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New York Rising

Shot:
Shot from Morris Canal Park in Jersey City around 5:30am on a cold winter day. The ground was still covered in ice and I sat on a thawed log watching New York wake up.

Camera Orignal:
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Final:
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Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM at 50mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 2.1 seconds
ISO: 100
Tripod: Benro A2691T Travel Angel with BH1 Ballhead

Croton Dam At Dawn

Shot:
After not getting a colorful sunset and just hanging around the day I was able to get this shot which was from further down the bridge looking out into the water. There was a great cloud covering and fog rolling through that let me catch that mystical look over the water I have been hoping to see on one of my shoots.

Camera Original:
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Final:
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Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM at 24mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/8000 of a second
ISO: 400
Tripod: Benro PP1 PocketPod Tabletop Tripod

Good Morning Croton Dam

Shot:
This shot started at 3:00AM, when I got up to get ready and head out to meet a good friend up at the New Croton Dam for Sunrise. We had discussed the evening before the possibility of skipping due to the weather. In the past I have decided to skip a shoot and ended up letting myself down when the sky was amazing and I was home in bed, so I decided to stick it through. I headed out at 3:30AM and reached the spot at 4:35AM, it was so dark out that we couldn’t see each other standing face to face. When we walked up to the spot it was starting to get light out so we setup and starting taking a bunch of test shots to find the right composition. The sun rose but had no color, just a nice monotone blue grey. We stuck around for a few hours until the sun was fully risen and ended up with some nice shots regardless of the missing sunrise burn.

Camera Original:
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Final:
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Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM at 125mm
Aperture: f/16.0
Shutter Speed: 60 seconds
ISO: 100
Tripod: Benro PP1 PocketPod Tabletop Tripod

Sunrise Self Challenge

Shot:
I recently saw a post on Instagram from Chris Burkard about how in our lives we see more sunsets than sunrises and he made it a goal to see more sunrises. I was thinking how true this is for me, I wake up get ready each and head to work. A majority of the year this occurs while the sun is already risen, just everyday I see the sunset whether from my office, my car or my home. I wanted to take his goal and make it mine as well, especially working near the greatest scenery to shot sunrises, the NYC Skyline. To start of this venture I happened to be in Rhode Island, so please enjoy this beautiful sunrise as I much as I did.

Camera Original:
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Final:
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Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM at 26mm
Aperture: f/4.5
Shutter Speed: 60 seconds
ISO: 100
Tripod: Benro A2691T Travel Angel with BH1 Ballhead

Stumped…

Shot:
This shot comes to you from somewhere in New York State, I know a general statement. I went up to visit a friend in New Windsor, NY and from there we met up with one of his friends and drove around hiking and takings photos all morning. We started for a sunrise at around 5:40AM and went for until about 1pm. I started this day with a 1.25 hour drive north from where I live. At that time of day there is not many cars on the road, the best time to drive anywhere in my opinion. He took to me one of his favorite spots to shoot the sunrise. There wasnt much a of a sunrise at all that morning which makes for great black and white photos. This tree stump was just sitting on the shore line hanging out waiting to be photographed, I think it even smiled at me.

Camera Original:
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Final:
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Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM at 70mm
Aperture: f/19.0
Shutter Speed: 50 seconds
ISO: 100
Tripod: Benro A2691T Travel Angel with BH1 Ballhead