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Top Places To Photograph In New York

Giorgina Parker recently visited the Big Apple and here's some of the sights she visited along with the images taken at these popular locations.

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New York City is one of the most famous cities in the world and the backdrop for many popular TV shows and movies. Known for being the city that never sleeps, go and visit the famous landmarks, go shopping or even go see a Broadway show. No matter who you are or what you like there will always be something to do. New York is also the perfect backdrop for photos, so whilst you’re out and about exploring the ‘big apple’ take along your camera and capture some of its magic.


Here is just a small selection of perfect places to visit with your camera on your trip to New York.


Central Park 
Although New York is known for its tall buildings and its hustle and bustle, one place in which this isn’t so much the case is Central Park. An oasis of space and trees surrounded by magnificent tall buildings, the park is so big there is many a photo opportunity. With the lakes, bridges, monuments and nature, it is one of the most scenic places to photograph. If you're being nostalgic find the John Lennon memorial or even go in winter and you can catch the ice rink. Another good photo opportunity is looking out of the park and capture the trees and park with the backdrop of the city's buildings behind it.

Another photo opportunity here which some may not know about is the Alice in Wonderland statue that’s situated in the park. It’s a must for any literature fan or to bring back a little bit of childhood nostalgia.

 

 

Brooklyn Bridge 
Not only is the Brooklyn Bridge a good photo in itself from afar and up close, with its grand structure and it being a famous landmark, but if you walk across the bridge to the other side you can capture the famous New York skyline in a panorama. Both night and day visits are a good photo opportunity giving you a different perspective  of  the city.


Empire State Building
One of the tallest buildings in New York is the Empire State building which is a great place to capture 360 degree photographs of the city. Go up to the observation deck where you can take fantastic shots of the city. On one side capture the Chrysler building, Times Square and Central Park, whilst on the other side capture Brooklyn Bridge, the World Trade Centre and in the distance the Statue of Liberty. If heights and climbing to the top isn’t your thing then why not take a photo of the building alone? Capture its grandness shooting straight up towards the sky or why not capture a panorama of the city with this iconic structure featured in the concrete jungle line-up. 

If you have the chance, go up at night too and see the city lit up as this makes a beautiful photo of the city that never sleeps with the twinkling of the lights from all the buildings. Even the building itself makes a good photo at night when it is illuminated.

 

 

Times Square 
If the hustle and bustle of the city is what you like then Times Square is the place to go. With the billboards and bright neon signs it's one picture that screams New York. While you’re there, there is many things to take a photo of, the classic yellow cab, NYPD building, the red steps and if you stand at the end of Times Square on the red steps, you can get a photo of the majority of Times Square. Don't forget to return in the evening when the signs will really stand out. 


Statue of Liberty
Take the ferry across to Liberty Island or even Ellis Island and take photos of the famous statue, Lady Liberty, another monument that truly reflects New York City. Whilst on the islands go to the edge and take a photo of New York from across the river, or to get an even better photo, go up the Statue of Liberty and capture a bird's eye view of your surroundings.  On one side of the statue you can get a photo of the Brooklyn Bridge and on the other, a view of the new World Trade Centre. On the ferry to and from the statue is a good place to take a photo of the statue itself, close up but including the surrounding water.

 



Grand Central Station
Grand Central Station is one of the most famous train stations in the world. The building itself is worth a photo with its elegant and grand structure, get the right angle and you can also get the Chrysler Building in shot just to the side of it. Head inside to the Main Concourse where many films and TV shows have been filmed and snap away. With the big windows streaming in light and the elegant designs of the place it’s a great place to take photos.

 

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