Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Red Mammatus Clouds Over NYC

Last week there was a very unusual cloud formation over New York City. These pouch-like clouds, known as mammatus clouds, looked very ominous. Evidently, they sometimes appear after a thunderstorm has passed. This picture was taken from my apartment window around sunset.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Daniel's Christening

A few weeks ago, I photographed Daniel's baptism into the Romanian Orthodox Church. Here is Daniel with his proud parents.

The ceremony took place in a small church in Manhattan.

The Godfather and Godmother hold the baby during most of the ceremony.

Daniel's very calm just before he is placed in the water, . . .

. . . and not so calm once he entered the water.

One of Daniel's grandmothers watching intently.

The priest cuts a lock of Daniel's hair.

The priest delivers some final words to the audience.

Daniel was the star of the after-party.

Daniel with one of his grandfathers.