Verrazano-Narrows Bridge - connecting Brooklyn with Staten Island
A good way to seeing New York's downtown is by taking the ferry (free) from Downtown New York to Staten Island
The Hudson sales near The statue of Liberty
At the same moment.... yes?
At the same moment... two bridges from Brooklyn to Manhatten and a helicopter "hanging around"
The Hudson at bay (well at downtown, at Battery park)
Downtown - many buildings, of all variaty, size and colour
Everything was just right... even the bird didnt mind me taking a photo
An exposed building and staircase
Night views from the Empire state building (the buggers wouldnt let me bring in my tripod!, so camera wasnt as fixed as I would have liked)
Night views from the Empire state building
Night views from the Empire state building - in the distance Brooklyn and Manhatten bridges
Night views from the Empire state building (the lovely Chrysler building to the left)
Night views from the Empire state building - looking north - I liked the two buildings on the left with pyramid like tops, in the distance - George Washington bridge
Night views from the Empire state building - to the left Hudson river
Night views from the Empire state building - Looking south to downtown manhatten and the financial district, the two light beams are where the twin towers of the World trade center stood
The top of the Empire state building
Times Square... quite frankly - it aint that special, its amazing how 1 night a year makes this place is so iconic for NY
Seinfeld tour (big thank you to Kenny Kramer (www.kennykramer.com)) - The Soup Nazi! (well its the location of the soup nazi, but as you can see - it closed down... there are other "al's soup kitchen" spread in NY)
Columbus circle (bottom left corner of Central Park)
Columbus circle (bottom left corner of Central Park) - the right tower has only one wall :)
in Central Park - Autumn for some
Like Hyde Park, Regents Park and Hampstead Heath in London, Central park offers New Yorkers a short distance escape from the city, This is the beauty of it. I found central park quite nice and condensed with trees allowing an escape from the city... but then look up and you get a reminder where you are.
Jerry Seinfeld's & Cosmo Kramer's apartment block in the series "Seinfeld" (he actually doesnt really live so far from here)
Meeting with friends
Manhatten at night (taken from Brooklyn, near Owls head park at Bay Ridge)
From left to right: The statue of Liberty, Jersey city, Hudson River (or at least the point at which it joins up with the sea), Manhatten, Brooklyn bridge and north Brooklyn
Strange photo - I had left the camera lens "open" for 10 seconds in order to take in more light, however - a fast boat with light showed up the photo to look distorted... but i still like the result.. its just a strange result.
Seinfeld tour - Jerry's "local" diner (its actually a mile away from his place)
Near Catherdral of St. John the Divine
Some of these animals were made by kids
Central Park dweller
Blockhouse, 1812 (the oldest building in the park), Long before Central Park existed, this rugged stone fortress was built to defend the cliffs in 1812.
Max zoom on a 300mm lens to see this bird
New York subway
The UN building in New York, Not really impressive or inspiring - looks like another office building to be honest
Near the UN
The famous Brooklyn bridge (from DUMBO park), Next time Im in New York - Ill go at night time, I have a feeling it would be more photogenic
Such glum (wet, grey and more wet) weather in NY - this is from Brooklyn bridge to Manhatten bridge
Downtown New York with the Brooklyn and Manhatten bridges included (and for some with good eyesite - another 3rd bridge in the distance - Williamsburg bridge)
The Magic door and the blue haze in the woods. I really like this picture - These woods are just directly opposite the window of the room we stayed in, while staying in New Jersey at our family. I was told that they get wild life visiting and so I decided to “abmush” the wild life by putting the room in complete darkness and waiting near the window with the camera using its 28mm lens (which i use for night photography). No wild life showed up, however - as there was a light reflection on the window coming behind the closed door (due to the corridor light) then this gave me this lovely shot - the woods are clear due to the lens, but the door (and the haze) are thanks to the reflection.
The Coolest Kitchen Knife holder Ive ever seen! :)