brucea

Bruce Appelbaum

has been a member since Jun 2007 and goes by brucea.

I am Bruce Appelbaum, living outside NYC. Photography is my 50+ year hobby, and I still work at developing the "eye." After a long spell with digital, I went back to b+w film, developing negatives myself and then digitizing. I enjoyed the challenge of limiting myself to 36 exposures per expedition and really thinking about my photography. And now I am doing both b+w film and digital color (again).

My passion is New York City, but I am getting out more! See my stories for favorite locations.

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Getting Some Kicks on Route 66
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Getting Some Kicks on Route 66

29 Sep 2019222 views

A group of friends thought it would be interesting and fun to drive Route 66.

The Unisphere -- A Vestige of the 1964-65 New York World's Fair
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The Unisphere -- A Vestige of the 1964-65 New York World's Fair

31 Aug 2019278 views

While most of the sights of the World's Fair from 55 years ago are memories, the iconic Unisphere abides.

New York City's East River Bridges -- Fisheye Views
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New York City's East River Bridges -- Fisheye Views

21 May 2019398 views

New York City's growth was spurred by the construction of its East River bridges. A different way of viewing shows their beauty.

More Coney Island Thunderbolt -- Cloudy Spring Day
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More Coney Island Thunderbolt -- Cloudy Spring Day

26 Mar 20181291 views

Another visit to Coney Island to see the Thunderbolt. A brisk, windy, chilly and finally snowy morning in March.

Arizona and Utah
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Arizona and Utah

16 Nov 20161859 views

A seven-day visit to Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Petrified Forest National Parks and a bonus visit to Kodachrome Basin Sate Park in Utah.

The Oculus in New York City's World Trade Center Reconstruction
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The Oculus in New York City's World Trade Center Reconstruction

30 Jun 20162534 views

The Oculus is an architecturally unique open space within the Work Trade Center reconstruction.

Joshua Tree National Park
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Joshua Tree National Park

1 May 20161805 views

A visit to an unearthly place only three hours from Los Angeles.

Thunderbolt Roller Coaster in Coney Island
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Thunderbolt Roller Coaster in Coney Island

23 Nov 20142509 views

A strikingly beautiful and sunny November day and the newest roller coaster on the Coney Island Block.

Bartow Station, Bronx NY
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Bartow Station, Bronx NY

3 Mar 20134264 views

Little gems keep popping up all over NYC and I mean to find them all. Or at least most.

Flatiron Building NYC
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Flatiron Building NYC

26 Sep 20113012 views

The Flatiron Building is a NYC icon, one of the oldest skyscrapers, unique in form.

Something Fishy.  Oops Fisheye
My Precious

Something Fishy. Oops Fisheye

23 Nov 20105584 views

A new Lensbaby product -- a fisheye lens.

Onions
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Onions

21 Sep 20091905 views

In the Black Dirt District of Orange County, NY, the dirt is black and onion fields abound.