New York City: Visiting the Statue of Liberty
Ms eternalexploration has mentioned how we went to visit the Statue of Liberty; I thought I’d share some of my best shots for the day.
All of these were taken with my canon 1100D, using the 18-55mm lens. It was a cold, crisp and very sunny day, making for some over-exposure. I really wished I was shooting RAW at the time.
This seagull flew alongside the boat for a while. In the bottom right of the shot you have New York, in the bottom left New Jersey. Yes, technically it’s a shot of the Jersey Shore.
And here is the least-bad of the photos I got of the Statue itself. It really was too light for photography:
After we disembarked in Liberty Island (where the Statue is), it soon became apparent that the wildlife had learned that universal equation, human=food.
There were plenty of people touristing about the place. Ms eternalexploration may have a shot of me doing something similar to this, but I have the equivalent shot of her. MAE, Mutual Assured Embarrassment.
Inside Ellis Island, gateway to the Americas during the 1920’s and early 1930’s. Imagine that alley chock full of immigrants, hoping to be allowed into America, after weeks at sea. An image of hardship, but also a powerful reminder of what the American Dream stands for:
And here’s the New York coastline seen from the boat on the way back. A great day out.