First Snow - City Hall, NYC

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© Megan Green
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©2003 Megan Green - Available as a holiday card on Zazzle:

Taken Dec. 5, 2003 during the first blizzard of the year - back when we still had real winter in New York - with my Yashica Mat 124G using good old Tri-X. I was in the cold for about an hour for this shot, waiting for that moment when not a single human was in frame. (Difficult at rush hour, even in a blizzard.) It's handheld at about 1/30 of a sec. I had as much snow on me as the benches....

85 responses

  • Daniel Sanchez

    Daniel Sanchez said (9 Oct 2008):


  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (9 Oct 2008):

    This shot reminds me of the movie "It's a Wonderful Life" Great shot! Yeah here.

  • Jessica Hardin

    Jessica Hardin gave props (9 Oct 2008):

    Very beautiful capture, it gets a yeah from me too!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (9 Oct 2008):

    fabulous capture!

  • Ken McElroy

    Ken McElroy gave props (9 Oct 2008):

    Superb B&W capture. I remember many moments like this back in the days before global warming. Great work.

  • Traci McMillion

    Traci McMillion gave props (9 Oct 2008):

    this is truly beautiful

  • Dwayne John

    Dwayne John gave props (9 Oct 2008):


  • miguel murgas

    miguel murgas said (9 Oct 2008):

    looks like a Narnia scene.
    Great capture.

  • Luis mendoza

    Luis mendoza (Deleted) said (10 Oct 2008):


  • Daniel Zuellig

    Daniel Zuellig gave props (10 Oct 2008): was definately worth the wait - a fantastic image!

  • Silvijo Selman

    Silvijo Selman (Deleted) said (12 Oct 2008):

    Bravo! Lights are great, atmosphere too... great winter photo

  • José Porcayo

    José Porcayo said (12 Oct 2008):

    A great one. Got my Vote MEgan!

  • Gary Joseph Cohen כוהן

    Gary Joseph Cohen כוהן (Deleted) gave props (13 Oct 2008):

    Megan, I love this image. Really, really do.

  • Ivan Kropotkin

    Ivan Kropotkin (Deleted) said (14 Oct 2008):

    очень красиво!

  • Megan Green

    Megan Green said (14 Oct 2008):


  • Saif Ali

    Saif Ali (Deleted) gave props (15 Oct 2008):

    beautiful! magnificent. love the scale of the image. and the detail. my vote.

  • Gordan Jarić

    Gordan Jarić gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    Yeah! It rocks!

  • Sung Roh

    Sung Roh gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    OMG I love this photoshot, I'm going to favorite it! You have my vote! This is a beautiful picture!

  • Anne Mcginn

    Anne Mcginn gave props (17 Oct 2008):


  • Andre Felicio

    Andre Felicio gave props (18 Oct 2008):

    Nice b&w!

  • molly .

    molly . gave props (18 Oct 2008):

    this is really great... it captures the mood of a first snow perfectly!

  • M M

    M M gave props (21 Oct 2008):


  • Debi Coleman

    Debi Coleman said (22 Oct 2008):


  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (24 Oct 2008):

    love it, my vote.

  • J Epp

    J Epp gave props (24 Oct 2008):

    great shot! voted

  • Daniel Stancin

    Daniel Stancin gave props (28 Oct 2008):

    simply amazing

  • Michael Cash

    Michael Cash gave props (30 Oct 2008):

    wow..just wow. perfect shot

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (1 Nov 2008):

    Excellent, my vote

  • lowison

    lowison gave props (2 Nov 2008):

    Very very nice...: bellissima! My vote of c.

  • Joyce D.Z.

    Joyce D.Z. gave props (6 Nov 2008):

    Wonderful! I hope this gets published!

  • C Price

    C Price said (7 Nov 2008):

    A winter wonderland. Fine selection for this topic.

  • Marshall M.

    Marshall M. said (9 Nov 2008):


  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (12 Nov 2008):

    Fantasti shot! Well done got my vote!

  • Sheryl McNeel

    Sheryl McNeel said (13 Nov 2008):

    Great image!

  • Delores Harshaw

    Delores Harshaw (Deleted) gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    Wonderful image! Voted yeah!

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles (Deleted) gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    My vote

  • Nancy Charter Kechnie Goatbe

    Nancy Charter Kechnie Goatbe said (26 Nov 2008):

    Wow! gorgeous.. beautiful composition. I love the lighting.. it was worth getting a chill..I get goose bumps looking at it! Wonderful picture

  • Simon Kossoff

    Simon Kossoff (Deleted) gave props (27 Nov 2008):


  • Ahmed Bahhodh

    Ahmed Bahhodh said (28 Nov 2008):

    Simply wonderful image, thank's for sharing

  • Jose Antonio González

    Jose Antonio González gave props (2 Dec 2008):

    Beautifull!! yes , my vote!

