Return to Top of the Rock

Over 10 years ago, I visited Rockefeller Center’s Top of the Rock Observatory. That was also during my pre-DSLR days, and I was using a point and shoot camera to grab some shots.

When I finally purchased a DSLR, I knew I wanted to go back but the opportunity just didn’t line up with certain plans and bad weather. I’ve had a DSLR for almost 6 years now, and at last I made it to Top of the Rock!

I went up during sunset and although a little crowded, I really enjoyed the views and grabbed plenty of photos. It’s definitely one of the best views of the city. I used my wide angle lens and a telephoto to grab a variety of shots. Enjoy!




Follow the Light

About a week and a half ago before the rainy weather began, I caught a sunset at Robert Moses with some really beautiful light.

I explored all around the area in my usual favorite places – the beach, the path to the Fire Island Lighthouse and the Great South Bay. I also took another way off the lighthouse path and found a walkway to the beach that looks like a road, which made for some shots that I really love.

Enjoy and here’s to hoping the weather goes back to normal soon!


30 Seconds of Sun & Clouds

Daytime long exposures are a real favorite of mine. It allows capturing something that can’t be seen with the naked eye. Time and movement within a still photo. The golden light and cloud trails make any landscape look absolutely breathtaking.

The photos below were all taken at Captree State Park in Long Island, New York. Enjoy.

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Aruba Flashback

Turquoise waters, warm desert sand and the sun always shining. Aruba definitely lives up to its slogan “One Happy Island.”

A year ago my boyfriend and I took an incredible trip to Aruba. It was my second time there and definitely one of my favorite vacation spots. The weather is gorgeous year-round and although it is considered to be a Caribbean island, it is located off the coast of Venezuela.

Some of my favorite experiences on the trip included an off-roading tour in the desert, snorkeling in a natural pool, a sunset cruise and just relaxing by the water. I’m missing it a lot and my wanderlust is kicking in for sure.


First night’s sunset


Palm trees by the pool


Turquoise as far as the eye can see


Golden hour on the shore


Sailboat sunset




Desert meets sea


Breathtaking landscapes


Natural pool




Palm Silhouettes



A Weekend in Boston

This past weekend I visited Boston for the first time! I was really excited to explore and check out a new city.

I had my camera with me most of the time but Saturday’s weather was snowy and rainy, so Sunday is when I took all of my photos while walking around the city. Besides checking out Quincy Market, Little Italy and other areas downtown I also visited the New England Aquarium and Harpoon Brewery. Of course plenty of seafood was consumed, including an incredible New England clam chowder.

Boston was a great weekend getaway and I look forward to visiting more cities on these mini-trips in the future. Enjoy the photos and have a good week everyone!


Long Island Views From A Drone

I’ve gathered together my favorite shots from flying my drone above Long Island. Nothing beats seeing these places from a different perspective. Scroll down to the end of the page for video footage from a flight over Robert Moses Beach. For more check the hashtag #fromericasdrone on Instagram!

Sunken Meadow State Park


Captree State Park


Kings Park Bluffs


Robert Moses State Park


Fire Island Lighthouse