Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

Photography: Museum at Eldridge Street

A few weeks ago, I signed up for a NYC Photo Trek to the Museum at Eldridge Street, a synagogue originally built in 1887. Today it is a museum celebrating the Jewish immigrants from eastern Europe who flocked to New York City’s Lower East Side in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Its restoration was completed in December 2007, and today the museum is open to the public ($10 will get you inside), and offers a variety of cultural events.

The museum was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever shot. I am so glad I went!

The outside of the building has great detail. I tried to capture some of it.

The light fixtures are gorgeous!

This stained glass window was designed by artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans. It was installed in 2010.

And these are just a few of my favorites! I will post a few more pictures from the museum next week!

You can read about the history of the museum here.

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Check out the Q1 highlights here and the best of Q2 here.

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Photography: Central Park, Part 2

Here’s part 2 of the Central Park photo trek, for all your Hump Day procrastination needs. You can check out part 1 here and the Columbus Circle portion of the trek here.

This juggler kept everyone entertained!

The park lends itself to gorgeous foilage pictures! It’ll be great in the fall!

And yes. here’s another statue of Columbus.

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Check out the Q1 highlights here and the best of Q2 here.

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Photography: Columbus Circle

A few weeks ago, I went on my first outing with a meetup group called NYC Photo Treks. We went to Columbus Circle and Central Park. I wish it hadn’t been so overcast, but I got some great shots!

This steel globe on the north side of the Circle is in front of, well, Trump International Hotel and Tower. I was trying to let the globe lead your eye to the building.

This statue of Christopher Columbus is by the sculptor Gaetano Russo.

This winged boy holding a globe at the base of the statue pays homage to global exploration.

Columbus Circle has a few fountains, so I went a little nuts trying to get good pictures of the water. By cranking up my shutter speed and opening up the aperture, I was able to get some stop action shots (as seen here and in the pic below).

I hope you enjoyed these! I have more from Central Park, which I will post this week. I also did a trek to The Eldridge Street Synagogue and Museum on NYC’s Lower East Side and NYC’s Chinatown. I’ll be posting those, too!

‘This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Check out the Q1 highlights here and the best of Q2 here.

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Photography: The Highline Photo Shoot, Part 3

Ok. Last Highline post, I promise! Part 3 focuses more on the sculptures and street art along The Highline. Be sure to check out part 1 here and part 2 here.

the floaters, Henry Taylor

The Swallower Swallowed, Jon Rafman

Rest In, Guan Xiao

That’s it! Highlights from a Central Park photo trek and Q2 of the Everyday Eyecandy Project 52 photo challenge are up next!

Hope you are having a great weekend!

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Check out the Q1 highlights here.

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Photography: The Highline Photo Shoot, Part 2

Happy Friday! Here’s part 2 of my Highline photo shoot. You can see part 1 here.

I love this 19th century (I think) architecture in Greenwich Village.

Pretty yellow flowers. The fact they are a little out of focus and the stems are more in focus makes the picture interesting.

Yup, that’s the Hoboken terminal!

It was the end of Pride Week in NYC.

Did someone call a cab?

Is this hyacinth or lavender?

In this photo and the photo below, you get a little texture and the contrast between the blue sky, green leaves, and white flowers and bricks.

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Check out the Q1 highlights here.

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Photography: The Highline Photo Shoot, Part 1

And Photo Week continues! A few Saturdays ago, I was going to attend a photography workshop in Manhattan. The topic was studio lighting. Well, the organizer canceled it at the last minute. These things happen, but I was pissed. I had not signed up for my usual yoga class in anticipation of attending the workshop, and it was too late to get to the yoga studio.

So, in an effort to salvage the day, I grabbed my camera and went to The Highline, a public park that runs along the west side of Manhattan from the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street in Midtown. The Highline is kind of like a walkway, and it overlooks Hoboken, Weehawken, and Edgewater, New Jersey.

I took about 80 or 90 photographs, so I’ll share the best ones in three parts. Enjoy part 1!

I believe this is in the mid-20s facing eastward.

I love the combination of the daisies, the texture in the bricks, and the rich blue sky!

Got this yellow cab from overhead.

Pretty marina, and that tower to the left is Stevens Institute in Hoboken.

This was getting towards the end of the walk.

I love that I can get shots like this one of a crew team on the Hudson with my new lens!

There is a lot of greenery and flowers on The Highline.

Like I said, flora and fauna everywhere!

Where do you like to take pictures in your city? Are there neighborhoods that are particularly photogenic? Share your favorite photo shoot locations (and your best pics) in the comments!

