Craving Rainbow Cookies

Craving Rainbow Cookies

My favorite type of cookies from Italian bakeries are the rainbow cookies, although I vaguely remember Simona telling me they don’t have those in Italy (but I could be mistaken).  Anyway, when I heard that Chip NYC was having their version of rainbow cookies for the 2018 Pride Parade, I knew they’d be epic, so in spite of the grey skies and possibility of rain, I grabbed my camera and my sneakers (Adidas Campus, most comfortable sneakers, ever) and headed out to snag a cookie.  I intended to walk both ways, but I was worried it might rain before I got even halfway there, and I was also worried they’d sell out before I got there, so I took the bus there.  For once, I didn’t fall asleep but I was definitely feeling a bit lightheaded.  Seriously, what is it about buses and trains that instantly puts me to sleep?  The cookie was delicious!  I hope they bring that flavor back at some point.  I’d be there everyday.  I need to find a recipe online on how to make rainbow cookies.  How awesome would a rainbow cookie cake be?  Okay, I’ll get off the cookies now and carry on with the rest of the post.

6/23/18, 55mm photography, a7Rii, architecture, clock, cloudy day, color photography, Manhattan, New York City, NYC, overcast, Sony, tower

I hate to sound like one of those annoying people on House Hunters, but buildings like this have so much charm.  I was going to start walking the same way that the bus goes, but I was really tired and didn’t feel like dealing with the crowds that seem to not move at all, and yet walk up your butt at the same time.

6/23/18, 55mm photography, a7Rii, apron, black and white photography, cell phone, cigarette break, crocs, doorway, facial hair, Manhattan, New York City, NYC, Sony, street photography

I’ve been so busy with work that I had no idea that Photingo had started in the group I’m a part of with my other photographer friends, like Esther.  Basically Photingo is kind of like photography bingo.  We each have our cards with different topics and we have to complete them to the best of our ability.  I’ve never filled up an entire card, although I’m feeling ambitious now, since we’re already more than a month into the challenge.  I was looking for a doorway shot for one of the spaces, but I thought I could do better, even though I like the vibe of this pic.

6/23/18, 55mm photography, a7Rii, Adidas, black and white photography, doorway, eating pizza, hoodie, Manhattan, New York City, NYC, pizza, pizza box, Sony, street photography, zip up hoodie

I like this picture much better for the doorway category.  There’s just so much more going on.  Off topic, I love her hair.  It’s just so straight and shiny.  I can’t get my hair like that even with Moroccan Oil and a Chi flat iron.

6/23/18, 55mm photography, a7Rii, color photography, Manhattan, mini dress, Moschino, New York City, NYC, Sony, street photography, sunglasses, teddy bear, walking and texting

I actually really like her outfit.  It’s a cute t-shirt style dress.  You can dress it up with heels and accessories or down with flats or sandals.  If I liked wearing dresses, I’d probably wear a few like that.  I do have dresses, but it’s more like when I buy them I have every intention of wearing cute, flowy dresses, with cute flats or sandals (never heels.  I hate heels), and then it comes time to wear a dress and I’m like, “maybeeeeee tomorrow”, and of course “tomorrow” never comes.  I only wear dresses when it’s ridiculously hot outside and there is no other option.  If I ever get to go to Egypt, I figured March would be a good month.  I’m told the sandstorms happen in February, and the weather seems just right in March.  Not too hot and not too cold.

6/23/18, 55mm photography, a7Rii, Abercrombie & Fitch, Adidas, black and white photography, cell phones, crossed legs, drawstring closure, glasses, hoodie, leather jacket, Manhattan, New York City, NYC, scarf, sitting, Sony, street photography, sweatshirt, texting, zip up hoodie

It was a little chilly outside today, so there were a lot of people wearing either sweaters or light jackets, myself included.  It’s crazy that by the end of the week, it’s going to be in the 90’s.  I guess I’ll have to break out the dresses then.  Lately I’ve been seeing a lot more people on their phones than usual.  Normally I don’t care if you’re on your phone a lot.  I hate when people go on about “people don’t talk anymore”, “they’re always on their phones”, “before, you used to have to go out and meet people.  Now you can even date online”.  Those comments, along with the term “digital detox” makes me do major eye rolls.  Personally, I like how things are now.  I despise talking on the phone.  I don’t like having to be anchored to the conversation and nothing but the conversation. I usually run out of things to say after about 3 minutes.  Some people have anxiety and find it easier to meet people (friends and dating) online.  (Now I am talking about myself, ha ha.)  It’s a great way to screen out weirdos or just be more comfortable talking with someone (either friends or a potential boyfriend) before you actually meet them.  I met Ahmed online.  Not a dating website.  Actually, it was a website for international pen pals.  What gets me is when people walk and text, text and cross the street, basically anything where they are not paying attention when they’re walking.  This city is crowded enough.  Please pay attention.

6/23/18, 55mm photography, a7Rii, bicycle, cell phone, color photography, distressed jeans, iPhone, leather jacket, Manhattan, multitasking, New York City, NYC, postmate, red shirt, ripped jeans, Sony, street photography

A visual aid.  I just don’t understand why anyone would risk injuring themselves, especially in an overly congested city like New York.

6/23/18, 55mm photography, a7Rii, arrow, color photography, construction barrier, diamond, Manhattan, New York City, no people shots, NYC, red, Sony

6/23/18, 55mm photography, a7Rii, bokeh, color photography, depth of field, dress, Manhattan, New York City, NYC, sad girl, skull, Sony, stickers

Sometimes it’s nice to take a break from street photography and take pictures of other interesting things around you.

6/23/18, 55mm photography, a7Rii, backpack, black and white photography, bookbag, graffiti, Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City, NYC, reaching, reflection, Sony, street photography, umbrella, window

Here is another picture for one of the Photingo categories, “reflections”.  It didn’t come out particularly sharp but I really like it anyway.  I like how she’s reaching for the door handle but it looks like she’s reaching for her reflection’s hand.  I had such good luck with Photingo categories today that I’m already antsy to get out again and start taking pictures.




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