So it’s my favorite time of the year again here in the east coast. Hot and humid season are far gone and welcome cold season. I just love the fall season here in the east coast specially Hudson Valley. The fall colors are just amazing and I hope the following photographs gave it justice. The first two photos were taken in Woodstock, NY, the next several photos are of Cold Spring, NY and the last series are of Manhattan’s Central Park. I’m also including two photograph of my dog Oliver who’s always with me in my photographic adventures. Enjoy and let me know if you guys have any questions about the photographs.Details
After the rainstorm last friday here in NYC, I went to my favorite place to photograph NYC Skyline during sunset. Gantry State Park located in Long Island City has one of the best vantage point of NYC skyline. It was very windy and it got very cold, I had to hang my camera bag on my tripod to stabilize the camera on the tripod. We’ve been having a mild winter here in NYC I figure it’s best to take advantage. The following day I went to 9/11 Memorial which I have never been since it opened months ago. Here are the photographs from that weekend. Enjoy!!!Details
Last weekend I ventured out to the Bronx and visited New York Botanical Garden. It was my first time at this place and it was so nice that I’m planning to go back in the spring when the flowers are in bloom. There was a Holiday Train Show at the conservatory and was planning on photographing trains but as you can see I ended up photographing miniature NYC landmarks and buildings. The fascinating part of this show was all of the miniature buildings and bridges were made out of plants and plant products. I would suggest for you guys to go check it out but last weekend was the last weekend of the Holiday show. But you should check it out next year. Enjoy the photos!
This was a hot and steamy day but we got free tickets for Meatopia at Governorâ€™s Island. We got off the ferry around 2pm and it was bright, sunny and hot. It was my first time at Governorâ€™s Island and I was hoping to get some good photographs. Meatopia was fun and delicious, there were some interesting meat choices and good bear selections.
As the afternoon went it started to get cloudy and dark at the Island. I was hoping to walk around the island and discover some good scenes and maybe a good view of Statue of Liberty. But as we leave Meatopia and started to walk around the island it started to sprinkle and then a steady rain developed. We decided to catch the ferry back to Manhattan and come back another day. As we were waiting for the ferry the sky just got even darker and it just poured, I was soaking wet.
By the time we got off the ferry near Battery Park it stopped raining and the sky started to open up. We decided to go to a local bar right on the park. As we were drinking and celebrating with the group of Spaniards for winning the World Cup, I turned around and saw this view. I hurried and setup my equipment and took this photo.
I consider myself lucky with this photograph cause I was at the right time and at the right place to take this photo. But this scene didnâ€™t last very long, it may have lasted for 10 minutes. Iâ€™m a big proponent of knowing my equipment, including all the setting and features of the camera that pertains to my kind of photogaphy, so that when opportunities like this one present itself I can concentrate on the composition, my position and just photograph. I try not to fiddle with my camera and experiment with the settings while Iâ€™m shooting because Iâ€™ll end up spending most of the time figuring out my equipment and miss this great opportunity.
Thanks and please as always leave questions or comments and photo critique. Iâ€™m always interested in learning.Details