I had the opportunity to shoot from a helicopter the other day above New York City. One of those days that I am very happy with my career choice. Here are a few of my favorites from the day.
Last week I had the chance to fly in a sea plane. We took off from the East River and took the 35 minute ride out to Sag Harbor in the Hamptons to get a sneak peak at the conversion of the old Bulova Watchcase Factory into a new luxury condo project. We flew pretty low, not more than 1500 feet, so we had some great views the whole way. The paper published a gallery of my aerial photos online as well as a spread in print. Here are a few of my favorites from the trip.
It is not the first time I have made this photo, with the rain drops in focus on the window. The fun part of making this image is finding a great background. This one was particularly colorful so I thought I would share a few.
I know, it's a sunset... Kinda cheesy and stuff right. I have to admit I still get inspired when I see it. Especially when it just feels a little different. I don't even know what I mean by that and I am not going to try to figure it out. I think it's just nature reminding us who is in control, but in a nice way.
I just got back from Florida where I was assigned to shoot the New York Yankees Spring Training. Spring Training is one of my favorite assignments of the year and I have been doing it for 8 years now. It can get a little repetitive so the challenge, and the fun, it to try something new each year. Last year I brought my tilt shift lens and had a lot of fun trying to look at things from a different perspective. Ever since college, when I got a Russian made Horizon swing lens camera, I have been in love with panoramic images. Especially swing lens images. So it was with great excitement I headed down to Tampa with my Noblex swing lens panoramic film camera and 20 rolls of Tri-X in tow. You can imagine my disappointment on the first day of pitchers and catchers when I realized it was not working. I was just so bummed out and now I need to find someone who can fix it. Just to be nostalgic though, I dug out a couple of old travel photos I shot with the camera. I can't wait to start shooting with it again (assuming I can get it fixed). So check back in the future and be on the lookout for a new swing lens project.
Since I mentioned it, I figured I would put a gallery up of the photos I shot at Spring Training with the tilt shift.