Cartier in New York during the Holidays

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Daily Photo – Cartier in New York during the Holidays

I shot this a few days ago when I was in New York City. It was a cold and rainy night, so shooting with this bulbous 14-24 mm lens is an exercise in frustration! If you aim it just slightly in the air, it gets soaked in about 2 seconds! So, I set the aperture to 2.8 so the 5 exposures would be as fast as Nikonably possible.

Fifth Avenue in New York is amazing at Christmas. It’s everything you imagine. I’ve done my best to capture the spirit of it here, and I have a lot more shots in the pipeline… stay tuned!

Cartier in New York during the Holidays

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  • Eugene

    Beautiful shot!

    I do agree: New York City around Christmas is pretty awesome.

    Looking forward to that newsletter! :)

  • Zak Shelhamer

    Yeah shooting in bad weather isn’t the most fun thing to do, i know all about that… good capture though, no movement in the flags is also a bonus to a good looking photo.

  • Timo

    Great picture – I like the look of the wet sidewalk.

  • Mark Garbowski

    Darn you Trey Ratcliff (shakes fist). I just processed a Cartier Building shot yesterday to post tomorrow. Oh well, it’s gonna go up anyway.

  • darrin

    The wet sidewalk adds to this photo. Nice shot.

  • Stuck In Customs

    Hehe thanks all…

    Mark – no worries – plenty of sweet Cartier to go around! :)

  • casusan

    Love, love love this – beautiful – the next best thing to being there!

  • Howie

    Nothing like a good rain to make photo’s sing! Quite complaining, if you had waited you’d be up to your neck in snow!

  • fenraven

    I purchased the Topaz suite on your recommendation, and I use it ALL THE TIME. Thanks. Best filter I’ve ever seen and very affordable.

    Nice shot, btw. Great color. You sure can see the light pollution in the sky! Happy holidays, Trey, to you and the family.

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  • LightningPaul

    The reflections on the wet floor makes it totally worth to shoot in the rain. Superb image.

  • Photoecstatic

    Have to admit I love sheen on concrete on HDR photographs. It just adds so much to whole picture. Great job again Trey

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