I was exploring around Long Island City area yesterday evening with my son near 5 Pointz. For those not aware, 5 Pointz is a location that also goes by the name… “The institute of Higher Burning or the 5pointz Aerosol Art Center Inc.” The large yellow building is considered the world “graffiti Mecca”. Currently, 5 Pointz is in a huge dispute due to a recently approved demolition of the building, to be replaced by luxury high-rise apartments. More Info: http://5ptz.com/
Anyway, back to the above photo. Usually, when I’m around Long Island City, Queens I take pictures from Gantry Plaza State Park, but on this day. Since it was around 6:00pm and it was about to be sunset, we ventured over to Pulaski Bridge to take in the view looking west towards Manhattan. The bridge is a shortcut that connects Long Island City, Queens to Greenpoint in Brooklyn.
The location is great for a different take on the Manhattan Skyline, but it has two drawbacks. One the pedestrian/bike path is very narrow, which makes for difficulty when shooting with your tripod. Two the vibration from the cars and trucks during this time makes for extreme camera shake! After a couple of try’s I was able to accomplish the above photo, but it still had some slight camera shake.
Technical Information: ISO 100, 18mm, F8.0, [10.0 + 2.5 + 30.0 sec]
Post-processing information: Lightroom 5 Adjustments, Photomatix Pro 4, Topaz DeNoise, OnOne Perfect Effects 8 Beta and Topaz Detail.
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There’s a lot of Digital Photography activity taken place this week in New York City. I will be attending the below events as kind of an end of the year blowout….:-)
NYC Photo Expo
The PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo takes place this week. Details below: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 655 W 34th St New York, NY 1001 Conference: OCT, 23-26, 2013 Expo: OCT. 24-26, 2013 http://www.photoplusexpo.com/
Photowalks1. SmugMug New York City Photowalk at PhotoPlus Expo Thursday, October, 24th, 2013 at 3:30pm Full details at below link: https://plus.google.com/+SmugMug/posts/UCc7bjdkToZ
2. NYC Photowalk hosted by Elia Locardi & Ken Kaminesky Saturday, October 26th from 3:30pm – 5:30pm Meeting in Times Square Full details at the below link: https://nyc-photowalk.eventbrite.fr/ http://goo.gl/tpiBvr http://goo.gl/7iqMB
3. GFNYC Photowalk in Central Park Saturday, October 26th starting at 1:00pm Meeting at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on 5th Ave. Full details on Instagram