August 26, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in Domestic Life

Riley

Today, within a span of two hours, I was whiplashed by grief and joy. We put our sweet 14-year-old whippet to sleep, and then my daughter-in-law came by with our grandson, knowing that a little time with him would console us. And that it did.

Pierce

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August 25, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in The Beach

Late Afternoon at the Beach, #1

Late afternoon at the beach…low tide, gorgeous light and frolicking swimmers. Lovely.

Late Afternoon at the Beach, #2

Late Afternoon at the Beach, #3

Late Afternoon at the Beach, #4

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August 24, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in The Beach

All American Picnic

A little Americana today…it was the back-lit balloons and barbecue smoke that caught my eye at this picnic at Greenwich Point Park.

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August 23, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in Domestic Life

Grandson in the Clouds

Today was an 180-degree about-face from yesterday…I spent the entire day with my adorable 7-month old grandson, who laughed and babbled and smiled my sadness away.

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August 22, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in Domestic Life

Sad Dog

It was a long, sad day today. After four hours at the animal hospital and a battery of tests, the vet told me what I feared, that it is time to put down my 14-year-old whippet. (He was diagnosed with prostate cancer a year ago January, and has outlived his prognosis by 18 months.) They sent me home with a few days worth of painkillers and a heavy heart. While terribly sad, my photo today reveals that perhaps my sweet Riley is more ready to let go than I am.

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August 21, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in The Neighborhood

Stone Stairs

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August 20, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in The Beach

Red Pedestrians

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August 19, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in The Beach

Above the Clouds

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August 18, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in The Neighborhood

Cloud Study

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August 17, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in New York City,Street Photography

The Standard Hotel

A “yellow” day, in and around the High Line.

Life of the Party

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Times Square Couples

I often regret my forays into Times Square, since the place unfailingly gives me a headache and infrequently gives me a photograph worth posting. But today, it was worth suffering through the crowds and the congestion for this little nugget.

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August 15, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in New York City,Street Photography

Billboard, Lower East Side

Enough said.

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August 14, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in New York City

Detail, St. Mark's Place

Just a colorful little East Village corner for my photo today…St. Marks Place and Avenue A.

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August 13, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in The Beach

Tree Line, Tod's Point

A scene at Tod’s Point that I’ve photographed time and again, I loved the subtle drama of today’s clouds.

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August 12, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in The Neighborhood

The Grass Path

Bluestone path, Putnam Cemetery.

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August 11, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in The Woods

Wildflowers, Late Summer

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August 10, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in Travel

Abstract Reflection, McCall Idaho

Abstract reflections, McCall, Idaho.

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August 9, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in Travel

Payette Lake, Idaho

Early morning, Payette Lake.

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August 8, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in Travel

Wildflowers and Plastic Chairs

Wildflowers and colorful chairs, McCall, Idaho.

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August 7, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in Travel

Payette Lake, Idaho

We have arrived in McCall, Idaho for a family wedding. A shot of the lake in the late afternoon was all I could muster today.

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August 6, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in The Woods

Tame Deer

I rarely photograph the local fauna (or flora for that matter), but this doe was unbelievably tame, I had a 50mm lens on the camera and two dogs at my side when I took this photo. I could have reached out and pet her.

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August 5, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in New York City,Street Photography

Yoga in Bryant Park

Yoga in Bryant Park. It is the one disobedient participant on the upper left–and the ambulance in the far distance–that makes this shot just a little bit funny.

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August 4, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in New York City,Street Photography

8th Avenue Billboard

Mural and construction worker, 8th Avenue.

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August 3, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in New York City,Street Photography

Lexington Avenue Street Fair

Prowling around midtown today, here, a street fair on Lexington Avenue…

Hair, Hair, Hair

…and the always crowded (and for me, headache inducing) Times Square.

Times Square #1

Times Square #2

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August 2, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in New York City,Street Photography

Louis Mendes on Broadway

Spotted the dapper, Speed Graphic-toting Louis Mendes on Broadway this evening.

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August 1, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in Rye Playland,Street Photography

Geometry, Rye Playland

Geometry, Rye Playland.

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July 31, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in The Beach

Paradise Garden, redux

My AARP version of W. Eugene Smith’s classic photo of his children.

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July 30, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in The Beach

Three Pairs, Tod's Point

Three pairs, Tod’s Point, Greenwich.

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July 29, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in The Beach

Two Pairs, Tod's Point

Two pairs, Tod’s Point, Greenwich.

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July 28, 2014

by Melissa O'Shaughnessy

in New York City,Street Photography

Tribeca Diner

Seen in Tribeca.

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