Another Night in The City that Never Sleeps
The Trump Tower
Anyone who has read any of my New York City posts knows that I absolutely love this city. Any time of day, any time of year, midtown Manhattan is a fantastic place to visit. It’s also one of the most diverse locations that I have ever been to in terms of architecture, art, culture; which makes it one of the best places in the world to photograph. How can you get tired of shooting the typical iconic places like the Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Plaza, Times Square, and of course the NYC Skyline! Those are all great locations and yet, let’s face it, there are dozens of other iconic New York City locations and thousands of incredible locations period. Whether you are using your phone as a camera or the top of the line DSLR, you will get great photos in NYC, I promise. Hell, you could just drop your camera on the ground and have the shutter click and chances are that you’d get a cool shot. Mind you, I would not recommend that.
Hope you enjoy today’s photographs. Shooting while looking up is something you should try in your own cities as well as in a place like New York City. I find that when I’m home in Montreal, I tend not to look up half as much as I do when I’m in a new city. It’s surprising what I miss in my own town by just walking around as if I’d seen everything. There are some beautiful architectural details that can be seen just by taking a moment to stop and look up. Try it in your home town the next time you’re in the downtown area or part of the city where there are tall buildings, you’ll see what I mean.
The Solow Building
I’m off to Toronto next week for some meetings and to catch up with some friends and family. Oddly enough I have never done any of the travel photography that I share here on my blog, in Canada’s biggest and busiest city. This is gonna be a fun opportunity for me to put my best walking shoes on and get some cool shots to showcase in some future blog posts.
What do you think I should photograph?
I’m looking for some suggestions of what you think I should try to photograph while I’m in town. Do you know of any interesting vantage points that would make for interesting views? Leave a comment here on the blog if you have any ideas. It’s the best way for me to refer back to them all in one place. The United Nations has cited Toronto as the most culturally diverse city in the world! It is truly a world class city, even if they have the worst hockey team in Canada ;)
Just imagine, in Toronto more than 100 languages and dialects are spoken, and over half of the population of the city was born outside of the country. It’s part of what makes Canada such a special place, we truly are a multicultural country, where people from all over the planet are happy to make their new home. It also allows us to have an amazing variety of neighborhoods in our larger cities, many which are based on one predominant ethnicity. Pretty cool if you think about all the delicious types of food that we get to experience in the ethnic restaurants and local specialty food shops.
I’ll be shooting both in the day and evenings, and at the same time I’ll be testing out my brand new Guru camera backpack from F-Stop. Look for my review of the Guru soon right here on my blog. I’m hoping that it will be the camera bag solution to smaller shoots like this, where I need a more compact bag, instead of my standard Loka backpack that I use all the time.
West 42nd and 7th
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