Beautiful Clouds over New York

I took the this photo on Saturday, August 10th, at 7:02 pm. Location was Outlook Hill on Governors Island. I made the trip out to GI on that day to take some nights shots. Governors Island remains open until 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer. I jumped on the 6:30 ferry from lower Manhattan and made my way over to Outlook Hill, the highest point on the Island, arriving shortly be 7:00 pm. Ironically, this photo, this daytime photo turned out to be my favorite from that trip to the island.

Photo taken with iPhone XR.

Manhattan view from Outlook Hill, Governors Island.

My Favorite Pictures Of 2018

During 2018 I used three cameras: A Canon G9 X, an iPhone SE and an iPhone XR. My iPhone SE served me well the last few years, but I had to replace it in the fall of 2018 because of a defective part (charge port/microphone) and I decided to go with the iPhone XR, which has an excellent camera.

The pictures that I selected for my 2018 top ten were taken in my home town of Easton, PA, New York City and Hoboken, NJ.

January 6, 2018. Ducks on Bushkill Creek, Easton, PA. Canon G9 X

January 8th, 2018 Delaware River at Dawn, Easton PA. iPhone SE
April 5, 2018. Armed Forces Recruiting Station. Times Square, New York, NY. iPhone SE
August 28, 2018. Route 611 North, Easton, PA. iPhone SE
May 5, 2018. Sun Shining on the Statue of Liberty, Governors Island, New York City, iPhone SE
September 16, 2018. Forks of the Delaware (Lehigh River & Delaware River). Canon G9 X
October 5, 2018. Hudson Yards & Midtown Manhattan from Hoboken, NJ. Canon G9 X
November 4, 2018. Fall Colors, Bushkill Drive, Easton, PA. iPhone XR
November 30, 2018. Westside of Manhattan from Pier 45 (W 10th St.). iPhone XR
November 30, 2018. Blue Stars, Lobby of Time Warner Center, New York. iPhone XR

On The Waterfront: Midtown Manhattan at Night

I was in Hoboken, NJ this past Friday night and took this shot Midtown Manhattan. It was beautiful, clear night and this vantage point from Hoboken really captures the dramatic cityscape of Midtown. The illuminated spire of the Empire State Building can be seen center and cluster of skyscrapers to the left of center are buildings of the futuristic Hudson Yards.

This picture was taken with my Canon G9X Mk II.

Midtown Manhattan

Clouds over Bethlehem, PA

I shot these two pictures with my iPhone SE on Sunday, July 22, 2018, while walking over the Fahy Bridge in Bethlehem, PA. The bridge crosses the Lehigh River and connects Historic Bethlehem with South Bethlehem.

In the distance you can the old Bethlehem Steel plant on the right side of the river.

I modified both photos with the HDR Blue Sky filter on the Tonality App.

Fahy Br South_editBeth Fahy Br Center Blue Sky

Sun Shining on the Statue of Liberty

I took this picture of Statue of Liberty this past Wednesday (05/02/18) from the top of Outlook Hill on Governors Island, in New York City. It was about 4:45 pm when I took the picture, approximately 15 minutes before that portion of the Island closed for the day. It was a sunny, but very windy day, with some clouds. It was an almost surreal sight to see the Sun Rays beaming down of the Statue of Liberty at the moment that I took this picture with my iPhone SE.

Statue of Liberty fr Outlook Hill