Well here they are, photos from a trip I've wanted to make for a very long time. While I had every intention of making this a "photography" trip, taking my time wandering the streets, composing carefully, looking for unique shots that haven't already been done a millions times over by the endless sea of tourists that descend on the city every day, it turned out to be the complete opposite. It was tiring and hectic, and photography was very much at the bottom of the list of things to do. Which may have been for the best as you can just end up viewing everything through a viewfinder and not actually experience anything while you're there. The simple pleasure of spending the whole time looking up and around, taking in the views and magnificent architecture, and experiencing all the city had to offer was worth a few lost photo opportunities.
I've decided to forgo the advice listed by most photographers/bloggers about whittling down sets to the absolute very best photos, with clear, recurring themes. Instead consider this a slightly upgraded, snapshots-album, peppered with random shots that I can't help but like and want to share, with the tenuous link of all being shot in New York. Maybe you'll like them too.
As always if you can view them on a bigger screen, desktop/laptop/tablet, please do (click the image for a larger, sharper version). I promise it's worth it! Enjoy.