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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

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Financial District

It’s hard to believe that two weeks after superstorm Sandy hit the shores of Manhattan that their is still 1/3 of the Financial District that is still without power and fixes are not in the near future.  It’s estimated that some buildings will be without power for another month to two months. The 14-foot storm surges flooded the streets and basements of the heart of the finance district and leaves its occupants looking for other places to live and work. It really makes you questions whether this area is the right place for these companies.  But knowing New York, it is a resilient city and I’m sure it will bounce back soon.

I thought I would share with you the Financial District as I know it.  Full of lights and life!  Here’s the Financial District as viewed from Brooklyn across the East River.

Financial District, Manhattan, NYC

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Storm Clouds Over The Brooklyn Bridge

I met up with NY based photographer Jose Vasquez last Monday and he gave me a little tour around Brooklyn Heights.  Jose, thanks for being so hospitable.  Be sure to check out some of Jose’s work.  He does some amazing things his iPhone.

Just as the sun was about to set, the storm clouds came over so the sunset was a little disappointing so I decided to turn lemon into lemonade.  The sun was still peaking through the clouds so I was able to do some high contrast work which made for some interesting black and whites. I used my B + W 10X filter to create give the clouds some movement and add some drama to the scene with a long exposure.

One of the most interesting details of the Brooklyn Bridge is the suspension webbing and the interesting patterns it creates.  I was able to capture the detail in contrast as the sun made for an amazing contrast highlighting the webbing of the bridge.

Late Afternoon sun peaking through storm clouds over the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.

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