Hidden Gem

Last Tuesday my wife and I left for a 5-day trip to New York City – so that’s why my blog has been hopelessly static for the last little while. It was our first time to the big apple, and we weren’t disappointed, although our legs and feet suffered a bit from all of the walking. We had a great few days exploring the city by ourselves and then I had a day and a half of epic shooting with an amazing group of photographers.

I have to send out thanks to Mike Olbinski, Jesse Pafundi, Jacob Lucas, Brian Furbush, Steve Beal, Chris Robins, Brian Matiash, Chris DeAngelis, Scott Wyden and Rich Williams for making this visit to a new city feel like home. I had such an amazing time hanging out and shooting with you guys and I can’t wait to see the amazing images you all post to your blogs!

One of the biggest challenges I found trying to photograph NYC was trying to find unique compositions of oft-photographed locations. I wasn’t always successful and I definitely have a few shots that you’ve likely seen before – but that’s okay. Sometimes you just have to get the shot. The one building I really wanted to find a unique take on was the Flatiron Building. I did my best to explore the entire square that surrounds it to find a shot that may not be quite as common as those you’ve seen before. I hope I succeeded, but either way I’m pleased with this image.

Equipment:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon 50mm f/1.4
BlackRapid RS-4 Camera Strap

Jesse Pafundi - October 11, 2011 - 7:32 am

Absolutely love how you approached this shot. Its hard to shy away from the straight on view and framing it with the trees is fantastic. Cannot wait to see your images from the trip.

Rich Williams - October 11, 2011 - 7:36 am

Awesome take on an oft-photographed subject, Heath. You nailed this one for sure.

Jim Denham - October 11, 2011 - 7:38 am

I like it. Definitely a unique view of an iconic landmark!

Brian Furbush - October 11, 2011 - 7:41 am

This is epic man – I love the angle you chose to shoot from, and it totally is a view that most don’t see or get of the Flatiron. I’m pumped to see the rest of your shots!

Curt Fleenor - October 11, 2011 - 8:22 am

I think you’ve managed to capture a fairly unique view of this iconic tower by framing it with the trees.

Jacob Lucas - October 11, 2011 - 8:39 am

This is a wonderful shot dude. Love how the building comes flying out of the trees.

A.Barlow - October 11, 2011 - 9:17 am

These buildings always looked cool to me. They are so strange and flat.

Bob Lussier - October 11, 2011 - 9:20 am

I think you succeeded tremendously. This is a great shot. Glad you enjoyed your trip to NY and I’m sorry I couldn’t make it. I’ll be there this coming weekend for a wedding and hope to get some shooting in with the NY crew.

Chris Frailey - October 11, 2011 - 9:44 am

Nice change of pace on this iconic building.

Wayne Frost - October 11, 2011 - 10:53 am

You succeeded, Heath. I never realized that there is greenery near that iconic building.

Scott Ackerman - October 11, 2011 - 11:46 am

Nice catch man. Really dig the angle to the building. Sounds like you had one hell of a trip, can’t wait to see what you came away with.

murphyz - October 11, 2011 - 2:08 pm

Though I didn’t know the name of the building I recognise it immediately, and love the way it’s framed here. Also…what an awesome list of photographers that you went out shooting with – hope you all had a blast.

Shan - October 11, 2011 - 10:10 pm

I like how this shot makes you think you are somewhere other than NYC, no concrete jungle here.