so exciting, found this old photo in my old NY album, thought I’d scan it. I had a Pentax back then I had bought in a tourist shop in Time square (young and naive…), but when i came back to live in Paris, I later got a dog who grabbed the strap from a shelf, and the camera broke… i never bought another decent camera for almost a decade…


storm, snow, winter, new york


  • faceart
    faceartalmost 5 years ago

    Terrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean the weather…. I live in a cold area of Germany!!!!
    I can only say this work captures this feeling of frozen feet perfectly and brings it back to my body… But this is not a reason to blame you, but to give you a great compliment; So well done!!

  • thanks faceart. I must say i wasn’t quite used to that kind of cold, the wind factor was close to -20, and my reaction was to burst in laughter it was so weird! i could’nt stop laughing!

    – Sonia de Macedo-Stewart

  • midzing
    midzingalmost 5 years ago

    fantastic shot,,, well done Sonia

  • thanks, was a long time ago!

    – Sonia de Macedo-Stewart

  • RicAlexander
    RicAlexanderalmost 5 years ago

    There had to be a cursed Big M in there didnt there ? A great image and love the mono. Very well done ( except that bloomin McDonlads).

  • had to be… today would be a big starbucks, they’re every corner of Manhattan… i must say i was really happy with myself when i found this shot, thanks for the comment ;-)

    – Sonia de Macedo-Stewart

  • Nedim Bosnic
    Nedim Bosnicalmost 5 years ago

    Sonia you have a eye. I am sure you can make good photo even with some cheap or bad camera. Whole your work is wonderful. Sincere congratulations.

  • Wow, this is really really kind, thank you for your nice comments Nedim. I am really touched ;-)

    – Sonia de Macedo-Stewart

  • julie08
    julie08almost 5 years ago

    Great shot:)

  • Thanks Julie!

    – Sonia de Macedo-Stewart

  • Jean M. Laffitau
    Jean M. Laffitaualmost 5 years ago

    Very well captured!

  • merci Jean M ;-)

    – Sonia de Macedo-Stewart

  • ViktoryiaN
    ViktoryiaNalmost 5 years ago

    Love the composition!! Great shot! Very moody!

  • thanks, I was so happy to have found this old shot!

    – Sonia de Macedo-Stewart

  • Tania Palermo
    Tania Palermoalmost 5 years ago

    You’ve done a wonderful job of capturing NYC cold. Thanks for the story too.

  • thanks Tania! glad you like the story ;-) i just remembered the frustration of not being able to afford a new good camera, maybe i just didn’t want to replace my pentax i loved so much, maybe i just waited for the digital age ;-)

    – Sonia de Macedo-Stewart

  • gottheshot
    gottheshotalmost 5 years ago

    As the phrase goes: NY is a ‘living movie set’ – countless movies such as Taxi Driver, Ghostbusters, Wall Street, Fame, Saturday Night Fever, Marathon Man,
    The Taking of Pelham 123, Serpico, Mean Streets – I could go on.

    Sufficed to say – you photo evokes a mood, an atmosphere – the feeling of cold through the photo, 70’s cars plus big advertisements plus cold like no other – why its New York – Chicago is a close second :o) Another winner.

  • I can’t believe i missed your comment gottheshot… Thanks again, always gives me another perspective, love to see what you see!

    – Sonia de Macedo-Stewart

  • Peter Denness
    Peter Dennessalmost 5 years ago

    Yuo’ve really captured the atmosphere here, great shot

  • thank you Peter!

    – Sonia de Macedo-Stewart

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