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Old 9th March 2012, 09:23   #16
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Nice snaps! I remember you mentioned long back you had 1000D or a 500D right?
Any updates to the optics?
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Nice!! Agree, with you that Ellis Island was a nbd! Didn't find it quite interesting apart from some of the sections inside the Immigration Center!

I was staying bang opposite the WTC1 (the half done tall building)@ the Hilton Manhattan. Was there during the same time as you! Must say, the weather was awesome! Wish Bangalore weather was the same! (I love the cold!).

The Desi food@ Lex ave has always attracted me, make it a point to eat there whenever Im in NY.

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Old 9th March 2012, 12:22   #18
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Lovely pics! It is nice..
Thanks vnabhi.

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Lovely pictures of NY skyline, and the statue.
I did go to Boston (lots of snaps to follow).However, I did not get a chance to see the ice statues.And , please do upload the snaps.No permission required

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Nice pics.
Thank You .I'm actuall back already. I used to visit Journal Square. I stayed at River Court apartments.

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Nice Pics man.


Isn't BLR-Heathrow a 747, I have personally seen it many times at BIAL.
Danke. I think mine was 777 not sure though.

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. I liked the fall colors in some. Hope you have more.
Thanks. Yes I do have lots more which I intend to upload in a few more days. Fall is great, But it would have been wonderful in spring I guess.

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Nice snaps! I remember you mentioned long back you had 1000D or a 500D right?
Any updates to the optics?
How do you remember such things (beautiful mind...thingy ?).
You are right.I have a humble 1000D and I'm not much of a photographer.

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Nice!! .. Must say, the weather was awesome! Wish Bangalore weather was the same! (I love the cold!).
Thank you..so you are a cold guy like me ! (pun intended).

Funny thing.....The place where I stayed had like 70% Indians and few Asians and small sprinkle of white guys. Never felt like I was out of India (except when you go to NY side) ...what with the tadka smell and all.

I'll try to upload some more snaps by tonight of Central Park.

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Old 9th March 2012, 13:55   #19
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Nice travelogue and good pictures.
After waiting for a long time for an international trip and you are there for 3 months.
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Old 9th March 2012, 14:36   #20
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@gajadonga: Thank You !

Central Park :
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Central Park is a public park at the center of Manhattan in New York City, United States.
The park initially opened in 1857, on 843 acres (3.41 km2) of city-owned land. - source Wiki
I've heard so much good thinks about Central Park. So on cold weekend I decided to head to the park.

Even during fall Central Park looked amazing and colorful and full of people.
It was really a delight to visit one of the biggest city parks in the world.

My only repentance is that I count not traverse the entire Central Park by foot on one day.I now wish I had come another day and done the rest of it !

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Central Park :

My only repentance is that I count not traverse the entire Central Park by foot on one day.I now wish I had come another day and done the rest of it !

Here's some snaps :
I fully agree. I too spent nearly 2 hours at Central Park in Jan 2011, and trudged along from the 59th Street entrance all the way till the reservoir near the 86th Street. At that time, the entire park was blanketed in snow, and I could not distinguish between land and water in the park's water bodies. And though I was freezing despite being heavily clothed, I was astonished to see young couples jogging in shorts!

Lovely pics indeed! Your camera must be a DSLR as the resolution is mind-blowing.

I could not resist posting a few pictures of the frozen reservoir. Hope you don't mind.

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Old 9th March 2012, 16:24   #22
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I fully agree.
Thanks for that wonderful snaps !

I have an entry level DLSR : Canon EOS 1000D DSLR with kit lens (no moolah for fancy lens)

Continuing with the snaps :

My pathetic attempt at HDR image :

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Even in the cold there were a lot of musicians playing.
I stopped to listen to few of them. They are really good at this

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Witnessed a very tough looking HOG - just like in the movies.

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Little dudes

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and SMURF

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Some kind of tube art :

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Wollman Ice skating rink. I think it belongs to Donald Trump (notice the Trump board). I believe major real estate in NY is owned by Trump - right people ?

I did not attempt to Ice skate here. Why you ask ?
a) I was petrified that I would break my hip and be a laughing stock.
b) They were building a skating rink besides my apartment and they were giving 1 day free pass just before Christmas eve.

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Amazing location. The place is crying out loud... Snap me ... Snap me.... !
Again very nice set of snaps there.

Starting with that aeroplane snap, I am of opinion, HDR would be very-very good for most
of them.
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Old 9th March 2012, 19:21   #24
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Looks like it was mild winter last year in New York . NO SNOW in any photos !!!
As promised here you go.

Snaps of the freak blizzard.
It was quite windy/cold and my camera was getting wet, so had to take the snaps quickly. Please pardon the bad quality and off-topic :

Another funny fact : Except for me and another India lady(hands outstretched and giggling like a 6 year old girl) and her mother, nobody else was outside in the blizzard. The conciliare/doorman was looking at me funny and must be thinking : "These Indians are crazy".

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Nice snaps.

I was at the same time in the US of A in October. However, missed NYC. Was holed up in Boston due to work and could not work out a feasible travel plan to visit NY.

Looking forward to more snaps and details.
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Even in the cold there were a lot of musicians playing.
I stopped to listen to few of them. They are really good at this

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I hope you did know that they do this for money, as in they play so that people will put money in their Boxes.

You will find such *Musicians* all over NYC, at parks, subway stations etc.

Yeah 2011 was relatively less cold with almost no Snow. We had quite heavy snowfall last year.
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Here are some pictures from my stay 13 years ago, these were shot with Film based SLR N70, and later scanned.
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Great snaps and reminds me of those days in NY. Going by the pictures looks like you are staying in River Court Apartments. I enjoyed my stay there before moving to Flushing.

Cannot forget my numerous $10 trips from NY to Boston.

Keep it going..
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Nice snaps.
Thanks CorsaLove. Will try to upload more snaps.

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I hope you did know that they do this for money.
Yes I do ! It didn't feel right to be a freeloader, so I dropped a dollar or two before I politely asked them for a snap.

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Here are some pictures from my stay 13 years ago, these were shot with Film based SLR N70, and later scanned.
For scanned pics they are really good. Thanks for sharing Mayank. Any more ?

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Great snaps
Bingo on the River Court Chillout . China town buses are now 20$ I guess.But I went to Boston by greyhound for 30$ to-and-fro (open ticket).And thank you !
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Amazing and crisp pictures of the big city. The main attractions are nicely covered and presented nicely. Thanks for your efforts, time and sharing the experience with us.
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