Thursday, October 31, 2013

NYPD Edward Byrne

The NYPD boat P.O. Edward Byrne in the East River, just off E. 6th Street at East River Park. This was shot with a fairly long zoom lens which makes the midtown buildings and 59th Street Bridge in the background appear to be much closer than they really are. [NEX6-0423 acr(R)PScc]

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Williamsburgh Savings Bank

Standing in an area where there seems to be endless new construction all around is this magnificent domed building - and some of its remaining "mature" neighbors - at Broadway & Driggs Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. [NEX6-1454 acr(R)PScc]

Monday, October 28, 2013

Corlears Hook / Lower Manhattan from Brooklyn

Corlears Hook (Lower East Side) across the East River from South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The office buildings in the background are in the City Hall / Civic Center area. And, of course, the tallest building is the new One World Trade Center. [NEX6-1463 acr(R)PScc]

Thursday, October 24, 2013

TTW - Building in Building

Thru the window of a M103 bus. Mirrored building reflecting the building across the street. Upper East Side, Manhattan.  [NEX6-1340 acr(R)PScc]

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

3rd Ave / Cooper Square

Streetscape at 3rd Avenue near Cooper Square. The building with the angled / curved / carved out facade is the new Cooper Union building. The taller building beyond that is The Standard Hotel East Village (formerly the Cooper Square Hotel) [NEX6-0827 acr(R)PScc]

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Carl Schurz Pigeon

Pigeon sitting on the safety rail along the East River at Carl Schurz Park, Upper East Side, Manhattan

Monday, October 21, 2013

Queensboro Bridge Reflection

Manhattan tower of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge reflected in a new glass tower under construction alongside the bridge.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Chrysler Peek - Kips Bay

Chrysler Building peeking between other midtown buildings. Seen from Kips Bay, Manhattan [NEX6-0799 acr(R)PScc]

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Waking - by Gilbert & George

Taken about a month ago at the High Line in the Meatpacking / Chelsea area of Manhattan. There's always some interesting art on this billboard.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Aria - Las Vegas

Another shot from Vegas - Aria at Citycenter. Las Vegas, Nevada

Monday, October 7, 2013

Grand Central Station Revisited

I went to the Apple Genius Bar at their Grand Central store on Saturday and wanted to take a photo of the main concourse to test my new 16mm f/2.8 prime lens + wide angle adapter. But I grabbed the wrong lens as I ran out the door so I needed to use my kit zoom lens (16-50mm) at 16mm instead. I wasn't happy with the results so I went back yesterday with the right lens + adapter and I'm much happier with this shot.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Corlears Hook / FDR Drive

This is the FDR Drive at Grand Street, just before it curves around Corlears Hook and heads towards South Ferry. The layer of clouds passing overhead was too good to pass up. This is one of the first photos I took while testing my new NEX camera. So far I've been pleased with the results I'm getting. I'm even more happy that it doesn't break my back carrying it plus a lens or two... a huge difference between this and the larger, heavier Canon gear that resulted in back, neck & shoulder pain and numbness in my hand whenever I carried it.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

51 Astor

Lines, angles, reflections - Closeup of the facade at 51 Astor - new construction at 3rd Ave & Astor Place

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Lower East Side - Upper East Side

Baruch, Riis, and Wald houses and ConEd smokestacks in the foreground... Upper East Side / 59th Street Bridge in the background. From Lower East Side, Manhattan