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.

Snow in Sunnyside

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.

Snow In Sunnyside

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.

Snow in Long Island City

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.

Snow in Long Island City

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!

xo, cindy

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 ;).

17 comments:

in another lifetime said...

what a great set of photos Cindy! I love the post card look, it suits your style really well!

Krissy said...

lovely snowy photos! it's been oh-so-cold here, but finally it's going to snow today. at least give me snow if it's going to be -1!!!

Joyce said...

You can always hop a plane and take a photo of snow in our corner. We are supose to get more tonight/tomorrow. I have been looking lately for post card layouts. Yours is really your style- nice. Enjoy my friend!! xo

My name is PJ. said...

You brought us all a bit of picture postcard winter! I enjoyed it!!!!

Line said...

these are great love the heart, so sweet!!!

Shari Lidji said...

love experiencing the snowy city thru your eyes. we just don't have weather like that in texas!

Megan Coyle said...

Wow, you're living in a winter wonderland. Lovely pictures of snow - so crisp and clear.

Sara Bradshaw said...

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hmstrjam said...

love the snow!

aimee said...

your photos make me want to move to new york!

Megan Walker said...

Oh man... where to begin?

Have always loved Louie's version of Wonderful World - it can actually make me teary-eyed.

I adore your vintage post card compilations - they are quaint indeed, and so very YOU!

I'm so excited to do the 365 project too! I decided to start my 1st photo on the 10th because it's 2010 (I'm such a rebel that way...)

I so enjoyed these photos! My faves were the snow on the pines in your neighborhood, the little bird seeking shelter, the red Adirondack chairs, and most especially your precious heart made out of snow! That's going to remain a favorite :)

xoxoxo

Pascale said...

Your snow pictures are gorgeous! I love the lounge chair one (nice wavy lines that contrast so well with the white!) and the one with the red Adirondacks - are these the same chairs as the ones in your summer blog header? And as I said before on Flickr, the heart would make a perfect Valentine's Day card...

cindy said...

i hoped that the lounge chairs kind of simulated waves with the boat coming. i went to photograph those chairs in particular. they are so out of place in the city and i love the red color! thank you for the heart love - it was my last photo of the day as it was starting to rain and i had to find a restroom. too much information ;)!

Silver Horse Photography said...

Saw your link at iffles.com, stopped by to take a look. WOW! beautiful work. (:

thislovelycity said...

So pretty! I am so in love with all of the snow photos from the East Coast bloggers.. orrr a bit jealous rather! As a native so Cal resident, these images are just perfect and dreamy! XO!

Claire said...

These photos are gorgeous! I love the warmth in the first pictures!

Sindy said...

These are so beautiful!!! love "urban + snow" theme! :-)