PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog en-us (C) 2010-2018 Peter Alessandria peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Tue, 07 Aug 2018 02:05:00 GMT Tue, 07 Aug 2018 02:05:00 GMT https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u125671265-o1070368014-50.jpg PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog 96 120 Instagram Photo of the Day - 8-4-18 - Fox 5 NY https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/8/instagram-photo-of-the-day---8-4-18---fox-5-ny Excited to share that my photo of the storm clouds over New York City was featured on the fox5ny Instagram feed today. Thanks for the feature! Signed, Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Clouds Fox 5 TV NY Instagram New York City Photo of the Day Storm https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/8/instagram-photo-of-the-day---8-4-18---fox-5-ny Sun, 05 Aug 2018 03:15:00 GMT
Blood Moon Photo - Fox 5 Television NY 8-1-18 https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/8/blood-moon-photo---fox-tv Excited to share that my photo of the Full "Blood" Moon setting behind the Statue of Liberty was featured on Fox 5 TV NY's morning show "Good Day New York" today! You can watch the video here. Signed Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Message me for details!

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Blood Moon Fox TV Good Day New York Photo Photo of the Day Statue of Liberty television https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/8/blood-moon-photo---fox-tv Wed, 01 Aug 2018 16:36:44 GMT
Instagram Photo of the Day - 7-28-18 https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/7/instagram-photo-of-the-day---7-28-18 Excited to share that my photo of the VIA 57 West Building in New York City was featured on the architecture.addicted Instagram feed today. Thanks for the feature! Signed, Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Instagram New York City Photo of the Day VIA 57 West https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/7/instagram-photo-of-the-day---7-28-18 Sun, 29 Jul 2018 03:30:00 GMT
PUBLICATION - New York Post - 7-28-18 https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/7/new-york-post---7-28-18 Very excited to announce that two of my photos of the "Blood" Full Moon setting behind the Statue of Liberty were published in the print and on-line edition of today's New York Post. The Post has the fifth highest circulation rate for a US newspaper at almost 500,000 daily readers so it is very cool to see my work reach so many people. Signed Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Blood Moon New York City New York Post Statue of Liberty https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/7/new-york-post---7-28-18 Sat, 28 Jul 2018 05:45:00 GMT
Instagram Photo of the Day - 7-27-18 https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/7/instagram-photo-of-the-day---7-27-18 Excited to share that my photo of the "Blood Moon" setting behind the Statue of Liberty was featured on the special_shots Instagram Hub today. Thanks for the feature! Signed, Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Blood Moon full moon Instagram moon New York City night photo of the day red Statue of Liberty https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/7/instagram-photo-of-the-day---7-27-18 Sat, 28 Jul 2018 03:00:00 GMT
Instagram Photo of the Day - 7-23-18 https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/7/instagram-photo-of-the-day---7-23-18 Excited to share that my aerial helicopter photo of New York City was featured on the likenewyorkcity Instagram feed today. Thanks for the feature! Signed, Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Aerial FlyNYON Helicopter New York City https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/7/instagram-photo-of-the-day---7-23-18 Tue, 24 Jul 2018 03:15:00 GMT
Instagram Photo of the Day - 7-22-18 https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/7/instagram-photo-of-the-day---7-22-18 Excited to share that my aerial photo of the Flatiron Building was featured on the icapture_nyc Instagram Hub today. Thanks for the feature! Signed, Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Aerial Flatiron Building helicopter Instagram New York City NYC Photo of the Day https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/7/instagram-photo-of-the-day---7-22-18 Mon, 23 Jul 2018 03:00:00 GMT
New Jersey Arts Association Juried Exhibit - CCM 2018 https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/6/new-jersey-arts-association--ccm-2018 Excited to announce that two of my photos are Official Selections for the New Jersey Arts Association 2018 Juried Fine Art Exhibit at the Visual Arts Gallery at the County College Morris in Randolph, NJ. The Exhibit runs from July 2- August 24, 2018. The Gallery is located at 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph NJ 07869 and is open M-F from 12-3PM. There will be an Opening Reception Wed. July 18th from 6-8PM. Refreshments will be served. ALL ARE WELCOME. The New Jersey Arts Association is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to supporting the arts and artists in New Jersey since 1940. You can find out more about this wonderful organization on their website. Hope you can make it!

