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Old 03-29-2009, 02:19 AM
 
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we are running out of ideas of places to go that make for interesting photography and are looking for ideas around the boroughs.....

so we are looking for little known scenic spots
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:05 AM
 
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Are you looking for landmarks? There's so much in NYC. BTW are you a pro photog? Jersey City has some nice spots.
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:46 AM
 
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we arent pro,, looking more for scenic spots... as an example had lots of fun in broad channel queens, found great shots along little neck bay in douglaston and bayside, nautical mile freeport.... found a cemetery in the bronx with tons of famous people and magnificant monuments


we enjoy the little known spots in areas , we much rather do that then take the 3 billionth picture of a landmark or another picture of the the nyc skyline... if we do go to the traditional spots everyone goes to photograph we prefer to do it differently either by exaggerating colors, lines or different levels of high dynamic range (hdr) applied to it....

since i can never capture a scene exactly as it is and feels i prefer to do it the way id like it to be....
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:42 AM
 
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From Roosevelt Island you can get a view of of the Manhattan skyline.
Another place that is nice is Forest Hills/Forest Hills Gardens - the area underneath the LIRR railway station. There is a old style cobble stone "square".
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:44 AM
 
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Check out a site called Forgotten NY, it's loaded with hidden little nooks and coves of the five boroughs.
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:51 AM
 
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im having trouble linking to that site...it keeps timing out, ill try them later.

thanks
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Old 03-29-2009, 12:47 PM
 
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Have you been to Riverdale Park along the Hudson River on Palisade Avenue? Wave Hill also has many interesting things to photograph, from the gardens to vistas of the river, and changes with the seasons.

What about some of the vistas in Pelham Bay Park, particularly near the old mansion? Van Cortlandt has some interesting photo opportunities as well, from the horse stables to the old mansion, etc.

John Jay Park gives an interesting perspective on Roosevelt Island and Queens. Carl Schurz offers perspective on the river and Astoria, and Wards Island gives the same but also includes the UES.

There's also the Seaman-Drake arch in Inwood.

Governor's Island has some interesting spots, and there's this big park in the center of Manhattan that I hear the tourists speak of...LOL
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:01 PM
 
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only one i went to was wave hill...im writing all of these leads down...thanks
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:41 PM
 
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One more that you might consider in Riverdale is Henry Hudson Park, which has vistas of Spuyten Duyvil, the railroad bridges, the opposite shore from Inwood Hill Park. Also, from the stairs on Palisade, you can get a view of the GWB and partial view of the Palisades in NJ.
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:26 AM
 
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Check out a site called Forgotten NY, it's loaded with hidden little nooks and coves of the five boroughs.


the site worked great, got in this morning.... lots of neat ideas, thanks.....
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