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.