Jen Rinaldi Photography

Capturing Life's Fleeting Moments…

Central Park Scapes July 29, 2009

A little nature taken in Central Park from yesterday’s NYC visit with Mike Palmer.



Mike Palmer was in NYC this week so I made the trip to meet up with him for our very own photo walk around the city.  We intended to take a class at B&H Photo but when we got there we decided to “ditch class” (Shssssh!  Don’t tell Mom I skipped school!) and instead we shop around B&H.  I had to control myself from walking out with a new lens and instead settled for a very small purchase of an SD card holder.  🙂

We did a lot of sightseeing, stopped in Times Square and had lunch at Hard Rock, then headed over to the International Center for Photography for the Avedon Fashion Photography exhibit (amazing work!).  We ended the day wandering around Central Park.  Despite the sweltering heat I had a great time!!  Thanks Mike!

I edited all of the photos from today but I’m going to break up the posts throughout the week while I’m busy moving out, moving in and unpacking.  After tomorrow I won’t have internet until Saturday (if I even have my computer set up by then!)  Then Monday I’m off to NC so I’ll be pre-setting up some blog posts of our visit to NYC so stop back for more!

And a good ‘ol cell phone pic!  (Just ignore my sweaty red face…it felt like it was 110 degrees!!)


Autumn Mosaic With a Twist “ala Mike” November 14, 2008

First let me start this post by honoring my great friend Heather (from One Shot Beyond Photography)’s very special day.


I hope it’s a great day for you!!

You deserve it!


Mike ( and I were discussing my “Autumn Mosaic” post from yesterday and he gave me a suggestion on how I could have taken the photo differently.

I sent him the photo to see how he might have cropped it differently (to show me what he meant) and besides the suggestion he gave…he came up with this creation below.  I thought it looked awesome and I wanted to share it.

It’s our first “Jen & Mike” Collaboration and Mike even titled it! LOL!  🙂  I love how the shadows of the trees join together and that little bit of blue sky!

Thanks Mike!