Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: Shot Of The Day: Night Image Of The City On 9/11/2015
Taken Friday 9/11 2015. 14 years after that heinous day in American history. We’ll never forget 9/11 or the heroes and first responders who died giving their lives to help so many others. Our thoughts, hearts, & prayers go out to them, the victims families. Proud and happy to see that the city has rebuilt Ground Zero & mostly recovered even though that infamous day will never ever be forgotten. NYC forever.
Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: Images of The Day: Central Park
Summer in NYC is definitely one of my favorite times of the year. Without further ado here’s some shots taken in Central Park this Summer.The color of the water might not be so great but the scene in the background is perfect.People out enjoying the sun and boating around the lake in central park on a glorious Summer day. This water fountain always attracts lots of people be it locals or tourists to it for photo ops and selfies. It’s hard to get a shot of it completely devoid of people.Last shot I leave you with is this close up of the fountain. All I can say is patience is truly a virtue. Stay tuned I’ll return with more cool shots as Summer winds down and we prepare for Labor Day Weekend.
Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: Scenes of the City From WilliamsburgWhile the Summer has been flying by it’s still amazing to capture the beauty of the city from within and without it. On a recent trip to Williamsburg I snapped the following.
New condos are springing up by the pier and the ferry connecting the city to Williamsburg is a very much needed plus.
What an excellent idea to ride comfortably and in style down the pier.
Williamsburg definitely has it going on. The ferry ride is a short one that terminates at 34th street on the east side of Manhattan.
This guy knows how to enjoy the pier. I couldn’t help but wonder if he bought that thing or built it himself. Either way it’s pretty cool.The city beckons…Bridges and water.The piers are beautiful.This was the second stop on the way. Perhaps next time I’ll get off here and just sit watching the view over the water.Once those who were getting off at the second stop were unloaded. We continued back towards the city and the final destination East 34th Street.
The final destination. Till next time this has been Scenes of the City from Williamsburg. All images are the property of http://www.thejnsreport.com (c) 2015.
Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: The Human Condition: Life & The Family Bond
Life seems to be a monster roller coaster ride filled with highs and lows, twists and turns through various stages of experience. Right now my family and I as well as my significant other are experiencing stages of life that are frustrating, painful, exciting, new, and a bit scary due to the uncertainty of the future unfolding for all of us.
Our family home has been the one constant in all of our lives since we were little kids growing up in the inner city. To have been lucky enough to be born in the greatest city in the world in the best country in the world is special. It’s something that I think for most of my life I took for granted. My family and I are the products of hard work determination, God’s protection & guidance and the wisdom, strength and courage of the matriarch of our family our mom.
In the past month there have been some new realities facing us as a family. We knew that the end of our habitation in the house we had known as home for the past 29 years was coming to an end. And still somehow it hadn’t really sunken in that our family was separating onto the different paths in each of our respective lives.
Embracing independence and the need to grow in our own paths and journeys in life is hard to come to grips with when for so long you’ve known nothing contrary to family being close to each other and living together often under the same roof. On TV the Hollywood reality scene would poo poo families sharing a living space together even into adulthood.
Everything comes to an end eventually. Even so, It’s a hard thing to embrace drastic or dramatic change while saying good bye to yesterday’s memories.
Our family Cat. And an amazing animal and joy!
Love this look of her in a natural environment loving being outdoors.
Scenes from the Bronx on glorious afternoons will be keepsakes and nostalgia for years to come as we look back on the way things were.
The Queen Roars or perhaps… yawns.
This shot above is one of our favorites and will always remind us of “The Boogie Down”.This guy is comfortable at work in the “Greatest City” in the world.
