I’ve really been captured by the idea of a “4 in 24” since we started featuring them here on Mortal Muses. I find this glimpse into someone’s life via four shots taken during one day to be really intriguing. I definitely plan to do one of a “normal” day, much like this one that offers a glimpse into Meghan’s day to day life. This time, however, I’m going to share four shots from the very opposite of my normal day. I was fortunate enough to spend a long weekend in New York a few weeks ago and what follows are images that I captured with my SLR680 on Impossible Project film on the only non-rainy day of the three! In fact, because it poured for most of the weekend these are the only film shots I ended up taking, which makes them all the more special to me.

Midtown Skyline

I rented a loft apartment in Brooklyn for the weekend so I made my way into the City via the East River Ferry. I loved having the opportunity to sit up top and take in the gorgeous Manhatten skyline view. I’m absolutely smitten with the Chrysler Building. It pulls my focus every time. This photo is from my first ride over from Greenpoint, Brooklyn to Midtown. I shot this when the boat was docked at Long Island City (and I’m giving myself major points for getting a straight horizon while standing on a very rocky boat!).

Upon arriving in Midtown I made my way directly over to the High Line. While I had planned to spend much of my weekend exploring around Brooklyn the High Line was one of my “must sees”. I’m glad I got over there on the non-rainy day!


The beauty of the High Line is that it offers a unique view of New York City. The elevated vantage point allowed me to capture this street scene (yellow taxi cabs!).

In addition to the gardens planted along the High Line there are also art installations and plenty to see.

High Line mural

I shot this mural with all three cameras that I had with me, waiting patiently for my turn at the best viewing point on the railing.

I ended the afternoon in Soho, just in time for the sun to peek out a little. I love the architecture in Soho. My iPhone is full of shots very similar to this one but, as always my favourite capture is the one on film.


Debra – Manifeisty


Mobile Monday Giveaway Special!


Don’t forget, you have more chances to win a spot in The Phone Photography Project over at Big Picture Classes where Holly and Jenny are both teaching this summer!

Just comment on any Mortal Muses post this week; each comment counts as a chance to win. We will draw 6 lucky winners announcing the results next Mobile Monday. If you’ve already signed up for the class, don’t worry; Big Picture Classes give you a refund if you win!

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In this month-long workshop, you’ll learn to take better photos with the camera you always have with you as you document your summer adventures—with help from 32 incredible instructors. On top of daily smartphone photography challenges, you’ll also enjoy:

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