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ablarc
May 19th, 2005, 04:34 PM
NEW YORK CITY

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May 11-15, 2005

JMGarcia
May 19th, 2005, 05:14 PM
Just sensational!

I LOVE THE SOCCER
May 19th, 2005, 09:19 PM
Fantastic photos!

NYatKNIGHT
May 20th, 2005, 09:41 AM
Outstanding quality and composition. Thanks for sharing!

Ezra
May 20th, 2005, 11:13 AM
Those pictures just re-energized my motivation to move to NYC!

ZippyTheChimp
May 21st, 2005, 11:49 AM
Fabulous presentation.

Very nice work, ablarc.

ablarc
May 23rd, 2005, 08:03 PM
Thanks, everyone, for your kind words.

kmistic
May 24th, 2005, 07:06 PM
Those pictures just re-energized my motivation to move to NYC!

I will second that!

TLOZ Link5
May 25th, 2005, 01:47 PM
Sublime. Utterly captivating. And people say that New York isn't a beautiful city.

ablarc
May 27th, 2005, 06:36 AM
Sublime. Utterly captivating. And people say that New York isn't a beautiful city.
Yeah, beautiful; that's the word, TLOZ. I've lived in Paris and London, and visited Venice many times, but on this visit it struck me: New York is now the most beautiful city in the world.

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RicanPrincipessa
July 11th, 2006, 01:43 PM
I will second that!


And I shall... uhhh... Third that!!! ;)

Zerlina
July 11th, 2006, 01:58 PM
Thanks for sharing these pics with us... what else? Oh... simply... I love New York!!!

BigCityDreams
July 11th, 2006, 03:46 PM
Very good. Truley beautiful City!

TREPYE
July 23rd, 2006, 01:21 AM
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Hey Ablarc where is this sculpture from it is really nice.

ablarc
July 23rd, 2006, 01:36 AM
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, west front (entrance portal).

TREPYE
July 23rd, 2006, 01:37 AM
Thanks bro :)

ablarc
July 23rd, 2006, 11:13 AM
Any time.

Did you spot Citicorp?

TREPYE
July 23rd, 2006, 11:26 AM
Yeah, its a magnificent sculptural depiction of the iconic scrapers of NYC. I wanna go check it out myself and take pics.

Canadian
July 23rd, 2006, 11:35 AM
I LOVE these photos!!! But I don't recognize sooo many of them. Starting from the top, where are #7, 12, 15-18 and from the bottom(because I lost count!) #5, 6, 8-11? Where were you when you took #1 (from the top) & # 4 & 11 from the bottom? I don't have a digital & any indoor photos I take of stain glass windows never turns out. All in all I'm sooo jealous!

infoshare
July 23rd, 2006, 11:57 AM
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, west front (entrance portal).

Great Sculpture too... I walk by there twice a week an never noticed it....thanks. :D :D :D

ablarc
July 23rd, 2006, 12:55 PM
I LOVE these photos!!! But I don't recognize sooo many of them. Starting from the top, where are #7, 12, 15-18…
Glad you liked them.

7. Sculpture in garden of St. John the Divine Cathedral.

12. Secluded Manhattan Avenue (look for it on a map between West 100th and 110th), Manhattan Valley.

15. Brooklyn Heights: a Mews of converted carriage houses.

16. Forest Hills, Queens. This is multi-family housing [!!], built to be moderate income [wtf!!!]; ain’t that no more. Grosvenor Atterbury, architect. Exactly contemporary with the colleges at Yale.

17. MLK in the garden of St. John the Divine.

18. St. John the Divine.


…and from the bottom(because I lost count!) #5, 6, 8-11?
From the bottom:

5. Station Square, Forest Hills, Queens: what you see when you get off the train from Penn Station (15 minutes). US Open will be played not too terribly far from here.

6. Forest Hills Gardens, Queens. Note the lack of setbacks; suburban-style zoning not yet in effect, though folks already owned cars when these were built.

8. Forest Hills again. This one doesn’t fit with any paradigm of modern suburban subdivision wisdom: the miniscule front lawn is hidden by a hedge, the house entrance is on the side! Urban suburbia –if only this had continued, but it’s been inadvertently outlawed by [well-meaning] zoning laws almost everywhere.

