Video Samples

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Here are some video samples.

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