NYC by Bike

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by KillRamsey, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
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    From the 3-day trip we just did to NYC. Friday night when the daughter and I arrived, it was cold but nice enough out. Saturday was snow / rain and cold. Sunday was nearly 40 and sunny. We biked from Brooklyn to Manhattan and back a few times, hit the natural history museum, that sort of thing. Stayed with a friend whose building has a roof deck up 27 floors in Brooklyn. I will add some more when I get to them in Photoshop, but these are basically SOOC and I like them enough...

    Wife and daughter ahead of me at a red light, 35mm lens
    [​IMG]KBRX3719 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Walking to the building, a good example of why sometimes that 35mm lens just sorta pulls magic out of nowhere. SOOC...
    [​IMG]KBRX3753 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Where we stayed. 18-55
    [​IMG]KBRX3820 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Girls on the Brompton, me picking up a Citibike...
    [​IMG]KBRX3845 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Running down the sidewalk alongside them, trying to hold it steady enough to pull off a rolling pan shot...
    [​IMG]KBRX4036 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Mini snowman, Lady Liberty
    [​IMG]KBRX4074 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    SELFIE! I don't think she even noticed me as I biked past. This is uncropped, too... I was right alongside her.
    [​IMG]KBRX4082 by gordopuggy, on Flickr
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  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Very cool Kyle. I used to love urban riding, although not so much with any snow/ice on the roads. Because I figured that even if I rode safely and stayed out of trouble, I've seen too many motorists start sliding around out of control. Almost got hit once when I was riding with studded Nokians but the car next to me wasn't as prepared and started sliding into me. Fortunately I could stop and it slid by me but it was a real wake up call. So be careful out there! I don't think you'll be riding much for the next few days - I hope you folks don't get hit too hard...

  3. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
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    These are great. Love the brompton shot. Everyone should have a brompton!
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  4. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    These have a nice flavour so to speak:). 3753 is rather special.
  5. Biking during the winter cold seems not enjoyable to me, but it looks like you had fun.
  6. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
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    Love #5n
    Great series
  7. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
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    Bill Shinnick
    Very enjoyable to share your day.
  8. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
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    Love the second shot.
  9. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
  10. Dewi Sant

    Dewi Sant SC Veteran

    Dec 20, 2013
    Lancashire, England
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    Love those shots, No 2 has atmosphere in spades. :thumbup:
  11. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
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    A few more. I used my ample indoors time during the blizzard (and ensuing 1-day cold & fever) to finish some editing.

    Rooftop view, 35mm, braced against a railing for about half a second.
    [​IMG]KBRX3755PS by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Ditto. Pixel peep this, and share my awe at how clean that lens is at f1.4...
    [​IMG]KBRX3758PS by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Rooftop, 18-55 at 18, hand-held for 1/17. Thank you, OIS.
    [​IMG]KBRX3798PS by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Same rooftop, but looking up. The building was once the largest hotel in Brooklyn, if not all of NYC. The rooftop was an egyptian-themed restaurant. All that's left now are the papyrus-clad columns. That space up there is one big open room, and will go for only about $4M, which is cheap given where it is.
    [​IMG]KBRX4209PS by gordopuggy, on Flickr
  12. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
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    Some random NYC stragglers..

    3 from a quick walk I did alone. We didn't check where the Citibike stations stopped going north, and rode straight to the Natural History Museum. Turns out the last one was a looong way south, so I had to ride there, turn the bike in, and walk back.

    [​IMG]KBRX3880 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    [​IMG]KBRX3874 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    [​IMG]KBRX3864 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    The ladies
    [​IMG]KBRX3853 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    [​IMG]KBRX3914 by gordopuggy, on Flickr
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