Every Thanksgiving for the past 8 years, we’ve gone into New York City for the long holiday weekend. This time—along with all the other things—one of my goals was to make it over to the New Jersey side of the Hudson River and shoot the lower Manhattan skyline from over there. All I needed was a free window and some cooperation from the weather and skies.
Mission accomplished. This was taken from Exchange Place in Jersey City (the first stop on the PATH train once you leave World Trade Center). I ended up taking a series of shots starting just before sunset and lasting well into the so-called blue hour before calling it an evening; this was my favorite of the set.
Specs: Canon EOS 7D with Tamron SP AF Di 17-35 f/2.8-4 @ 17mm, 1/4s @ f/11. Post-processed in Adobe Lightroom CC.
The so-called “supermoon” full lunar eclipse of 2015, as seen from the middle of my driveway. This is a seven-shot composite taken over the span of about two hours, then stitched together in post-processing.
Specs: Canon EOS 7D with EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS @ 250mm, multiple exposures @ f/16. Post-processed in Adobe Lightroom CC and Adobe Photoshop CC.
Goodnight cow jumping over the moon…
Specs: Canon EOS 7D with EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS @ 250mm, 1/400s @ f/5.6. Post-processed in Adobe Lightroom 5.
Sunset in Benson, VT after a frog-strangler of a thunderstorm.
Specs: Canon EOS 7D with EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS @ 65mm, 1/400s @ f/5.6. Post-processed in Adobe Lightroom 5.
The reading room (Bates Hall) at the main branch of the Boston Public Library.
This and the Schwarzman Building branch of the New York Public Library are two of my favorite buildings. Not just libraries–I mean just buildings to wander around and look at. And get lost in.
Specs: Canon EOS 7D with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS @ 18mm, 1/320s @ f/5. Post-processed in Adobe Lightroom 5.