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Arts Association Juried Fine Art Exhibit New Jersey New York City Statue of Liberty sunset https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/6/new-jersey-arts-association--ccm-2018 Tue, 26 Jun 2018 00:34:33 GMT
Peter Alessandria Photography Goes "Down Under" https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/6/peter-alessandria-photography-goes-down-under Very excited to announce that I have officially gone "Down Under" with my first Collector in Australia. Oliver S. of Melbourne recently acquired a 40"x 60" print of one of my New Yorker Hotel photos. Oliver is a big fan of 19th Century inventor Nikola Tesla, who lived at the New Yorker Hotel for many years. On a recent visit Oliver stayed in Tesla's room and when he saw my photo featured on the New Yorker Hotel Facebook page he told me he just had to have it! I'm thrilled my photo has touched the life of someone half-way around the world and even more thrilled that that person is as nice as Oliver! (Hey - not everyone would pose with one of my photos like this!) Thanks for being my first Collector "Down Under" Oliver! Limited edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) australia collector fine art photography melbourne new yorker hotel nikola tesla https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/6/peter-alessandria-photography-goes-down-under Tue, 12 Jun 2018 04:28:46 GMT
OFFICIAL SELECTION - "ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONS" - Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/6/official-selection---abstract-expressions Excited to announce that my Abstract Design 0917_2 is an Official Selection for the "Abstract Expressions" Art Exhibit sponsored by the Jersey City New Jersey Office of Cultural Affairs. The Exhibit will run from June 5 -30, 2018, at the John W. Meagher Rotunda Gallery located at 280 GROVE STREET, JERSEY CITY, NJ 07302. There will be an Opening Reception Tuesday June 12th from 6-8PM. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. The Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs' mission is to advocate for the arts in Jersey City, and provide opportunities, resources, and education for artists of all disciplines. Find out more about this wonderful organization on their website: www.jerseycityculture.org. My design is part of my Twerls Collection of Abstracts which can be seen on my website. Signed Limited Edition prints of all my images are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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Two of these designs recently won
FIRST and SECOND PLACE awards in an International Abstract Fine Art Competition. Read more here.
I love abstract art. I can't paint or draw but I do know how to use my camera and computer to create beautiful images. I call the process used to create these photos "Twerling" and individual photos "Twerls". Now I didn't invent the process, but I have found a way to make each design uniquely my own. The interesting thing is that each one started out as one of my landscape photos. I began with a very recognizable photo - like the New York City skyline - and manipulated it by hand in the computer to create these images. Each one is totally different and totally unique. So each is an original work of art. Which - by the way - would look great hanging in your home or office!

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) abstract art cultural affairs exhibit jersey city https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/6/official-selection---abstract-expressions Mon, 11 Jun 2018 03:20:45 GMT
Refrigerator Magnets Magnate https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/6/refrigerator-magnets-magnate You know you've made it as a fine art photographer when you can announce your own line of... refrigerator magnets! Eleven different styles - each with one of my all-time favorite NYC photos. These magnets are being produced as part of an exclusive deal with one of the country's largest souvenir manufacturers - Impact Photographics. These and many other products with my photos will be hitting the shelves of souvenir shops all around New York City this summer. And for a limited time, you can get them directly from me. Prices: $5 each, five for $20 or all 11 for $45. Tax, shipping and handling are extra. Display your kid's artwork in style on your refrigerator with one of my NYC magnets. Contact me today to order yours!

