Today, Brian and I were pleased to have our photographs and blog featured on Sekonic's Blog. Brian is never without his Sekonic L-308s light meter; it's always in his pocket wherever he goes, be it on a walk through the park, at a restaurant or bar, on a plane, in the tundra, or on an island, and it's never wrong. It's a beautiful thing to witness, the measuring of light.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
This past Sunday on Coney Island was a cold one; the wind was fierce and the rain relentless, and we could barely stay out on the beach for an hour before jumping back on the F train. What surprised us the most, however, was that we weren't alone; treasure hunters still patiently surveyed the coast for jewelry, couples still clutched each other along the boardwalk, and several persons simply stood at the water's edge and looked out to the horizon.
On the warm days, it's easy to see why groups are clustered on the pier or playing in the sand, but on a rainy day like last Sunday, we realized that Coney Island is really for people like us, searching for the landscapes and nature in one of the most bustling metropolises in the world. In Manhattan, there is a standard of living, a price to be paid for the city's beauty, the shows, the art. But if you have $2.25 to ride the train down to Coney Island, you can ride to a place where there is open land, sky, and sea. You can make your footprint in the sand and stare out at water that belongs to no one.
Text by Ash Adams
Friday, March 11, 2011
Photos © 2011 Ash Adams
Yesterday was my birthday--I am now 26 years old! Just thinking about the past year and the people that made it special chokes me up. Thinking about the amount of friends and family that have been there for Ash and I this year is humbling and an eye opener to how blessed we are. On August 21, Ash and I were married in a rose garden among friends, and a week later we moved to New York, and none of it could have been done without the help and love of our friends and family. Since the move, Ash and I have been busy establishing roots in Brooklyn, while writing and photographing everything this wonderful city has to offer. I think it's safe to say that there's never a dull moment for the two of us, and I am so excited to see what 26 and all the years to come have in store for us! Thanks to all of our friends and family, and loves!
Oh, an if you want the recipes to Ash's cake, here they are:
Friday, March 4, 2011
Photos 1-4 © Brian Adams
Photos 5-6 © Ash Adams
Last Sunday was the first Sunday of this year that felt like spring on Coney Island; topless middle-aged men listened to Zeppelin on the boardwalk in the sun, young parents chased their toddlers in the sand, teenaged couples embraced on the beach, and New Yorkers stood outside of Nathan's enjoying hot dogs. Spring is on its way, and, at least in Brooklyn, you can feel the warm weather excitement breezing back into the city.