Tag Archives: New York City

Fire Over the East River

Here’s a cityscape to change things up a bit today. I was visiting New York City a couple of years back and Mark Garbowski was showing me around the area. I took this image with the Fuji X-T1 and used the Panorama feature. It stitches in camera a wonderful panorama and produces a nice jpeg and other than boostiing a little saturation and cropping slightly the image was ready to go!

Sunset over New York City

Bright fiery orange sunset over the East River and the NYC skyline.

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A Fuji X100T View of New York City

I had the opportunity to visit New York City on business back in October of this year. Since I was staying over on a weekend my wife decided to head out for the weekend and do her first visit to The Big Apple! We didn’t try to do everything but just get a flavor of the city for my wife’s first trip to NYC. I didn’t want to carry around a bunch of equipment with me, but just have a small portable camera to capture some details of the city and get good quality images I could post process if needed and also transfer some to Instagram while walking around the city.

The Fujifilm X100T fit the bill. It’s has a 23mm f/2 fixed lens (35mm full frame equivalent) but a fantastic APS-C 16 megapixel X-Trans sensor. It has some great low light, high ISO performance and since the viewfinder and menu system are much the same as my Fujifilm X-T1 it was second nature to use.

Fujifilm X100T

Fujifilm X100T

Since this trip, it’s my go to camera when I’m just heading out for a quick trip and hanging out with friends. I don’t have to think about what lens to bring because it’s already been decided. Creatively this now frees my mind to decide on the composition. Are there times I miss having a telephoto zoom or a wide-angle?  Yes there are, but then I find another composition and that thought about “I should have brought my other camera” goes away. I did use the pano feature while I was at the Top of the Rock to capture a city view so while it has a fixed lens the pano is a sort of stop gap for capturing a wide angle view if needed.

Are there quirks with the camera? Yes there are but I’ll go over my likes and dislike in a future post. In the meantime, here a gallery of images from my NYC trip. Click on an image and you can view it in large image slideshow view!

All images process from Fuji RAW Files in Photoshop Lightroom CC using VSCO Film packs.

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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

Manhattan Views – Click to Enlarge/Purchase

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Towers of New York

It has been a while since I’ve done a cityscape so I thought I would take you back to New York. I guess I was in a New York kind of mood.  There is something about the bright lights of the city and viewing it from the Top of the Rock is just an amazing site. Here’s a shot at sunset on a semi-cloudy day with the lights of the city and the towers of NY in clear view. The city lights are a nice contrast to the blue and orange tones of the sky as a backdrop.

I hope you are enjoying the holiday season.  Starting tomorrow my posts I’ll be taking you back for a review of the year and some of my favorite images.  Have a great weekend!

Towers of New York by Rick Louie Photography

Towers of New York – Click to Enlarge/Purchase

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Flatiron Building

This is the Flatiron Building in New York City.  It was one of the first sky scrapers in New York City and iconic due to the triangular shape of the building.  It’s a steel-framed building clad with white terra-cotta.   It looks like the hull of a ship plowing through the water and at the apex of the building is only six ft. wide.  It was uniquely fit into a plot of land at the intersection of Broadway and 5th Avenue.

There is a great view of the Flatiron Building from the Madison Square Park.  If you visit Madison Square Park, there is a fantastic burger place, called the Shake Shack.  They have an awesome “Orange Creamsicle” shake called the Vitamin Shake and if you are vegetarian, the ‘Shroom Burger is awesome!

Flatiron Building - New York City

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Don’t forget to enter my New Year’s Giveaway 2012 and your chance to win my Sunflower Sunset print!

Sunflower Sunset - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

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Photographer’s, this is my first HDR!  I can’t believe it.  I used Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro to process this image and then ran it through with Color Efex Pro 4 and then Viveza 2 to bring out details and highlight certain areas. Overall I’m very happy with the results allowing me to bring out the details of the building.

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