December 18, 2004

Central Park at Night

POST #    1473

After the pizza club, there was supposed to be ice skating. I didn't participate because I don't know how to skate and because there was only an hour left to fall on my ass anyway. So I just walked around in a very limited area and took photos with Youngna. Limited because it was very, very cold and I could not feel my fingers and limited because I had no tripod. I did get to play with my camera's settings a little though.

Parts of the pond were even frozen. Mental note, no park exploration at night unless it's 40+ degrees.

Posted by tien mao in NYC, Photos at 4:18 PM



Wow, no tripod? Those shots look pretty blur-free, and there's not much low-light noise, either. Great photos.

Is that looking towards Columbus Circle/Trump building?

Posted by: matt at December 19, 2004 7:53 AM

thanks matt. i have plenty of blurry shots to go along with the ones i used though.

the boxy building is the plaza hotel (with the flags on it) and i guess the really tall building used to be a trump building, but i believe he recently sold it. it's the gm building that cbs uses as their studios for the morning show and football. fao schwartz is also in that building.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 19, 2004 9:28 AM

cool photos

Posted by: whatiseee at December 20, 2004 8:56 AM

Tien, did you throw stuff into the frozen part of the pond? It's fun to do....*sigh*(I have no life)..

Posted by: CJ at December 20, 2004 11:22 AM

it was too cold to throw stuff. that would have made my fingers throb even more.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 20, 2004 11:31 AM

Nice shots - how is that Canon s70 working for you? Easy to cary around? Would you recommend it?

Posted by: witz at December 20, 2004 3:08 PM

thanks witz. it's working out well. feature rich enough for my use with plenty of megapixels to crop out mistakes. right now it's easy to carry because i've always got at least a jacket, but we'll see how that goes in the summer.

i would def recommend it. just be semi-aware of the cover and some of the issues mentioned in various reviews.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 20, 2004 7:14 PM

i thought I'd commented how nice these were, but that must have just been my imagination. Anyhow, these are great!... definitely worth the frozen toes and fingers. Next time, though, we're getting on the ice.

Posted by: yp at December 20, 2004 8:43 PM

yeah, you did...over on flickr.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 21, 2004 10:53 AM

Those are great picts!!

What settings did you use?

Posted by: Matteo at December 22, 2004 12:42 AM

thanks. um... f/2.8, 5 second exposure.

Posted by: tien at December 22, 2004 1:13 AM

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