Skating at the Rock

anything They Can Do I Can Do Too

anything They Can Do I Can Do Too

Winter photography is exciting if you know what to look for and how to keep yourself and your gear protected from the cold. If you can get a covering for your camera, do so. if you cannot or do not want to purchase an expensive one, a piece of plastic will do just fine. Also, remember to keep yourself warm. Wear layers and make sure whatever you are wearing have inside pockets or wear and extra jacket with pockets. The pockets will come in handy to keep your extra batteries warm. Wear a hat or cap and big headphones work great as ear muffs if the wind and snow are really blowing hard.

So now that you have been reminded to dress warm and protect your camera from the snow and rain, you are ready to pack your bag. One bag should be sufficient for a short photo shoot and a backpack is preferable because it frees up your hands.

What to put in the bag? One lens is good enough. A zoom lens 24-70mm is a good walk around lens. What this lens will force you to do is to get closer to the object or subject. Extra battery and a charger should be in the bag. Two memory cards rather than one. So two- 8GB rather than one -16GB is what I go for. Also in the bag make sure you have your camera reset for this particular photo shoot. Remember when you are doing street photography for example, you get one opportunity to get the shot, so have your camera ready. Leave the flash home and take a little led light. If the subject is lit properly you will be fine without the flash. Furthermore, it is heavy and you want to keep your bag as light as possible.

So in your bag is your one camera, one zoom lens, 2 memory cards, 1 small led light and a piece of plastic or a plastic bag to cover your camera in case the snow gets too heavy. That’s it. Today is Saturday, so get out there and get some great travel photos. Skating at the Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park are just two places to visit.

Christmas 2012 at Rockefeller Center

Holidays at Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center

Hello world,

We are four days into the new year and a few people really gt a few extra days Monday.  If you are like those people great! New York City is yours for the taking.   There is still time to see the world’s most famous Christmas tree as seen in photo above.  Also, while at Rockefeller center you can rent a pair pf skates and get in the rink.  It is pretty awesome even if you have to hold unto the rails and make your way around. Rockefeller Center is a major attraction in New York City.  Right in that area you have NBC studios and of course, the Top of the Rock and for those who watch Saturday Night Live, there is 30 Rock.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree 2012IMG-20130103-00066

Inside Rockefeller Center there are many stores and even a nice seating area where you can have a cup of Starbucks Coffee and just chat with friends.  The subway is probably the best way to get there especially in the winter.  The B, D, F and M trains will take you right to Rockefeller Center between 47-50th Streets and 5th Avenue.   There is a grand concourse from the subway that will take you right to the skating rink .  Rockefeller Center is a lot of fun and it is beautiful as you can see from these photos.  All of these photos were taken with my Blackberry Bold phone as I left my professional camera home.  The key thing is to make sure you have a camera.  At Rockefeller Center you will create precious memories for years to come.

Skating at Rockefeller Center

Skating at Rockefeller Center



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By Heather Francis

The Rockefeller Christmas tree comes down on Saturday, January 7, 2012. If you have not seen it as yet, come to New York City and see it now. It is the most famous Christmas Tree in the world. Also, Macy’s at Herald Square has beautiful window displays that you can still see. Many stores on Fifth Avenue still have their holiday displays up, so there is really a lot to see. Of course, there is also a lot to do in New york city even without much money. Times Square is always a fun place to visit. You have Hershey, M and M, Cold Stone Ice-Cream, Toys R Us and so much more. So, bring your camera and come.

Christmas 2010 at the Rockefeller Center in New York City

I don’t know where in the world you are, but chances are you have heard of the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Maybe you have been there to see the Christmas Tree. Well, if you have not yet seen it, here are some pictures of the tree and some glimpses of the of Rockefeller Center this Christmas. I took these pictures four days ago. Enjoy!

The 201 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

The Skating Rink at Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center 2010- New York City

Skating at the ROC

Blowing In The Wind

It's Christmas at Rockefeller Center

The Christmas Tree