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New York State of Mind.. GF1 / G1

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Alanroseman, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Hello All,

    I made a weekend trip to New York City. I visit frequently and decided to do some documentary shots from a perspective one might not otherwise get.

    Save for residents, few ever see the NYC skyline from the rooftops of the lower East Side. These are the everyday things I tried to capture.

    Rooftop shots are from the Gramercy East between 22nd & 23rd at 2nd.

    This is the first post of a series, the full size images are here with EXIF info:

    MobileMe Gallery

    Gallery at MU-43 is here: New York State of Mind - Mu-43 Gallery

    G1 / 14-45 - 45-200

    Skyline 7:30 AM. looking West

    Skyline_from_roof.


    Chrysler building

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    Chrysler building Tip

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    City Slice at 14mm. From the school on 23rd toward horizon.

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  2. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    More From the Gramercy Area

    More from the area around the Gramercy.

    Full Size with EXIF : MobileMe Gallery

    A standard apartment building from floor 17. Corner of 22nd and 1st.

    NYC_Life_23rd_First.

    One of my favorite breakfast spots. The Lyric Diner. 22nd & 2nd.

    Lyric_Diner.


    The entrance to an opulent apartment building overlooking Gramercy Park.

    Opulent_Apt_Gramecy.

    The Empire State building

    Empire_State_Building.

    Empire State Building "tip". 200mm


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  3. RonSmith

    RonSmith Mu-43 Top Veteran

    505
    Apr 7, 2010
    Michigan
    Great shots, Alan!
     
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  4. petach

    petach Mu-43 Top Veteran

    503
    Feb 18, 2011
    UK
    Nice shots of my favourite city

    Great shots from another perspective. NYC is my favourite and I am there from London for the umpteenth time on 1st April with my new Panasonic GF2. Can't wait to see how it performs.
     
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  5. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Nice Alan ... watch your horizon line ... many of the images look a bit tilted. The tip of the Empire State Building is my fav ... great detail, great crispness ... if there was an ape on it you'll be able to count its whiskers.

    Gary
     
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  6. I'm shocking for this. I'm forever rotating images about 1 or 2 degrees to get them right. Maybe I need one big shoe and one little shoe.
     
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  7. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    lol ... join the club ... I do have the grid lines on the GF1 which helps ... but I still spend a ton of time picking out horizontal and/or vertical lines from the image then lining up the crop box ... fortunately I've found beer will make the process much less painful.

    Gary
     
  8. Maybe that is the solution for getting the horizons straight in the first place. It might be like playing pool where there is an optimum consumption level. Too little and you're thinking too hard, too much and you're not thinking at all, but get it just right and you play like a legend.
     
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  9. apicius9

    apicius9 Mu-43 Veteran

    348
    Feb 1, 2010
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Same with darts :smile:

    Great pictures, NYC is such a buzzing place. Not sure if I would want to live there but I love visiting. Nothing that signifies 'America' more to me than the skyline.

    Stefan
     
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  10. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    Alan,

    Great shots there, although they are giving me a touch of vertigo :smile:.

    Barrie
     
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  11. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Alan that is an impressive city, much different to what I see where I live. How on earth do you find your way around those streets?

    Impressed at how clean the red carpet is.

    I dunno wether I could handle living there. I woulnd't have anywhere to ride my go-kart or do burn outs in my car. One good point I guess if you lived in one of those high houses you could see how far your paper planes could fly.
     
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  12. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    New York State of Mind

    I'm glad you guys liked them...

    There are more to post, I was waiting to determine the interest level. It seems NYC is a popular place to ogle.

    Thanks for all the nice comments.

    Alan
     
  13. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    I have not yet posted the vertigo inducing shots.... they're coming.
     
  14. Sorry, I got a bit sidetracked there, Alan. Great set of shots, I was quite impressed with the detail from the 45-200mm. NY is definitely on my list of must-see places to visit one day.
     
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  15. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Nice shots Alan. That Lyric diner looks a lot like the exterior shot they used on Seinfeld for the diner where those characters were always eating. There are probably 40 of them in New York that look almost like that though...

    -Ray
     
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  16. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    Thanks for the warning :rolleyes:, do I pluck up the courage to look :confused:

    Barrie
     
  17. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Hello Ray,

    The are several hundred of them. Many blocks have two, placed on the diagonal corners.

    The Lyric is very close by, and it's 24/7.
     
  18. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    45-200 very under appreciated

    Hi Nic,

    The 45-200 has to be the most under rated lens in the native 4/3 group.

    I've gotten terrific results from it and made a point to post a lens test gallery shot down in Westport, Ma.

    For the price the 45-200 is a wonder!
     
  19. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Gary, Michael, at the mojito bar, told me that was how the horizon looks in NY.
    After we'd been there for three hours, he said he was surprised I could still see the horizon.

    At 14mm, there's some tumble from the top. If you aren't carefully standing dead center to the architectural linear perspective it's hard to adjust.

    I always shoot with guide lines, sometimes though it gets a little screwy.
     
  20. deanrinehart

    deanrinehart Mu-43 Rookie

    10
    Oct 22, 2010
    The Seinfeld one is Tom's Restaraunt...

    Tom's Restaurant - Home