Almost two weeks ago I flew up to New York to photograph a couple of commercial properties. The next day, instead of taking the early flight home, I took the latest flight that I could and spent the day in the city. It was my first time in New York (other than connecting through JFK once) and I was lucky enough to get a day of great weather.
I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge from Brooklyn to Manhattan, visited the World Trade Center Memorial Pools, went up to the observatory on the 102nd floor of One World Trade, got lunch from a street vendor (and didn’t die), got pooped on by a pigeon (I’m a real New Yorker now, right?), walked down Wall Street, visited Battery Park, took a ferry tour around the tip of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty and walked back across the Brooklyn Bridge late in the afternoon. I made it back to La Guardia with plenty of time to spare.
Below are some shots of what I saw during my day in the city (with a little more information about each one in the caption). My favorite shots from that day are the black & white ones that I’ve been working on. I’ll post some of those soon. The next time I go back I will have to make sure I have a longer zoom lens. I kept wanting to zoom in on building details and roof tops and I couldn’t get quite as close as I wanted to with the amount of zoom that I currently have.