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NYC Hidden Gems for Photography

Pisa
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NYC Hidden Gems for Photography

Hi.

I'll be in NYC for a week in June and I'm passionate about photography.

I'd really like to make some pictures very different from the conventional ones.

Maybe some unknown building, a particular park or view.

I actually don't know what, could be anything.

But something that really stand apart.

Do you have advices?

Thanks

Giovanni

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1. Re: NYC Hidden Gems for Photography

Unisphere Flushing Meadow Park

Governors Island

MCU Ballpark Coney Island

Riverside Park

Edited: 28 May 2013, 14:15
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2. Re: NYC Hidden Gems for Photography

The High Bridge

FDR Park Roosevelt Island

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3. Re: NYC Hidden Gems for Photography

Anywhere on Staten Island. Good locations - Fort Wadsworth or the Alice Austen House, walking over the Bayonne Bridge (before they raise the bridge) if you're a hiker, Moses' Mountain in the Greenbelt. If you don't have too much time to spend, and the Staten Island Ferry is on your itinerary, at street level, find the black fence to the left, you'll see a bunch of large, red balls (buoys), follow that to the pier. It's a great spot for photos that not that many people know.

Edited: 28 May 2013, 14:30
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4. Re: NYC Hidden Gems for Photography

Ferry to Staten Island.

Take elevator up one flight turn to right when you exit.

Excellent shot of Verrazzano bridge.

Suggest long lens 300 mm?

If you can get to Brooklyn York And Washington streets this is under the Brooklyn Bridge.

Face toward bridge very different as street is framed through the middle of the bridge.

If u need any equipment suggest B&H,Adorama, J&H,Calumet.

DO NOT EVEN GO INTO ANY STORE IN THE TIME SQ.VICINITY.

Edited: 28 May 2013, 15:59
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5. Re: NYC Hidden Gems for Photography

Thank you so much.

I'd also like to make pictures from some vantage point of view, like a rooftop.

Do you have any suggestion?

Giovanni

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6. Re: NYC Hidden Gems for Photography

Some of the roof top bars at various hotels.

Empire State building,top of the rock

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7. Re: NYC Hidden Gems for Photography

A couple of "off the beaten track" gems on my list for skyline shots:

Hoboken and Exchange Place, NJ. For views across the Hudson River to Manhattan. It's an easy PATH train ride from Manhattan.

Gantry Plaza Park. In Queens across the East River, so you can use the subway and your metrocard to get there.

Please post some pics if you can.

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8. Re: NYC Hidden Gems for Photography

The financial district has a lot of very tall buildings on very narrow streets, which makes for interesting geometric patterns and perspective. Try the Elevated Acre for views of Brooklyn.

http://www.55water.com/building-info/

Also, some of the buildings have ornate architectural details--see the Museum of the American Indian, One Broadway, the Cunard Building at 25 Broadway.

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