Book Cover

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This is the frst full book cover I have found for one of my images. I’ve seen a partial book cover and cover of corporate brochures, but this is the first book offered for sale with my one of my photos. I think it’s a travel book about New York for the German market.

Aerial NY Sunset Book Cover

The book can be found on Amazon in Germany here.

Here is my original image.

Sunset and Staten Island Ferry

Sunset and Staten Island Ferry

Video Samples – 2019

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East River Pan TL 010119 UHD with music

4K panning time lapse of East River shot from Empire Stores (January 1, 2019)

South Street Seaport Pan TL 010119 UHD with music

4K panning time lapse of South Street shot from Pier 15 (January 15, 2019)

East Village Cloud TL 010119 UHD with music

4K time lapse view from the East Village (January 1, 2019)

East Village Cloud TL 010119 V3 HD with music

Alternate 4K time lapse view from the East Village (January 1, 2019)

Pier 15 Day Pan TL 010419 UHD with music

4K panning time lapse from Pier 15 (January 4, 2019)

Pier 17 Night Pan TL 010419 UHD with music

4K panning time lapse of Piers 17 and 16 (January 4, 2019)

City Hall Clip4-010519 HD with music

HD time lapse in City Hall Park (January 5, 2019)

Astor Place Rain  TL Clip 14-010519 HD with music

HD time lapse in rainy Astor Place (January 5, 2019)

WTC Fog Clip 7-010519 UHD with music

4K fog time lapse of 3 WTC (January 5, 2019)

East Village Twilight TL 010619 UHD with music

4K twilight time lapse view from the East Village (January 6, 2019)

City Hall Pan Tilt TL 010619 UHD with music

4K pan and tilt time lapse in City Hall (January 6, 2019)

East Village Night to Day TL 010919 New UHD with music

4K night to day time lapse view from the East Village (January 9, 2019)

Park Ave Pan and Tilt TL 011219 UHD with music

4K pan and tilt time lapse on Park Avenue (January 12, 2019)

Herald Square Pan TL 011319 UHD with music

4K panning time lapse in Herald Square (January 13, 2019)

Manhattan Bridge Pan TL 011819 Stb-2 UHD with music

4K pan and tilt time lapse of Manhattan Bridge (January 18, 2019)

Bank of America Tower Cloud TL 012619 UHD with music

4K time lapse of clouds over Bank of America Tower (January 26, 2019)

Bryant Park Skating 7x TL 012619 UHD with music

4K time lapse of ice skating in Bryant Park (January 26, 2019)

Bryant Park Tilt TL 012619 UHD with music

4K tilt time lapse of Bryant Park (January 26, 2019)

NYPL Pan Tilt TL 012619 Stb UHD with music

4K pan and tilt time lapse of Bryant Park and NY Public Library (January 26, 2019)

Bryant Park Skating TL 012719 UHD with music

4K time lapse of Bryant Park (January 27, 2019)

One WTC Cloud TL 020219 v2 UHD with music

4K cloud time lapse of One WTC (February 2, 2019)

Park Row Tilt TL 020219 UHD with music

4K tilt time lapse of Park Row in Lower Manhattan (February 2, 2019)

WTC Night Pan TL 020219 UHD with music

4K panning time lapse of World Trade Center (February 2, 2019)

WTC Night Tilt TL 020219 UHD with music

4K tilt time lapse of World Trade Center (February 2, 2019)

WTC Sunset TL 020219 UHD with music

4K sunset time lapse of World Trade Center (February 2, 2019)

WTC Sunrise TL 020319 UHD with music

4K sunrise time lapse of World Trade Center (February 3, 2019)

Broadway Twilight Tilt 020919 UHD with music

4K tilt video above Broadway and Times Square (February 9, 2019)

Times Square Pan Tilt TL 020919 v2 Stb UHD with music

4K tilt and pan time lapse above Broadway and Times Square (February 9, 2019)

Broadway TL Clip 3 020919 HD with music

HD time lapse above Broadway and Times Square (February 9, 2019)

Midtown Pan TL 021119 UHD with music

4K panning time lapse of Midtown Manhattan skyline view from Weehawken, NJ (February 11, 2019)

Domino Tilt Clip 15 021619 UHD with music

4K tilt video of Domino Sugar refinery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (February 16, 2019)

Domino Park Pan Clip 19 021619 UHD with music

4K panning video of Domino Park and East River from Williamsburg, Brooklyn (February 16, 2019)

Williamsburg Pan TL 021719 UHD with music

4K panning time lapse view from Williamsburg of Lower Manhattan and Midtown (February 17, 2019)

Manhattan Bridge Cloud TL 021819 v2 HD with music

HD cloud time lapse of Manhattan Bridge (February 18, 2019)

Brooklyn Bridge Sun TL 021819 UHD with music

4K time lapse of Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan (February 18, 2019)

Hudson Yards Twilight TL 022219 v3 HD with music

4K pan and tilt time lapse at Hudson Yards (February 22, 2019)

 

 

 

Video Samples – 2018

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Here are some video samples.