9. Brooklyn Heights. Again, the benign effects of zoning’s absence (in this case there was no zoning of functions when these were built. There have been some changes of use. I wonder if the zoning allows them to revert. Why do we have to control everything? Or if we do, why do we put it in the hands of borderline imbeciles?

10. Forest Hills. No setbacks, hence intimate.

11. Ansonia Apartments, Broadway at 73rd. 1899-1904.


Where were you when you took #1 (from the top) & # 4 & 11 from the bottom?

1. Top floor hotel room (1523?), Hotel Beacon, facing east.

4 & 11, from bottom. Same room, facing west.

#4 from top is standing on Broadway sidewalk in front of Hotel Beacon, facing west. You can see why I like staying at the Beacon. The prices aren't bad either, though the more people discover it, the more they go up.

ablarc
July 23rd, 2006, 12:56 PM
Great Sculpture too... I walk by there twice a week an never noticed it....thanks. :D :D :D
Stop in at the Hungarian and get your arteries clogged.

http://www.geocities.com/hungarianpastryshop/

infoshare
July 23rd, 2006, 01:47 PM
Stop in at the Hungarian and get your arteries clogged.

http://www.geocities.com/hungarianpastryshop/

Funny you would say that! A friend once said to me: "Stop in at the Hungarian - you may see Susan Sontag - she is a regular customer there." http://www.susansontag.com/

Btw......Ms. Sontag passed away in New York City on December 28, 2004.
Her book "In America" is one of my favorite novels.

ablarc
July 23rd, 2006, 01:56 PM
^ That place has an interesting clientele.

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pianoman11686
July 23rd, 2006, 02:53 PM
Any time.

Did you spot Citicorp?

That sclupture certainly looks more aged than it is. Do you know how recently it was created? I know The Cathedral's construction process is an ongoing affair. And am I imagining things, or is that one of the World Financial Center buildings hiding underneath the Twin Towers?

ablarc
July 23rd, 2006, 03:08 PM
That sclupture certainly looks more aged than it is. Do you know how recently it was created? I know The Cathedral's construction process is an ongoing affair.
A SAD STORY

Cathedral used to have an activist in charge. He decided to get work started to finish the cathedral and use ghetto youth to get it done. Two good works simultaneously accomplished: build the house and teach a man to fish.

So he set up a stonecutting academy in a vast metal shed on the cathedral grounds and stocked it with most of the world's master stonemasons and a gaggle of neighborhood kids who might otherwise have been dealing.

Long story short: ran out of money, change of leadership, disastrous fire, other fish to fry, construction halted, nobody goes to church.

Nonevangelical denominations are shrinking throughout the land and world; they lack fire in the belly, and so they don't grab souls. Oddly, the postmodern world wants extreme religion. Osama binLaden and Pat Robertson do better than their moderate brethren. I guess it's like extreme sports; life has to be day-glo to be interesting.

virtualchoirboy
July 24th, 2006, 12:55 AM
I recognized alot of those photos from around the city. Great photos. I think one should become a tourist of a city (thiers or otherwise) to truly appreciate it.. and you seem quite appreciative.

Luca
July 24th, 2006, 02:24 AM
wow...


NEW YORK CITY

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May 11-15, 2005

The QUALITY!

Where's the building in the last picture?

ablarc
July 24th, 2006, 03:43 AM
^ Dorilton Apartments, 71st Street at Broadway. Janes and Leo, Architects, 1900-02.

tdp
July 24th, 2006, 01:28 PM
Simply stunning Ablarc.

MidtownGuy
February 8th, 2007, 11:20 AM
This thread is just sensational and needed a bump, so I'm adding these three
pictures that I forgot about. These were take in 2005.
One of those moments when I was glad to have my camera with me.

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bmc
February 8th, 2007, 07:08 PM
Very nice pictures, MidtownGuy, thanks for sharing! :)

meer
February 8th, 2007, 09:17 PM
Thanks for bumping, I've never seen this. Quite a vantage point you have there.

Ablarc, are there more? Do you have photos somewhere else on the net? I'm curious how you got some of the vantage points you did, especially the high-rises.

