Roosevelt Island Tramway is always a good way to view the city from above. Since I had my Lenskirt in my camera bag, why not give it a test run today. The NYC skies were pretty cloudy… with no visible sun most of the day, which is good because I could also take photos looking south with no harsh sunlight.
I boarded the tramway and took the position in the left corner facing north, the Lenskirt attaches to the window fairly quickly with four suction cups. While positioning my camera through the lens hood and checking all my settings before we started the ride to Roosevelt Island. I could feel and see the stares from other riders being suspicious to what I was attaching to the window. I was already prepared to provide the tram operator with a full explanation, but that was not needed.
Taking pictures with the Lenskirt worked extremely well. I have taken photos on the Roosevelt Island Tramway many of times in the past. It’s like a hit or miss situation, some images turn out good and some always have the reflective glare of the window or passenger in them. Usually, the picture you really want to use is the one that ends up with the reflections. The problem has now been solved with Lenskirt, next, I cannot wait to shoot via some observation decks etc.
The picture above is a view looking north up York Ave towards Upper Manhattan.
Technical Information: ISO 200, 18mm, F8.0 and 1/200 sec.
Post-processing information: Lightroom 5 Adjustments, Topaz DeNoise, Topaz Clarity, OnOne Perfect Effects 4, and Topaz Detail.