Park Row Pan and Tilt TL 123118 UHD with music

4K pan and tilt time lapse on Park Row (December 31, 2018)

Vanderbilt Pan and Tilt TL 122918 UHD with music

4K pan and tilt time lapse at Vanderbilt Ave and 42nd Street (December 29, 2018)

DUMBO Pan TL 122918 UHD with music

4K panning time lapse from John Street Park in DUMBO (December 29, 2018)

Manhattan Bridge Cloud TL 122918 UHD with music

4K time lapse of Manhattan Bridge (December 29, 2018)

Sixth Ave Pan Tilt TL 122818 UHD with music

4K pan and tilt time lapse on Sixth Avenue in midtown (December 28, 2018)

42nd Street 360 Pan TL 122718 UHD with music

4K 360 degree panning video from 42nd Street (December 27, 2018)

Manhattan Bridge Pan TL 122718 UHD with music

4K panning time lapse of Manhattan Bridge (December 27, 2018)

Mad Square Park Christmas TL 122318 UHD with music

4K pan and tilt time lapse in Madison Square Park (December 23, 2018)

Manhattan Bridge Pan Tilt TL UHD with music

4K pan and tilt time lapse video of Manhattan Bridge (December 22, 2018)

Chrysler Tilt Clip 43-122218 V2 HD with music

HD vertical panning video of Chrysler Building (December 22, 2018)

WTC Panning TL 121818 UHD with music

4K panning time lapse in Lower Manhattan (December 18, 2018)

HD vertical tilt video looking up at the west facade of One WTC (December 15, 2018)

HD video of holiday lights on the podium of One WTC (December 15, 2018)

WTC 360 Pan Clip7-120918 UHD with music

4K 360 degree panning video at World Trade Center (December 9, 2018)

WTC 360 Pan Clip6-120918 UHD with music

4K 360 degree panning video at World Trade Center (December 9, 2018)

Union Square Pan TL 1201818 UHD with music

4K panning time lapse in Union Square (December 8, 2018)

Janes Carousel Pan TL 120718 UHD with music Stable 50

4K panning time lapse video at Empire Fulton Ferry (December 7, 2018)

Oculus 360 Pan Clip 24-120218 with music

HD 360 degree panning video outside the Oculus at World Trade Center (December 2, 2018)

NYSE Xmas Tree Clip 21-112918 v2 with sound

HD NYSE Christmas Tree Lighting Festivities (November 29, 2018)

One WTC Cloud Zoom TL Clip 14-112518 HD with music

HD pan and zoom time lapse at World Trade Center (November 25, 2018)

One WTC Cloud Zoom TL Clip 12-112518 v2 HD with music

HD pan and zoom time lapse at World Trade Center (November 25, 2018)

3 and 4 WTC Cloud Zoom TL 112518 HD with music

HD time lapse video at World Trade Center (November 25, 2018)

One WTC Cloud Zoom TL 112518 HD with music

HD time lapse video at World Trade Center (November 25, 2018)

Times Square Pan Clip 5 112118 HD with music

HD 360 degree panning video in Times Square (November 21, 2018)

Times Square Pan TL 112118 UHD with music

4K panning time lapse in Times Square (November 21, 2018)

The artifacts are again from Flickr compression.

Times Square Pan Clip 3 111818 UHD with music

4K 360 degree panning video in Times Square (November 18, 2018)

Times Square Pan TL 111818 UHD with music

4K panning time lapse in Times Square (November 18, 2018)

The compression artifacts are from Flickr as my original file is clean.

Times Square Pan Clip 9 111818 HD with music

HD 360 degree panning video in Times Square (November 18, 2018)

Times Square Pan Clip 2 111818 UHD with music

4K 360 degree panning video in Times Square (November 18, 2018)

Flatiron TL 111718 UHD with music

4K time lapse looking north on Fifth Avenue (November 16, 2018)

Flatiron Pan TL 111718 UHD with music

4K panning time lapse in the Flatiron District (November 16, 2018)

HY Clouds TL 103118 V2 with music

4K time lapse video of clouds passing over Hudson Yards (October 31, 2018)

Hummingbird Slow Mo 092918 Clip 45 and 50 with music

HD slow motion video of a juvenile male ruby throated hummingbird at New York Botanical Garden (September 29, 2018)

Hummingbird Slow Mo 092918 Clip 25 and 26  with music

HD slow motion video of a juvenile male ruby throated hummingbird at New York Botanical Garden (September 29, 2018)

Hummingbird Slow Mo 092918 Clip 21 and 23 with music

HD slow motion video of a juvenile male ruby throated hummingbird at New York Botanical Garden (September 29, 2018)

Hummingbird Slow Mo 092918 Clip 15 and 16

HD slow motion video of a juvenile male ruby throated hummingbird at New York Botanical Garden (September 29, 2018)

Hummingbird Slow Mo Clip 5 with music

HD slow motion video of a ruby throated hummingbird at New York Botanical Garden (September 22, 2018)

Hummingbird Slow Mo Clip 13 with music

HD slow motion video of a ruby throated hummingbird at New York Botanical Garden (September 22, 2018)

