Archive for the ‘New York’ Tag

From Union Station to Union Station on Amtrak 172   1 comment

This ride from Washington, DC to New Haven, CT on Amtrak will leave you thinking that all of America consists of refineries, construction sites, abandoned factories, parking lots and water towers. Nevertheless, I was fascinated by what whizzed by my window. Click on any picture to view in slide show format.

Green Light District   1 comment

If you’re driving in Manhattan, it feels like there are never enough of these….

Green traffic light in Manhattan

 

Iphone, Hipstamatic

Posted April 10, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Uncategorized, US

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Spring Reflection in New York   4 comments

Finally a sunny day – and green buildings add to the feeling that Spring has finally arrived:

Spring Reflection in NY

 

Canon Powershot G12
HDR, ColorEfexPro

Posted April 6, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, US

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Beautiful Curves   2 comments

Yes, there’s even beauty in freeway overpasses:

Freeway overpass CT

Freeway overpass NY

 

iphone, Hipstamatic
film: BlacKeys
lens: Lucifer VI

Packed House at the US Open   Leave a comment

Despite rain delays, the stands were packed for the Federer match. Even people on the other court tried to get a peek of the match:

Ashe spectators watching Armstrong action

The stands were full to the very top:

Packed Bleachers at Armstrong Stadium

Standing room only:

Sunset over Armstrong Stadium

Rainy day at the US Open   1 comment

Spectators taking cover during a downpour at the US Open.

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Posted September 2, 2013 by Lutz Braum in New York, People, US

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Checking Email in the Wrong Place   1 comment

The sign is clearly telling her where to go…

And can you call it ‘Street Photography’ when you shoot indoors?

Woman checking email

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 200
f/4.5
1/6 sec

Watchyalookingat???   1 comment

Waiting for the bus with attitude. Caught in New York City, 41st Street.

Black woman waiting for the bus

iphone, Hipstamatic

Posted July 19, 2013 by Lutz Braum in People

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Newlyweds in Grand Central Terminal   2 comments

This couple chose the busiest place in New York to have their wedding photos taken. Romantic, yet very frustrating for the photographer who wanted no people in the background!

Newlyweds in Grand Central Terminal

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Keep Children on a Leash at All Times   6 comments

Walking a child in Manhattan — much like walking a dog:

Small child on a leash

iphone, Hipstamatic

New York Vertigo   4 comments

You don’t have to stand on top of a building to feel dizzy in New York  – just looking at the angular and glass-clad office towers along 6th Avenue is enough:

6th Avenue Office Towers in New York

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 200
f/5.6
1/320 sec

Jazz in Madison Park   2 comments

Sat in Madison Park yesterday before lunch, and enjoyed an impromptu trumpet concerto while enjoying the warm weather and the view of the Flatiron Building, one of my favorite buildings in the world.

Jazz in Madison Park, NYC

Jazz in front of the Flatiron Building

iphone, Hipstamatic app

 

Cemeteries Worlds Apart   6 comments

Mt. Zion Cemetery in Long Island, New York, overlooked by an industrial plant and flanked by a highway overpass:

New York Cemetery

Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, shaded by giant chestnut trees:

Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris

Rushing to Work   Leave a comment

Caught while walking through New York, where nobody walks slow enough to get a shot that’s sharply focused. That’s New York: you blink and you miss it.

Rushing to Work

iphone Hipstamatic
lens: John S.
film: Ina’s 1969

Posted January 24, 2013 by Lutz Braum in New York, People

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Evening Light   Leave a comment

Caught this next to St. John’s Cathedral in New York.

Light post in New York

iphone Hipstamatic
lens: John S
film: Ina’s 1969

Posted January 20, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, New York, Things

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Moonset over New Jersey   3 comments

This was caught one late afternoon from my window in Manhattan – looking towards New Jersey, just across the Hudson River.  The moon is setting over Columbia Terraces in Weehawken, NJ.

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Canon EOS 7D, EF70-200mm f/2.8L
ISO 100
f/11
2 sec

Atlas Didn’t Shrug   Leave a comment

…otherwise he would have dropped his universe right on top of me (I know, bad pun. And I haven’t even read the book).  This is a sculpture in front of Rockefeller Center in New York City.

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Canon EOS 7D, 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
ISO 400
f/4.5
.3 sec

Nighttime stroll in Manhattan   2 comments

At night, and away from the tourist attractions, there are plenty of good photo opportunities in New York. Click on any picture to see the photos in slideshow format (trying out some new WordPress features).

Posted December 12, 2012 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, New York, Travel

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Calling Batman   1 comment

Well, he certainly didn’t answer the call last week when I walked through Manhattan:

Searchlights in Manhattan

And while the Batmobile is cool, this ride is waaaay cooler!Vespa Scooter in Manhattan

Canon EOS 7D
ISO 200
18mm
f/8
30 sec

Posted December 8, 2012 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, New York, Things, US

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Christmas Season in Manhattan   3 comments

I love the festive mood that all of New York gets into before the holidays. It’s especially nice on a crisp, cold fall night. Here are a few of my favorite spots in mid-town. Happy Holidays!

