Thursday, March 6, 2008

Long Island City

This is a view of the waterfront in Long Island City where I took the photo of the United Nations building. Long Island City in Queens has been expanding like crazy lately with at least three new condonimiums sprouting up in the last year alone.

The photo above was taken using the 'stitch capability' on my camera, which basically combines three successive photographs together to make one long panaromic view. Click here to see the full size of the photo.

So what special camera capabilities have you used lately?

19 comments:

Ann (MobayDP) said...

wow! That is a great, great shot ming!

delightful-d said...

Great photo! Love the reflections in the water. Reflections are the best! Question: What is the white dome to the right of the photo? It looks similar to the MN Metrodome - Home of the MN Twins! Camera options: Changing from black & White to sepia then back to color - that is the extent of my camera knowlege. :)

TCho said...

my ex lives right near there.

alice said...

Great panoramic! My camera does not do that, but I appreciate its motor, very useful for shooting birds for example.

Olivier said...

superbe ton panoramique, je ne connaissais pas cette option sur les APN, moi je prends plusieurs photos et après je dois les regrouper ensemble avec un logiciel de photos.
haughtiness your pan, I did not know this option on APN, me I take several photographs and afterwards I must regroup them together with a software products photographs.

tigerfish said...

What a view! I would not have guessed it was stitched!

Fredrik said...

Wonderful light and a great idea to make a panaromic picture. But I'm a bit disturbed by the crop, that cuts off the buildings above the Long Island sign.

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice photograph.

Jim said...

awesome picture, especially when enlarged. I have el cheapo brand camera, I have one feature called burst that I have been playing with. It will take 3 pictures all in a row. Makes for some good action pictures, but still comes out blurry. Hope everything is OK today in Times Square.

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Love the wavy benches and that old Long Island sign.

Changes in the wind said...

Too cool............

Chris said...

I'm glad to see a photo using that capability. I have it on my cameras, but I've never tried it. Nice photo.

I do a lot of macro and am glad to have that capability. Film cameras didn't have the capability to just switch to macro, so you had to buy a macro lens (expensive) or macro filter (not quite as effective).

Mo said...

Great shot and perfect for a panorama scene

GMG said...

Quite cool this one! Also loved to see the UN; amazingly, I think I can see the building where a friends used to live at 52nd and 1st... Spike doen't seem too happy! Finaly, if you had a big breakfast today, better skip lunch; have a cultural break for you at Knossos, Blogtrotter! ;))
Enjoy!
Gil

isabella said...

Nice shot! And I can't detect any seams ;-)
And that's not the depressing, oppressing and industrial Long Island City I remember from the 80's...

Southern Heart said...

What a wonderful photo! That is a great feature with a fantastic effect.

citygirl15 said...

Another great one Ming....you should have a showing in a gallery.

Last time I was in LIC was last year for a DOE meeting at Court Square.

Jilly said...

Great shot. Well done with the technology. My camera does that and I did try one day and got defeated. am most impressed!

The D in D & T said...

This is just stunning. Love it. My idea of the perfect photo.