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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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Full Moon Rising

The Photo Frontier and I had a great turnout for the Full Moon Jamboree. The Supermoon greeted us with a beautiful moon directly over the skyline of Denver. Here’s a couple images of the Denver skyline as the moon was rising over the city.

This first image I used a long telephoto to compress the image just as the moon come up behind one of the cranes in the city and in the 2nd is a little wider view of the city skyline as the moon was rising over.

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Supoermoon rising over Denver skyline.

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LoDo Glow | Lower Downtown Denver

I thought I would share another image from Lower Downtown Denver (LoDo).  This one really caught my eye with the red glow of the DaVita Building and also I was able to capture some light trails from the light rail trains moving past. This image was captured during blue hour and gave a nice contrast to the orange glow of the trains. Union Station and the red of the DaVita skyrise.

I have a little project working and hope to capture more of Denver over the next year so this was a nice start.  I’ll post an image I took a few years ago coming up so you can see a before and after of this area.  It is interesting to see the growth of buildings that has occurred. Hopefully I’ll be able to capture it again when the building is finished in LoDo.  Hopefully I have this wonderful private capture point in a couple of years to continue this perspective of Lower Downtown Denver.

The Glow of Lower Downtown Denver during blue hour

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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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LoDo Denver, Colorado

It’s been a while since I capture LoDo Denver (lower downtown Denver), but thanks to a friend I was able to capture if from a special vantage point again. RTD has put in a new structure around Union Station and so i wanted to capture the skyline view with the new structure in place.  Here’s the new LoDo Denver!

Lower Downtown Denver skyline by Rick Louie Photography

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Independence Day

Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!

Fireworks in Denver, Colorado

Fireworks in Denver, Colorado

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Denver Skyline

Prior to tracking the storm up near Greeley, Colorado I stopped off downtown to capture some Denver skyline images.  It’s rare that I get to see storm clouds hover over the city without major weather activity happening at the same time.  This trailing storm cloud was actually east of the city, but looked as if it was hovering over the city.  The other nice thing about this image is that there aren’t any cranes in the scene, which hasn’t been the case for a while due to all the construction.  So I present to you the Denver Skyline.

Storm clouds over the Denver skyline in the evening.

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Central Park Reflection

The weather while I was in New York was amazingly warm.  I took a walk around Central Park and decided to walk around Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.  The reservoir, which is also known as the Central Park Reservoir used to provide the city of New York with water, but was decommissioned in 1993.  In 1994 the reservoir was named after Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis for her contributions to the city and because she loved the jogging area which was just below her 5th Avenue apartment.

The evening I walked around the 1.5 mile running track I was expecting a cool breeze to come up off the water, but I was pleasantly surprised by warm air coming off the water.  I stopped at the Northeast side of the reservoir and captured this image across the water of the Manhattan Skyline.

View of the Manhattan Skyline from across the reflection of the Jaqueline Onassis Reservoir in Central Park.

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View from Brooklyn

I gotten to know a couple of very nice photographers through Google+  that live Brooklyn.  I took advantage of the opportunity when I was in NYC a couple of weeks ago for them to show me around.  Jose Vazquez and I walked around Brooklyn for a bit and then had the opportunity to shoot from Myrna Weinreich’s apartment balcony which has a great view of the Manhattan skyline.

This is the view from Myrna’s balcony of Brooklyn Heights/DUMBO, the Brooklyn Bridge, East River and the Manhattan Skyline.  Thanks Myrna for letting me capture this view.

A view of the Manhattan Skyline with the Brooklyn Bridge from Brooklyn Heights, New York.

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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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