If someone asked me to compile a list of my favorite places for photography, the number one spot on the list would be filled quickly. It’s New York City, without a doubt. It’s the subject of my featured gallery for February.
What’s not to like? There are iconic locations like the Empire State Building, Radio City Music Hall, Grand Central Station or the New York Stock Exchange. There’s Central Park, with its variety of photo treasures. There’s Times Square at night, with its lights and crowds. And there are multiple places to get shots of the city's skyline, shooting across the East River from Brooklyn, shooting across the Hudson River from New Jersey, or shooting from the Top of the Rock (the observation deck on top of Rockefeller Center).
30 Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan, shown at dusk, towers over the flags that surround the ice skating rink in Rockefeller Center. The 70-story tower, built in 1933 and originally called the RCA Building and then the GE Building, is now the Comcast building and is home for NBC Television.
Each neighborhood has its own uniqueness: Chinatown, the Financial District, Greenwich Village, Little Italy, the Garment District.
When I’m in New York with free time for photography I like to hop a subway and get off at a random stop, just to see what’s there. I often find interesting things to shoot.