Garyck
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Photography In New York City

Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:52 am

In just over A week I'm off to New York for 5days...................Fantastic.....yes & no.

Its actually a trip for my Partners 30th and she has put a ban on Photography as this trip is supposed to be about her and not me. I have already negotiated an hour or so on the USS Intrepid, but have seen some shots from the 34th Street Heliport which just so happens in 3 miles from the hotel.

How is 34th for photography? and is there anywhere else like that where I could 'accidently' stumble on when in an around New York playing happy tourist with the other half?

I'm still confident on an afternoon/evening at JFK, she's already asked ''am I leaving the credit card if I do.......?''

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RE: Photography In New York City

Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:22 am

Hi Gary,

As I mentioned when you emailed, you'll need more than an hour on the Intrepid. I run round and was still their for 2.5 hours! There's loads to see so I'd factor more than that in. It would be a shame to miss out on having a proper look round while you're their. You can photograph helicopters from the side of the road at the heliports but as they're coming and going all day, it's pot luck if anything moves while you're there. If you go up to Cetral Park, there's a PA-34 on a rotating display at the south entrance, near to the zoo.

Quoting Garyck (Thread starter):
''am I leaving the credit card if I do.......?

I hope you have a big credit limit with 5th Avenue just around the corner!

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RE: Photography In New York City

Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:43 am

Hi Darren,

I will get a few hours on the Intrepid, 34th might be a case of early in the morning, I need to use suncalc to work out the sun movement so I can get to the spots at the right time. No point in negotiating to get somewhere, then when I get there the sun is in my face

Will be at Central Parl, Shes want to do a horse ride.

Gary
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RE: Photography In New York City

Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:37 pm

There's another heliport near battery park. You could take a look there while the girlfriend spends some time at the park? The sun is best in the afternoon.

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RE: Photography In New York City

Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:15 pm

Quoting Garyck (Reply 2):
Will be at Central Parl, Shes want to do a horse ride.

Try to exchange the horse ride for a helicopter ride!

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RE: Photography In New York City

Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:59 pm

Quoting Garyck (Reply 2):
I need to use suncalc to work out the sun movement so I can get to the spots at the right time.

You'll also need to factor in the shadows from buildings (they're huge!). It's on the east side of Manhatton so if you're south of 34th and shooting towards the north in the morning, you'll probably be ok light wise. I would have thought the afternoon and in to the evening would mean it's in shadow from the buildings so better in the morning. There's also the west 30th Heliport, also better in the mornings.

Quoting diezel (Reply 4):
Try to exchange the horse ride for a helicopter ride!

That was on my agenda until I saw the price!!

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RE: Photography In New York City

Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:42 pm

As Peter stated there is the second East Side heliport just north of Battery Park. You can have a nice outdoor lunch together at the Seaport and get shots of anything that comes/goes from there. Then again, that would be backlit most of the day(from the Seaport), and you'd need at least 200mm. But a nice location, especially if you and she dig seafood. Battery Park is south of all that and somewhere between there and the heliport would make for some decent shots.

Not only is Seaport/Battery Park a nice combination in itself, you can also grab a roundtrip ride on the Staten Island Ferry- beautiful views of lower Manhattan, Liberty Island, and NY Bay. Your partner would be very happy with this(unless it rains)

And by the way...not possible to take everything in on the Intrepid in an hour, as stated earlier. Was there for several hours in 2011 to be able to see everything.

And IF you have managed to stay in her good graces and can wrangle a JFK trip, see nycaviation.com for spotting guides

Have a safe and fun trip

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