The High Line

Saturday 5 October, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 85 mm f/1.8 | 1/1600 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 100

This week, I went into New York City on a field trip along The High Line with professional photographer Frank Veronsky, who hosted the field trip for Princeton Photo Workshop. There were many familiar faces from previous New Jersey photo walks and field trips, including my friend Jack Batty. Frank's wife Jennifer Pierce accompanied the group.

Frank Veronsky | Saturday 5 October, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 85 mm f/1.8 | 1200 sec at f/3.5 | ISO 100
Jennifer Pierce | Saturday 5 October, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 85 mm f/1.8 | 1640 sec at f/3.5 | ISO 100
Jack Batty | Saturday 5 October, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 85 mm f/1.8 | 1125 sec at f/5.6 | ISO 100

The High Line is a park built on the abandoned rail lines that run from Hudson Yards out to 30th Street. There are trees and shrubs planted along the rail line with observation decks to view the streets below. I had a good view of buildings, restaurant courtyards, and rooftop apartments. On my first visit to The High Line I didn't know what to expect. My photographs from that visit tended to focus on photographing the park and the surrounding building. This was my second visit, and I knew a little more about what to expect and I think I focused more on people.

Saturday 5 October, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 85 mm f/1.8 | 1/1000 sec at f/3.5 | ISO 100
Saturday 5 October, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 85 mm f/1.8 | 1500 sec at f/3.5 | ISO 100
Saturday 5 October, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 85 mm f/1.8 | 1400 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 100
Saturday 5 October, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 85 mm f/1.8 | 1160 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 100

If this is street photography, then unless I am mistaken, this would be my first time doing it. I have, for the most part, kept to capturing landscapes and architecture. The High Line was filled with families and friends, walking, hanging out, shopping, and dining.

Saturday 5 October, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 85 mm f/1.8 | 1400 sec at f/3.5 | ISO 100
Saturday 5 October, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 85 mm f/1.8 | 1200 sec at f/3.5 | ISO 100
Saturday 5 October, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 85 mm f/1.8 | 1400 sec at f/3.5 | ISO 100
Saturday 5 October, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 85 mm f/1.8 | 1200 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 100
Saturday 5 October, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 85 mm f/1.8 | 1100 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 100
Saturday 5 October, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 85 mm f/1.8 | 1160 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 100
Saturday 5 October, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 85 mm f/1.8 | 1/1600 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 100
Saturday 5 October, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 85 mm f/1.8 | 1/1000 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 100
Saturday 5 October, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 85 mm f/1.8 | 1500 sec at f/5.0 | ISO 100
Saturday 5 October, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 85 mm f/1.8 | 1500 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 100
Saturday 5 October, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 85 mm f/1.8 | 1/1600 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 100
Saturday 5 October, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 85 mm f/1.8 | 1400 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 100
I just love her smile.
Saturday 5 October, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 85 mm f/1.8 | 1320 sec at f/5.6 | ISO 100
Saturday 5 October, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 35 mm f/1.8 | 1400 sec at f/5.6 | ISO 100

There were, of course, many people taking photographs of themselves.

Saturday 5 October, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 85 mm f/1.8 | 1250 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 100
Saturday 5 October, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 85 mm f/1.8 | 1640 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 100

Except for student photographer Gianluca Vasallo, who endeavoured to make free portraits of any passerby.

GIanluca Vasallo
GIanluca Vasallo | Saturday 5 October, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 85 mm f/1.8 | 1/1250 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 100
GIanluca Vasallo
GIanluca Vasallo | Saturday 5 October, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 85 mm f/1.8 | 1800 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 100

After the field trip, we gathered together at a nearby restaurant for food and company.

Saturday 5 October, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 85 mm f/1.8 | 1200 sec at f/5.6 | ISO 100
Saturday 5 October, 2013 | Nikon D5100 | 85 mm f/1.8 | 1160 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 400