Single exposure of the New York City skyline with the Mandalay Apartments at the bottom on the Jersey City side of the Hudson river. This is a shot from January where the light was just perfect at sunset. There are maybe 4 or 5 evenings a year where the light is like this and mostly in the winter time. I found this shot as i was consolidating my image library with Lightroom and setting up a RAID storage for all the images (50k+).
An image from Manhattanhenge 2009. Sun is setting directly down 42nd Street in New York City. I used a neutral density filter (ND .9) and an f-stop of 22 to generate the effect and also the lighter images that make up this shot were long exposures. This image was also published in the New York Times at:
I purchased a Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF Lens last week and went out on Saturday to shoot with it and found that it performs great. I like this shot because the woman was just coming out of the shadows into the light and looked like she was going to walk right over me as i took the shot. I normally don’t shoot strangers but it helps with the Tamron to have some physical distance yet appear closer than you really are. This shot and a few other i took that day were not processed and outside of saving as a jpeg in Lightroom they are straight out of the camera.