DSLR Diaries: Misc Fall ’19-Winter ’20

I haven’t done a DSLR Diaries for a little while, and it feels strange, so I’m rummaging through my camera roll for some miscellaneous fall-winter 19/20 photos to share with you guys.

To be frank, I haven’t gone shooting much lately as it’s so cold out and the winter wind freezes my little fingers whenever I take my camera out in below 45° weather.

Even thought I think winter landscapes are magical, I’d much rather it be spring right now.

Anyway, enjoy these photos taken in NYC and Long Island during the months of November 2019-January 2020.

Fall 2019

Autumn leaves in Babylon, LI.

Clear afternoon skies in the Flatiron District of Manhattan.

Ziggy’s installation near Madison Square Park.

A row of autumn trees.


Start of Winter 2020

Remnants of snow at Highbridge Recreation Center.

Sun setting over the 175th St exit off of I-95.

Fenced I-95.

Sunset aisle.

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Gallery Mondays: ‘Untitled’ by Brittany Mangar


I visited the Studio Museum in Harlem last month during Open House New York 2016 where I found an exhibit full of photography by emerging high school artists who participated in the museum’s Expanding the Walls program.

It’s not surprising that I found this exhibit, Color in Shadow, intriguing. Most of the photographers are around my age range and I love seeing the creativity of millennials like myself.

This untitled photograph by 18-year-old Brittany Mangar grabbed my attention as soon as I walked into the exhibit. At first I was thinking, when did Barbie graduate from looking out of doll house windows to real ones?

After reading the artist’s statement on the label below the photograph and doing some research, I realized there might be a connection between Mangar’s Untitled and Gordon Park’s Outside Looking In. Mangar mentions she was inspired by Park’s work, and if you think about it long enough, her photo could pretty much be named the opposite of his: Inside Looking Out.

Learn more about Color in Shadow.