So after many weeks of having been there, I find time to post pictures of NYC. I worked with some of these and here are a clutch of the better, more iconic pictures.
Now, just a bit of background on the reason for the trip. About 16 of us ministry students along with 3 instructors went to NYC on a week long ministry trip. Our purpose was to visit various missions and to observe their work in relating to those who truly need our Christian love and aid. One of the big questions that we had prior to the trip was “How to alleviate and not encourage homelessness, poverty and a life of despair and hopelessness: Do these missions accomplish this?”. After the trip, the common consensus amongst us was that indeed, the missions we visited did alleviate and encourage people to life worth living, the life in Christ.
All this time in and around the city definitely gave opportunity for pictures. So, I being the trip photographer, shot away. To people who don’t haven’t been bitten by the photography bug, it’s like an addiction. You look constantly for scenery and angles that will make your picture different from anyone else’s picture of the same thing.
Simply the new NYC skyline shot with a in-camera black and white gradient. I find it quite stunning
Taken as our group was travelling across from Staten Island via the ferry on a clear morning. This building, One World Trade Center, rises above the rest of the skyline in impressive, dominating fashion.
Taken south of the tower between where Occupy Wall Street had been and Battery Park. This was on 9/11 and the flags in the foreground add a patriotic remembrance to what occurred 11 years ago.
Another picture from the ferry crossing. This was shot with a black-and-white grain filter that is in-camera as well. Another shot that I favor, this filter, working with the early morning sun, set off the angles and shadows of the skyline and in particular 1 WTC.
I hope you aren’t bored yet of the subject material. When we left Manhattan Island the evening of 9/11, night already had fallen and the tower was lit up in these lights as well as the Tower of Lights. I had trouble getting a clear photo. The motion of the ferry and the extended shutter speed worked against me. Hoping for another shot some other evening, I was disappointed. Either our group times never worked out to give me a shot opportunity or when they did, I never got this combination of lights. But I have this one as a keepsake.
Sunset as seen from Battery Park. Quite gorgeous and peaceful.
So hit me back. Which of these do you like the best? Which encapsulates NYC’s new-look skyline?