Coney Island Street Photography Tips

Coney Island street photography of lovers taking a selfie on the boardwalk
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Coney Island Opening Day

An amusement ride on Coney Island opening day 2017

Yesterday I took a trip to Coney Island.  It had been about a year since my last visit, and I assumed the amusement parks would all be closed.  I was wrong.  Yesterday was, in fact, opening day at Coney Island.  The weather was beautiful, and the crowds were plentiful.  It was as if all of New York got to finally go play outside after a long winter spent indoors.  Here is what I saw.

An amusement ride on Coney Island opening day 2017

An amusement ride on Coney Island opening day 2017

A family eating on Coney Island opening day 2017

Kid eating a snowcone on Coney Island opening day 2017

Kids playing amusement games on Coney Island opening day 2017

Kids playing amusement games on Coney Island opening day 2017

Parent and child on Coney Island opening day 2017

Parent and child on Coney Island opening day 2017

Man sunning on the boardwalk on Coney Island opening day 2017

Lovers on the boardwalk on Coney Island opening day 2017

People on the boardwalk on Coney Island opening day 2017

People on the boardwalk on Coney Island opening day 2017

People on the boardwalk on Coney Island opening day 2017

People on the boardwalk on Coney Island opening day 2017

Strong man on the boardwalk on Coney Island opening day 2017

People on the beach on Coney Island opening day 2017

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Photos of Governors Island

Governor's Island photos by NYC photojournalist, Kelly Williams

I took a trip to Governors Island on Saturday (and again on Monday).  Here is my story:

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Watching/Watched

Candid shot on the streets of Manhattan, by NYC street photographer, Kelly Williams

It’s the start of the year, and like everyone else, I have some new year’s resolutions which I would like to complete.  My goals for this year are to work on my personal photography projects and to try and achieve more of a life/work balance.  I started today by taking the entire day off — a rare occurrence for me.  I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art and spent the rest of the afternoon playing tourist with camera in hand.  It’s been a while since I have taken to the street to flex my photojournalist skills (well, without following behind a bride and groom).  It felt great, and my hope is that I can start to take one day off a week and feel guilt-free.  Here are the resulting images from today’s adventures in NYC:

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The 2015 Pasco County Fair: Babies and Bull Riding

The county fair championship rodeo, by NYC photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Of all the wacky fairs I have attended during my visit to Florida, the Pasco County Fair was by far the best.  A cute baby contest, full rodeo, and wild amusement rides — need I say more?

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Sant’ Yago Knight Parade

Enjoy these photos from tonight’s Sant’ Yago Knight Parade in Ybor City.  The parade is one of the final events for the Gasparilla pirate festival in Tampa, Florida.

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Tampa’s Thai Temple: The Wat Mongkolratanaram

A woman walks outside the Wat Mongkolratanaram, as photographed by NYC photojournalist, Kelly Williams

With the coldest air of the season beating down on New York City, I thought sharing photos from one of Tampa’s most serene spaces was in order.  Welcome to the Wat Mongkolratanaram of Florida, a Buddhist temple located alongside the Palm River near Brandon.  The ‘wat,’ or monastery temple, was established in its present location in 1981 and the newly designed temple was dedicated in 2007.  English-language religious services are held every Sunday beginning at 1:00 p.m., and classes on Buddhism are offered during the week.

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Gasparilla 2015: Pirates Invade Tampa

Tampa celebrates Gasparilla 2015, by NYC photojouralist, Kelly Williams.

Enjoy these photos from the 2015 Gasparilla pirate festival in Tampa, Florida.

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