An afternoon in NYC

Having some free time before my flight back to Vancouver I undertook my favourite New York City activity a meandering walk. I started my stroll at 88 street in Central Park and walked through the trails grabbing a few snaps along the way. As I headed back to Union Square the sun was beginning to set so a quick side trip up the Empire State Building provided a  great vantage point.  There is nothing better then time on your hands strolling through NYC.

Brooklyn Bridge

Following dinner at Arrogant Swine in Brooklyn, hoped on the subway to the Brooklyn side of the Brooklyn Bridge for a late night walk back into New York City. It is one of those shots you see of NYC and having not done it before wanted to give it a try. Packed my tripod thinking I would get some nice long exposure snaps. Did not plan for how busy the bridge was which meant that there was a lot of traffic shaking the bridge. Therefore the only way to get non-blurry shots was to pump up the ISO and a fast shutter.  Here are a few of the snaps that turned out.

BBQ in NYC

Had an opportunity to visit Arrogant Swine. A new traditional North Carolina BBQ place on Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn. They do a whole hog barbeque that was very flavourful plus a wonderfully inventive side – Mac & Cheese waffle. It comes with a  cheese dipping sauce and sriracha on the side. If you happen to be visiting NYC this place is worth the visit.  http://arrogantswine.com/

 

West Coast Vancouver Island

Visiting Vancouver Island just after Christmas, took the time to chase the sun past Sooke Harbour.  Was able to take some long exposure snaps with a ND10 filter at a beach spot along the West Coast Road. Plus a few snaps a French Beach Provincial Park.