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Check out the Q1 highlights here.

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Photography: New York City Skyline Photo Shoot, Part 2

I hope everyone had a great Fourth! Remember last week when I said I’d share more photos from the skyline photography workshop I took? Well, here they are!

I love this sailboat!

This photo of the Empire State Building before it is lit up for Pride Week looks very haunting.

The historic Hoboken terminal. It’s a major transportation hub around here.

I love the red of the W against the deep blue sky.

This pic makes this office building look eerie.

One WTC, the Freedom Tower, as seen through my new lens!

Lots of people took boats out to view the scenery and watch fireworks.

I just like the clouds and sunset in this pic. The weather was gorgeous!

I thought it would be fun to have a little photo week here on the blog, seeing as it’s sort of a vacation week with the holiday and all. I have a few photos to share from a walk I took on The Highline in NYC, too. Oh, and the Q2 pics from the Everyday Eyecandy Project 52. I’ll get to those shortly…

Tell me. Have you ever attempted night photography? Or photographing fireworks? I never did before I took this workshop on June 25. Share any tips you may have in the comments!

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Check out the Q1 highlights here.

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Photography: New York City Skyline Photo Shoot, Part 1

Last week was Pride Week here in New York City. Pride Week wraps up with a fireworks display in front of One World Trade Center, aka the Freedom Tower.

Every year, my photography teacher runs a Skyline at Night photography workshop on the last day of Pride Week, so students can practice photographing the NYC skyline at dusk and the fireworks display once it gets dark. Of course, I joined in the fun!

I wanted to share my favorite shots of the Empire State Building and One WTC lit up in rainbow colors for Pride Week, and a few pics of the fireworks. If you’ve never photographed fireworks before (I hadn’t) they can be tricky to capture, but I got some good pictures. Enjoy!

The Empire State Building

One World Trade Center

My photography friend Kelly posted her fireworks pic on Instagram with this quote from one of my favorite movies, Love Actually: “If you look for it, I’ve got a feeling you’ll find that LOVE actually is all around.” Well said!

I’ll post the more evergreen skyline photos a little later this week.

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Check out the Q1 highlights here.

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Photography: NYC Field Trip

For a little weekend fun, I put together a post of my favorite shots from my photography class field trip to NYC last Sunday. We got an early start at about 8 am, and took the PATH to the World Trade Center so we could take pictures in The Oculus and the new Westfield World Trade Center shopping mall.

The Oculus at the World Trade Center.

One World Trade Center, as seen through a window in The Oculus.

Then we walked up Broadway in Chelsea, and stopped so we could practice capturing the blur of a moving object.

Panning blur shot of the ubiquitous NYC yellow cab.

The next stop was Columbus Park. On the way, I snapped this interesting-looking building.

This building looks like Jenga.

We finally arrived at the park. It’s actually a pretty big place with ping pong tables, basketball courts, and a few soccer fields.

A spirited ping pong game was in progress…

You could cut the excitement with a knife…

There was action on the basketball court, too.

I took my camera over to the soccer field. GOOOAAALLL!

From Columbus Park we moved on to Chinatown.

Chinatown is a particularly photogenic part of Manhattan.

I wonder if their noodles are any good? I love Asian noodle dishes…

Chinatown has a lot of these little alleyways…

So there you have the highlights. At least on my camera roll. After Chinatown, I took the PATH back to Hoboken with the instructor and another student. By that time, it was after 11 am, and I wanted to upload my pictures to my computer.

I plan go back and shoot just in Chinatown. I have a feeling these shots just scratched the surface.

Tell me about the most photogenic neighborhood where you live. Let’s talk photo inspiration in the comments!

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter.

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Photography: Dusk Photo Shoot

The weather this past weekend was unseasonably warm for New Jersey. Since I had to take a picture at dusk for my photography class, I decided to take advantage of the balmy evening to shoot along the Hoboken waterfront. It was great! Everyone was out walking around and I saw others taking pictures, too.

I shot with my Sony a6000 mirrorless camera in manual mode, f5.6 and ISO 800. The assignment was to find the right shutter speed (SS).

The Empire State Building. SS 1/50

One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower). SS 1/250

Another of the Empire State Building, before it was lit up for the evening. SS !/500

The Hoboken Train Terminal. SS 1/500

It took me a while to get down to the Hoboken waterfront at dusk. (Next thing I want to try is taking photos there at dawn. Wish me luck. Ha, ha!)

Tell me. When is your favorite time of the day to take pictures?

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’m thinking I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Wish me luck!

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