And I Saw TIPS AND TRICKS FROM THE TOP...

by Andi Saw September. 17, 2017 878 views

One of the things you normally do in NY is looking up. You're coming from a "normal" city in a "normal" Country, and you've never seen a 102 stories building before. SHOCKING!
Just like there's a huge difference between a tourist and a traveller, there's super huge difference between looking up, and really see what NY can offer.

From a window of the Museum of Modern Art, NY (I want to live here, btw!!!)

From a window of the Museum of Modern Art, NY (I want to live here, btw!!!)

Now, let me be very honest with you. If the thought of bringing with you a professional camera, with 10kg lenses (22 pounds) crossed your mind, and you're not a professional photographer, not only you're making the most common mistake a tourist can do, but you're out of your mind!

Grand Central Terminal, NY

Grand Central Terminal, NY

In NY there's everything everywhere = You WALK! At least 10 miles a day (15km), and you must be prepared for every scenario, so your backpack will be heavy enough. Carrying around 10 kilos of lenses is not a smart move.

The Solow Building, NY

The Solow Building, NY

Moreover, if you think a 18-55, 200mm, 400mm standard lens will do the job, you're WRONG!
I went there with a 1440mm lens, Zoom 60x.

Somewhere in NY

Somewhere in NY

Before leaving, I bought a small camera, with all the things I needed.
500€ of investment. I know it's a lot of money, especially if you're planning to visit one of the most expensive cities in the whole world, but, trust me, you cannot do otherwise, without an incredible amount of sacrifice.
And, NO, having a good small, light, not expensive machine (Compared to a 6.000€ camera), it's not synonymous of ugly pictures, as you can see!
(Modesty, no thanks!) :)

New York Life Building, NY

New York Life Building, NY


Another thing you have to keep in mind, before coming home, downloading your pictures on your computer and wanting to smash your head on the wall is this: the buildings are HUGE! It's totally normal your pictures are crooked.
The Empire State Building will be perpendicular to the ground only if you take a picture from far far away. If you're at the bottom of the building, leave room on both sides of the picture, so you won't have problems straightening the picture while editing! (Exactly what I havent's done!) :)

New York is an ancient, modern city. One of the most beautiful thing you can see is this amazing anachronism between old and new buildings.
It's everywhere. Statues vs concrete. Gold vs glass. History vs modern age.

No matter if you're not fond of art. The contrast is MAJESTIC, and leaves you speecheless.

Woolworth Building, NY

Woolworth Building, NY


Look up. Always! There's an entire world up there.

Can you see? The balcony's crooked. Wh ocares! This building is incredible!

Can you see? The balcony's crooked. Wh ocares! This building is incredible!

If you want to keep trace of the splendid roofs you see in NY, shoot the picture, then write somewhere the name of the building with a little description. I didn't do it, and I regret it. (Google maps with the street view helps a lot).
The picture above? I have no idea of where this building is in NY. I don't even remember taking this picture. Sigh!
(Fifth Avenue - Central Park Thank you Google Maps)

Surrogate Court, 31 Chambers St, NY

Surrogate Court, 31 Chambers St, NY

Just so you know, I've never planned to post these pictures. As it's impossible to catch the details from the sidewalk, I wanted a closer look.
Now, I think that, even if these pictures are crooked or not amazing, they are super interesting, and fascinating, so I'm sharing them to you.

The Sherry Netherland (On the left)

The Sherry Netherland (On the left)

Somewhere in NY

Somewhere in NY

The Crown Building, NY  (Can you see the crown?)

The Crown Building, NY (Can you see the crown?)


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Antonio Gil 3 years, 10 months ago

Incredible pictures of this iconic city. Brings me back good memories. Thanks my friend

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Bill Baird 3 years, 10 months ago

Fantastic set !

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Lois Lepisto 3 years, 10 months ago

Love your photos!!  You captured the very essence of the magnificent architecture of NYC!!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 3 years, 10 months ago

"Look up. Always!" - You are so right and I always do it too ... Thanks for sharing these stunning photographs!

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