Mammatus, Anyone?

mammatus cloud Long Island, NY
Mammatus clouds in sunset light, Long Island NY
Mammatus! I don't like name dropping but I'll make an exception since this particular name meant absolutely nothing to me until two days ago! Ironic how a "scientifically challenged" person keeps running into photographic situations that require understanding physical phenomena. Moody weather - definitely a non scientific term - provides ample opportunity for capturing some stunning images.

Silhouetted Passengers on Suspended Passages

LIRR Jamaica
Overpass at LIRR Jamaica station
New York's best-known commuter hubs, Grand Central and Penn Station, may be the spots to stand and be overwhelmed by the number of people hurrying in every possible direction, the human flow patterns, the looks of urgency and concern about time, and the diversity of commuters and travelers themselves. However, heretical as it seems, they are the least likely places to actually feel a link with any single person or even think of these streams of live movement as anything but a potential hazard, were you unwise enough to impede their flow in any way.

Follow the Birds to Get to the Other Side

Low flight over water
To have lived, learned, loved, laughed, cried, worked, achieved, failed, won and lost on two continents is both a blessing and a curse. And by no means a small feat, trust me on this one! I don't, consciously at least, make comparisons about how doing "this or that" in Europe is different than in the States. Or how even the dingiest beach in Greece is superior to anything on the Atlantic shoreline. Or how Times Square in New York City can take on any and all squares of the old continent and win hands-down as the most fascinating parcel of limited square footage.