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) fine art photography new york city refrigerator magnets https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/6/refrigerator-magnets-magnate Mon, 04 Jun 2018 21:15:46 GMT
Instagram Photo of the Day - 5-27-18 https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/5/instagram-photo-of-the-day---5-27-18 Excited to share that my photo of the Tom Fruin Stained Glass Water Tower was featured on the travelnyc Instagram Hub today. Thanks for the feature! Signed, Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) empire state building instagram photo of the day stained glass tom fruin water tower https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/5/instagram-photo-of-the-day---5-27-18 Sun, 27 May 2018 19:30:00 GMT
Instagram Photo of the Day - 5-24-18 https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/5/instagram-photo-of-the-day---5-24-18 Excited to share that my photo of the Brooklyn Bridge at Sunrise was featured on the BrooklynBridgeIG Instagram Hub today. Thanks for the feature! Signed, Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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Lots happening in and around New York City during December 2015, including a full moon on Christmas. There was also a great fireworks celebration ringing in 2016. Sunrise around Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty were also spectacular. And of course the car trails of traffic rushing into and out of New York City make for really fun photos.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) brooklyn bridge instagram new york city photo of the day sunrise https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/5/instagram-photo-of-the-day---5-24-18 Thu, 24 May 2018 19:15:00 GMT
Huffington Post Feature Article- 5-16-18 https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/5/huffington-post---5-16-18 Excited to share that the Huffington Post did a feature article on me and my storm photos today. The Huffington Post is read by more than 4,000,000 people everyday so it is quite an honor to have my work featured in it. This storm was the first major storm to hit New York City so far this year. I have many other storm chasing photos on my website. Special thanks to the Huffington Post for showcasing my work. You can view the article here. Signed Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

I'm also including below my first person account (which I prepared for the HuffPost piece) of photographing this particular storm for anyone who might be interested in how I do what I do. Scroll down to read more. You can see all the photos from the storm here.

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MY FIRST PERSON ACCOUNT OF CHASING A NEW YORK CITY STORM

As a New York City photographer, I have the privilege of seeing all side of the Big Apple. One thing most people don’t realize is Manhattan is prime real estate for more than just skyscrapers – it is one of the best places to Storm Chase in the world.

All day Tuesday I was tracking the weather. A massive front with severe thunderstorms was headed directly for NYC. As the front approached, I packed up my gear and headed off the Jersey City waterfront. This is a prime location since the Freedom Tower and other high-rises in the area are literally lightning rods for the storm’s fury. At first, I was greeted by a barrage of wind and rain. The lightning seemed sparse. But as I track the storm on the weather app on my phone, something BIG was headed my way!

One of the big challenges is just keeping my equipment dry and the lens clear. I cover all my gear in plastic when storm chasing (I am also covered in plastic!) but periodically I have to stop shooting to clean the lens. Like a NASAR pit stop, I only have seconds to get the job done lest I miss out on the action.

Soon the lighting was upon the city. The World Trade Center (Freedom Tower) takes massive hits every time there’s a storm. This night, there would only be two direct strikes. But in a storm last year, I recorded eleven (11) strikes in one night!. Also because I am so close to Lower Manhattan, the thunder clap that follows one of these strikes is deafening! Ear plugs are definitely a photographer’s best friend!

The main front soon passed but I had a feeling it was worth hanging around a little longer to see what developed. Sunset was at 8:06PM and I know from experience that sometimes, if the front is well defined enough (and in this case it was), as the back end clears western New Jersey, the setting sun can shoot right underneath the storm clouds and light up Manhattan like a golden torch. The glass and metal structures of Manhattan become illuminated with another worldly glow of orange, red and yellow.

But not only I was I hoping for a nicely illuminated skyline. I also know from experience that when the sunset follows the rain storm close enough, there is a chance we’ll get a rainbow. I have seen several of these the past few years and they are AMAZING.

Just then I noticed the orange glow on Lower Manhattan. It steadily built until the towers were gleaming brightly under the setting sun. The sky also began to turn orange and the entire area took on a beautiful warm glow.

