the city as inspiration

It must be that I'm inherently tropical that I enjoy summers in New York as much as I do. I am fairly comfortable in the heat. Although, I do have my limits (106° heat in Napa Valley three years ago was unbearable). The summer just brings everyone and their dog outside. I've been appreciating the city that much more through my iPhone camera as well as my Canon. I have an overwhelming urge to capture my point of view of the city, especially in warmer weather. During these lean times when travel isn't an option, why not appreciate what's immediately around you? I'm inspired to be creative when the city comes alive and there is so much to take in. Lots of ideas brewing in my head. These photos are the beginning of something. I wanted to share a little bit of it here. What do you think?  

All photos by Catherine Mangosing