ginag0108
ginag0108

Black and White Manhattan NYC Skyline



My passion is photography and I have taken a lot of photos of New York City including street photos, wildlife, people and architecture. Now I live in beautiful ...
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My passion is photography and I have taken a lot of photos of New York City including street photos, wildlife, people and architecture. Now I live in beautiful NC and concentrate on weddings and portraits-fine art.

If you like my photography, you can visit me on my website at www.ginagomezphotography.com. You can also find me on Facebook at www.facebook.com-ginagomezphotography
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Contest Finalist in Architectural Masterpieces Photo Contest
Runner Up in City or Country Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in City or Country Photo Contest
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Contest Finalist in Be My Tour Guide Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Rule Of Seconds Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Awesomeness In Black And White Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Monthly Pro Vol 11 Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Grand Cities Photo Contest
Runner Up in Skyscrapers Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Skyscrapers Photo Contest
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Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
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World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Architectural Masterpieces Photo ContestTop 10 class
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All Things Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Covers Photo Contest Vol 34Top 10 class
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Monthly Pro Vol 27 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 34Top 10 class week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 27 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Monthly Pro Vol 27 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class
City or Country Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
City or Country Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
City or Country Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Worldscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Worldscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Worldscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Playing With Symmetry Photo ContestTop 10 class
Playing With Symmetry Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Be My Tour Guide Photo ContestTop 10 class
Still Waters Photo ContestTop 10 class
High Contrast In Black and White Photo ContestTop 10 class
Be My Tour Guide Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Still Waters Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Playing With Reflections Photo ContestTop 10 class
Rule Of Seconds Photo ContestTop 10 class
Playing With Reflections Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Playing With Reflections Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Amateurs Vol 6 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Amateurs Vol 6 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Awesomeness In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class
Awesomeness In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Awesomeness In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Pushing Limits Photo ContestTop 20 class
Inspiring Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Covers Photo Contest Vol 21Top 10 class
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Covers Photo Contest Vol 21Top 10 class week 1
City Lights Photo ContestTop 10 class
City Lights Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Monthly Pro Vol 11 Photo ContestTop 10 class
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City Lights Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Visuals of Life Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Photofocus Feature Photo Contest Volume 1Top 10 class
Photofocus Feature Photo Contest Volume 1Top 10 class week 2
Visuals of Life Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Magical Light Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
Magical Light Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 17Top 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 17Top 20 class week 1
Grand Cities Photo ContestTop 10 class
Photographer Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 7Top 10 class
Photographer Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 7Top 10 class week 1
Grand Cities Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Grand Cities Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Skyscrapers Photo ContestTop 10 class
Skyscrapers Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Advanced Photoshop Photo Contest Vol 1Top 30 class
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23 Comments | Report
JEnglishphotography
 
JEnglishphotography December 26, 2014
outstanding reflections great job
Dacemac PRO+
 
Dacemac January 21, 2015
Superb! Congratulations!
gvuletic PRO
 
gvuletic January 21, 2015
This is absolutely the best blank and white photo I've ever seen!!!
cclaude PRO
 
cclaude January 21, 2015
Beautiful B&W tones, and very graphic image. Congrats!
jilljonasnorton
 
jilljonasnorton January 22, 2015
Beautiful reflections! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
janland PRO+
 
janland January 22, 2015
Beautiful detailed capture! Wonderful POV and reflection! Congrats!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta January 27, 2015
Congratulations on being a Runner-up.
dawnsview PRO
 
dawnsview January 27, 2015
Spectacular
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 February 02, 2015
congrats on runner up, spectacular citiscape
gaynorhenry
 
gaynorhenry February 07, 2015
You could turn this in any direction and it is just stunning. Love it!
parasneta
 
parasneta March 02, 2015
great capture
mlaff0842 Premium
 
mlaff0842 June 11, 2015
Love the tonal quality of this image.
LesGreenwood
 
LesGreenwood June 15, 2015
Outstanding photo...great job!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 16, 2015
Awesome capture! Congrats.
moremdm PRO+
 
moremdm June 19, 2015
The contrast is extraordinary and the details are crisp and the clarity is wonderful!
JonBerndtPhotography
 
JonBerndtPhotography June 23, 2015
Outstanding in every way. Love the tones, and the reflections.
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 August 18, 2015
Gorgeous tones and outstanding clarity! Congratulations!
kjstewart PRO
 
kjstewart August 18, 2015
Brilliant shot!! :-)
maureenrueffer
 
maureenrueffer August 19, 2015
Very artistic, it's great!!
danicleeland Premium
 
danicleeland July 12, 2017
Amazing photo! Why not submit it to my Great Skyline contest! :)
gngspotscat
 
gngspotscat October 02, 2017
From where was this taken?
willykou
 
willykou November 22, 2017
Wow.
NiaWolf
 
NiaWolf December 11, 2017
Great photography. Great capture and technique. Love it!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo of the Manhattan skyline from the Staten Island Ferry.
Time
It was during the evening. The sky was just getting black.
Lighting
I wanted the lights to be showcased. New York has the most beautiful night landscape in the world. As the sun goes down, the lights throughout the buildings really stand out.
Equipment
I shot this with a Canon Rebel T3i. I didn't use a tripod.
Inspiration
I really wanted a photo of the Manhattan skyline from the south end. The best way to get it is to take a free ride on the Staten Island Ferry. The Freedom Tower was being built during this time so I'm so happy to have it be part of this photo. It travels down to Staten Island from the south end of Manhattan Island. You can also get some great shots of the Statue of Liberty on the same ride.
Editing
I used Lightroom to lessen the noise in the photo. I enhanced the contrast and black color to bring out the lights. I also used sharpening to bring out the detail in the buildings.
In my camera bag
I do a lot of street photography, so I don't travel with a lot of equipment. I usually just have my Canon Rebel T3i, which has worked well for me. I bring a zoom lens as well. Traveling light is the key to successful street photos. You never have a lot of time to prepare. It's all in the moment.
Feedback
For anyone wanting to capture the New York City skyline... evening shots and night shots really bring out the beauty in the city. During the day there tends to be a lot of blue tints throughout the sky. However, during the sunsets you get really beautiful orange colors. During the nighttime, you will get some really beautiful shots with all the lights on.

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