NEW YORK, My Camera and Me – Madeleine’s Final Hurrah.


Over the last 3 weeks, we have started with Sunday in New York, presenting a FOCUS FORCE KWC REVIEW of the works of Madeleine Puli. Today we lower the curtain in the last of this series, and give you a chance of one more time to lift her spirit with a POST Of PRAISE. At the same time, you have a chance to win a copy of “MELBOURNE – CITY OF CONTRASTS” for yourself.

                           This weeks finalist; Danielle Kohek. Congratulations.


COCNYMD14- THE FREEDOM TOWER stands on the ground where the TWIN TOWERS held pride of place in New York. Now this magnificent construction stands proudly as a monument to all those who lost their lives there.

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COCNYMD14-Inside the Guggenheim museum , Madeleine stood centre stage and looked up to  the sky and the imposing dome.

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COCNYMD14- This way to the underground points the subway sign. An interesting sign taken with an interesting angle. That’s the way photographers see their subject.

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COCNYMD14- The clock strikes 2 above the  Grand Central Terminal and we know where Madeleine was on this occasion with her trusty camera.


COCNYMD14-A moment to reflect with this image of the Freedom Tower constructed on the site of the former Twin Towers, caught in the glass of a neighboring building.

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COCNYMD14- A stony faced lion stands guard as it overlooks the bustling New York streets below outside the city library.

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COCNYMD14- The end of this photo tour sees us at the corner of this well known NY boulevard. Fittingly, we say goodbye to the states with this image of the street sign draped with stars and stripes.

DSCN1945 WIN A COPY OF THE MELBOURNE – CITY OF CONTRASTS BOOK. Just register a POST of PRAISE for one of Madeleine’s images each week over the next TWO WEEKS. Each week the numbers will be tallied. Those who choose the most popular image will be then placed in a draw to win a soft copy of the book. You must cast ONE VOTE in any of the 3 publications of SUPER SHOTS. Today’s  nominations close Wed. Oct 1st. Finalist announced Sunday Oct 5. MAJOR DRAW OF FINALISTS Oct. 11th.

  HOW TO POST A PRAISE; Choose the SUPER SHOT submission you like most. Go to bottom here, and click on “leave a comment” then  nominating the Kids With Cameras name, and the image number in the post. Then add a few words of praise to encourage them. It’s that easy.


HARVEY NORMAN (QV) Melbourne, and Watergardens, have been supportive of the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras in their quests.   You will find them just as helpful in helping your with all your camera and photographic needs.


About focusfor

The FOCUS FORCE photographic workshop program for Kids With Cameras is based in Melbourne, Australia. The projects have gone beyond the Victorian borders, into New South Wales, and Tasmania.Through others including a backpacker it has been provided to children in Thailand, and a teacher in Portugal has inspired children there as well. Apart, from the fun of learning about the camera and developing the skill of taking better photos; the best of which are raised to the status of SUPER SHOTS,the works have been mounted as collections under the banner of the FOCUS FORCE FRIENDSHIP EXHIBITIONS, and sent as gifts of friendship and goodwill to the United States, Italy, Japan, China - others are still being worked on. The program enrciches the children's knowledge, and as a side benefit makes them more aware of their own surroundings,and all that is to value where they live. Then comes the delight of being achievers, and having their self esteem boosted by their successes.The term "kids with cameras" was first used by the program's forerunner; CLICKER - the "club for kids with cameras", and dates back to the mid 1980's. The name change came about as wanting to be more appropriate to the older student group that the program now works with.

15 responses »

  1. More great shots from our favourite city! I especially like the Freedom Tower reflected in the nearby building. I think you were clever to observe this and take a shot. I also like the subway sign and the angle you used in this photo. What I enjoy most about all these pics is that I get to see New York through your eyes – congratulations Madeleine – we’re very proud of your efforts. Mum

  2. hi Madeleine – you have lots of great shots. My favourites are the street sign with the flags and the subway sign pointing in. Love from your little sister Lauren.

  3. Great shots as always Madeleine. My favourite shot is that of the Guggenheim, one of my favourite places in New York. Hope to visit it again with you next time!

  4. More fantastic photos Madeleine. They are all great but my favourite is the first photo of the Freedom Tower. So tall and shiny in the sun! Love Grandma

  5. Madeleine!! WOW! My favourite so far was of the Guggenheim museum roof! I would love to visit there one day and stand under that dome. Great photos though, I like them all!!! xxx Louise

  6. Well, well ,well. Yet another great bunch of photos. My fave from these is the COCNYMD14 of the reflection of the Freedom Tower in the building.

    It’s not your typical image of the Freedom Tower and I am sure that the previous Twin Towers would have reflected in this building as well. Fantastic job and I am very proud of you. Dad.

  7. Hi Madeleine,
    My favourite is the Lion in front of the New York Library. I like this photo because of the angle that you chose. Emily Floro

  8. Hi Madeleine,
    I particularly like the photo of the street sign “East 42nd St”. The flags in the background add that touch of colour and the angle of the street sign is quite dramatic!
    Lucy Floro

  9. Madeleine
    I don,t know what photo to select that I like the best but I think the effect you captured on cocmymd14 is second to none……the effect attained by the reflection of the Freedom Tower in another building was sensational…your other photos taken in New York were also great and I know that you enjoyed your time there and your presentation of the Melbourne photoes tot the consul general was such a special moment for you……..congrats on a job well done.

  10. Hi Madeleine .
    My favourite photo is cocmymd14 – as soon as I saw this picture, I did reflect for a moment when I saw the image of the Freedom Tower caught in the glass of the neighbouring building.
    I instantly saw just for one second, the image of the Tower inside the building.
    It looks very peaceful and somehow protected. Madeleine maybe more people will see this photo as did.bloce Nan.

  11. Hi Madeleine, amazing photos once again! I would have to say that my favourite would have to be the reflection of the Freedom Tower captured in the neighbouring building. I also love the street signs with the flag. Well done!

  12. Hello there our dear Madeleine!!! This congratulations has been a long time coming but WOW !!!! what a great achievement and life experience you have had over the past month!!! I really am impressed with the contrast you have captured through your photography!!! Very clever shot of the Chrysler building and the view of the dome really caught my eye!!! Keep looking up!!!

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