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New York…the photos! | Michael Moore Photography

New York…the photos!

Iveta and I had a great time in New York…saw a couple of broadway shows, sampled all of the quintessential New York cuisine, visited most of the boroughs and tourist spots…and I managed to snap a few keepers along the way. 😉 I also had some fun with my new infrared camera and visited the world’s largest camera store (B&H), which is conveniently located only a few blocks from the world’s largest department store (Macy’s). Anyway, on to the pics…

Here’s a B&W infrared shot of the towering Empire State building (sans the big ape):

I didn’t have my tripod with me, but there’s a very convenient concrete railing to rest your camera on inside Grand Central Terminal. I couldn’t have set it up better myself, but I love how there’s a couple embracing in the middle of the terminal and they’re perfectly sharp while the rest of the travellers speed by in a blur. Score a point for Lady Luck there!:

Here’s a “channel-swapped” infrared image of Sheep Meadow in Central Park (for those interested, I applied a custom White Balance so that everything is neutral except for the red sky then I swap the red and blue channels to make the sky blue). This place was great, as was the rest of Central Park – a real sanctuary from the frantic rat race of the city streets.

Here’s a view from the famous Gapstow Bridge overlooking “The Pond” in lower Central Park. At the southern edge of the Park you’ll find some of Manhattan’s most famous hotels such as the Ritz-Carlton and The Plaza.

The perfect scene for infrared photography! This was taken from a rowboat in Central Park’s “The Lake” as I took Iveta for a romantic little tour while avoiding crashing into the other amateur rowers who were dotted amongst the surface. The building in the background is The San Remo, “One of the city’s, and the world’s, greatest residential skyscrapers, the city’s most beautiful apartment building and one of its most prestigious addresses” according to their website:

Here’s a nice shot Iveta got of me with her point-n-shoot during our little boat trip:

I thought this was an interesting moody shot of the otherwise ritzy Upper East Side shopping area along Park Avenue (infrared again):

Here’s another shot Iveta took while we were riding around on an open-top bus tour with Times Square in the background:

I almost left my infrared camera at home but this image made it worth dragging it around with us throughout the whole trip. The image of course depicts the famous Flatiron building. I can’t wait to get this printed up big on some metallic paper!

Later that day we took an evening cruise around the south end of Manhattan where I grabbed this shot of the Statue of Liberty as the sun set behind:

And of course, no trip is complete without taking some obligatory portraits of my beautiful Iveta:

I was quite impressed with the view from the top of the Rockefeller Center and thought it was much better than the one from the Empire State Building. The view of Central Park is spectacular and the original 24 Megapixel 4-image stitch is incredibly detailed. Click on the image below for a larger version (which is still only 1% of the original size):

Don’t forget to check out the image of the Manhattan skyline two posts below as well (you can click on it to view a larger version).

Overall, we had an excellent trip and I hope you enjoyed viewing the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Michael

2 comments

  1. Anonymous

    Great images, some really standout ones there!

  2. cancel your wedding on Oct 14, and do my brother’s wedding instead!

    I hate my brother and his procrastination … and I already hate the photographer we’re seeing today, even though we haven’t even met yet.