My recommended choice of camera for travel and personal use is the recently released Canon EOS 7D Mark II. It has fantastic features for stills and video and on price point it is simply unbeatable.
This x1.6 crop sensor DSLR camera has a shutter life of 300,000. The features I like are its weight, weather sealing and image quality in low light. The mainstay lens that will feature throughout “Travel the World” is the 24-105mm L F4 with IS (Image Stability). On the 7D Mark II the 24-105mm focal length is extended to 168mm perfect for getting right into the scene.
All of the images here are the in camera Jpeg, yes I shoot RAW at the same time (always). With proper camera setup and a good understanding of what make a good black and white in camera you can make the same images.
Shooting on the return journey from Staten Island The One World trade Center building rises from the landscape, I was in New York in the lead up to Fashion Week which coincided with anniversary of 9/11.
The Staten Island ferry is free and taking the ferry is one of the best ways to view the Statue of Liberty as you sail past. The journey each way lasts approx 20 minutes.
On visiting the One World Trade Center
Entering the site from the business district the South Tower memorial pool, shown below is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks.
The Memorial’s twin reflecting pools are each nearly an acre in size and feature the largest manmade waterfalls in the North America. The pools sit within the footprints where the Twin Towers once stood.
The One World Trade Centre buiding rises from the landscape majestically, this view is impressive with the daylight falling mid afternoon from the right.
Taking the tour you are taken by lift to the 102nd floor in under sixty seconds, on arrival you are guided to a large room where a wide screen presentation takes place, at the end of this presentation the screen suddenly rises to reveal the New York landscape below you, IMPRESSIVE.
If you wish you can refresh yourself in the well placed restaurant taking in great views over looking the city.
Moving to the observation floor you are gifted fantastic 360′ views, all of the images below were taken from here.
Work your angles when behind glass to minimize reflections, in a busy environment like this pick a moment when no one is stood close to the glass, white or light clothing are a nightmare.
This view in this image shows the Empire State building spire as you look up town.
All images shown here are the camera jpeg’s.
If you want to learn how to take images like this then book on one of my Calumet workshops.