New York New York!
New York has always been an great place for photography. We originally had a family trip planned in 2011 that fell through so there were a lot of flight credits that we had to used up before it’s one year expiration. Tough problem to have right?
New York has always been a favorite destination with my wife. With all the shopping, sight seeing, and exploring all the foodie spots, what’s better way to burn off the airline credit with an extended weekend in New York. Within one week left to spend the credit, we booked and took flight!
Here is the link to the entire NYC set in Flickr
New York City
Flickr link: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjC3U7iY
With the new 16mm Sony E-mount lens in-tow, I had to capture something during flight. I love the ambiance of the Virgin America interior with the glowing comfort color lighting. Just by slightly twisting of the perspective with the lady peaking back at me gave me a uneasy feeling during flight. Of course, the flight was fine and very comfortable with the large screen between each seat.
New York is filled with contrast. I also taken a habit of shooting out of my hotel windows. As soon as I looked out of the window, I knew this would a b/w shot. The old red brick building contrasting with the modern white apartment/office buildings. The old twin water towers with the light water stains. Truly giving me the feeling of New York homology. As a trend I try to build with my black and white shots, keeping the Yin with the Yen balance.
I wouldn’t be doing New York any justice if I didn’t include any landscape city view picture as a top 3 pick. This one was shot on top of Empire State building. Originally we took the ride up to the top not expecting to be staying around that long. Then it dawned (Pun intended) on me. Wouldn’t it be a great picture to capture the sunset off the Empire State building. I must give a lot of credit to my lovely wife for hanging out with me for an hour on top the Empire State building waiting for the sun to set. Also, for her to fend off people trying to squeeze into my perfect spot! Prior to the count down of sunset, I already scoped out the areas I wanted to shoot and the shot I was looking for. Figuring out the correct exposure was tough. With the sun right in your face, trying to capture enough detail of the city as well as the sky. The make the entire process even more difficult, finding a spot to prop since I didn’t have a monopod or a tripod. At the same time trying to shoot with people constantly bumping into you. Atlast, one of the shot came out exactly as I imagined. The glow from the sunset lighting up the streets while the City lights are slowly getting brighter. At the same time capturing the blue sky with the white clouds.