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In response to today’s awesome #FriFotos Twitter theme of #chill, here are some of the chilliest photos from my travels in Alaska, Colorado, Maine, and right here in NYC. Stay warm! Advertisements

Jersey Shore Storm photo

“Not a cloud in the sky” is an all too easy measure of perfect weather, especially if you’re at the beach.  Double especially if you are on vacation, when just a drop of rain feels like a personal punishment from God.  But the phrase is also just a catchy alternative for describing the plain, flat, static upper half of your world.  What happens when those dreadful clouds roll in?

Quito at Night

It’s no wonder that Quito was the first city to be placed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list (along with Krakow) in 1978.  The place is an architectural gem, on par with any European city. In fact, much of the designs are from Italian architects whose work was brought to Ecuador by missionaries as early as the 1500’s (Bernini for example, who designed the Vatican). The churches are beyond impressive and are worth… Read More

New York SKyline EMpire state building

Manhattan — The sky, the weather, the color and clarity of light, each change by the second. New buildings rise and old buildings fall. But for those photographing the iconic skyline, the greatest variations come from behind the camera — from emotions born within, formed by our relationship with the city and then recast, consciously or not, in megapixels that reflect our momentary disposition. The result is not always rosy–it is New York.