Empire Pizza

Twenty Four

This was taken after we had been to the top of the Empire State Building. We were heading towards the Flatiron Building (see previous post). However, on the way be bought a delicious pizza from a 7/11 store. Not the Empire Pizza. It was delicious. We ate it in a small park with the Flatiron Building before us and the Empire State behind us. Perfect.

Empire Pizza

Another photo using the Nikon D610. Nothing fancy, just a holiday snap.

The Flatiron Building

Twenty Three

This is The Flatiron Building, originally the Fuller Building. It is located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan, New York City. Not the most obvious angle from which it is photographed. There are two reasons for this. [1] the sun was directly at me shining down Fifth Avenue so the light was not great for capturing detail, and [2] what’s wrong with being different.

The Flatiron Building

As you can see, the sun was out. It was bright but a bit cool [but slowly warming up]. This was taken after we had been to the top of the Empire State Building.

Statue of Liberty

Twenty Two

I suppose almost every one recognises the Statue of Liberty. So this photo does not really need a title.

Statue of Liberty

When we set of on the ferry it was quite hazy but warmish. But as the day progressed the temperature warmed up nicely and visibility improved.

Taken with the Olympus.

Brooklyn Bridge

Twenty One

A view of the Brooklyn Bridge from a point of view that we don’t always see.

Brooklyn Bridge

I wanted to focus on the cables and Manhattan. I might post one with the main columns another time.

Taken with the Olympus OMD.

Broadway Polo

Eighteen

Hats for the last post. This time it’s polo shirts. This time my mum was on a shopping spree. This was during one of our night time trips into Broadway. I also have a photo of the actual racks head on so it looks more like my hats shot. However, I liked this shot as it was full of people. In fact, the shop was very busy even though it was about 10 pm.

Broadway Polo

This photo, like my last Broadway shot, was taken with my dad’s Olympus camera with the fish eye. Great for tight spots like this shop. Thinking about posting at least one more proper Broadway shot. I’m quite busy at the moment as exams are coming up. So at least it easier not having to take photos at the moment and having so many holiday photos.

Empire State Building Night View

Thirteen

Another view from the Empire State Building, but this time at night. The ticket we had allowed us to revisit the building in the evening. As the morning queue was to long and slow we had decided not to return. But when the evening came, we hoped that the queues would be shorter. We got there about 9pm. Yes, the queues were better and faster but we still spent well over an hour waiting.

Empire State Buiding Night View

However, we decided that this was probably the last time we would go up (even if we returned to NYC) it was worth the effort. And I guess it was. However, it ha got really cold and my hands got cold holding the camera. I took a good couple of dozen photos and then my dad had it for the rest of the time!

Looking Down

Ten

Looking Down

Looking down at the Streets of Mid Town Manhattan from the Empire State Building. Things do look rather small fom up there.

Chrysler Building from the Empire State Building

Nine

Chrysler Building from the Empire State Building

So, as promised this a photo taken from the Empire State Building. In the middle(ish) you can see the Chrysler Building. Both buildings were once the tallest buildings in the world. Of the two, the Empire State is quite a bit taller.

To take create this photo I took three separate photos and then stitched them together using Photoshop Elements. This was my dad’s idea but he had never done this before either. After we had looked into this Elements does this quite easily. After stitching I just had to crop off the jagged edges. Apart from that I just played with the contrast settings and sharpened a little.

Immediately to the left of the Chrysler was our hotel and next door to that was Grand Central Station on 42nd Street. t was a great location. Very close to Broadway which we visited a few nights to see the lights and pop into the shops many of which were open till midnight. The atmosphere was great.

Another photo taken with the Nikon D610.

Home of the Spies

Five

Moving on from Tate Britain, crossing the road, looking over the Thames and you will see the MI6 building. I tried to take a long exposure to smooth the water. I used my dad’s neutral density filter to do this.

Home of the Spies

This is the MI6 building taken after we had crossed Vauxhall Bridge. We were on the same side of the river.

Apart from cropping there is hardly any editing with these photos.