Two Christmas Trees in the City

I don’t usually go to the tree areas during the holidays. There are too many tourists and the crowds are terrible. You’re lucky to get any halfway decent shots without people posing in them or just getting in the way. This year was different. I had a dental appointment in the Rockefeller area and thought I’d walk by to see if it was crowded as usual. It wasn’t so I walked in and took a bunch of shots.

This years tree is (as usual) a Norway Spruce. It measures 76 ft and came from Shelton, CT. It will be there until 1/6/14 so, if you want to see it, you should hurry.

You can see the lack of crowds down the side.

You can see the lack of crowds down the side.

Some nice lighting.

Some nice lighting.

They set up a photo op in the middle of the alleyway, so I had to slip in to get this shot.

They set up a photo op in the middle of the alleyway, so I had to slip in to get this shot.

Easily able to stand at the top of the staircase to get this image.

Easily able to stand at the top of the staircase to get this image.

Tree of Olde.

Tree of Olde.

What ice skaters?

What ice skaters?

The rink is empty for the moment.

The rink is empty for the moment.

Let's add some color.

Let’s add some color.

Some kiosk had this decoration. Shiny.

Some kiosk had this decoration. Shiny.

A giant snowflake and the tree.

A giant snowflake and the tree.

Bye bye festive tree.

Bye bye festive tree.

After that, I headed down to the main branch of the NYPL to get another look at their tree and kill some time taking pics of the ice skaters. I stayed away from all the shops and shoppers.

Festive lion.

Festive lion.

It's a REALLY big wreath.

It’s a REALLY big wreath.

Lampposts, a large tree, festive lights, I couldn't resist.

Lampposts, a large tree, festive lights, I couldn’t resist.

It's a good size tree.

It’s a good size tree.

The tree and the rink.

The tree and the rink.

The fountain, the rink, and the tree.

The fountain, the rink, and the tree.

In awe of the fountain.

In awe of the fountain.

Next week: We head up to the Bronx, to the New York Botanical Gardens and the TRAIN SHOW!

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel XS with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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