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.

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NYCityscapes

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!!)

 

The Monsters In My Closet April 15, 2009

More funky statues from the Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ.  These little monsters don’t scare me.  I think they all have character.  I especially love the toothy grin on the last one!

I love the depth of field I got on these little creatures of metal!


 

Rise Toward the Heavens April 2, 2009

I feel within me that future life. I am like a forest that has been razed; the new shoots are stronger and brighter. I shall most certainly rise toward the heavens.

~Victor Hugo

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Silver King March 26, 2009

And nothing can we call our own but death

And that small model of the barren earth

Which serves as paste and cover to our bones.

For God’s sake, let us sit upon the ground

And tell sad stories of the death of kings.

~William Shakespeare

I hope you all don’t mind my sculpture posts in between me working on my recent portrait session and wedding edits.  I’ve been saving a lot of them for this time so I can continue to blog during this busy period. I have more to share and a few more photos from Wilmington.

I’m really fascinated by the unqiue sculptures at this sculpture park and I tried to photograph them in a more intimate or interested way then just walking up to each one and snapping a shot of them.  On some I accomplished my vision on other it fell short so I will continute to edit them and share them trough time and I’d like to make a trip back there again soon…because the 3rd time is the charm…now I know what I want all of the photos I take there to look like.

Tomorrow afternoon I head to North Carolina for the night and then Saturday morning it’s off to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to photograph the wedding of one of my oldest friends, Michelle, from grammar school.  I wish for no rain so we can do the portraits outdoors.

Super Old School Jen & Michelle – Seaside Boardwalk rocking our Bon Jovi T-Shirts

High School Senior Prom

 

An Untroubled Retreat March 25, 2009

Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.  ~Marcus Aurelius

 

The Winds Are Left Behind March 24, 2009

From the desert I come to thee, On a stallion shod with fire;

And the winds are left behind In the speed of my desire.

~Bayard Taylor