Ground Zero Redux

Large, on Black


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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Taken on October 7, 2008