Hummingbird Slow Mo Clip 1 and 9 with music

HD slow motion video of a ruby throated hummingbird at New York Botanical Garden (September 22, 2018)

Hummingbird Slow Mo 27 Pt 2 with music

HD slow motion video of a ruby throated hummingbird at New York Botanical Garden (September 14, 2018)

Hummingbird Slow Mo 27 Pt 3 with music

HD slow motion video of a ruby throated hummingbird at New York Botanical Garden (September 14, 2018)

Hummingbird Slow Mo 091418  Clip 25  with music

HD slow motion video of a ruby throated hummingbird at New York Botanical Garden (September 14, 2018)

Tribute in Light 2018 Day to Night TL UHD with music

4K day to night time lapse view from Brooklyn Heights Promenade featuring the Tribute in Light display (September 11, 2018)

Governors Island Skyline Day to Night TL UHD with music

4K day to night time lapse view of Lower Manhattan from Governors Island (September 7, 2018)

WTC Night to Day TL 090318 UHD with music

4K night to day time lapse of Pier A Park in Hoboken and Lower Manhattan across the Hudson River (September 3, 2018)

Hoboken Day to Night TL UHD with music

4K day to night time lapse view from Hoboken, NJ (September 2, 2018)

Norwegain Escape 10x PP1 UHD Clip 47 v3

4K time lapse view of Norwegian Escape leaving port on the Hudson River (September 2, 2018)

Aerial Hoboken Pan PP1 UHD Clip 31

4K panning video from Hoboken, NJ (September 2, 2018)

Brooklyn Promenade Day to Night TL UHD with music

4K day to night time lapse view from Brooklyn Promenade (August 30, 2018)

Birdbath 082518 4k Clip 1101656678

4K bird bath in Central Park Conservatory Garden (August 25, 2018)

Bird Bath Slow Motion 082518 Clip 800011783

HD slow motion bird bath in Central Park Conservatory Garden (August 25, 2018)

Buckingham Fountain Night Pan UHD  medium

4K panning video of Buckingham Fountain in Chicago (August 11, 2018)

Chicago River Day to Night with music

4K twilight to night time lapse from Wolf Point in Chicago (August 10, 2018)

Cloud Gate Time Lapse with music

4k time lapse video at Cloud Gate in Chicago (August 9, 2018)

Manhattan West and Hudson Yards Night to Day Time Lapse

4K night to day time lapse view of Manhattan West and Hudson Yards (July 16, 2018)

Manhattan West and Hudson Yards Day to Night Time Lapse

4K day to night time lapse view of Manhattan West and Hudson Yards (July 15, 2018)

Salesforce Fog Time Lapse

4K foggy time lapse of Salesforce Tower in San Francisco (June 30, 2018)

East River Night to Day Time Lapse

4K night to day time lapse of East River (February 10, 2018)

Aerial Tribute in Light – 9/11/16

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The tribute lights displayed each year on 9/11 in Lower Manhattan are beautiful, yet they are a remembrance of terrible tragedy. No one should ever forget that terrible day 15 years ago.

I have photographed the tribute display for several years and try to get different perspectives each year. I had taken a couple of helicopter flights the last year and decided to try photographing the lights from a helicopter this year. FLYNYON offered flights at night for this purpose and I’m glad my friend Bob Tullis joined me for this experience.

I had never tried helicopter photography in such low light before, so we were unsure of the shutter speed and other variables that would work given the movement, vibrations and wind during the flight. Bob asked for suggestions on a photo forum and the idea of a stabilizer came up a few days before the flight. We looked at a few options from Kenyon and hurriedly rented two KS-4×4 gyro stabilizers. We experimented with the stabilizers before the flight on flat ground just to see how they felt and handled movement. I found the weight was too heavy and didn’t like the corrective movements when the stabilizer dealt with motion. I decided not to use the gyro stabilizer and just used the in body stabilization of my Sony A7Rm2.

I shot in manual with aperture at f2.8 (wide open on the Sony FE 24-70mm GM lens) and auto ISO (capped at 6400). I shot at 1/125 to start, but I dropped down to 1/80 and 1/60 when the helicopter felt relatively still. ISO never went below 6400 during the flight. A few shots came out sharp at 1/80, but the 1/125 shots had a higher rate of success. The shots in closer proximity to buildings had higher rates of success than shots farther away. Times Square was the easiest area to get sharp images as there was so much light in a concentrated area. At some point early in the flight, I adjusted the aperture to f3.2 by mistake, but it didn’t seem to be a detriment to the images.

On my last helicopter flight at sunset/twilight, I shot two cameras with a prime lens on each body (Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 and Sony 55mm f1.8). It was awkward switching between the cameras during the flight and I ended up using the 55mm more than the 25mm. Despite the primes having a speed advantage, I found the Sony 24-70mm f2.8 GM lens to work better for me as I was able to change the focal length as we moved closer and farther away from subjects.

It definitely was an exciting experience. I have to say the most memorable part of the flight was getting close to the Empire State Building. The red, white and blue colors were so vibrant. My photos can’t do justice to how brilliant it looked.

I hope you enjoy the images.

Aerial Tribute in Light – 9/11/16