December 4, 2017
Scott and I celebrated our 20th anniversary in New York City this year. We thought about going somewhere warm but ultimately decided that New York this time of year is just magical. It was an amazing trip. Luckily, NYC was experiencing a warm week. WIN!!! It was perfect weather. We took in a lot of sights but we weren’t rushed. We explored places like Little Italy, Times Square, Wall Street, Battery Park and Central Park. I played around with long exposure and because of that, it drained my battery! I was in the middle of Central Park and my battery died. Y’all. My heart sank. Central Park had just had their Fall foliage peak. We managed to get a few shots in before it died, though. You’ll notice we have the same pose over and over. It’s hard to get it all together with a self timer, no tripod, tons of people. The struggle was REAL. What you don’t see is that my camera is propped (unsteadily) on a rock. Or on a bench. Or on my purse on the ground. I don’t recommend it to anyone. Desperate times call for desperate measures so I risked it, y’all!!
Here we are at Battery Park, with Lady Liberty in the background. This was the coldest we ever got. It was blustery!
This was our favorite spot of the trip. The view from a corner coffee shop in Little Italy. We people watched and enjoyed New York Cheesecake.
That dang long exposure was fun… little did I know…
He didn’t quite care for the “hype” of Times Square. Ha! “It’s just a bunch of digital billboards”, he said. Yeah, yeah. I know. But the photography opportunities are phenomenal!
The firefighters caught a call while we were there. It turned out to be something small… so, this fireman clearly took advantage of getting out of the station for a bit…
Now the beautiful, Central Park. It was dreamy. We spent all day there. All. Day. Go to the secluded part of the park, the park attendant said. It will be fun, he said. THREE. Hours. Later… Three full hours of walking, we got to the end and it was beautiful, no doubt. It was just hard to appreciate after walking in my boots for two and a half miles. That uber ride back to the hotel was totally worth it. Scott and I both agreed that the more populated part of the park was prettier.