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November 10, 2006

November 10, 2006

BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY
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I could only get one shot off with my tripod, before the authorities reigned down and asked for my permit. I would have liked to make some adjustments, obviously. You guys think it is easy to shoot in NYC? Ha, I think not ;-)


For those that have asked or wondered, you can shoot this shot as much as you want without a tripod. Technically, you have to get a permit to shoot with a tripod on NYC property. You can try to catch some shots on the fly like this, but since every square foot of NYC is covered by surveillance cameras, you will have someone asking for your permit in no time, or as long as it takes for them to get to you. It didn't help that I was standing right in front of about 6 police officers who were radioed to by the great monitors in the sky. The officer who confronted me was nice enough to let me get this one off. You can shoot in the parks with a tripod though.

Nikon D50
4s f/22.0 at 18.0mm full exif

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Greg Harp16-Nov-2006 15:35
Excellent as is. GMV I take it that it's not that easy to get a permit. I suppose that a monopod would be OK--they probably don't want the tourists to trip over the tripods. :)
JSWaters13-Nov-2006 05:16
Please no, don't tell me this. I've been shoo'd away from a few places lately in So. Cal. and thought "What is going on?" I love this shot- such clarity.
Jenene
JD13-Nov-2006 03:25
Crazy city - one more proof!
Excellent shot. I think I would have used colors ... and I would have been wrong!
Guest 13-Nov-2006 01:06
This ffreaking rocks.
Chris12-Nov-2006 18:43
Got that 'Marty McFly' perspective. Money.
Guenter Eh12-Nov-2006 17:53
Black and white image for "gourmets"! Strange rules in NYC Kent!
Guest 12-Nov-2006 13:22
Very interesting city scape! So you're not allowed to take pictures in NY? How strange...
I dreamed many times to fly there and take many photos... :-(
TimA12-Nov-2006 08:41
I was told by a security guard last week that the whole of my town centre was private property - no photos allowed. What a world we live in! Nice shot anyway - well done for getting it!
Guest 11-Nov-2006 23:21
I really like this and still have to wonder why a permit to make this type of photograph would be required.
Jessica McCollum11-Nov-2006 18:16
Love the busy feel to this shot : ) You certainly make it look easy!
yvettephoto11-Nov-2006 18:08
I love it, glad they didn't make you delete it! This happend to me in New Orleans, but they told me they were going to arrest me and confiscate my camera :(. I wanted to die and since i didn't know my laws about photographing certain building i couldn't argue and had to listen to some jerk give me a lecture! V

Yvette :)
coaster11-Nov-2006 15:33
You need a permit? Not good. Good shot of the big city, though.
David Royall11-Nov-2006 15:03
Of course we think it is easy to shoot in NYC.
We see great results that you make look so effortless; what else could we think? :^)

Outstanding shot, of a scene rarely seen in black and white.
Richard Calmes11-Nov-2006 13:51
Excellent nonetheless! V
Marco Valk11-Nov-2006 11:10
great B&W shot; amazing detail; vote
Sheila11-Nov-2006 11:01
permit!!
Very nice B&W.
Steve H11-Nov-2006 09:01
Sorry, I still think it's photo paradise! Nice shot
laine8211-Nov-2006 07:06
I want to wake up in a city,
That doesn't sleep,
To find I'm king of the hill,
Head of the list,
Cream of the crop
At top of the heap.
QUERIDO11-Nov-2006 06:52
very nice shot,vote
Kevin Sargent11-Nov-2006 06:27
Classic shot. I love it in b&w.