Posted on January 8, 2014
The architecture in New York is fascinating, and when brilliant design winds up with an even more brilliant natural backdrop like these clouds, you really have something special in a photograph. Taken with a Carl Zeiss 50mm f2 Makro Planar lens, which is optimized for closeup work, but can obviously hold it’s own for landscapes and cityscapes as well.
Posted on December 15, 2013
In unfiltered one and unfiltered two I told you how I’m not fond of using filters to create unrealistic colors and drama in photography, and unfiltered three is one more example of how amazing nature can be if you pay attention to it. This is straight out of the camera with no filters or processing of any kind. Taken with a Zeiss 50mm f1.4 Planar lens, f/5.6, -1EV, 1/40, handheld.
Category: 135mm, ALL, blue, Canon 1DX, cityscapes, COLLECTIONS, color, landscapes, morning light, red, sky Tagged: new york skyline photos, nicholas vendemia sunrise photos, vaperture.com, Zeiss 50mm f1.4 planar lens
Posted on December 12, 2013
The brilliant red orange sunset contrasted with the muted soft grays and blues of the late evening sky really set this photo off for me. If you allow your eyes to look through the bridge, which is where the spot focus of the camera is, it almost looks like the horizon is on fire, which in a way it is since the sun is what is creating that intense glow.
The Zeiss 28mm f2 lens that I shot this with draw warmth like this so well, especially on the Canon 1DX with its incredible metering capabilities. Wonderful combination for late evening photography, especially with long exposures on a tripod.
Category: 135mm, ALL, Canon 1DX, cityscapes, COLLECTIONS, color, evening light, orange, red, sky Tagged: Canon 1DX, new york skyline photos, nicholas vendemia photography, zeiss 28mm f2 lens
Posted on November 9, 2013
This photo is dedicated to the millions of people who keep New York alive by giving up hours of their day, every day, to commute to the island of Manhattan.
The New York skyline is visible from miles around, but when you’re commuting it can often seem like you’re not getting any closer to your destination. Every time I ride the subway I see so many tired souls asleep on their commute, and I try to imagine how long they’ve been on the train? what time do they have to get up in the morning to make it to their job? how much of their lives do they give up to do this every day? and just how hard that must be? If you are one of those people, I have nothing but the utmost respect for your determination and commitment to the greatest city in the world.
This shot was taken from Roosevelt island, which is not far from the city at all… in fact, it takes less than 5 minutes to get there via the TRAM. I used a Zeiss 15mm f2.8 Distagon lens to create that distorted sense of distance that mimics the feeling of the vastness of the city and intenseness of the space surrounding Manhattan.
That space can swallow you whole… or make you whole… it’s up to you.
Category: 15mm Wide Angle, ALL, black & white, Canon 5D Mark III, cityscapes, COLLECTIONS, sky, the city Tagged: fine art black and white photos for sale, fine art photography for interior decorating, new york skyline photos, photos of new york city skyline, pictures of new york buildings, vaperture photographer nicholas vendemia, zeiss 15mm f2.8 distagon