Pasticceria after we rode Jane’s Carousel  (part of tomorrow’s post)

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Rabbits at Bruno Bakery

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Anna Banana Cupcake

Cupcakes in the Angelique Cafe Food Cart

Doo Wop Group Select Blendz
Select Blendz-  Doo Wop Group in front of Amy’s Bread on Bleecker St.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Thank you for all of your thoughtful comments and emails of sympathy in response to yesterday’s tribute for Theresa.

 Sharing your kind, caring words  and blessings meant a lot to the whole family at this difficult time.  Thank you.

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The Weekly Photo Challenge

The theme this week seemed the most cryptic to me to decipher.  I looked at the excellent example by Christopher Martin and read about how to go deeper into the scene.  What to do when you are actually photographing.  How to go “beyond the obvious”.

I didn’t go out and shoot specifically for the challenge but looked at what I had in my archives and tried to look into the photograph to see a whole new photograph within the image.  Showing both photographs seemed the way to go so as to compare but I have decided to try to go with the challenge as intended, instead of justifying my edits.

One thing I learned-  I photograph the obvious and need to consider the photograph hidden within the one that presents itself.  We’ll see how it goes in the weeks to come. Intentional lost in the details photographs instead of edited ones I have already taken.  I will look for the picture within the picture as I shoot.

My theme might have ended up being “Crop in the Details” as I try to not crop my images.  Once I read about not cropping in an article Henri Cartier-Bresson.

So by looking for the “lost” part of the challenge  I definitely “found” some new photographs.

Viewers can judge if the choices I made for the challenge are successful or not.

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Magnolia Bakery Window on Bleecker St
Magnolia Bakery Window on Bleecker St
Guitar Pick on Piano Bench- Peter King on Guitar
Guitar Pick on Piano Bench-
Peter King on Guitar
Murphy's Nose
Murphy’s Nose

St. Joseph Bread and Wine
St. Joseph Bread and Wine
Horseshoe on the Firehouse Wall
Horseshoe on the Firehouse Wall
Car Wash Window
Car Wash Window
Downtown Birthday Hat
Downtown Birthday Hat
Icicles on Christmas Garland
Icicles on Christmas Garland
Manicure and T-shirt Match
Manicure and T-shirt Match
Lawn Ball in Snow
Self Portrait in the Lawn Ball 
Ball and Basket in Nancy's Pool
Ball and Basket in Nancy’s Pool
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Watching TV in an Empty Box
Ivy on Brick
Ivy on Brick