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Oct 26

A Trip to New York

As I’m sure you’ve all realized given the last eight posts, I was in New York over the past week for PhotoPlus Expo.  While I already posted some photos, I thought I’d share the collection of shots I managed to get throughout my time in New York.  It was a busy week, with show attendance in the mornings, writing in the afternoon and photography in the evenings (and the last morning), I didn’t have a lot of down time, but I feel it was well worth it.

I hadn’t been to New York for a real visit since 1996, and back then, I was a casual snapper, having not really gotten into photography as a hobby and artistic endeavor until around 2003.  As such, I really wanted to capture a few key prominent places, because while they have been captured by many photographers over the years, there’s a reason they are popular photography spots: they’re great subjects.  These included the skyline from Brooklyn, the city from the top of one of the tall buildings (I chose to go to the Top of the Rock at 30 Rockefeller Plaza), Central Park, the new One World Trade Center and 9/11 memorial and Grand Central Terminal.  I’ve wanted to photograph these for quite a while, so I’m very glad to have gotten the chance to do so.

If you visit here often, you’ll notice that I really enjoy city and architecture photography, and New York is hard to beat in this department.  I was only there for four days, but it became instantly obvious that one could photograph this city for a lifetime and still create new and exciting images.  Months could be spent in Central Park alone for arresting images.  In any case, here’s a rather large collection of images I took from the trip.  I was extremely happy with my output on this trip, especially considering that prior to this week, I had been mired in work and had very little time to shoot over the past month.  I hope you enjoy!  I’ve split them into three pages to help them load faster, so be sure to check them all out.

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Manhattan from Top of the Rock - Sony A7 II with Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 @

Manhattan from Top of the Rock – Sony A7 II with Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 @ 18mm, f/11, 25s, ISO 100

Grand Central Station - Sony A7 II with Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 @

Grand Central Terminal – Sony A7 II with Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 @ 29mm, f/5.6, 1/8s, ISO 1000

The Beresford over Central Park - Sony A7 II with Canon FD 70-210mm f/4 @ 135mm

The Beresford over Central Park – Sony A7 II with Canon FD 70-210mm f/4 @ 135mm, f/11, 1/4s, ISO 100

One World Trade Center - Sony A7 II with Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 @ 16mm,

One World Trade Center – Sony A7 II with Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 @ 16mm, f/13, 1/125s, ISO 100

Manhattan Skyline - Sony A7 II with Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 @

Manhattan Skyline – Sony A7 II with Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 @ 32mm, f/7.1, 2 min, ISO 200

Central Park Lovers - Sony A7 II with Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 @

Central Park Lovers – Sony A7 II with Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 @ 27mm, f/11, 1/20s, ISO 200

Old and New - Sony A7 II with Canon FD 70-210mm f/4 @ 210mm, f/8,

Old and New – Sony A7 II with Canon FD 70-210mm f/4 @ 210mm, f/11, ISO 200 (3 shot HDR)

Times Square - Sony A7 II with Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 @ 16mm,

Times Square – Sony A7 II with Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 @ 16mm, f/7.1, 1/30s, ISO 200

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Jordan Steele

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Admiring Light; Photographer; Electrical Engineer and Dad

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  1. Charlie McNulty

    Nice work. FYI, It is Grand Central Terminal, not Station.

  2. RWP

    You deserve a great deal of credit for this series….all of the compositions are strong and together make an even better collection,,,,it’s interesting to see how far the best modern lenses {i.e. Zeiss} have evolved when compared to an older lens such as your Canon FD 70-210mm….your poignant and powerful final image, “A Rose For The Remembered” stands alone and far above all the rest.

    Best Regards,

    RP

    1. Jordan Steele

      Thanks so much for your kind words.

  3. JLS

    Jordan these images are a seriuosly good ad for the A7ii. Wonderful.

  4. Paul Higley

    Fantastic. My favorite work from you for a while, and I visit regularly. Every image could stand alone, yet the series is so good as a set!

  5. Dan Hawk

    Jordan, This set of images is fantastic!. Keep up the good work!

  6. Art Boyle

    That Sony has a great sensor, the Zeiss 16-35 F4 is a beautiful lens, but they are both just potential until someone does something special with them, and you really have with this series of images!

  7. michael

    Ansel Adams would tip his hat to you.

    m

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