Christmas Ornaments on 6th Ave

Cartier store in New York

Holiday Decorations in New York

Times Square Memories (part 3)   Leave a comment

Despite the cold weather, Times Square is teeming with tourists during the holiday season. These pictures are part of an ongoing project I’m having fun with: all the various ways people memorialize their visit to New York, and to Times Square specifically. The full series is in a gallery on my  photography site.


Central Park at Night   3 comments

Had some fun with Black&White while wandering through Central Park at night:

Wollman Rink

Resting in Central Park

Park bench in Central Park

Central Park bench

 

Faster, Higher, Bigger   3 comments

I had the privilege of seeing last week, from my window, three icons of modern day transportation lined up next to each other: The Concorde (fastest passenger jet ever), the  Space Shuttle (highest altitude orbital space craft ever), and the Queen Mary 2 (largest Ocean Liner* ever built):

Concorde, Space Shuttle and Queen Mary 2 next to each other on Manhattan's Hudson River bank

The Space Shuttle is on the deck of the aircraft carrier (now museum) Intrepid, while the Concorde is on a pier right next to it, in between the Space Shuttle and the Queen Mary 2.

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Canon EOS 7D, EF-S 10-22mm
ISO 400
18mm
f/4.5

*There are now some cruise ships that are bigger than the Queen Mary 2, but she remains the largest Ocean Liner (a vessel that has a set route between two ports – in this case Southampton and New York – and is built to withstand rough seas).

 

Posted November 29, 2012 by Lutz Braum in New York, Things, US

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I Love Bakeries!   3 comments

And sometimes I can’t help myself and I just HAVE to pull out my camera and take a picture of these mouth-watering delights. The first one is my favorite bakery in New York: Amy’s Bread on 9th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen. Their Miche is to die for! The second one is a market in Stowe, VT. What’s your favorite bakery?

Amy's Bread in New York City

Fresh Market, Stowe, VT

Posted October 24, 2012 by Lutz Braum in Things

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Reflections at 9/11 Memorial   1 comment

Although surrounded by ear-numbing construction on all sides, the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan is an oasis of peace and quiet. Even the fountains didn’t seem to make any noise.

9-11 Memorial in New York

 

 

911 Memorial, New York

 

Names on 911 Memorial

 

 

Pentagon Names on 911 Memorial

All photographs taken with Canon EOS 7D, 24-77mm EFL f/2.8

Posted September 26, 2012 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, US

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Bridges of Brooklyn   5 comments

On a recent walk through Brooklyn’s DUMBO district (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass), I found lots of interesting views of both the Brooklyn Bridge as well as the Williamsburg Bridge. The district is New York’s 90th historic district.

Empire State Building seen through the Williamsburg Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge Detail

Brooklyn Bridge as seen from Jay Street

Brooklyn Bridge, Detail of Tower

Tower of Williamsburg Bridge

Williams Bridge view, from Brooklyn Bridge

Tower, Brooklyn Bridge

Williamsburg Bridge Tower with Manhattan Skyline

All photos taken with Canon EOS 7D, 24-70mm EF

Jane’s Carousel   2 comments

This is Jane’s Carousel, an antique carousel (built in 1922) lovingly restored by Jane Walentas in her studio in Brooklyn. It now sits in a dedicated structure at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, is open year-round, and enjoyed by kids of all ages.

Jane's carousel underneath the Brooklyn Bridge

Up close photo of Jane's Carousel in Brooklyn, NY

Detail of Jane's Carousel in Brooklyn, NY

Canon EOS 7D, 24-70mm
ISO 100
f/4
1/30 sec

Posted September 5, 2012 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, New York, Travel

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New York’s Finest is also New York’s Nicest   2 comments

Who would have thought that the New York Police Department has time for photo opportunities? But they do, and they endure the onslaught of tourists in Times Square gracefully. This is a continuation of my Times Square series I started a few weeks ago.

NYPD Cop in Times Square with Tourists

NYC cop taking a family's picture in Times Square

Captured with Canon Powershot G12, modified with Silver Efex 2

Times Square Memories   3 comments

I found these moments of vacation snapshots more interesting than the actual splendor (or squalor, depending on your point of view) of Times Square.

Photo of tourists taking each other's photo in Times Square, New York

Photo of tourists taking each other's photo in Times Square, New York

Photo of tourists taking each other's photo in Times Square, New York

Photo of tourists taking each other's photo in Times Square, New York

Photo of tourists taking each other's photo in Times Square, New York

Photo of tourists taking each other's photo in Times Square, New York

father taking snapshot of son in Times Square

All photos taken with Canon Powershot G12, modified with SilverEfex 2.

New York’s most beautiful building   Leave a comment

The Flatiron Building will always be my favorite building in New York:

Here are a few other views:

Posted July 15, 2012 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, New York, Travel

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Manhattan Solstice   6 comments

Manhattan Solstice or ‘Manhattanhenge’ is one of two days every year when the sun sets exactly in line with the crosstown streets of Manhattan. Because New York’s grid isn’t aligned exactly along East/West, this phenomenon doesn’t occur on June 21 (like in Stonehenge), but on two days spaced evenly around summer solstice (this shot was taken on July 11, 2012).

