New York... Any Recommendations??

Hi all,

I'm travelling to New York in Feb as part of the photography course that i'm doing. It's solely a trip to just take photos! I cant wait! it going to be a nice romantic get away, with me and my D50 getting more intimate and learning even more about how it works and what makes it tick...... lol

Any recommendations of places that are a MUST to see??

I have never been there before! Wup WOO!!

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Creativei

How was your trip to New York hope you enjoyed and took loads of pics.

Cleaper

Hi Rebecca, Happy New Year! I recently had my first trip to New York and it was amazing. You must try and get to the top of the Empire State Building it's cliched but definitely worth it. I timed it for the sunset. I would suggest booking online before you go and if you can afford a little extra I would recommend the fasttrack tickets that let you skip the queues which can get quite long. Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge was also great and you get great views back across Manhatten. If you want to get shots of the Statue of Liberty but are not that bothered about visiting the actual island try going on the Statton Island Ferry which is free - that way you get the views but without the massive groups of tourists. Grand Central station has beautiful architecture and one more thing to suggest would be checking out the diners for eggs over easy!! Have a great trip and wrap up warm if the weather is not great - it was -5 when I went!

Rebeccaosborn

THanks Marilyn, yes i'm well excited about this opportunity, i would not miss if for the world!

Marilyngould

What an exciting opportunity! Hope your trip is safe and fun -- looking forward to seeing your photos! Cheers.

Moonb007

That is going to be great, NY is a wonderful city. Of course besides all the main buildings look at the little things like their street lights, fire escapes, drain covers, etc. You will have lots of great images I am sure, look forward to seeing the collection.

Irisangel

Hi Rebecca, That sounds so exciting! I lived in NY all my life until 4 yrs ago when we retired to Florida. Some of the more colorful places to visit and shoot images would be, the Botanical Gardens in the Bronx, Times Square, Rockerfeller Center, Chinatown, and of course, the Bronx zoo and any of the amazing architecture of the old buildings and churches. Have a wonderful time.

Bradcalkins

If you are looking for something to do just for fun - I took in the David Letterman show with my wife when I was in NY a few years ago. Lots of fun. A bit of a mad house lining up for tickets, but fun nonetheless. You have to request tickets ahead of time if you are interested - it is free if I recall:

How to get tickets

You'll have a blast in NY whatever you do, though. Have fun!

Rolmat

Oh, I'm so jealous :-))
I am very happy for you and wish you have a wonderful trip!
All the best!
Rui

Dani74

What envy!!! ;-) Have a nice trip and good fun

Davidwattsjr

There's tour boat (circle line?) that will take you from around 50th st on the west side, around the southern tip, up to about the UN building on the east side. Lots of chances for nice shots... including some of Statue of Liberty. If you can go up in the empire state building, carefully extend your camera outside of the rails, and rest it on a small concrete ledge (don't let go) - you've got a steady surface for some beautiful night shots of NYC. Enjoy!

Creativei

Great News, you will truly enjoy being in New york that you might forget to take pictures, anyways have fun, its a great place and the must see places are endless.

Eclecticelegance

You can also visit the home of Franklin D Roosevelt but I have not done that, so I can't tell you what it is like. :) http://www.nps.gov/hofr

Eclecticelegance

Also near Poughkeepsie, NY is a historial site called the Vanderbilt Mansion - it is absolutely beautiful, but they do have a restriction on cameras - you cannot use a flash inside the building. It was difficult for me because I had a plain point and shoot film camera with no way to turn off the flash (so I tried covering it up with my fingers) :). But it is beautiful and I`m sure I could take much better photos with my new camera. Here it the link for the Vanderbilt Mansion: http://www.nps.gov/vama

Eclecticelegance

Also near Poughkeepsie, NY is a historial site called the Vanderbilt Mansion - it is absolutely beautiful, but they do have a restriction on cameras - you cannot use a flash inside the building. It was difficult for me because I had a plain point and shoot film camera with no way to turn off the flash (so I tried covering it up with my fingers) :). But it is beautiful and I'm sure I could take much better photos with my new camera. Here it the link for the Vanderbilt Mansion: http://www.nps.gov/vama

Littledesire

Great news, great city! Won't you take me with you? :)
Have a lot of fun there and waiting to see your NY pics!

Fultonsphoto

Never been there myself, but sure you will be dizzy with picture oppertunities, most of all stop to take some of it in and have fun...

Linqong

New york is an international metropolis,I believe you will find much subject matter.
Wish you a pleasant journey:)

Eclecticelegance

Exciting! I visited Beacon and Poughkeepsie, NY with my family in June 2006 (my dad grew up there) - about a half hour or so away from New York City - and both are quaint small towns that would be fun to photograph if you are able to go there. Poughkeepsie has the Culinary Institute of America (also known as the CIA) :). It is a school that trains chefs and there are 2-3 restaurants in the school that serve DELICIOUS food! The grounds around the institute are beautiful!

Keki

been there twice and totally love it!! soooo much to see and do from the obvious central park and 5th avenue to the hustle and bustle on wall street and the shopping ! oo the list is endless ! amazing place ! enjoy it!!

Dcwcreations

Have fun and be carefull.

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