Chasing Ice and Snow In New York City

For a storm chaser, winter can be frustrating. This winter, I've been making the best of it and have been out chasing ice and snow in the outer boroughs whenever possible.  

Yesterday at sunset on Jamaica Bay in the Rockaways was a scene seemingly from the arctic:

Further east, you can see the bay frozen, with a channel cut for barge access to JFK airport:

And back at the head of the bay, it's frozen solid (JFK channel in the distance):

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge had ice flowing out under it yesterday with the tide:

Friday further up the East River, there was lots of pancake ice in the Brooklyn Bridge Park embayments:


Further up under the Brooklyn Bridge:

Still further up the East River back on January 31, I caught the FDNY fireboat Fire Fighter II at work on the Williamsburg warehouse fire:

And back on January 26, I was out in Coney Island for the big snowstorm bust:


And back on January 9th I caught a sunset in Coney Island after the snow:

And of course I covered the Idiotarod, full post here.

I posted most of these photos on my Instagram feed, be sure and follow me there, and for my full "best of" storm chasing photo gallery, see my portfolio site at (prints available there).

My Favorite 2014 Storm Chasing/Landscape and Show Photos

Update January 2015: Thanks Jim Goldstein for linking to this post from your "Best Photos of 2014 submitted by Blog Readers".  Be sure and check out my full portfolio here; I have prints for sale at a discount through February 1.

I chase and shoot two types of storms--those produced by nature, and those produced in shows by performers on a stage.  I kept about 14,000 of the photos I shot this year, and gave myself the nearly impossible task of whittling them down to my top 10 favorite show and storm chasing/landscape photos.

It was another near-record low year for tornadoes, so I didn't see any, but here's my top 10 favorite storm chasing/landscape photos:  (Click on any photo for a larger version and a caption.) 

Here's my favorite show photos:

Here's a video slideshow featuring all 600+ of my favorites and some commentary by me:

And here's a gallery of all 600+ of my favorites (Click here for a link to the gallery if the embedded slide show below isn't working:

Of course, I have all my favorites on my portfolio site

Photos I'm Selling at Coney Island November 29

As I mentioned, I'm selling photo prints at Coney Island USA's Holiday Gift fair on November 29. Here's some of my favorites that I sent out to be printed, let me know if there's any others you'd like to have available!  (Click on any thumbnail for a larger version).