I don’t know where the last year has gone? This time last year it was the day before my month-long trip to New York (which also included a couple of trips to Chicago & Atlantic City).
I’d wanted to visit New York for my entire life, and being freelance, and with the freedom to do such things, I decided a long weekend just wasn’t going to be good enough for me. So, when I saw a reasonably priced flight, I decided, screw it, I’ll go for a whole month. And I booked it.
Next I had to find some accommodation. Clearly, staying at the Four Seasons for a month wasn’t going to be financially sensible, nor particularly practical. In the end, I found a great apartment in Brooklyn, just a short train ride away from Manhattan on the Q line.
During my month I still didn’t manage to do everything New York has to offer – there’s so much more I want, perhaps even need, to see and do, that a return trip is of course inevitable. In September 2015 it was incredibly hot most of the time – too hot if anything – so it’d be interesting to go back during cooler weather.
I was meaning to blog the photos a lot sooner than this, but sometimes life gets in the way. So, I thought, as it’s been a whole year since the trip started, this can be a reminisce post rather than a “look what I just did” post. If anybody is still left reading this blog (hello Dad), I can only apologise for my long absence.
On my trip I took the Panasonic LX100. This is a compact camera, but with a large Four Thirds sensor. I was tempted to take something more complicated, which allowed for many lens changes, but in the end I decided that the world probably has more than enough photos of New York, and for once, I wanted to enjoy the trip not worry about taking a fantastic photo – but, if I do say so myself, I managed to get some of those too.
Here are some of my favourite photos – I hope you enjoy. If you’re particularly inclined to see more photos, or read more details about the trip – you can view a PDF of the book (yes that’s right, book!) I created from the trip. For you see, WordPress may come and go, but I’ll always have the book on my shelf 🙂