Canon EOS 7D, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L
ISO 250
200mm
f/5
1/125 sec

 

Fire Escapes   Leave a comment

These escapes seem pretty useless when there’s no escape from the 105 degree heat in NY.

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 100
f/4.5
1/60 sec

Posted July 7, 2012 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, New York

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Our buildings are real…   Leave a comment

and they’re spectacular (probably not the best ad to endear itself to New Yorkers…)

Shot with iPhone, in NY.

Posted July 3, 2012 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, New York, Travel

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Wish upon a carousel   Leave a comment

This little girl watched with envy as her bigger sister rode the carousel in Bryant Park. I hope she got her turn later.

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 100
f/3.5
1.0 sec

Posted June 27, 2012 by Lutz Braum in New York, People

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A stolen kiss   1 comment

I don’t think these two really cared whether anyone noticed. Caught on a viewing platform of New York’s High Line.

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Posted June 24, 2012 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, New York, People

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Blissful peace in Times Square   2 comments

I happened upon this massive yoga session in Times Square yesterday. Unfortunately the organizers didn’t know that it would be 95 degrees at 7pm. Nobody seemed to mind though, and for an hour, Times Square was an oasis of peace.

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Posted June 21, 2012 by Lutz Braum in New York, People

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New York Vertigo   2 comments

Looking up in New York never gets tiring, even though most New Yorkers don’t. That’s how you can tell who is a tourist and who is not. I still look up all the time.

All photos shot with Canon Powershot G12

Posted June 16, 2012 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, New York

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The Billion Dollar View   Leave a comment

Well, maybe not everyone at Goldman Sachs is a billionaire, but everyone there can enjoy this view from the 43rd floor of their Manhattan offices.

Canon PowerShot G12
ISO 100
f/5
1/250 sec

 

Graffiti and Gelato   1 comment

The surroundings didn’t take anything away from this couple’s enjoyment of their ice cream. Captured in New York, 18th Street.

Shot with Canon Powershot G12
ISO 400
f/4
1/5 sec

Posted June 5, 2012 by Lutz Braum in New York, People

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Checkmate in Bryant Park   Leave a comment

As the evenings get warmer, Bryant Park, located behind the NY Public Library, becomes a gathering place for lovers, strollers, and chess players.

A fountain offers calming background sounds:

As the lawn slowly fills with people and people watchers:

All shots taken with Canon Powershot G12 and mini-tripod, multiple exposures

Gotham City Skyline   18 comments

Taken from the roof terrace of my building on 52nd Street and 10th Avenue.

Canon PowerShot G12
ISO 200
f/7.1
6pm

Walk on the High Line   1 comment

A late afternoon along the High Line in New York yielded some nice photo opportunities. The High Line is a 1-mile New York City linear park built on a 1.45-mile section of the former elevated New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line.

All photographs taken with Canon Powershot G12, various exposures combined.

Posted May 22, 2012 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Landscapes, New York

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Where cars go to sleep in New York City   Leave a comment

A follow-up to my post about where cars go to party in NYC, here’s where they go to sleep:

This was shot as seen from the High Line (check back tomorrow to see what that is):

Posted May 18, 2012 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, New York, Travel, US

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Where cars go to party in New York City   2 comments

I took these shots while walking through my neighborhood in the evening, struck by the fact that these sights are pretty rare in Manhattan.

Shot with Canon Powershot G12
ISO 400
f/4.5
multiple exposures

Who’s taking who to work?   Leave a comment

Caught on my way to work today: father and son on Park Avenue.

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Posted April 24, 2012 by Lutz Braum in New York, People

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Long Island Rail Station   1 comment

Felt Edward Hopper-like when I saw this scene looking out of my train window on my way to Manhattan.


Shot with iphone 4S

Posted October 20, 2011 by Lutz Braum in New York

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Graffiti Extremis   Leave a comment

Shot from the #7 subway while crossing Brooklyn.
Canon Powershot G12

Posted September 19, 2011 by Lutz Braum in New York

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NYC revolves around GCT   Leave a comment

Life (at least commuter life) in NYC revolves around Grand Central Terminal, and life at GCT revolves around the clock in the center, one of the most frequently chosen meeting places.

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 200
f/3.2
1/4 sec

Posted September 17, 2011 by Lutz Braum in New York

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Beach Volleyball   Leave a comment

I shot this while on Long Beach in Long Island,NY playing volleyball with my colleagues. Over 1000 people congregate every summer evening to play.

camera: iphone
app: Hipstamatic
Lens: Helga Viking
film: AO B&W

 

Posted August 27, 2011 by Lutz Braum in New York, People

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Times Square at night   Leave a comment

A great place to experiment with photography, especially on a warm summer night.

Canon EOS 7D
15mm
ISO 1600
f/4

Posted August 7, 2011 by Lutz Braum in New York, US

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