Is that an actual Ferris Wheel in the BX? I thought I’d see that only in Coney Island.Another beautiful sunset afternoon. Reflecting on the days behind us.A night time shot of mom’s gorgeous blue green hydrangea. Mom you have an excellent “Green Thumb”. We’ll always admire and appreciate the hard work and dedication you’ve shown to us and to your beautiful garden at home. Here’s a peak at Cinnamon in bed at home with Sis.This beauty was at home almost anywhere in the house.From one rose to another. Mom’s relentless dedication and hard work in her garden made images like these possible. Thank you mom for everything.Long live fond fair memories of days gone by. Here’s to the future awaiting us with God’s blessings. One thing we know for sure is that family is forever and is most important. We give thanks to God for blessing us with the amazing family that we’ve known all these years and to our family continuing to stick together and remaining close in the future. Hope you enjoyed our little showcase of images.
Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: Battery Place Image GalleryThis past week has been a busy one with a lot of change, a lot of work, and the daily hustle of living in NYC. Monday evening while strolling around Battery Park City I shot the following.Now this is how you design a water fountain. I always liked the infinity edge look of water fountains and pools.Water Fountain frozen still.Rounding the corner near the Museum of Jewish Heritage.This pigeon I thought from this vantage point looked injured based on how it lay sprawling wide.From here I realized nope not injured just fat. LOL It’s definitely enjoying soaking up the afternoon sun.That’s the look of a confident and comfortable bird. Giving us side eye.
In this shot it’s giving us its best side. “Get my left side”. After walking around the bend and heading south from the building. I came across flowers growing along the pathway that were interesting subjects to shoot.I wish I knew the names of the unique flowers I come across. I’m still learning the names of the wide range of flowers I’ve come to familiarize myself with this past year. What a surprise to see that this same species of Hydrangea grows in mom’s garden. Seeing it here in Battery Park City I didn’t expect. It’s an absolutely gorgeous color combination not to mention the design of this flower.
I don’t know what you call these either but I found them interesting. I wish they had name and species and the biological information on a sign next to them so you could learn what the name of the flower is and it’s properties.This beautiful flower reminds me of decoration I’d see on a birthday cake. Looks good enough to eat!This is an absolutely stunning flower. Definitely makes me think of Spring when I look at it.These look like some kind of lilac but I’m not sure.II find this shot very peaceful. Nature in harmony.And what’s your name?Battery PlaceFrom here it looks like a long walk to “Freedom”.It’s nice to know where one stands.It’s really amazing to see all the construction projects going on throughout the city. My question is whose going to be able to afford to live in these new buildings?The good old West Side Highway.I don’t know why but ever since the completed construction of One World Trade Building aka “The Freedom Tower” I’ve found myself on off days down around “Ground Zero” taking in the lasting impact of what happened on September 11, 2001.The scene appears to be not too busy for an afternoon way downtown.More construction going on.Here’s a shot I took at the Southern Reflection Pool..Landscape Reflection Pool
The sky was a bit cloudy at this point and set the tone and mood for this shot which is still pretty cool I think. And with that we’ve come to the end of my photo tour. Hope you enjoyed.
Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: Final Farewell To Mom’s Mardi Gras Roses
As the time draws to a close and we say goodbye to so many years of family memories. I take this opportunity to share with you all some shots of one of the most beautiful flowers I’ve ever seen that good ole mom just so happens to grow in her garden.
The embrace of changes in life is not an easy thing to do but happens to all of us at some point in time and so… After 29 years in the same place we bid farewell to our family home and an icon in the floral collection of our mom: The Mardi Gras Roses.I shot these during the rain in the afternoon the other day. It makes me think that the roses too recognize this is the last time we’ll see them in our soon to be former home. They too are crying.Mom told us how she won these from the Botanical Garden years and years ago and they’ve grown in her garden ever since.You know how I feelThat’s what I meanThere’s something so whimsical, so elegant, and cool about these roses. The richness and brilliance of its two tone color and the way the petals are shaped and twist. We look forward to seeing these grow in our mom’s next garden. All images are the property of http://www.thejnsreport.com (c) 2015.