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Beautiful City Of New York – Freedom Tower

This is a photo of the Freedom Tower, taken from bottom viewing up. The shape of the tower almost makes it look like a pyramid when photographed from this position. Maybe the photo would’ve been greater with a blue sky, but at the same time, this is a place that calls for reflection and respect, so a damp milky sky suited quite well.

Freedom Tower - New York - © Pedro Hansson

Freedom Tower – New York – © Pedro Hansson

Beautiful City of New York – 2

As I wrote in my first photo I tried out a few different kind of photo styles in these NY-photos. This one is kept really clean, trying to benefit from the situation.

This is a photo of the IRT Bridge in Harlem. We went to a close by steak house at a night with heavy showers (actually there were flood warning sent out), which created a perfect opportunity to benefit from the street lights, and the dark skies.

I’ve added some sharpening, cropped it slightly and lowered the blue a bit in Lightroom.

New York - Harlem, IRT Bridge - © Pedro Hansson

New York – Harlem, IRT Bridge – © Pedro Hansson

Beautiful City of New York

Last week I visited New York for some work, and while being there I also spent some time taking photos, so I thought that I would share some of them here.

It’s tricky taking photos of a city that’s been so well documented already, but I tried to find some new angles, and some new styles in the photos.

The first photo is taken at a long distance with a fast aperture to get it dark, then I pulled the aperture up afterwards in Lightroom. This created the grainy and foggy effect since all the details will not be seen. After that I added some sharpening.

Statue of Liberty - New York - © Pedro Hansson

Statue of Liberty – New York – © Pedro Hansson

Truly Feel Good Story! – Paraplegic Woman Surfs By Harnessing Herself To Her Sons Friends Back

Some 18 years ago, Pascale was reportedly left paralyzed from a car accident that injured her spinal cord. With the help of a friend her dream of surfing eventually came true.

Great Time-Lapse of New York

moving through New York from geoff tompkinson on Vimeo.

Step-to-step Guide On How To Locate The Loch Ness Monster In iPhone Maps

© saarimner.com

© saarimner.com

An Irish Priest Lifts The Roof Of With Hallelujah – Full version

What an amazing priest, and what an amazing voice!

The “action” begins after 1 min.

An Awesome Prank It Forward – A Charity Turned Into a 3 Star Restaurant

I sometimes have a hard time with some/many of the prank it forward videos. The cause is good, but I don’t like that the subject has to be exposed so hard.

This video is different, since it’s a group of amazing people who are served a great evening with a lot of respect, by other amazing people who put this amazing eventing together.

 

Winter and Spring in Stockholm

© Pedro Hansson - Flowers fighting in snow

© Pedro Hansson – Flowers fighting in snow

Thoughts For The Weekend – Success vs. Happiness

When you’re running your own business, or just enjoying your day-to-day work it’s really easy to get carried away in a single project, a new deal or your next invention. But now and then I think that it’s important to take a few steps back, and either enjoy what you’re achieving or change the situation.

Anyhow earlier today I stepped over this list of one-liners around the subject Success vs. Happiness, and even though I find some of them a little bit strange, the most of them are worth thinking about in our everyday struggle towards happiness… or is it success?

Happy Weekend!

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Success is all the money in the world; happiness is having people to spend it on.

Success is measurable; happiness is limitless.

Success is a fancy car; happiness is a great ride.

Success is working hard; happiness is loving the work.

Success is the fame; happiness is the rise.

Success is the race; happiness is the finish line.

Success is having everyone know your name; happiness is having the right people know your name.

Success is being right; happiness is being true.

Success is earned, happiness is achieved.

Success is awards; happiness is its own reward.

Success is money in the bank; happiness can’t be deposited.

Success is private jets; happiness is flying high.

Success is never easy; happiness will never feel difficult.

Success is money; happiness is value.

Success is sacrifice; happiness is plentiful.

Success is late hours; happiness is all day.

Success is second homes; happiness is always home.

Success is material things; happiness is in the materials.

Success is pursuing your dreams; happiness is living your dreams.

Success is praise; happiness is never needing it.

Success is reaching the top; happiness has no ceiling.

Success is all the money in the world; happiness is needing none of it.

Success is doing what you love; happiness is loving what you do.

Success is just ahead; happiness was never behind.

Success is pursued; happiness is acquired.

Success is getting everything you ever wanted; happiness is not needing any of it.

Success is calculated; happiness doesn’t need a cheat sheet.

Success is envied; happiness is shared.

Success is perfection; happiness is embracing the imperfections.

Success is going the distance; happiness is enjoying the destination.

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