I was frantically trying to capture it all with my camera. I was still raining a little, a good sign for a potential rainbow I thought. Then I raised my eye from my camera and looked to the south. There is was: the faint glimmer of a rainbow. My excitement swelled as right before my eyes the rainbow grew larger by the second. Within a minute it has completed enclosed the City in a dome. Everyone around me grew silent. We were awe struck at the sight. Like a protective capsule, my heart swelled as the City was bathed in a warm, serene flood of sun light and a gorgeous double rainbow!

I could only admire this breathtaking scene for a moment - I had to remind myself I was there to take pictures and I know from experience rainbows like this only last for a few minutes. So I went back to snapping away.

New York City is many things to many people. To me, I find beauty in the architecture, in the history and in the people. And this day, I also found the power of nature transform the Big Apple into a magical golden jewel of peace and beauty.

You can see all the photos from the storm here.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) double rainbow huffington post lightning new york city rainbow storm world trade center https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/5/huffington-post---5-16-18 Wed, 16 May 2018 19:15:00 GMT
Instagram Photo of the Day - 5-15-18 https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/5/instagram-photo-of-the-day---5-15-18 Excited to share that my photo of the Moonrise above the Statue of Liberty was featured on the newyorkcityfeelings Instagram Hub today. Thanks for the feature! Signed, Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) full moon instagram new york city photo of the day https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/5/instagram-photo-of-the-day---5-15-18 Tue, 15 May 2018 19:00:00 GMT
Instagram Photo of the Day - 5-14-18 https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/5/instagram-photo-of-the-day---5-14-18 Excited to share that my photo of the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building was featured on the travelnyc Instagram Hub today. Thanks for the feature! Signed, Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) empire state building instagram new york city photo of the day statue of liberty https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/5/instagram-photo-of-the-day---5-14-18 Mon, 14 May 2018 19:00:00 GMT
Instagram Photo of the Day - 5-12-18 https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/5/instagram-photo-of-the-day---5-12-18 Excited to share that my aerial helicopter photo of the Empire State Building + Fifth Ave was featured on the nyc_primeshot Instagram Hub today. Thanks for the feature! Signed, Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) aerial empire state building fifth ave helicopter instagram new york city photo of the day world trade center https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/5/instagram-photo-of-the-day---5-12-18 Sat, 12 May 2018 18:15:00 GMT
Instagram Photo of the Day - 5-11-18 https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/5/instagram-photo-of-the-day---5-11-18 Excited to share that my "Blue Hour" photo of the Statue of Liberty + Empire State Building was featured on the What_I_Saw_in_NYC Instagram Hub today. Thanks for the feature! Signed, Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) blue hour empire state building instagram new york city photo of the day statue of liberty https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/5/instagram-photo-of-the-day---5-11-18 Fri, 11 May 2018 18:30:00 GMT
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - Creative Quarterly 50 https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/5/award-of-excellence---creative-quarterly-50 Excited to announce that one of my photos from my "Life Under a Bridge" Collection received an AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - FINE ART in Creative Quarterly Issue #50. Creative Quarterly is an international journal focusing on art and design. Each quarterly journal features selected work in graphic design, illustration, photography and fine art from around the world. It is quite an honor to have my work recognized in this way. Special Thanks to the amazing Cara Burke for her brilliant dance abilities! Signed Limited Edition prints are available. Contact me for details.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) award of excellence ballet cara burke creative quarterly dancer new york city williamsburg bridge https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/5/award-of-excellence---creative-quarterly-50 Sat, 05 May 2018 22:05:07 GMT
Instagram Photo of the Day - 5-4-18 https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/5/instagram-photo-of-the-day---5-4-18 Excited to share that my aerial helicopter photo of the Empire State Building + 432 Park Ave was featured on the icapture_nyc Instagram Hub today. Thanks for the feature! Signed, Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) 432 park avenue aerial empire state building helicopter instagram new york city photo of the day https://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2018/5/instagram-photo-of-the-day---5-4-18 Fri, 04 May 2018 18:15:00 GMT