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Old 07-10-2013, 04:42 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Its interesting that the east tremont/west farms stop is not mentioned on their website anymore. They recommend only the pelham pkwy stop. Lol!
Pelham Parkway is 3 stops further but the distance from the subway to the zoo entrance is shorter and it's a much nicer environment.The Pelham Parkway stop also has elevators and escalators and is fully ADA compliant.It was always the primary subway stop for the zoo anyway until they started marketing the attractions like the monorail at the southern end of the zoo.The switch to W Farms was primarily to boost ticket sales for those attractions.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:42 AM
 
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I just noticed that they really don't mention the West Farms stop any more. They use to push that one more. It actually is a slightly shorter walk from West Farms than from Pelham Pkwy. From the Pelham Pkwy stop its a shorter walk to Bronx Park, but once in the park its still a good distance to the actual gate. Walking through the park makes it feel shorter than walking through congested city streets. Pelham has a vibrant commercial strip much nicer and more offerings than E Tremont. Local businesses can take advantage of the added foot traffic on White Plains Rd.

What the Zoo pushes the most though is the BxM11 express bus direct to the Bx River gate.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:20 AM
 
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@mathjak107,

Did you crank up the saturation? Color looks a bit punchy.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:37 AM
 
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no saturation is not touched but I do other things. I prefer to shoot flat and bland in camera for technical reasons and then season to taste on my own.

no digital camera is an accurate representation. it all depends on that models built in profile or profiles that manufacturer builds in.

want proof? try photographing a coke can with a dslr and look at all the variations you will get and none are even close.
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:00 AM
 
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I don't need proof. I totally understand. People complained about Sony's disney color years ago. I believe nothing change. General public like tasty food and colorful pictures.

Did you shoot raw?
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I use a Nikon d800 , but it isn't about the camera . we can do this with any modern camera .
Any DSLR camera that is.
Can't get shots like these with a point & shoot.

And I would add that to get the bokeh of some of your pics you need a prime lens with an aperture stop of at least f/2, if not higher.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:19 PM
 
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We shoot only raw . two different lenses were used on all the above .

One lens is the nikon 70-200mm f2.8 , the other is a Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6

we have a gallery on our website with a collection of stuff done with a point and shoot. as long as things are not moving and the lighting is decent the photos can be very high quality if you learn to nail the exposure range and set up a good composition..
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:16 PM
 
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Just got back from the zoo..it was great but humid as heck. Lots of kids (summer camps), which is fine...it's when the adults are worse than the kids that I have a problem with. For those that have not been to the Bronx Zoo..I highly recommend a visit...even just walking through the lush grounds is a priviledge!
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Riverdale, New York
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A zoo in the Bronx... Like no other.
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Just got back from the zoo..it was great but humid as heck. Lots of kids (summer camps), which is fine...it's when the adults are worse than the kids that I have a problem with. For those that have not been to the Bronx Zoo..I highly recommend a visit...even just walking through the lush grounds is a priviledge!
Central Bronx for the win
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