Saturday, November 9, 2013

Autumn in New York

Living only about a three hour car ride from New York, I've visited the city numerous times, but never in Autumn until just last week.  Last Saturday I took a day trip with my family and met up with a friend from college who lives in the city.  I took more than a few photos with my new fisheye lens, and I visited some areas I had never been to before.

Bryant Park


The bus dropped us off in Bryant Park, which, although small, is quite nice.  Next on the agenda was the American Museum of Natural History.  I had never been, so it was neat to see all of the exhibits.  The ocean life exhibit was my favorite.  I also loved all of the dioramas of different terrains, which were  fun to capture with the fisheye.

Dinosaurs in the American Museum of Natural History

The Giant Whale at the American Museum of Natural History

Window on Colorado

Next it was all the way downtown to the 9/11 memorial.  If you're visiting New York and you've never been the the 9/11 memorial, it's a must see.  It's incredibly moving and well done.

9/11 Memorial

Fall Foliage at the 9/11 Memorial

On victims' birthdays, a white rose is placed on their name.

Happy Birthday

Up next was Central Park.  The foliage was just hitting peak, so it was just gorgeous!

Gorgeous Reflections in Central Park

Lush Fall Foliage in Central Park

Central Park and the Lake

This street performer was happy to pose for a few shots.

A Street Performer in Central Park (1)

A Street Performer in Central Park (2)

Bethesda Terrace is gorgeous.  I had never been there before this trip!

Bethesda Terrace

Next we head down 5th Avenue (if you couldn't tell by now we did a lot of walking!) and I got this shot of the Atlas statue and St. Patrick's Cathedral with my fisheye.  I know it's been done before but I couldn't resist!

Atlas & St. Patrick's Cathedral

Eventually, we ended at Rockefeller Center to watch the skaters on the rink before calling it a day.  I can't wait to go back next month to capture the holiday spirit!

Rockefeller Center at Night

Skaters at Rockefeller Center

Tools I used to create the photos this post: Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, Zenitar MC 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye, Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM LensAdobe Photoshop CS6

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful shots with your new fisheye lens. Been hoping to catch up and come over to your blog for a while now. We had a snow day down here in Texas and finally had a chance.

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    1. Thanks Kristi! Wow, a snow day in Texas? It's barely snowed where I live in upstate NY!

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