Reflection Pools at 9/11 Memorial

The reflection pools that were built where the old World Trade centers stood are extremely gorgeous. The sky was beautiful and people were being friendly enough to let me get where  I want to take this picture. There was a good amount of people all over the city touring.

I took this with an Xpro-2 and a Rokinon 12mm lens. 



One World Trade Center

I had never been to the actual New York City proper. I once back in 1999 I believe had gone over to the Statue of Liberty from New Jersey and I look back on a photograph of my sister and I with the two Trade Centers standing prominently in lower Manhattan. They had dominated the skyline then and now the One World Trade Center towers above right where they once stood. It is the tallest building in the United States and one of the tallest in the world. It looks amazing against the sky especially a deep blue when the weather is great. I was standing on one of the edges of the pools that are part of the 9/11 Memorial when I looked up and took this picture.

Taken with a Fujifilm X-Pro2 and a 12mm Rokinon lens


Early at Times Square

I was traveling with my sister for my first time to the Big Apple, New York City. I was  only going to one night as I was taking a late night bus Saturday morning and heading back Sunday night to not miss any work. The bus was ok but really cheap compared to others means of travel. We had arrived in the city before the stated time; 5:30am. We were able to walk over to Times Square that early on Saturday and it seemed like everyone was sleeping in. We had it all to ourselves and the overcast skies kept the sunlight out and the bright LCD/LED screens bright against the buildings and slightly damp sidewalk.

Taken with an X-Pro2 with a 12mm Rokinon lens.