Monday Morning Movie–Rise Up!

Evening in NYC from Dmitrii on Vimeo.

Yep, Rise Up! Perfect message for Monday morning.

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Skyscrapers aka Небоскребы


I’ve been keeping advertisements off this blog by paying for “No Ads” upgrade with Recently I learned that I can turn on ads and get a little share from the ads revenue they get. I’m going to turn on this feature in a few days and see how it goes for some time, what kind of ads they are going to put and if it will at least pay for all the extra upgrades on the blog.

Небоскребы, Небоскребы (Skyscrapers)

I know that there are a few visitors to this blog who lived in Soviet Union in the 80th and 90th and will probably relate to this post. Every time I visit NYC or see movies with some action in Manhattan I think of a little verse from a song that goes like this in Russian: “ Небоскребы, Небоскребы, а Я маленький такой” which means “Skyscrapers, Skyscrapers, but I’m so little”. It was performed by the Russian immigrant to NYC and was very well known in Soviet Union. I don’t remember the rest of the song and actually as of today didn’t even remember the name of the guy who performed it. Today I had to see if it is available on youtube and hear it again. Sure thing, there are a few versions of it available, all pretty cheesy, here is one if you like to hear/see it.

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It Never Stops Here

Entire blogs are dedicated to New York City and there is always something new can be said or seen about this city. I have a few photos from it too and will continue to share them as I get through processing them. I think this is a third one this week.

This photo was taken at around 11:30PM, we were walking back to hotel and I was trying to capture the mood of the place. The never stopping, constantly on the move, with so many people, moving, standing taking pictures, taxi cars whisking by. One big living organism. In this late hour it was as busy as would not even get busy in most other cities during their rush hour.

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Bond 45

Basic Information on My Photos

Sometimes you guys ask me about what settings I had on my camera when I took some of these photos. I don’t mind to tell you that, especially that it is publically available and you can look it up your self as well. All you have to do is to click on the photo and open it in my photo gallery at There you’ll need to click on it so it is minimized, then point to the smaller version on the right side of the window and you’ll see a little dialog box with blue letter “i”. Click on it and another little window will pop up with basic information on the photo. Like today’s photo is taken with f/2.8, ISO 200, 58 mm.

New York Street Signs

Well, the only reason I took this photo is because…well, really only reason because I thought all of these signs look cool together from this angle. BOND 45 in all three directions.


Street Level NYC

While walking in downtown NYC I had to stop on a red light and had a chance to hang out with a few other pedestrians. They didn’t mind. It is probably their corner in their hood, they knew that I’ll move away.

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