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shoturtle Feb 16, 2010 11:09 PM

Walking around Dumbo in Brooklyn
 
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Took a nice walk with the wifey across the Brooklyn Bridge and had lunch down in Dumbo.

shoturtle Feb 16, 2010 11:11 PM

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Here are couple more

maggo85 Feb 17, 2010 1:18 AM

Man, I can't wait to get there.... my anticipation is getting bigger and bigger by looking at the amazing pics you and vvcarpio are posting here :)

It's hard to pick a favourite out of this set, but the I like the last one a lot, with the phtographer discussing... really nice!

shoturtle Feb 17, 2010 7:41 AM

Thanks Maggo, It was a very nice day on monday morning to walk around NYC. Well bring allot of SDHC cards. There is a million things to take photos of here.;)

maggo85 Feb 17, 2010 8:04 AM

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Originally Posted by shoturtle (Post 1053349)
Thanks Maggo, It was a very nice day on monday morning to walk around NYC. Well bring allot of SDHC cards. There is a million things to take photos of here.;)

I've already two 32-gb-cards... but our trip starts in Chicago, driving over Detroit and Niagara Falls to NYC - I think I'll buy me some more cards :)

shoturtle Feb 17, 2010 8:10 AM

You will fill those cards up if you shoot raw really quickly. And getting couple more would be a good idea. I would shoot jpeg, and you have enough space for 10000 photos with the 2 card you already have.:)

maggo85 Feb 17, 2010 8:51 AM

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Originally Posted by shoturtle (Post 1053358)
You will fill those cards up if you shoot raw really quickly. And getting couple more would be a good idea. I would shoot jpeg, and you have enough space for 10000 photos with the 2 card you already have.:)

That's why I thought about shooting RAW or NOT... I think I'll do JPEG only and only in special situations RAW+JPEG, that'll be fine for me :)

gjtoth Feb 17, 2010 9:16 AM

Nice series! Between you and VVCarpio, I feel I've already been to NYC and know it quite well. :)

vvcarpio Feb 17, 2010 9:36 AM

Great composition on all shots IMO, shoturtle!

Question: I don't remember seeing trees in front of the Brooklyn Bridge in some of the stock photos I've seen. Was there a way to avoid the trees?

shoturtle Feb 17, 2010 3:50 PM

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Originally Posted by vvcarpio (Post 1053374)
Great composition on all shots IMO, shoturtle!

Question: I don't remember seeing trees in front of the Brooklyn Bridge in some of the stock photos I've seen. Was there a way to avoid the trees?

Yes you can avoid all the trees, you can go right up to the waters edge, and have a clear shot of the Brooklyn bridge in the city park right next to gantry state park.

shoturtle Feb 17, 2010 3:53 PM

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Nice series! Between you and VVCarpio, I feel I've already been to NYC and know it quite well. :)

Thanks for the kind words.

vvcarpio Feb 17, 2010 9:22 PM

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Originally Posted by shoturtle (Post 1053460)
Yes you can avoid all the trees, you can go right up to the waters edge, and have a clear shot of the Brooklyn bridge in the city park right next to gantry state park.

Nice -- I thought they might have planted trees. Your pics make me want to go to Gantry State Park all the more. One of these days... :)

shoturtle Feb 17, 2010 9:25 PM

It is close for the winter I think, when we got there around 3pm gantry was close. Normal it does not close till 6pm.

Hards80 Feb 17, 2010 10:21 PM

never made it to NYC. but after seeing all the beautiful pics posted here, i think i may have to make the trip over. the bridge shots are great.

shoturtle Feb 17, 2010 10:23 PM

Thanks, Hards

Come during the summer time, tons of things to see and do.

pbjunkiee Feb 17, 2010 11:09 PM

they look soft o.O
what were your settings?

shoturtle Feb 17, 2010 11:12 PM

I was testing a used lens I just picked up. So I set the ef 28mm to 1.8 most of the time at 1/4000 sec on most of the bridge shots. If I stop down with longer time I think they would turn out better. But I wanted to see how the 1.8 compares to my old 2.8

pbjunkiee Feb 17, 2010 11:33 PM

i <3 my 85 1.8, but thats what it was, i would usually shoot 3 or 4ish on a day like that outside.

shoturtle Feb 17, 2010 11:38 PM

I have some photos of my wife stop down to 2.8 and 3.5 and they turn out very nicely. I was expecting some soft focus shooting at 1.8. But I was still very please with the results. It is a much better lens then my old 28mm 2.8 I got rid of.

pbjunkiee Feb 17, 2010 11:40 PM

Deff, you will fall in love, havent taken mine off in weeks, including in studio shots :P

shoturtle Feb 17, 2010 11:53 PM

I am sure it will replace my 50mm 1.8 in my small bag I use for walking around. I will have the 85mm 1.8 and the 28mm 1.8 in there most of the time.

Bynx Feb 24, 2010 5:08 PM

Looking at the bridge just now it occured to me with those gates to prevent people from going up those long curving pipes up to the top of the bridge, isnt this the same bridge Johnny Weismeuller climbed in Tarzan's New York Adventure. He dove off the upper level into the river below.

shoturtle Feb 24, 2010 5:12 PM

Yes it is, and it is the one that was form the move kate and leopold with meg ryan and hugh jackmen


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