They're inspirational alright.

edited to add: Ok, I've found a lot more in this forum. But now I want to know what lenses/camera you are shooting with. You have some really amazing zooms going on, and they're still so clear and crisp.

ati_m
February 9th, 2007, 09:32 AM
That's what I call great location! :rolleyes:

Merry
February 10th, 2007, 04:44 AM
Well worth the bump, stunning photos MidtownGuy, as always, thank you for sharing.

Where were you when you took them?

ablarc
February 10th, 2007, 08:55 AM
Thanks for bumping, I've never seen this. Quite a vantage point you have there ... I'm curious how you got some of the vantage points you did, especially the high-rises.
Those were taken from the top floor south corner room in the prow of the Hotel Beacn (1637, or something like that). That room has views in three directions: east, south and west.


now I want to know what lenses/camera you are shooting with. You have some really amazing zooms going on, and they're still so clear and crisp.
Konica Minolta Dimage 10x optical zoom. No longer made, I believe. Great for one-handed photography, because of its secure grip and all-in-one-place controls.

MidtownGuy, thanks for the bump, and your terrific photo contributions to the thread. Did I ever ask about your camera? Curious to know what you use.

Anyway, it's the workman, not the tool. (Exception: we still need to get lofter a replacement for his cell phone.)

lofter1
February 10th, 2007, 10:22 AM
LOL ^^^ I've, once again, been considering doing just that.

Am curious to hear what camera Midtown Guy uses.

meer
February 10th, 2007, 10:32 AM
Anyway, it's the workman, not the tool.

I completely agree and didn't mean to imply otherwise. I can't afford glass like yours so I have a Tamron 70-300mm zoom and it's nowhere near as crisp as yours. I was just curious as to your equipment. I shoot with a Nikon D70 and also have a wide angle kit lens.

I used to have the Minolta Maxxum 7000 but gave it to my nephew so he could join his school's photography club. They make use of their own darkroom so he needed to shoot film, not digital.

ablarc
February 10th, 2007, 10:49 AM
I completely agree and didn't mean to imply otherwise.
The workman I was addressing was MidtownGuy. He could doubtless wow us with a Brownie.

MidtownGuy
February 10th, 2007, 11:46 AM
:o
If I remember correctly, those pictures were taken from the 40th floor of 512 Seventh Avenue. I was seeing a client, and when I popped into the bathroom, this was the view! It was luck, the late afternoon light really popped the edges of the buildings and gave nice definition. My camera is nothing to write home about- it's just a Kodak Easyshare 5Megapixel(embarrassed to admit). I am, however, planning to get something better before my next trip abroad.

ZippyTheChimp
February 10th, 2007, 12:06 PM
I have a Tamron 70-300mm zoom and it's nowhere near as crisp as yours. I was just curious as to your equipment. I shoot with a Nikon D70 and also have a wide angle kit lens.
If you're looking for a sharp zoom lens that's not too expensive, check out

Nikkor AF 28-200 f/3.5-5.6G ED IF. Avg price $300.

Doesn't have the SW (Silent Wave) motor of my 18-70mm, so focusing not quite as fast and a bit noisier. It is extremely sharp throughout its range. A good all purpose lens.

Resized image:
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Detail of original image. Handheld, taken through thick plexiglass.
http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/1660/zoo001ndetailuc6.th.jpg (http://img262.imageshack.us/my.php?image=zoo001ndetailuc6.jpg)

Review here. (http://www.nikonians.org/nikon/nikkor-28-200g/)

meer
February 10th, 2007, 05:57 PM
Thanks for the info, that was one I was considering. I'd be taking a step up in quality but a step down in zoom length. Then again, there are always teleconverters. I do a lot of birding and usually hand focus, so the noise isn't much of a problem.

The Benniest
July 6th, 2008, 11:50 PM
ablarc, what a wonderful set of pictures you posted long ago! :eeek:

And MidtownGuy, 5 megapixels or not, you deliver some of the best photos here at WNY. :rolleyes:

KenNYC
July 7th, 2008, 02:37 PM
That's true, great pictures.

Also, that's one hell of a view from the bath room.

Veseу
July 11th, 2008, 11:57 AM
I know I'm late to this thread, haha.


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^^That's an awesome sculpture!

...Although I must say I enjoyed this one as well. :p
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