pics : snow in queens
song : what a wonderful world by louis armstrong who lived in queens.
i loved reading about the things you'd like to do in the new year and so glad meg will be participating in the 365 day project, too! thank you for sharing them with me and i might take on a few myself. while i was working on the pencil photos i didn't realize there was a flash snowstorm raging outside on new year's eve - slight exaggeration as the snow had just about disappeared by the next day. once scott told me, i headed outside to run and jump and play in the snow. ok, ok - walk and slip and slide.
first i checked out our neighborhood - sunnyside gardens (above). it was designed by british architect lewis mumford in the 1920s using english garden community principles and looked so pretty in the freshly fallen snow.
then, i hopped on the subway to head over to long island city.
traditionally a commercial district, it has become residential over recent years with high rises and a park on the east river that just keeps getting bigger and better.
i was determined to get a photo of the snow actually falling and tried it on the sport setting for a fast shutter speed. it's strange how the photos in sunnyside are warm while those in long island city cool since i didn't do anything special to the camera settings.
there weren't many people around, but i found some cute friends who asked me to take photo of them with their snowman. i loved doing it and made a heart in the snow for you. happy wednesday!
ps a new spring emailer layout for a client project was little bit too vintage for them, but using an old post card and scalloped borders for frames for myself, perfect. so quaint ;).