Monday, March 8, 2010

The Statue of Liberty from a Distance

A nice view of the Hudson River (I wonder what I'll see if I use my zoom?)

Wow! That's the Statue of Liberty! This picture was taken from the same spot as the top one(what a difference a zoom makes!)
It was getting late in the day and we were about to head back to the train station when a lady saw me looking at my map and asked if she could be of assistance. She said she's lived in Lower Manhattan for 30 yrs. I told her that we didn't need any directions but before I knew it she was leading us to a river walk type park which was the opposite direction from the train station. We were both exhausted after walking all day but I was glad that we made the final trek to the water because I was surprised with my first ever sighting of the Statue of Liberty.
I can't wait to get a closer look.
Can you see the Statue of Liberty in the top photo?
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48 comments:

Matty said...

The zoom is really crisp and clear. I'm surprised at how near it makes the statue appear.

Lily Hydrangea said...

that is a great zoom. I did see the statue in the top but I wasn't totally sure if that was it, now I know! Glad you put these two together.

Evelyn Howard said...

Mmm, I'd love to have a camera like yours. I'd say no to seeing the statue in the top one, but I guess it's that black triangle speck in the middle?

Thom said...

I have to look on my computer. I can't see it on my iPhone. I love the zoom and the story with it. The first time I saw Her in person I had no idea she was green. Totally amazing photos.

Tash said...

You can see for miles and miles...but I couldn't spot the Lady Liberty till it was pointed out. very cool to have a wide and close view.

Olivier said...

j'adore la deuxieme photo et son vignetage ;) et puis comme ça, tu n'as pas fait deux heures d'attente pour aller la miss liberty ;o)

cieldequimper said...

You're making me crave for NYC. I'll have to make do with Seattle, flying out in two days, yippee!

Bibi said...

Cool photos! You've got a spaceship in the first one; maybe mine the other day has traveled to NYC.

VP said...

You have just shown us that Manhattan is the perfect place to 'play' with a zoom!

Malyss said...

I love this very unusual view of the statue!The angle is different, the light is beautyful..and the zoom is efficient!!Ü

Louis la Vache said...

Did you see the model for Lady Liberty on that little island in the Seine not far from the Eiffel Tower in Paris? Also, the model for her flame is on the Avenue New York side of Pont de l'Alma.

Thérèse said...

Perfect place to use a zoom.
A UFO on the first one?

Cezar and Léia said...

First of all, your camera is fantastic my friend, this zoom is amazing and your picture so cool, different angle of this great NY icon.
Thanks so much!
*** people in NY is really gentle and kind.When we visited NY in 2006 we also had this spontaneous gesture about "May I help you "!It's really nice!
Hugs
Léia

Hilda said...

Wow, that's a powerful zoom lens you got. Even enlarged, I could barely make out the line that's the statue in the top photo. Good thing the tent's there to help place it.

Pam said...

Your photos of the NY skyline and Lady Liberty are wonderful, James.
When I was young I climbed inside The Statue of Liberty and it is an inspiring experience.

Sammy Thorley said...

Wow your ZOOM LENS how powerful is that I can't afford things like that so I stick to my normal lens.
You are very talented indeed.....

Rebecca said...

Did you get a new zoom lens too? Tell us the details, please do... I have a zoom but was thinking of getting one with image stabilization. Not sure if that would be before or after a macro.

Sunny said...

Great shots, James! You must have a really powerful zoom...excellent!
Sunny :)

Piyush said...

Wow James, that was some zoom :) Just curious, how much was it .. 400mm ?

Stickup Artist said...

Love the zoom shot. Before I read your text, I actually thought it was a scan of an old-timey postcard!

Lois said...

I found it after I looked at your second picture! The Statue of Liberty is one of my favorites. Years ago I took my kids up to the top and we got to go in the crown and look out the windows. I also took them to the top of one of the World Trade Center towers. So glad we have those memories now!

Birdman said...

Nice zoom work! Just last November I finally got to Ellis Isl. An amazing visit.

B SQUARED said...

There really is nothing like the first glimpse of the Lady.

imac said...

The power of Zoom.

Jientje said...

If I enlarge the first photo I can see her, but I would not have known it was the statue of liberty had you not mentioned it! What a great zoom!

John`s Photography said...

Fabulous shots both.

kaye said...

well hooray for the zoom lens--wonderful shot, and such a different perspective than is normally photographed.

Michael said...

That's a very good photo even without the 'star turn'.

Yolanda said...

That's awesome! Great shot of the skyline looking down river, and then the zoomed-in statue of Liberty! You can barely see it in the first shot!

J Bar said...

Fantastic panoramas.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Cheryl said...

Fantastic! I like that you post comparison shots! Looks like a great site to see at the end of your visit.

ρομπερτ said...

How amazing photography! Guess that Liberty is always present, near or far, yet beautiful set in scene by you.
Please have a nice Wednesday.

Carletta said...

Wow, your zoom is really a zoom!
I have a zoom lens but it wouldn't have gotten that close.
Super James!
I've yet to see the Lady in person. Looking forward to your closer shots.
Mine’s here: Round The Bend.

Quilt Works said...

Sure sounds like a fun trip! I recall seeing Lady Liberty for the first time myself - very special! Great zoom!


...Sunset echoes

Sara Chapman said...

Wow, that's one honkin' zoom lens you got there. What are the specs? Do you have to use a tripod to support it? What a shot that lower one is. Just great.

Carolyn Ford said...

Your zoom is really powerful! The scenes are super and what a great image of Lady Liberty!

jabblog said...

Great images! I was thinking you had taken them from Battery Park then reread your comments and realised the power of your zoom!

Hootin' Anni said...

I ♥ NY!!!

And yes indeed, the zoom lenses are super these days.

Here's Mine

Ebie said...

Looks like a fun day in NYC! I used to live and work here for 3 years and I wish to visit one day!

Guy D said...

That is fantastic, i love it zoomed.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

eileeninmd said...

Great photo, James! I liked the first shotand then your zoom is wonderful. New York City is a fun place to visit.

Brenda's Arizona said...

Inquiring minds want to know - what mm did you zoom to?

ruma2008 said...

I am the first time that I watched the total scenery of the Statue of Liberty.
Thank you for showing a valuable view.

Lew said...

Yes the zoom really helps. But your first shot is a great shot of the water! For a preview of the view from the Statue, see my posts New York and Statue. Before you go check the National Park Service web site for info on reservations and ferry schedule to the island.

Coffeedoff said...

fantastic photos!

Naturedigital said...

Great photography..
Costas

Laurie said...

I spend a lot of time there! I love that place.

Very nice views here.

Life with Kaishon said...

Beautiful.