June 30, 2014

Travel / Great Picture Taking Places

Washington Street, Brooklyn, New York City, 2012
If you have been following my blog for a little while, you've probably noticed that I like photography. I'm by no means a professional, I just like to take photographs and I want to get better and better at it. Being in a city like New York is a photographers dream. There are old buildings and new buildings. A lot of concrete, but also a lot of green in Central Park. There are all kinds of people, a lot colours, lights, cars. Like I said a dream for photographers. I love discovering the city and taking pretty pictures. Sometimes you discover beautiful sights by accident (which isn't really that hard in New York City), but sometimes you see photographs and you think where is that one taken?! So here I have a list with places from where you can take amazing photographs.

Empire State Building / Top of the Rock
These two are pretty standard, but that doesn't mean that you should skip them. What I like to do is go to one of these during day time and to the other one during the evening / night time. I don't have to tell you that these places will give you the opportunity to take amazing photographs right =D

South Street Seaport
I've talked about South Street Seaport before, but I wanted to mention it again because it's such a great place to take photographs. Usually with skyline photographs you're pretty far away, which gives you a great view of the skyline. When you go to South Street Seaport your pretty close to the skyline itself, which gives a different but amazing view as well.

Brooklyn Bridge
Not only can you take amazing photographs of the Brooklyn Bridge itself, it also gives you a pretty good view of the skyline of Manhattan (uptown as well as downtown). You can even take some shots of the beautiful Manhattan Bridge.

Washington Street in Brooklyn
Do you want a beautiful view of the Manhattan bridge? Go to Washington Street in Brooklyn. Take the subway to High Street (the A en C train will take you there), next to the park where you exit the subway lies Cadman Plaza East, follow this street northward (to the Brooklyn Bridge). This street will turn into Washington Street. Just walk till you'll get the Manhattan Bridge in your sight.

Tudor City Place Overpass
When you walk all the way east on 42nd street, almost at the end of the street there is a overpass crossing the road. On you right side there are stairs leading to this overpass. From there you can see 42nd street almost all the way to the west side of Manhattan. If it is not too foggy you can even squeeze the Chrysler building into your photograph.

Do you have any great places to add? 
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