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New York – Brooklyn Bridge…

by on Apr.25, 2014, under Life, Photography

Having read a couple online guides to places to shoot whilst in New York – this spot at Brooklyn Bridge Park with views of both the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges came up frequently

So I headed out one late afternoon to shoot sunset at this location (actually my main focus was to shoot the nearby poles with the Manhattan skyline behind during twilight but that’s coming soon :))

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There was a little colour in the sky heading towards sunset but it was mostly overcast so I pulled out the BigStopper for some long exposure work

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 19 mm, 216 sec at f/8, ISO 100

If I’d had time I would have shot a long exposure panorama with a longer focal length, but as it was only around 40 minutes till sunset I was super keen to head around to the nearby location to shoot the poles at sunset so I made do with this regular pano

Manhattan 2 Brooklyn

Manhattan 2 Brooklyn

NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 26 mm, 1/20 sec at f/11, ISO 100

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New York City – Day 2…

by on Apr.24, 2014, under Life, Photography

Having recovered a little from the time zone whack and the sleep deprivation the whole family did a little exploring of downtown Manhattan today. We took a bus ride through the park and across to near Lincoln Square where we headed out on foot to explore (and shop – I am in a family of four girls after all)

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96th Street

96th Street

NIKON D600 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 36 mm, 1/40 sec at f/4, ISO 1100

The view out of the Time Warner Centre looking out over Columbus Circle down 59th street and over the park

Columbus Circle

Columbus Circle

NIKON D600 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 34 mm, 1/125 sec at f/8, ISO 100

Circled

Circled

NIKON D600 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm, 1/80 sec at f/8, ISO 560

The architecture in the city is awesome – a photographers dream – and I could have spent weeks here just photographing the insides and outsides of the various buildings here

Red Light

Red Light

NIKON D600 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm, 1/125 sec at f/2.8, ISO 100

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New York – Central Park Pano…

by on Apr.22, 2014, under Life, Photography

I’d read a couple pages online on suggested places to photography whilst in New York City and this spot in the north east corner of Central Park (near the intersection of 5th Avenue and 59th Street) came up. This rock platform just inside the park provides a nice view of a little of the park with a nice pond (called The Pond), an arched stone bridge and the city skyline of the upper west side of Manhattan as the backdrop

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.

This panorama taken handheld composed of seven vertical frames taken with the 24-70 at 24mm

Central Park Pano

Central Park Pano

NIKON D600 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm, 1/125 sec at f/10, ISO 100

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New York City – Day 1…

by on Apr.20, 2014, under Life, Photography

After a very very long day of travelling we’d finally arrived in New York

We left on Friday evening and landed in Hawaii ten hours later (and incidentally before we’d left), a couple hours later we were on another ten hour flight to JFK

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We’d arrived early on Saturday morning local time and thankfully our rooms were ready at our Apartments (in The Marmara Manhattan). Whilst the rest of the family slept my eldest daughter and I went out to explore on foot

We were staying on the upper east side of Manhattan (on East 94th) so we headed up to 5th Avenue on Central Park and started walking towards along the park towards down town Manhattan

New York

New York

NIKON D600 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm, 1/640 sec at f/5.6, ISO 100

35 blocks later we were at 59th street and the end of the park. I’d read that this north east corner of the park was a good spot to get a good view inside the park with the city overlooking it

Central in Spring

Central in Spring

NIKON D600 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm, 1/250 sec at f/8, ISO 100

We then headed back to 5th Avenue to check out the famed shopping strip – first stop the flagship Apple store

The Big Apple

The Big Apple

NIKON D600 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 45 mm, 1/200 sec at f/5.6, ISO 100

Many many shops later we’d arrived tired at 42nd street so we headed east towards Grand Central Terminal railway station

Grand Orbs

Grand Orbs

NIKON D600 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm, 1/25 sec at f/5.6, ISO 1000

The classic view inside the massive main concourse of Grand Central

Grand Central

Grand Central

NIKON D600 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm, 2.50 sec at f/16, ISO 100

Grand

Grand

NIKON D600 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm, 1/25 sec at f/4, ISO 200

NIKON D600 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm, 1/25 sec at f/4, ISO 250

We walked up Lexington Ave till we reached 59th street and now tired of walking we purchased a weekly Metro Card each (which allows us unlimited travel on the NYC MTA subway and bus network for $31 – a great deal since individual trips are $2.50) and caught our first subway train back to where we were staying

Goodnight from NYC

Goodnight from NYC

NIKON D600 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm, 25.00 sec at f/10, ISO 50

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One Lens, One Hour, One Location – 1 Bligh – Part II…

by on Apr.15, 2014, under Life, Photography

I’d mentioned in my previous post that I was initially rejected by security from taking images inside the magnificent foyer inside 1 Bligh Street. Undeterred I visited their web site and contacted the buildings owner explaining my personal project and requested if I’d be able to get permission to take photos within the building. Thankfully she arranged it for me so my next visit was a lot more successful

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Looking straight up in the middle of the central core of the building – a fantastic piece of architecture

Welcome to my Heart

Welcome to my Heart

NIKON D600 + 15.0 mm f/2.8 @ 15 mm, 1/160 sec at f/4, ISO 100

There were so many interesting possibilities just in this one open space – I only wish I could have gone up to the top and taken some shots looking down as well – still my twenty minutes was up quickly enough

Inverse

Inverse

NIKON D600 + 15.0 mm f/2.8 @ 15 mm, 1/50 sec at f/4, ISO 100

Lift me Up

Lift me Up

NIKON D600 + 15.0 mm f/2.8 @ 15 mm, 1/60 sec at f/4, ISO 100

Offset Beat

Offset Beat

NIKON D600 + 15.0 mm f/2.8 @ 15 mm, 1/50 sec at f/4, ISO 100

What Goes Up

What Goes Up

NIKON D600 + 15.0 mm f/2.8 @ 15 mm, 1/15 sec at f/4, ISO 220

Open Heart

Open Heart

NIKON D600 + 15.0 mm f/2.8 @ 15 mm, 1/30 sec at f/4, ISO 100

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