Last post of 2014

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These are some snaps from last week when my sister and her fam were in town for xmas. We palled around together for the whole week. The kids in the photos are my nieces.

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My sis took this one of me and my niece–

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Museum of Natural History

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Reconnected with some old friends over the weekend, and was able to meet two of their kids for the first time. It all happened at the Museum of Natural History. Here are some snaps from along the way.

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Latest addition to the family

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I added a couple of new tools to the arsenal this week. Specifically, I finally picked up a Fujifilm X100S. I have ranted about this camera a few times already. I have only had it one day, but I already like it quite a bit. I showed a couple of my friends, who called it a tourist camera. Funny enough, that is exactly what I intend to use it for. It is such a pain to drag an SLR system with me every time that I travel. I plan on bringing this girl with me everywhere. In true tourist fashion, I snapped a couple of shots in midtown this morning (including one in Times Square). Nothing amazing, but I’m just getting her broken in!

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it’s kinda cold

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I guess that we have been kind of spoiled in NYC for the past few winters. Though there were some cold days and some snow, it wasn’t consistently cold the way it has been this winter for several years. I say this because the last time I remember seeing ice flow like this on the Hudson was in 2010. I snapped these pics last Friday evening in north cove marina. At eventide, the ice expands a good 50′ from the bank.

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timelapse snow storm vid

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During that little snow storm that we had last week, I decided to make a timelapse video. I taped a GoPro Hero 3 to my window and let it run. Unfortunately the card only holds 9 hours worth of video at 1080p. I started shooting around 7 PM. So it cut off before it got light outside. But, it is still mildly entertaining (imo).

 

New York City– January 2, 2014 Blizzard Timelapse on West 30th Street from Jacob Breinholt on Vimeo.

merry christmas!

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This image is from a series that I did in 2010. Some friends and I went around one night and did long exposures of every Christmas tree that we could think of in Manhattan and Brooklyn. This particular one is directly under the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO. I did a 30~ second shutter while we ran laps around the tree with sparklers. It is still one of my favorite holiday images. Merry Christmas!

winter solstice

Sunset on the High Line

I took a evening jaunt on the high line Saturday, when it was unseasonably warm. It also happened to be Winter Solstice. Even though I know that the worst of winter is yet to come, I take some comfort in the fact that the days will now be getting longer instead of shorter. There is something utterly depressing about having sunset at 4:30 PM.

I brought my Polaroid with me Saturday evening, and snapped the images below with it. The image at the top, is of the same view from the iPhone. Not the most spectacular sunset. But I did like the way that the light was coming through the cotton-like plants in the foreground.

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first snowfall

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Over the weekend New York City had its first snow storm that actually left behind any accumulation. I’m not sure what it is about this event that makes it so great. The fact that it happened on a weekend made it extra nice. It is kind of like a magical slap in the face driving home the fact that winter is here.

It literally snowed all day on Saturday. I took the opportunity for a quick walk in the park first thing in the morning. Most of the photos that I took were mental images. But these are a couple of images that I took with a camera. Also saw this today and found it amusing.

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