After the big snow. I used bracketing for an HDR process. The lion outside the main NY pubic library makes a statement and the icy fountain in Bryant Park behind it is amazing.
On Saturday the temperatures were brutally cold in NYC but there were a few patches of open water in The Lake in Central Park where lots of Canada Geese and a few Northern Shovelers were crowded together.
Today (February 2) we are in the midst of a blizzard. It’s to rough to go out in it. Maybe I’ll get to go to the park before it melts later in the week between appointments.
The first picture has an ice formation that looks like a bird.
Hudson River Park at sunset. I was testing how much light and noise is created when using my my new 2x teleconverter for the Nikkor Z 70-200mm f /2.8 VR S lens on my Nikon Z7. This 2x teleconverter gives the lens a 100% boost (effectively giving me a 140-400mm f/5.6 – loosing ~2 stops of light). I think the results of these photos taken in low light after noise reduction in post are acceptable. Once a long time ago I tried a 2x teleconverter on an f/5.6 lens it lost so much light the images were too grainy to use.
On Januray 9th we went to Jamaica Bay very briefly. It was very cold and windy and I didn’t see many birds. I was feeling a bit moody and these images reflect that (click to view gallery).