Photography: Roosevelt island 9/10/22

A couple of months ago, a dear friend of mine purchased her first DSLR, a Canon T8i. She’s getting to know her new camera, so naturally, we’ve been meeting up to shoot around town, when we’ve both been free, which sadly hasn’t been as often lately. I’ve just been too busy with JOVM-related work over the past couple of weeks. (Honestly, it’s a good thing.)

The other day, we spent a lovely late Summer afternoon wandering around Roosevelt Island, which has become much like New York itself, a surreal mix of the hyper modern and the historical: Cornell University and Verizon both have campuses within about 1,500-2,000 feet from the Renwick Smallpox Hospital Ruins; housing complexes built in the 1960s and 1970s are near some more recently built properties. For a photographer, the array of colors and shapes are pretty wild. Oh, and they have an art gallery from a reclaimed section of parking lot, because why not?

For this particular trip, I had specifically wanted to take my friend to the Smallpox Hospital Ruins and to a few things while we had a few hours of sunlight.

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Caption: Reflection, Roosevelt Island.
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Caption: Reflections, Roosevelt Island
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Caption: FDR at FDR Four Freedoms Park, Roosevelt Island
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Caption: Roosevelt Island Tram, Roosevelt Island
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Caption: NYC from Roosevelt Island’s FDR Four Freedoms Park.