NYC at Night

Just another post with images from my short trip to New York last month. We stopped by 30 Rock and paid too much to head to the top and photograph the view. Sure was breathtaking from up there!

We got there at around 6:15pm which was only minutes before sunset. All I had to work with was city light and a dusky sky. No tripods allowed meant really high ISO shooting up there.

From the bottom of the rock looking up, and boy is it a long way up!

After that we passed through Times Square on our way back to our hotel in Brooklyn Heights. Favorite lenses for that area were my 50mm 1.4 and 16mm fisheye. More wide aperture, high ISO action!

Bridget, always holding shopping bags. I’m sure there’s some camera equipment in that purse though. =)

The next morning it was coffee, camera, and walking the Brooklyn Bridge. I miss NY already! No exif data on these shots right now since I’m posting from work. =)


Camera Specs: Nikon D700 / Nikkor AFS 50mm f/1.4G / Nikkor AFS 16-35mm f/4 VRII / Nikkor 16mm f/2.8

9 thoughts on “NYC at Night

    1. Thanks man! There’s nothing south of ISO1600 on this post except for the very last shot of the bridge. I’ll post the exif when I get home from work, but just to give you an idea, the Times Square shots are between 3200-6400, and the one I posted on flickr from 30 Rock is also at 3200. Gotta say, the D700 is amazingly sensitive.

  1. Jason:
    Oops! I forgot to post exif last night. Was so busy hehe. Anyway, with the D300s I didn’t like going above 1600 either. With the D700, on the other hand, I shoot happily all the way through ISO6400. Seriously. A little NR in LR3 and boom, super clean even at larger sizes.

    Yup! Couldn’t resist some recent Nikon rebates =)

    1. Jon, no worries.
      I’m always afraid to shoot low light, especially in a church (which I will have to do early Dec. for a christening). I’m currently saving for a FX and hopefully by then either the D800 or D4 will come out 😉
      Yeah, regarding noise I use Nik Dfine.

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