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History Walks

World Trade Center

Last night, I had a wonderful time with my friends @ the World Trade Memorial. It’s been a LOOOONG time since I’ve been on actual photo-walks with my Nikon. I missed it. I thought I’d be doing more this year.. But.. Shit happens.. My friends had to great idea to take shots of the WTC lights from both Brooklyn and Manhattan. I didn’t know how crowded it would be, so I didn’t bring my tripod. I was sorry I didn’t. The crowd was actually manageable, had I had my tripod, I would’ve had some phenomenal captures! Despite what amateurs may think, it is extremely difficult to take street shots at night. Whether your on manual or automatic. However, I loved most of what I came home with! Hope you enjoy my captures.

 

  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 11 August, 2018
  • Focal length: 65mm
  • ISO: 5000
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 12 August, 2018
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 11 August, 2018
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 5000
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s

  • Aperture: ƒ/14
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 11 August, 2018
  • Focal length: 55mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 1/20s

  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 11 August, 2018
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 5000
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s

  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 12 August, 2018
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 1/50s

Civil War Reenactment | Photo Walk 2014

I went to a very interesting event on June 8th called “The Civil War Reenactment.” Read more about the organization here. The event was very near “Maple Grove Cemetery.” Although they did not actually do reenactments at the location (NYC would not allow them to fire off their guns), there was lots of learning and mini story telling. I learned so much, including finding out that there were women that also fought in the civil war. I know it may sound stupid to some, but you just don’t hear about women wen it came to the civil war, it was easy to assume it was fought by all men. Then again, fighting has always been a male dominated act throughout history. I even learned about their clothing. The same manufacture that made the uniforms for our men during the civil war, is the same one that made the clothing for the event. No part of the clothing design was changed, many of the props appeared to be original too; visually making it the best historical experience they could make it (minus the reenactments). After the event we went to a local restaurant/bar and relaxed.  I also noticed that, despite the event was extremely small, there were hundreds of photo opportunities! There were quite a few of us taking pictures, yet each of us got very different shots from the same event. This is what individuality is all about. I had a wonderful time that day, and I also got to meet several friendly and positive people there too. Hope you enjoy the photos.

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