My video diary of a short trip to the Northeast of the U.S. to visit relatives and for Mother's Day weekend. These are some of the many things I saw and captured.

Immediately after my finals, I escaped the strenuous university life with my mother to the Northeast of the U.S. for only 6 days. Most of my stay was in New York City because my mom and I both wanted to revisit it since we had not seen it in over 20 years.

The picture of the Northeast is gritty, aged, historic, industrial, powerful, diverse, and full of personality. A picturesque portrait of the dense American cityscape. Visiting New York City was a bit personal for me as much of my childhood surrounded around the film: Home Alone 2, Lost in New York. The film captured my amazement of the skyscraping-cityscape. Unfortunately, half of the trip became troubled with weather and some of my sightseeing was cancelled (such as the Empire State and Rockefeller's Top of the Rock).

I am looking forward to another, but longer stay to explore the Northeast--particularly during the Christmas/Winter season or late Fall.

Locations (starting from West to East):
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Camden, New Jersey
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
NJ Transit Riverline
Trenton, New Jersey
Northeast Corridor Rail Line
Newark, New Jersey
Jersey City, New Jersey
Hoboken, New Jersey
Manhattan, New York City, New York
Brooklyn, New York City, New York

Technical information:
Canon 6D
Asahi Pentax m42 35mm f3.5
Canon 24-70mm f2.8L
Helios m42 Zebra 55mm f2.0
Helios m42 135mm f2.8
Tokina 11-16mm f2.9

Cinematography and edited by Kyle Kien
Music: "Rise" by Tony Anderson feat. Salomon Ligthelm

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