nosha By: nosha

Ground Zero Redux

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Again, the eyes of the World are focused on lower Manhattan. This shot gives a clear view down Wall Street (mouse over).


This photo was taken by femme_makita with my d300. It's not often we ride on helicopters to travel between Hopewell, NJ and Wallingford, CT, so it's quite unusual for both of us to travel within a two week period.


femme_makita had a very clear day to work with, had checked out the Wall Street sky scrapers on Google so she knew when to shoot, and had the Nikon 18-200mm at f8 to get a sharp result. I had set her up with aperture control, auto-iso (default 200), and a minimum 1/100 shutter speed to keep from getting a lot of blurry pictures - I think this worked well. I also think this photo is sharper than any of mine from the week before (see the Dark Coast set). If we ever get a chance to do this again, we may even bring some kind of shroud to limit reflections off the windows - this photo is free of them but many were not.


New York City

New York





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  • JR P PRO 7y

    Beautiful results - I'm envious!
  • J J PRO 7y

    such an amazing shot, she did well its wonderful seeing the city from this perspective

    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • Gatepc 7y

    wow cool i love this i wish i could go on a helicopter once :)
  • Points North PRO 7y

    femme makita took an awesome shot. It looks like it was a perfect day to shoot the city too.

    I saw this amazing image in "THE BEST IN DIGITAL WORLD"
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  • Christie13 PRO 7y

    Wow, cool shot! Those buildings are incredible!
  • quetzalbb 7y

    LUV it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Dorian Wallender PRO 7y

    It's a fantastic photo. I wish I could do as well. Tell Petra I think she should take up photography. How do you set your camera so you have a minimum shutter speed while in Aperture mode?
  • nosha PRO 7y

    Dorian Wallender Nikons (at least my d40 and d300) have an 'auto-iso' feature that will up the apparent speed of the camera (of course adding some noise too) when there's not enough light. You also get to set a minimum speed target for this feature. So the combination of apeture priority and this 1/100 minimum auto-iso target will do the trick (adjusting the iso when there's not enough light for a 1/100 speed shot).

    I hope that made some sense. I'm not sure it did.

  • NVS_Inc 7y

    this is a fantastic shot, love all the little trailing wakes from various boats in the waterways
  • nutsinny 7y

    Thanks much to femme_makita for this ravishing shot of lower McHattan...

    Borrowed for a post on my site,

    Best wishes,
    David @ NINY
  • Eli Eleonora 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Paw Award! (Gold, Silver & Bronze), and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Frizztext PRO 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ABC-visualized, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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  • Deanna Keahey 2y

    What a great photo! Thanks for making it available on Creative Commons. I used this on the blog post Timeshare deals this week - New York and Vail, and linked it back to here. Thanks!
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Taken on October 7, 2008
  • 18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
  • ƒ/8.0
  • 18.0 mm
  • 1/125
  • 200
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