Blue Skies


Don't worry it's not a summer snow storm! Just the view through the Long Island Rail Road car window.  I spent so much of my childhood looking through these windows on my way to the beach;  and when you're a kid on the way to the beach, anything you pass looks good 'cause you know it's getting you closer to the ocean.   Somehow this fairy-dust effect, of the sun hitting the  window coating, really captures that hopeful feeling for me.  Here it even transforms this drab monolithic apartment building, with a bad case of  1970's design, and makes it look beautiful.  Looking through these windows now, as an adult,  I also wonder how much of my abstracted photographic style came from looking at the world through those scratched and dirty old LIRR windows.

© Meryl Salzinger Photography 2016