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The Way I Saw It – heath ofee dot com

For today’s #FilmFriday, I thought I’d post a bit of a tour of what my Mamiya saw while in NYC.

First up, we have a shot from Central Park. I’ve always known that the park is enormous, but we were still amazed at how much space is dedicated to this beautiful spot.

On the left is a shot from upper Manhattan just outside Central Park, and on the right is the classic view of the Manhattan bridge as seen from DUMBO.

After shooting sunrise with the gang of photographers I was fortunate enough to meet up with, we ended up at this little cafe in Brooklyn for breakfast. Great ham, egg, and cheese sandwich.

I’m sure most of you have seen a similar shot to this on Mike Olbinski’s blog, but I couldn’t resist shooting Jacob and that giant lens.

On the recommendation of Brian Matiash, we went to John’s Pizzeria for lunch. It was delicious – and I’m pretty sure it was that dude you see on the left who made our pies.

The Manhattan bridge from below, just after the sun came up.

An empty subway platform after Brian Furbush took us in the wrong direction 😉

Similar to yesterday’s shot, this was taken while leaning out of the clock at the top of Grand Central Terminal. Such an amazing experience.

Mike Olbinski staring up in awe at the awesomeness that is the Manhattan Bridge.

A long exposure of the lower Manhattan skyline from DUMBO as seen by my 5D MkII.

In the GCT clock tower there’s a small hatch in the roof that allows the view you see below of the Chrysler Building – pretty cool. On the right we have the Manhattan Bridge…again.

Another shot from Central Park – this one taken from atop Bethesda Terrace. We recognized this spot from a few movies.

Lastly, we have the clock that sits atop the central ticket booth on the floor of Grand Central Terminal.

I had such a great time in NYC and I’d love to be able to get back at some point in my life – 5 days just isn’t enough time to see it all.

– Mamiya 645 1000s
– Mamiya Sekor C 80mm f/2.8
Kodak Portra 400

22 thoughts on “The Way I Saw It

  1. Awesome set dude! My fave is the subway shot. I just recently tried John’s Pizzeria and it was one of the best margherita pies ever. One question though…where are the Friday Holga shots?

  2. Woooooooooo, these are awesome!!! Love the subway shot at High Street, the blur and all that is just sick awesome.

    These are great man.

    Also, that spot in Central Park where movies have been made…”Gimme back my SON!” 🙂

  3. What a great epilogue to your trip! I think Central Park is someplace I’ve never been and must see when I go next week. I hope the weather is nice as it was for you. Have a great weekend!

  4. Hey Heath…..coll to see you shooting some film. Who’s processing and scanning the film for you? Have you tried out Richard’s Photo Lab yet? We send a bunch of our wedding work down there….pricey but spectacular results.

  5. Really … this is a spectacular set of images!
    I think my favorite is the subway shot. If only because Furbush (a NY guy) took you in the wrong direction.

    Seriously. Great stuff!

  6. Nice collection, Heath. There’s a unique and distinctive feel to the images produced by the Mamiya, and it lends well for the cityscapes you’ve captured.

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