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.

ISO speed 100, aperture f/8, shutter speed 1/400s.

And here is the least-bad of the photos I got of the Statue itself. It really was too light for photography:

ISO speed 100, aperture f/8, shutter speed 1/500s.

After we disembarked in Liberty Island (where the Statue is), it soon became apparent that the wildlife had learned that universal equation, human=food.

ISO speed 100, aperture f/8, shutter speed 1/250s.

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.

ISO speed 100, aperture f/8, shutter speed 1/250s.

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:

ISO speed 100, aperture f/4.5, shutter speed 1/30s.

And here’s the New York coastline seen from the boat on the way back. A great day out.

ISO speed 100, aperture f/8, shutter speed 1/640s.

ISO speed 100, aperture f/8, shutter speed 1/640s.

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This entry was posted by Carlos Ferreira.

2 thoughts on “New York City: Visiting the Statue of Liberty

  1. Wow, look at the new World Trade Center. Its construction seems to be going ahead at quite a good clip. When I was in NYC in August, it was near the beginning of windows installation. Thanks for sharing your pix.

    • Impressive, isn’t it? There are a few more shots of the new Towers, from below. I’ll post them in the near future. Thanks for dropping by!

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