I went for a walk this past Thursday to take photograph of some local scenes. I live in Harlem, NY and I ended up walking south on the Hudson River Park/Greenway Park. I wasnâ€™t really sure what I wanted to photograph so I just decided to walk south and as I was walking I turned around and I saw this view of George Washington Bridge. I wasnâ€™t sure if the photo was going to work out since it was the middle of the day, very sunny and very bright. To get the color of the sky I used circular polarizer and I underexposed by 1 to 2 stops. I got some dramatic sky and you can see some traffic on the bridge.
It was getting too hot walking by the river since there was no shade, so I decided to walk across and head to Central Park. I entered the park on 93rd street and headed north. I was not familiar with north west area of the park so I just went to different paths and see if there was anything interesting to photograph. I fallowed group of kids and I found this little water falls. It was not the greatest light and the water was a little murky. I usually have my tripod with me but on this instance I didnâ€™t have it. So both photos were handheld. For the water falls it was a little difficult because I had a longer exposure, even though I had VR lens I still had to hold the camera very still to avoid any shake.
I took several shots and I was still getting some shake and blur. With the water falls photo I decided to use the live view feature to lessen the shake from the mirror movement. From the group of pictures I took this was the best one I think. I decided to convert it to black and white since the color wasnâ€™t really interesting and to also cover some of the blur and shake still on the photo. Thanks for visiting. Please leave comments and questions.