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Jersey City : Skyscraper Capital

 

We had the opportunity to visit Jersey City, the Skyscraper Capital of NJ, this past weekend and decided to get there early and hit our favorite places: Exchange Plaza and NewPort. 
BTW, if you haven’t been to Exchange Plaza or NewPort, you owe it to yourself to visit; the view of lower Manhattan is particularly beautiful and not to be missed (and the Jersey City Skyline ain’t too bad either!). 

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Viñales, Cuba : A Timeless Gem

Cuban Farm house in Viñales.

In our recent trip to Cuba, one of the first places we decided to visit was Viñales, about 2 1/2 hours southwest of Habana, near Pinar Del Rio.    

We wanted to see the famous mogotes, the limestone “haystack” mountains so prominently featured in the area.  So off we went with Pedro, our chofer

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Cuba – A Photographic Journey

La Bandera Cubana (The Cuban Flag)

Cuba.  The word evokes images of classic cars, ancient crumbling facades and warm smiling faces.  

But Cuba is more than a cliche…it is a country at a crossroad, with a people tired of being regarded as an anachronism and yearning to catch up with the world at large they perceive thru modern media.

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Compatible Flash : The Eyes Have It

Compatible Flash: The Eyes Have It!

We got the call Thursday evening to turn this one around quickly…so we agreed to Friday after work. to shoot this Studio apartment.  No problem, I thought, I’ll just recharge the camera batteries, load up the camera bags, make sure we have the light stands, tripods, compatible flash, etc., load the car and head on up to Jersey City.  And off we went…

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Fresh Grocer, Key Food, now SuperFresh…Change is Good!

This is our most photographed building in New Brunswick, NJ.  Over the space of 4 years, the tenants changed several times, and each time, the property managers, DEVCO (New Brunswick Development Corp), asked us to photograph it…again.

While this is good for business, the real point of this post is to demonstrate how things change over time…and to reiterate: change is good.   

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The Dream Lives On…

This year Martin Luther King Day passed very quietly:  unfortunately, it was eclipsed by a certain Presidential Inauguration, and rather than focus on the significance of the National Holiday, the media turned its attention to other pressing matters (nothing new there!)… 

 

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Welcome to An Urban View!

Welcome to An Urban View!

Lower Manhattan

This is the inaugural post of the Urban View Photo™ Blog devoted to the Great American City!


Here you will find scenes from the urban landscape: images depicting Man’s struggle against the environment as expressed in modern, industrialized society (i.e. the built environment).  Illustrations ranging from vibrant, pleasant cityscapes to bleak, gritty, often surreal portraits of urban decay.  Our ultimate goal is to accurately reflect and forever preserve the frantic, mechanized pace of city life at a moment in time.


An Urban View will feature sweeping twilight urban vistas, large brooding structures, huge powerful intricate machinery and/or abandoned warehouses – in other words…

~Glimpses of the Urban Landscape~

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