New York City

Jen, the kids and I spent the week in New York City. What an experience. While the kids were there with Rosemount High School Marching Band to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Jen and I were there for moral support and to explore the city. It sure was strange being in a city with our kids but not being with our kids….But we sure made the best of it.

Selfie in Central Park! What a gorgeous day and time to be in New York City!

We explored the city day and night and took in as much as we could. Highlights include seeing Leslie Jones at the Comedy Cellar, Stephen Colbert and Kinky Boots. We ate incredible food. Walked the park. Went to museums. Explored our country’s history. Yeah, we had fun.

Nathan and his marching Baratone!
Natalie with her orange Saxophone!
A miracle – Randomly, the band stopped in front of us and our son was 6 feet from us!

But the real reason we were there was to see our kids.  We feel we were blessed with the fact that with about a million people lining the streets, we made eye contact with our kids. That is a miracle!  The band also stopped right in front of us and Nathan, our son, was directly in front of us. Again, a true miracle. We even managed to get him to break his form by getting the crowd to chant his name until he looked over and saw us! (He wasn’t supposed to do that either as the band is required to maintain form.)

So with that, I am going to just leave you with a big image dump. We had a blast. Leave a comment if you’d like to know something specific about an image or our trip.

As always, click on any image to move to slideshow mode! 


Thank you New York City! What a time we had. We left lots to do so we will be back. Until next time!

8 thoughts on “New York City

  1. Stunning photos Jason, just lovely. The light looks amazing and you’ve captured it beautifully; and lovely to see so much life. What about your camera set up? What camera and lenses were you using? And did you shoot JPEG, using in camera simulations, or raw and processing? Great to see you sounding so well.
    Cheers, Martin (in NZ).

    1. Martin, good day. Such a treat to see a note from you. Thank you my friend.

      Things are good so I am glad that came through in my pics and the mood of this post. It was a true joy to see the city and explore. On the camera front I went bonehead simple with an Olympus Pen F and an Panasonic 15 f1.7 and a Laowa 7.5 wide angle manual focus lens. Stupid simple and light weight. I always had it with me. For me do I have it or do I not is the deciding factor instead of sensor size, IQ, capabilities, etc. If I don’t have it on me, I won’t get the picture anyway.

      I hope this response finds you doing well and life in NZ is good. I’d love to know how things are going and what you are shooting. If you ever have some time, I’d love to hear about you and what you have going on. Shoot me an email if you so desire.

      Take care friend!

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