Featured Sometime in NYC

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by donlaw, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    Went with my daughter on a three day trip to New York City. Took along my newest camera the EM-1 mkII with a 12-40mm, 45mm, and 75mm. Also along was the Monochrome 246 with a 50mm summicron.

    The first day was a total wash out with a cold steady rain all day. I was glad to have the weather protected EM-1 along although I was too wet myself, despite a raincoat and and umbrella, to take many photos. But I did get this one while hiding from the rain and wind under a bridge in central park with these other wet explorers.
    33637663800_d2433b62d7_z. Under the bridge by donlaw200, on Flickr
    12-40mm

    After a subway ride and a hurried walk through a cold wet central park, we spend the rest of that day in the vast halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was our first visit there and despite spending 4 hours trying to see everything we only made it through about half.
    34023082215_914da0bc0e_z. Met_Egyptian by donlaw200, on Flickr
    The ancient Egyptian exhibits were very interesting. And the building scale made for an amazing ambience. 12-40mm

    34023155435_902b8bc5a6_z. Allie with wings by donlaw200, on Flickr
    My daughter posed for a 'weeping angels' photo! Monochrome

    33866012692_66311f99ac_z. Abe in contrast by donlaw200, on Flickr
    This bust of Abe Lincoln was in the visible storage racks. Even though it was behind glass, I liked the way light cast shadows in this image. Monochrome

    The next day was cloudy and cool, but at least the rain was over. We spend the day visiting some family. Attended a musical and didn't have many opportunities for photography. But I did get a take few photos of some statues.

    34023493045_d005bf8f33_z. bug head
    by donlaw200, on Flickr
    12-40mm

    33638087060_3b375314d0_z. statue1 by donlaw200, on Flickr
    I didn't even get a chance to see who designed this or what building it was in front of.
    12-40mm

    34023491315_c77a65cb20_z. statue of liberty by donlaw200, on Flickr
    The statue of liberty putting on the makeup. 12-40mm

    Our final day was a glorious sunny one. Started with a visit to the Oculus designed by Calatrava.
    33638218520_7b8cce1231_z. Oculus by donlaw200, on Flickr
    Caught a nice sunstar/flare by stopping down the 12-40mm.

    33638256910_9901c7d85c_z. In the Oculus by donlaw200, on Flickr
    Inside the Oculus the light and shadows were amazing. Monochrome

    33876834366_b8b501531d_z. Lines and light by donlaw200, on Flickr
    Looking up in the Oculus. Monochrome

    The rest of the day was spent wandering around the village and soho. Finally we rode the subway to end our day back in vastly different sunny central park.
    33180528274_f3490b98d9_z. Mail Box? by donlaw200, on Flickr
    45mm

    33638435710_6ddde49620_z. In Pursuit of Magic by donlaw200, on Flickr
    45mm

    33211403723_9dd0fd7d30_z. On the Bridge by donlaw200, on Flickr
    75mm

    33866758392_395e2bb3f9_z. Sunny CP by donlaw200, on Flickr
    A crowded spring like day in central park. 12-40mm

    A very special trip, unfortunately without much time for photography. Yet, still it led to some satisfying images I felt like sharing with the folks here.
     
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  2. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Aug 27, 2013
    Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    Really nice series Don. I think my favorite is your mailbox, taken with the 45mm....there's something about that shot, the field of view, the colors, the framing.

    Thank you for sharing these.
     
  3. rayvonn

    rayvonn SC Veteran

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    Jan 19, 2015
    They really were. Great work.
     
  4. bluzcity

    bluzcity SC Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jul 30, 2013
    Memphis, TN
    Brent
    Really like the photos of the Oculus. I'm a sucker for starbursts! Great set.
     
  5. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    All of these are right up my street and I am very jealous as NYC is my fave city after my own London. I must get back there.

    I have to say that I run towards rain and any other inclement weather. It makes for such different shots with the behaviour of people, reflections etc. I don't care if I get soaked. I keep my kit dry and shoot away with a happy grin. Anyone else run to the rain rather than shelter from it? Or is it just me?
     
  6. rayvonn

    rayvonn SC Veteran

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    Jan 19, 2015
    A well taken street shot in torrential rain is unbeatable imo.
     
  7. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    Thanks Miguel! Really appreciate the feedback. That mailbox looked like it belonged in a museum.
     
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  8. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    Thanks, I wish I had more time to spend at the Oculus. The light changes as you walk around creating many photo ops.
     
  9. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
  10. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    The structure is amazing as are most of Calatrava's designs. I was lucky to be there at the right time of day to catch the sun on the tips like that.
     
  11. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    Love that starburst shot.
     
  12. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    I understand. Unfortunately, we had a very tight agenda to keep so making the best of the inclement weather for photography was not possible.
     
  13. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    Regardless, your shots made me pine for the place. Seriously thinking of heading over in September/October. Never seen the Oculus....looks a great photo opportunity. I have only been to NYC once since 9/11 and there was nothing at all in place then. Don't know about you but I found it a strain on the neck. Everywhere you look there is a photo opportunity...people, buildings, yellow cabs, street hawkers. The place buzzes 24hrs non stop
     
  14. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
     
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