NYC: Magic Hour

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by Dez Santana, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. I decided to meet w/other photographer friends for some shots during the "magic hour". Instead of shooting from the usual Queens or Brooklyn side, we met up in Manhattan.

    Taken with the 12-24mm, 17-55mm and 18-200 VR lenses @ ISO 200. There was a lot of boat traffic, so I kept my exposure to a minimal. Tripod and Mirror Up used.

    12-24mm, 0.5sec at f/8

    17-55mm, 1sec at f/8, 5-frame pano

    12-24mm, 4sec at f/11

    12-24mm, 13sec at f/11

    12-24mm, 5sec at f/11

    17-55mm, 30s at f/9

    18-200 VR, 8sec at f/13

    18-200 VR, 5sec at f/9

    More here:
  2. an excellent series, Dez
    were you with CAFE friends?

    looks like you had fun
    great shots

    thanks for sharing them with us
  3. Thanks Greg. No, I met up with Morris from DPR. Leung and another were going to meet us but couldn't make it.

    I forgot to invite others in this forum!! :mad:
  4. ah....
    that's ok
    maybe next time
    glad you got such great shots
  5. Thanks! :smile:
  6. kgilby


    Oct 2, 2007
    Nice shots Dez. I especially like the last 2, with the 'inferior' 18-200. When does the waterfall come down?

  7. LOL. That inferior 18-200 is a keeper :wink: Thanks!

    The waterfall comes down in October, I think.
  8. JusPlainCrayzee

    JusPlainCrayzee Administrator Administrator

    Love 'em...!

    They're all brilliant, as usual, but #1, #3 and the last one, for me, is spot on.

    Where'd you guys "set up shop" on the Manhattan side?
  9. Hi Dez,

    Beautiful captures. I like 5th one the best.

  10. seiler


    Aug 11, 2008
    I like the way the water looks in 3, 4 and 6. Very awesome images. Makes me want to visit New York.

  11. bradNYC


    Mar 28, 2008
    I reallly adore your shots. You'll need to teach me a thing or two or three. :biggrin:
  12. Hi dez,

    I like them all as usual
  13. Thanks Lyndee. We set up on South Street for the darker shots and at South Street Seaport for the magic hour photos.
  14. I really like #5 and 7... well done.

    BTW, I just spent $900 in repair for my car. :(
  15. Thanks Sanjay :smile:
  16. Thank you Scott :smile:
  17. Thanks Brad. You're doing good on your own :wink:
  18. Thanks Arthur :biggrin:
  19. Sorry Leung. I'd be ****ed as I know you are.

    Thanks for the comment.
  20. Great job, Dez! I like them all.