Micro 4/3 Sometime in NYC

donlaw

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Went with my daughter on a three day trip to New York City. Took along my newest camera the EM-1 mkII with a 12-40mm, 45mm, and 75mm. Also along was the Monochrome 246 with a 50mm summicron.

The first day was a total wash out with a cold steady rain all day. I was glad to have the weather protected EM-1 along although I was too wet myself, despite a raincoat and and umbrella, to take many photos. But I did get this one while hiding from the rain and wind under a bridge in central park with these other wet explorers.
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Under the bridge
by donlaw200, on Flickr
12-40mm

After a subway ride and a hurried walk through a cold wet central park, we spend the rest of that day in the vast halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was our first visit there and despite spending 4 hours trying to see everything we only made it through about half.
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Met_Egyptian
by donlaw200, on Flickr
The ancient Egyptian exhibits were very interesting. And the building scale made for an amazing ambience. 12-40mm

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Allie with wings
by donlaw200, on Flickr
My daughter posed for a 'weeping angels' photo! Monochrome

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Abe in contrast
by donlaw200, on Flickr
This bust of Abe Lincoln was in the visible storage racks. Even though it was behind glass, I liked the way light cast shadows in this image. Monochrome

The next day was cloudy and cool, but at least the rain was over. We spend the day visiting some family. Attended a musical and didn't have many opportunities for photography. But I did get a take few photos of some statues.

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bug head
by donlaw200, on Flickr
12-40mm

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statue1
by donlaw200, on Flickr
I didn't even get a chance to see who designed this or what building it was in front of.
12-40mm

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statue of liberty
by donlaw200, on Flickr
The statue of liberty putting on the makeup. 12-40mm

Our final day was a glorious sunny one. Started with a visit to the Oculus designed by Calatrava.
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Oculus
by donlaw200, on Flickr
Caught a nice sunstar/flare by stopping down the 12-40mm.

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In the Oculus
by donlaw200, on Flickr
Inside the Oculus the light and shadows were amazing. Monochrome

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Lines and light
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Looking up in the Oculus. Monochrome

The rest of the day was spent wandering around the village and soho. Finally we rode the subway to end our day back in vastly different sunny central park.
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Mail Box?
by donlaw200, on Flickr
45mm

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In Pursuit of Magic
by donlaw200, on Flickr
45mm

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On the Bridge
by donlaw200, on Flickr
75mm

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Sunny CP
by donlaw200, on Flickr
A crowded spring like day in central park. 12-40mm

A very special trip, unfortunately without much time for photography. Yet, still it led to some satisfying images I felt like sharing with the folks here.
 
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Petach

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All of these are right up my street and I am very jealous as NYC is my fave city after my own London. I must get back there.

I have to say that I run towards rain and any other inclement weather. It makes for such different shots with the behaviour of people, reflections etc. I don't care if I get soaked. I keep my kit dry and shoot away with a happy grin. Anyone else run to the rain rather than shelter from it? Or is it just me?
 

donlaw

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All of these are right up my street and I am very jealous as NYC is my fave city after my own London. I must get back there.

I have to say that I run towards rain and any other inclement weather. It makes for such different shots with the behaviour of people, reflections etc. I don't care if I get soaked. I keep my kit dry and shoot away with a happy grin. Anyone else run to the rain rather than shelter from it? Or is it just me?

I understand. Unfortunately, we had a very tight agenda to keep so making the best of the inclement weather for photography was not possible.
 

Petach

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I understand. Unfortunately, we had a very tight agenda to keep so making the best of the inclement weather for photography was not possible.

Regardless, your shots made me pine for the place. Seriously thinking of heading over in September/October. Never seen the Oculus....looks a great photo opportunity. I have only been to NYC once since 9/11 and there was nothing at all in place then. Don't know about you but I found it a strain on the neck. Everywhere you look there is a photo opportunity...people, buildings, yellow cabs, street hawkers. The place buzzes 24hrs non stop
 

donlaw

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Regardless, your shots made me pine for the place. Seriously thinking of heading over in September/October. Never seen the Oculus....looks a great photo opportunity. I have only been to NYC once since 9/11 and there was nothing at all in place then. Don't know about you but I found it a strain on the neck. Everywhere you look there is a photo opportunity...people, buildings, yellow cabs, street hawkers. The place buzzes 24hrs non stop[/QUOTE


I love NYC. My wife has three sisters there so we visit every couple of years.
Always find something new that is amazing. You should definitely see
the Oculus and the 911 memorials.
Very impressive.
 
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