Ah, over a year since I have posted! Dam that instagram for taking over!
Since I last left off with Margaux.... let us start with Margaux for the reboot.
Margaux difinetly rocks the City look. She is also carrying a book titled, “Grammar for Smart People.”
As the historian (photographer) of the family and friends, I almost never have a good picture of myself. Each vacation however, I setup a shot and get Elle to click the shutter button for me. Here is one shot from our last vacation in the Canary Islands.
Back in August Raphaelle surprised me by taking us on a helicopter tour over NYC during sunset! I was armed with my D600 and wide angle along with the Panasonic G85 carrying a zoom. I gotta say, it was a SURREAL experience.
Love this one too as it shows our neighborhood front and center! Hunters Point. It also captures all the bridges that connect Long Island to Manhattan: From Close to Far- Queenboro Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Not to mention the 14 underwater tunnels that are located in this picture (All MTA Operated).
After 9 years of Android; I started with the first android which was the T-Mobile G1. I decided to try out the IPhone.
The primarily reason was due to the dual camera and depth projector. What this allows one to do is post edit the amount of Bokeh(blur) in the picture. In short, it is magic. Below you will see a selfie along with what that picture looks like when calculating the depth levels of the image. You utilize that depth map and determine exactly where you want your Bokeh to start and end. I love it!
New York City was able to see 70% coverage during the eclipse. Brought my Nikon binoculars and tripod with solar filter and setup shop in battery park. I probably had at least 10 people view the eclipse through my setup, everyone was very thankful for me sharing :)
The close up photo was taken by placing my phone cera in the eye piece if the binoculars... it turned out really well!!
I thought I lost this picture of Astoria Park Pool in Queens overlooking the RFK Bridge (Hell Gate). Taken back in July 2015 when we first moved to NYC, I was able to recover it thanks to Google Photos!
This shot screams New York Summer.
Visited Governors Island last weekend and loved reading this part of its history:
1624: The Dutch West India Company first arrived to New Amsterdam and opted to set up camp on the small, 70-acre Island rather than brave the wilderness that lay across the water on the island that would later be known as Manhattan.
Fast forward 393 years and we can see things have certainly changed.
Over the weekend I took some pictures of our friends and their new 15 week old puppy. I thought taking pictures of kids was hard; trying to get a good shot with a puppy was a whole new ball game. The trick was basically just hold down the shutter button and take 40 shots at a time. It worked!