Tuesday, February 21, 2006

After playing with the orange balloon for a while, I decided that it was time to photograph another one of my beautiful Four Diamonds friends, Katie.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Katelyn's wish to meet the Penn State cheerleaders came true! As a Four Diamonds child she was able to meet some of the girls through THON's association with the Make-a-Wish Foundation. The Make-a-Wish Athlete Hour was held in the South Gym of Rec Hall on Saturday afternoon. Crawling around the gym in my uniform must have been quite entertaining to watch had anyone been paying attention to the cheerleader with the camera. Apparently Katelyn's mom had been watching and asked if I could send her all of the pictures I was taking of her daughter. Katelyn was one of the most beautiful, kind and eloquent people I had ever met so naturally, that request absolutely made my day.

The reflection of the Helmsley Building from my window in The Roosevelt Hotel gives the viewer a unique look inside New York business life (its effects similar to an x-ray). Though I'm not sure of the name of the office building situated across the street, the photo gives the illusion of activity going on in the Helmsley. I've always felt the Helmsley was one of the more photogenic in New York City.

Developed in 1928 by The New York Central Railroad, the Helmsley Building is centrally located in midtown Manhattan at 230 Park Avenue. Formerly known as the New York Central Building, it originally served as the headquarters of the New York Central railroad companies. I took this shot on a relatively warm, foggy January evening on the trip back to the hotel from The Hayden Film Festival Awards Ceremony this year.