Red Hook

After a visit to Ikea to buy a kitchen ladder we drove to a pier in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Dancers were preforming in the little park.

Little Island

A few photographs that I made on Little Island by lower Manhattan in the Hudson River.


An annual event that I enjoy seeing is the LEAF Festival of Flowers – Meatpacking District Official Website (


This was supposed to be a Whale Watch and Beach Party cruise to Sandy Hook and back, but we didn’t find any whales. Sony provided photographic equipment to try and an open bar. It was a lovely ride and and I had lots of fun. This is my last post on OPTIC.

Manhattan from Brooklyn

Views of Manhattan from Brooklyn Bridge Park during the OPTIC trip. An artist was using a strange contraption to make his art.

Old Pier 1 Pilings

The last stop of the OPTIC trip to Brooklyn Bridge Park was at the pilings of Old Pier 1 with a view of Manhattan at sunset led by National Parks at Night.

Brooklyn Bridge Park

We attended a walk in Dumbo led by photographers who gave talks and classes at OPTIC. We split up into groups. I went around Brooklyn Bridge Park with Camille Seaman who gave a talk on the Polar Regions at OPTIC. She is a Shinnecock Native American photographer. I like her message and style of teaching. There was a filming of the Best Man… taking place there too.