Photo Tips: If you are going to photograph the rink at night, you’ll need a tripod.
Wollman Skating Rink, Central Park, Night. This photo won FIRST PRIZE in the 2008 Central Park Winter Photo Contest. It was a pretty big contest with about 100,000 votes cast, and then a jury which included one of my favorite photographers – Bruce Davidson.
Yes, there is an impressionistic feel since the skaters are blurred but the city is stock still as is the one skater in the foreground. Magic happens once in a while, without any magicians being present. Print was selected for a high-end 2010 New York Calendar by Graphique de France. 2005.
The Unisphere is a 12-story high, spherical stainless steel representation of the Earth. Located in Flushing Meadows – Corona Park in the borough of Queens, New York City, the Unisphere is one of the borough’s most iconic and enduring symbols.
Commissioned to celebrate the beginning of the space age, the Unisphere was conceived and constructed as the theme symbol of the 1964–1965 New York World’s Fair. The theme of the World’s Fair was “Peace Through Understanding” and the Unisphere represented the theme of global interdependence. It was dedicated to “Man’s Achievements on a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe”.
Photography Location: Photographed from the Circle Line cruise with long lens in 2009. “Flame” stands out well in this shot.
The Circle Line Cruise was one of my best photo ops. As a lifelong New Yorker – of course I had never been on the Circle Line Cruise. But one day – it just seemed like the thing to do. I took a long zoom lens (70mm – 300mm) that had Image Stabilization and that was a great combination. Obviously the boat is moving. If you are going to use a long lens you’ll need to shoot at a fast speed like 1600 ASA and let’s face it, you need to know what you’re doing. But it is possible, if you are using a fast shutter speed, to get excellent views of Manhattan, the Bridges, and the Statue of Liberty.
Circle Line Cruise (the 3 hour cruise)
Photography Location: Brooklyn. DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass). Things to do in Brooklyn
Today DUMBO is a chic and trendy northern Brooklyn neighborhood, overflowing with art galleries, bars, restaurants, cafes, condos, designer clothing stores, …
Photographed with a 4 x 5 view camera circa 1993. This is an iconic view of the bridge, often seen in tv ads etc.