Here is the ultimate place for a photographer to eat in New York. A 1950’s style hamburger joint. The colors are amazing. If you can’t take a good photograph here, then enjoy the burgers! They are around 2nd Ave and East 86th St, but they are also on the Internet.
I have just returned from a trip to the US which took in New York and New Orleans. It was a fabulous trip, and there were many photographic opportunities. We visited the memorial at Ground Zero one morning. It was quite a moving experience. The memorial and museum has been done really well – very respectful. Here are some images.The museum entrance.
A fire engine damaged by falling debris.
The pillar is the last beam salvaged, “graffittied” by the recovery teams to mark the occasion. This is down in the bottom level of excavation. You can see the foundations here. The wall with the knobs poking out is protecting the foundations from the Hudson River. The knobs are the ends of rods that tie this wall to bedrock.
Here are some photos of the dolphins playing in the surf.
The dolphins leap out of the back of the wave at the end of a surfing manoevre. While surfing they suddenly dive and come back under their previous track. Then they come up. I think the wave motion helps lift them out of the air.
Well nearly. I went out to Sandpatches again yesterday and my favourite dolphin pod was there playing in the surf, leaping out of the water, and what appears to be hunting fish.
At one stage I thought a dolphin had caught a fish and had it in its mouth, shaking it. However when I photographed the dolphin it turned out to be a piece of seaweed. The dolphin (or maybe more than one was involved – very hard to tell) was catching it, throwing it up in the air, and chasing after it. They seemed to be having a lot of fun.
Here are some images.
The dolphin(s) was obviously playing some game with the seaweed. Very curious!
I went out to Sandpatches today. My favourite pod of dolphins were busy chasing salmon. I first saw them close in, but when I went down to the rocks to photograph them they moved north, so I was photographing these at around 2km distance. Today they were very active, with as many as 6-7 leaping out of each wave. There were some complete loop the loops as well! Wonderful stuff.
The conditions were great for photography. After a rain shower, the sun appeared in the distance and provided some great light.
Notice the fisherman on the rocks in the background!
We have had some pretty wild weather lately – lots of rain, wind etc. The conditions made it unsuitable for surfing for most on the west coast, but in the bay it was different. The swell came around the corner and created some good fun surfing conditions. It was very popular – Pt Picquet carpark was full.
I shot this image of Meelup. Unusually large surf for Meelup, and the young girl and her dog running to get to the surf conveyed the atmosphere very well.
The second shot taken around the corner at Gannet Rock looking towards Castle Rock in the distance shows the conditions.