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cricketdiane photo tour of New York City 2010 - nbc

cricketdiane photo tour of New York City 2010 - nbc

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This was such a great photo, great colors and reflections and wonderful composition but the durn thing didn’t end up with the clean focus I wanted and expected . . .

cricketdiane photo tour of New York City - poinsettas at nbc center

cricketdiane photo tour of New York City - poinsettas and reflections at nbc center

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cricketdiane photo tour of New York City 2010 - Swarovski crystals catching the light at Rockefeller Center

cricketdiane photo tour of New York City 2010 - Swarovski crystals catching the light at Rockefeller Center

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cricketdiane photo tour of New York City - the tourist stuff store NYC

cricketdiane photo tour of New York City - the tourist stuff store NYC

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cricketdiane photo tour of New York City 2010 - windows NYC

cricketdiane photo tour of New York City 2010 - windows NYC

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cricketdiane photo tour of New York City 2010 - places where it all happens at once NYC

cricketdiane photo tour of New York City 2010 - places where it all happens at once NYC

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cricketdiane photo tour of New York City - Thanksgiving and Christmas 2010

cricketdiane photo tour of New York City - Thanksgiving and Christmas 2010

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cricketdiane photo tour of New York City 2010 - vibrant lighting effects NYC

cricketdiane photo tour of New York City 2010 - vibrant lighting effects NYC

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I see why New York City and New York have a bit of “get it together, y’all” attitude towards everywhere else in the US, especially other cities in the US – it is because the New Yorkers and their businesses host millions of people every week smoothly, effectively, efficiently and with individual attention. Amazing.

– cricketdiane

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cricketdiane photo tour of New York City 2010 - Christmas windows at Saks NYC

cricketdiane photo tour of New York City 2010 - Christmas windows at Saks NYC

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I love the angles in that photo including the reflection of the lights from the Saks door entryway awning – but compared to other windows around New York – I don’t know quite what they were trying to do at Saks this time. I thought they would be stunning and instead they were – well, I don’t know but the clothes aren’t very appealing the way they are displayed and it seems banal. Is that the new concept of “elegance” – They could’ve done so much more with them. I could’ve done more than that with them . . . Oh well, maybe that is appealing to those who shop there.

– cricketdiane

In the window it says “Haute Hippie on 5” – maybe they were stoned when they did these windows . . . soo, sorry – just a thought. It was really hard to get a photograph of these windows that was interesting at all – and the clothes are so beautiful to be displayed in such an unappealing way. I just don’t get it. How much money did they pay to get these windows done this way? Are they paying a fortune to people to think up this stuff and then it turns out this way? Durn, you’ve got to be kidding . . .

Alrighty then.

– cricketdiane

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Imagine what those windows at Saks would look like if they simply added a white baby grand piano (or a scale model of one) and then seat the figures in different poses where the light would catch the sparkle of the fashions casting the light different directions. I can see how the manikin with the sparkle top and black skirt towards the middle would look seated in the right foreground near the window with one knee slightly raised and laying partially back at an angle with her head back as though the ecstasy of the Christmas celebration were washing over her. And, a group of figures in the right mid-ground standing together as if talking, or with one seated on a polished stainless post-modern bar stool and the other two figures on the right engaged in conversation with her.

And, one figure seated or laying on the closed top of the white baby grand piano with the playing of it by another figure, male or female seated on the piano bench on the left-hand side of the scene. And the manikin on the far left foreground standing farther back behind the pianist listening to the music as a group with a more engaged pose. The scene could be very engaging with those simple changes. And, the fashions could look more sparkling while showing off the dramatic holiday textures of the clothing in an elegant way rather than diminishing them as it is now. Just a thought, but right now – the way those clothes hang on those manikins it makes those beautiful elegant party dresses look like they are worn by bag ladies. They don’t fit the manikins properly. They don’t sparkle as they should and they don’t enhance each individual fashion as they could. Honestly, how hard would it have been?

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cricketdiane photo tour of New York City 2010

cricketdiane photo tour of New York City 2010

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Whatever . . .

I think they had some pretty windows on the other side. Maybe.

And, then this photo came out a bit on the funky side, but I really love what it did –

 

cricketdiane photo tour of New York City - 2010 - Christmas windows and funky photography

cricketdiane photo tour of New York City - 2010 - Christmas windows and funky photography

The light dances in the picture and spins – well, I thought it was interesting anyway.

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And, I thought this one is interesting for the contrast of things in it –

 

cricketdiane photo tour of New York City - 2010 - Rockefeller Center contrasts of reality

cricketdiane photo tour of New York City - 2010 - Rockefeller Center contrasts of reality

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