Places to make photos in New York


May 14th, 2013, 08:38 AM
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Places to make photos in New York

I'm a passionate amateur photographer and I´m going to New York at the end of July.
I´m looking for some places where I can take the typical and perhaps atypical pictures of New York.
Does anyone have some good recommendations and suggestions for me?
I would be very glad if someone could help me.
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May 14th, 2013, 08:45 AM
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Just a few off the top of my head....Park Ave., Central Park and Top of the Rock.
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May 14th, 2013, 09:18 AM
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If you google your question you'll find dozens of answers like this
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May 14th, 2013, 09:38 AM
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Good suggestions above. One they missed is DUMBO -- the area of Brooklyn between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. Certain views in this area end with the stupendous piers of the Brooklyn Bridge seeming to close off the street. From one angle, the Empire State Building is framed by the supports of the Manhattan Bridge. Easy to tie in the Brooklyn Heights, and there is a waterfront park with further views.

Try walking around Sutton Place, Beekman Place and actually most of the Upper East Side for elegant townhouses. A stretch of 51st between 1st and 2nd has enough wrought iron balconies, stairs and gates to make you think you're in New Orleans.

Greenwich Village is filled with charming streets and houses.

There are stretches of Harlem south of 125th and east of Fifth where the tenements look like something Edward Hopper might have painted. However, I'm not sure about safety in this area.

I like to photograph tugboats on the East River. Take the tram to Roosevelt Island and shoot towards Manhattan. Tugs come by very close to shore. If you use a telephoto you can get similar shots from Staten Island, too.

New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx is stunning -- bring your macro. Depends on the season, of course, and what's blooming. Woodlawn Cemetery has the graves of many famous people, beautiful vistas and elaborate monuments. You need to get a permit at the entrance and certain features -- Tiffany stained glass windows for example -- cannot be photographed.
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May 14th, 2013, 09:53 AM
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TAke a walk on the High Line. It's a great experience, made even greater with a camera in hand.
Central Park is natural for many, many, many good photo subjects.
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May 14th, 2013, 10:28 AM
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Have a look at some of the mansions on Riverside Drive in the 70s and 80s. Also view across the Hudson.

And Central Park has a million places to shoot.

Just be aware if you will havee more than a camera - that is tripod and tons of equipment - some places will start to charge you as a professional - or ask to see your permit.
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May 14th, 2013, 07:41 PM
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Whenever I'm in the West Village (Abingdon Square down to like Barrow Street and from Hudson St to 7th Ave) there are always tourists in there w/ their cameras going a mile a minute. Very old and charming area.
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May 15th, 2013, 05:48 AM
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I like Top of the Rock and the High Line too.
I also love the 91st street flower garden at Riverside Park.
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May 15th, 2013, 09:59 AM
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I loved the view of the New York Skyline coming back from Ellis Island. This was of lower Manhattan, sunny day, among my best shots of a 2 week trip. There are numerous other cruises on the harbour but I don't know their routes well enough to know which one is best.

There are people everywhere in the Met but if you could get there either early or late in the day, and beeline straight for that back Egyptian room with the Temple of Dendur. It is just a lovely room for someone with creativity. Since you can't use a flash, you need to use your advanced settings, but there is some great natural light in that room. B/w would probably be cool too.
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May 15th, 2013, 10:00 AM
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Go to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade There's a beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline from there.
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