Help me plan my trip to NYC next month

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  1. Destin

    Destin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    You're kidding right? There was no political debate here. We barely even mentioned politics. A joke was made that slightly referenced the liberal leanings of a city, and it was left at that. Nobody dragged it out. No debate. No actual discussion of politics. No issues.

    I think you're taking that rule a littttttle too far with this one.

    Just saying.


     
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    I think posting a joke/derogatory meme of the POTUS qualifies as political. And you don't really know if it would have caused a political debate if left in the thread.
     
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    While I can appreciate that there was no political debate and deleting the post may seem like overkill, I might point out that there have been similarly innocuous comments or memes in various threads over the past year that did end up sparking some heated political exchanges that were not intended, but which happened nonetheless because folks are twitchy these days. If we err on the side of caution, it's to cut the problems off at the pass.
     
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  4. Destin

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    There must have been a post that I missed then. I never saw a meme and I don't see any posts missing.

    My bad if I didn't catch something. I thought you were saying that what currently exists in the thread is out line, which is where my issue was. If that isn't the case then I apologize.
     
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    I deleted the meme post. after reading your response I should have realized you didn't see it.
     
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    Great ones listed already.

    More places:
    Seinfeld restaurant :)
    Columbia University (next to the above)
    Take PATH across the river for shot of the NYC skyline, or from ferry that goes to/from Staten island. Or the cruise around Manhattan.
    Grand Central - technical challenge to get good pics of the whole place.


    For food: NY style pizza!



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    For shots of the Manhattan skyline, your best bet is to spend $2.75 and take the PATH train from World Trade Center to Jersey City. Get of at Exchange Place, and look back at the city. The night shots will be amazing and the golden hour shots will be even better.

    While you're at it, you might want to poke around the Oculus mall and light rail station at World Trade (where the PATH train departs) designed by Santiago Calatrava. I'm not a fan of his architecture, but it does make for some striking images.

    You might also want to take a ferry, either to Staten Island, or across the East River (from the Wall St. terminal), or across the Hudson (which you can take instead of the PATH, from Pier 11/Wall St.). That gets you out into the water, where you can actually get one of those iconic shots.

    ... Harder to get to is the new VIA57 residential building on the Hudson at 57th street, if you are interested in architectural photography. I shot a series of pictures of it for a client this summer, and the variety of shapes and angles is pretty amazing.

    Ditch the tripod (you can use them in many places, like parks, but you need a permit for sidewalks, etc.), and get a monopod if you are worried about lens shake. There are no legal restrictions on monopods. And hell, you're going to BH, anyway. (Not my fave shop, BTW... I prefer K&W Camera in SoHo... But that's me.)

    Let me know if you need pointers, info, etc.
     
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  9. Destin

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    So I think I've decided that I'm going to bite the bullet and book a helicopter photo tour over and around manhattan. You only live once, right?!

    The real question: what lens do you fly with? The widest possible?
     
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    Look at my liberty statue pics at 17mm vs 70mm. Wider isn't always great for scenery.
     
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    I'd go with a mid range zoom so you have options. If you have a 17-70 or similar. Can you bring a second body and lens combo?
     
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    I absolutely can. I don't want to take my sigma 17-50 2.8 because honestly I don't trust it. I have a horrible keeper rate due to inaccurate AF on if. Which sucks because my only other options are an 11-16 2.8 and 50mm 1.8.

    I'd be willing to rent or borrow a lens for this though. Maybe a 24-70 for the D750, and then my 11-16 on my D500? Or do you guys think That would be too wide? Better with a 70-200?
     

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