Manhattan Views

It has been a while since I’ve been back to New York City, but always find it a pleasure to get out and shoot a new view of the skyline. I had the pleasure of meeting up with good friend Mark Garbowski and he took me over to Gantry Plaza State Park which produced a wonderful view from Long Island City. I didn’t take my Canon 5D Mark III on this trip and left all the heavy equipment at home. I just brought my Fuji X-T1 mounted with a Newer Arca Swiss L-Bracket along with a 18-55mm f/2.8-4 and the 35mm f/1.4 Fuji lenses my small Gitzo Traveler 1542t Tripod.  It was such a pleasure to fit everything into a small bag.  It was such a pleasure walking around New York City with just a small bag.  The nice thing about having the Fuji is the size and weight and you don’t mind carrying it and I found I would take more images and didn’t feel so obtrusive.  It may have been me, but people just didn’t seem to notice me as much. I just looked like a standard tourist with a small point and shoot.

I’ll share some more images from the trip in future posts, but here Manhattan Views from Long Island City taken just after sunset leaving a nice blue hour hue on the East River.

View of Manhattan, New York City, NY from Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island, New York across the East River
Manhattan Views – Click to Enlarge/Purchase

Capture Notes:

  • ljsaltiel

    Looks like a great spot Rick. Maybe we can head back there in September. I just got back from Banff and carrying the mirrorless cameras is a dream.

    • Yea definitely can go back here. The X-T1 is a pleasure to carry around. I’m almost tempted not to bring my Canon back east with me. I definitely need to pick up some other lenses for the Fuji. I’ve seen the Zeiss 12mm on the used market for $550 which is a steal! You’ll have to tell me what you think of the 10-24.

      I have yet to try my Fuji with astrophotography. I definitely need a 12 or 14mm f/2.8, but am tempted to get a Rokinon for cost since I don’t use the wide angle that much. The high iso of my Canon is amazing! Maybe your Sony is equivalent. You definitely want a wide angle High iso option when you come to Colorado.

  • Sweet shot Rick, I have to get back to the big city one of these days, hope you had a great 4th

    • Thanks, Mike! Yes, it’s always fun to get back to NYC. I’m heading back there with Nitz a few days before our fall trip. I’m getting excited for our fall trip.

  • Whoaw, Rick, absolutely epic here my friend!! Love those blue hues in the sky and how they work with the twinkling lights of the great architecture there! Top drawer, my friend!