  • Will Williams

    Will Williams said (4 Dec 2008):

    This scene looks so cold but the street lamps add a nice touch of warmth, very nice!!!

  • Margherita Bettinelli

    Margherita Bettinelli said (5 Dec 2008):

    oh incredible!

  • Stephan Kaps

    Stephan Kaps said (6 Dec 2008):


  • Minerva Bloom

    Minerva Bloom said (10 Dec 2008):

    Very artistic portfolio Megan, I enjoyed browsing through your images. This capture is especially touching for me. Well done!

  • Shawna Handke

    Shawna Handke said (16 Dec 2008):

    This is a beautiful image! Excellent sacrifice, too. :)

  • Julia Busato

    Julia Busato (Deleted) said (18 Dec 2008):

    This is so freaking stunning!

  • Lydia Selk

    Lydia Selk gave props (28 Dec 2008):

    Wow!!! Absolutely Stunning!

  • Bentzion Elisha

    Bentzion Elisha gave props (29 Dec 2008):


  • Elyseo

    Elyseo said (31 Dec 2008):

    good shot!

  • Gebber

    Gebber gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    Amazing capture

  • Spectre Photo

    Spectre Photo gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    Awesome capture..I'm envious!! :)

  • Joanne Thompson

    Joanne Thompson gave props (14 Jan 2009):

    spectacular! amazing shot!

  • Tammy Rice

    Tammy Rice gave props (8 Feb 2009):

    beautiful capture!

  • Kristen Franzel

    Kristen Franzel said (11 Feb 2009):

    That is an amazing capture. It reminds me of a fairytale.

  • lisa anderson

    lisa anderson gave props (23 Feb 2009):

    gorgeous photo. i love it

  • Dawn Hayes

    Dawn Hayes gave props (26 Feb 2009):

    what a fantastic shot, excellent

  • stouf

    stouf (Deleted) said (13 Apr 2009):

    Beautiful. Viva Holga !

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (10 May 2009):

    Absolutely awesome.

  • Erich Kesse

    Erich Kesse said (31 May 2009):


  • Joseph

    Joseph (Deleted) gave props (13 Jun 2009):

    well worth it

  • Ian Beer

    Ian Beer gave props (14 Jul 2009):

    sooooooo good. like reallllllly good.

  • conchita. del. mundo.

    conchita. del. mundo. gave props (3 Aug 2009):


  • Dominic Kite

    Dominic Kite gave props (24 Nov 2009):

    This is just timeless, I'll never get tired of looking at it.

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (24 Nov 2009):

    stunning, just stunning!

  • Lindsey Gerstlauer

    Lindsey Gerstlauer (Deleted) gave props (8 Dec 2009):

    This is lovely Megan.

  • NG

    NG gave props (17 Dec 2009):

    Fabulous composition!

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell gave props (17 Dec 2009):

    Classic,timeless and well worth the discomfort!

  • nick lo

    nick lo gave props (6 Jan 2010):

    you have really unique BnW shots of NYC!

  • Princess Donna Dupont

    Princess Donna Dupont gave props (6 Feb 2010):

    This is beautiful.

  • Richard Waters

    Richard Waters gave props (6 Feb 2010):

    Efforts paid off. Beautiful captured image.

  • Novak Nastasić

    Novak Nastasić gave props (24 Feb 2010):


  • David Brooks

    David Brooks gave props (18 Mar 2010):

    This is great in black and white. Love it.

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (5 Apr 2010):


  • Mark Balcher

    Mark Balcher said (26 Aug 2010):

    Amazing capture indeed. I saw the comment about 'Its a Wonderful Life", and it made me think that it also looks a little "Harry Potterish". A winter wonderland. A favorite for sure.

  • Novak Nastasić

    Novak Nastasić gave props (18 Oct 2010):

    I keep coming back to this one. Nice.

  • Daniel Diaz

    Daniel Diaz gave props (5 Jan 2011):

    beautiful capture, a moment!

  • karl

    karl gave props (16 Sep 2011):

    holy crap this freakin AWESOME!!

  • Rob Linsalata

    Rob Linsalata gave props (13 Dec 2011):

    Simply lovely

  • ladythaborine

    ladythaborine said (14 Dec 2011):

    love this BW

  • Danil Anghelescu

    Danil Anghelescu said (15 Dec 2011):


  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (19 Dec 2011):


  • Michael Johnsey

    Michael Johnsey gave props (19 Dec 2011):

    Fabulous picture

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (21 Dec 2011):

    Absolutely gorgeous....happy you waited for this shot

  • J.C. Collier

    J.C. Collier gave props (29 Jun 2012):

    Dig your B&W big time!

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