Play the game. Race through life's paces. Chasing our desires, passions, attempting to recovering the lost, as we strive to create anew.
Hoping that if by chance we catch it again, we'll return to that lost time or once again be consumed by that almost forgotten feeling. Real or not, the thought of it offers opportunity.
And that opportunity is intoxicating.
I'm able to divide my life by simple measure. I fenced for 15 years, now I'm a photographer. See? Easy!
If you asked me about my time in New York, I might ask you to be a bit more specific. "Before or after New Year's Eve 2012?" What a night. I'll refrain from details, but my NY world went into a fiery fury of chaos. Now, little over two years later, things have settled, friendships healed, etc.
Fitting, as a new chapter in life begins, I took the opportunity to return to the NYE 2012 rooftop party extravaganza. [Obviously, I tried to return sooner the view is amazing.]
Courtesy of this photograph from my iPhone4, the view had been permanently branded into my mind. I wondered if nostalgia's haze would fully lift and allow for a not only this new photograph—but also for a new chapter in New York.
I think it did.
Shot on a Phase One IQ260 Digital Back, with Arca Swiss RM3di Technical Camera, Schneider 43XL lens, ISO50, 15 second exposure. Full resolution 8984x6732, shown at 1800x1349. 100% Detail crops, saved for web. No sharpening added, pretty much straight from camera.