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New York City

Postby Brad » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:11 am

Back in August, my wife and I spent a week in Washington DC and New York City! Had the opportunity to get out and take a few photographs. Here are 4 from New York.

Also, I included a direct link to each photo under the photo in case you want to see it larger than this forum allows. While I don't post the full resolution photo online, they will be larger on the link then the image you see embedded in the post if you are using a larger desk top monitor. The first photo's actual resolution is so high that I could probably print it out 20' wide and 5' tall and it would be completely clear. Images 2-4 are single images and could be printed 5' wide and 2.5' tall with no problems.

The first photo turned out better than I could have ever hoped for. We were over on the New Jersey side and were treated to an absolutely magical light show by mother nature! Easily the best skyline photo outside of Omaha I have ever taken! While I don't think I will ever print it 20' wide, I would like to have a nice large print of it some day. To me a photo is not complete until its printed large and hanging on the wall.

1. New York City - Jersey View
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2. Sailing Around Manhattan
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3. Brooklyn Sunset
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4. Lower Manhattan Morning
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Re: New York City

Postby bmt » Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:52 pm

Great work! I never get tired of seeing NYC from that first angle.

Brad wrote:To me a photo is not complete until its printed large and hanging on the wall.

I take it there is not much empty wall space at your house then? :lol:

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Re: New York City

Postby HR Paperstacks » Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:28 pm

Wow, nice shots!

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Re: New York City

Postby nebugeater » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:51 am

Love them all but #3 stands out to me!
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Re: New York City

Postby Brad » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:58 pm

Thanks Guys!

bmt wrote:I take it there is not much empty wall space at your house then? :lol:


Basement isn't finished yet... :;):
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Re: New York City

Postby Omababe » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:39 am

Good shots!

I'm assuming those last two are from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, one of the best views of the eastern side of Lower Manhattan. Another good vantage point is the walkway of the Pulaski Bridge, right on the border of Brooklyn and Queens. This gives good views of the 30-ish part of midtown Manhattan.

Here is a shot I recently posted on another site. It's one that I took while in my teens and first getting into photography. It's a view of Coney Island and it shows all three of the legacy coasters. Cyclone (barely, far left), Tornado (center) and then Thunderbolt, which was featured in the film Annie Hall.

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Re: New York City

Postby Brad » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:38 am

Omababe wrote:Good shots!

I'm assuming those last two are from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, one of the best views of the eastern side of Lower Manhattan. Another good vantage point is the walkway of the Pulaski Bridge, right on the border of Brooklyn and Queens. This gives good views of the 30-ish part of midtown Manhattan.


Thanks. Google shows it as "Pier 1", and Shows the Promenade a little further south. Not sure if its all the same area or not. We just wondered around until I found the view I was looking for.

I would really like to see if there is sidewalk or lookout from the Manhattan Bridge, it seems like it would be a great place to take a photo.

Omababe wrote:Here is a shot I recently posted on another site. It's one that I took while in my teens and first getting into photography. It's a view of Coney Island and it shows all three of the legacy coasters. Cyclone (barely, far left), Tornado (center) and then Thunderbolt, which was featured in the film Annie Hall.


Cool, I have never been down that way. This trip we stayed at a friends place on the upper west side and didn't really venture too far away from Manhattan/Lower Manhattan other than to take a few photos.
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Re: New York City

Postby Omababe » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:51 am

Yes, you should be able to walk across the Manhattan Bridge. At least you still could the last time I was in the area, which was several years ago. Just go east on Canal until you hit The Bowery and the path should be obvious to the right of The Collonade, IIRC. When you get to the Brooklyn side you will be in the area they call Dumbo. Very artsy and trendy. There are a couple of little parks and a path along the waterfront between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges which will give excellent views of Manhattan.

Yes, the whole area you were in was Brooklyn Heights. It's a very nice mostly residential district. Tres spendy! I recommend that for views of Manhattan. The instructions I usually give people is to get off at either the High Street (IND) or Clark (IRT) station and follow any "fruit" street west.

That part of Brooklyn is very nice. Brooklyn still has somewhat of a reputation of nasty slums and street gangs and such, but there are many very nice areas in there. Even some of the "earthier" parts when I lived there are now surprisingly gentrified.

Coney is just a shell of what it once was, amusement wise. Astroland is gone. Cyclone is still there and operating, but much of the area is "mixed use" redevelopment. The new ball park is more or less where Thunderbolt was.

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Re: New York City

Postby RockHarbor » Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:17 am

Cool, great shots! I was in NYC three times in 2015... Was looking to move there, but now I've totally lost interest, I think. If I move from Omaha, I'm looking at other cities now...

Honestly, I just don't like the city the same w/out the former twin WTC towers. As much as it is neat skyscraper, I just don't warm up to that new Freedom Tower. Being glassy, being one tower, and smaller in circumference than the square of the original WTC towers, it just seems a bit "weak" to me. If the building were simply enlarged in height & width, I may like it better at the Ground Zero location. When all the new skyscrapers in that area are completed, I think it will be very cool. But, still....those iconic twin towers still go strangely missing, imo, and "New York, New York!" will never feel or be the same again. That shows the power of architecture.
"Crossroads Village" down the street from "Aksarben Village?" Does "Crossroads" have any meaning to people 20 and under? "Dodge At 72nd" is a type name I like better, drawing from the excitement of the iconic, special Omaha intersection. My $.02.


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