Summer officially starts mid to late June here in NY. Last Friday was my first “summer friday off” from work. It was a perfect day, low humidity, a little cool and cloudy. It’s an ideal day to do some waterfall photography, I’ve been to Croton Gorge Park before however this is the first time i’ve photographed the falls. The park was about one hour north of NYC in Cortlandt, NY. It was a nice drive through single lane bridges and some great neighborhoods with interesting houses. I highly recommend going to this park it has picnic tables, a few BBQ grills and some great hiking trails. Here are some photos of the falls, enjoy!
I bit the bullet and got Sony NEX-7 with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and 16mm f/2.8. It’s a great camera, its compact with lots of customizable knobs, buttons and wheels. I also love that it has APS-C sensor with 1.5 crop factor. I also have a few gripes with the Sony NEX-7, the bracketing for one was much less to be desired and the low light performance could be better. With all that said I bought the Sony NEX-7 for more casual, family, and all around walking camera, it will not be replacing my Nikon system any time soon. Here are some HDR shots from the Sony NEX-7 using manual bracketing. Let me know what you guys think!Details
So finally the first snow of the season here in New York was today. OK, I’m not in New York City but I’m still in New York, Woodstock New York that is. I’ve been waiting for the snow to come and we got about 3-4 inches. It has been really mild winter here in New York and it was nice to see the white stuff. Here are some proofs that it did snow! Enjoy!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!
First trip for 2012 was to Woodstock New York. It was an amazing Fall-like weather here in New York in January. We wanted to go for a walk and a friend recommended Walkway Over the Hudson in Highland, NY. It used to be a rail road track used to transport different goods. It was damaged by fire and eventually turned into a state historic park. It connects to RailTrail which I want to discover when the weather permits. This photo was taken while walking across the walkway. It was cloudy, very grey, and sort of boring but I looked behind me and saw this scene. It was a 3 shot series and combined to a HDR photo. Enjoy!Details