Postcards From New York City – Part 1

Six weeks is a lotta time to take a lotta photos.

 

And so our postcard series, which includes our favorite photos from Croatia, Italy and Morocco, had to be done in two parts for New York City. There were just too many to choose from!

 

We’ve got mad love for Central Park.

Spring Day in Central Park

 

Sunset on Central Park

 

The USS Intrepid is one of the most successful ships in US history and is now a museum.

Intrepid Museum, New York

 

A thoughtful moment at the Hudson River.

Looking Out on the Hudson

 

The High Line Park is built on an old, raised train track. It’s the perfect place to get unique views of the city just below.

Life Below the Highline Park, New York

 

Watching You, High Line Park, New York City

 

We loved the street art in Brooklyn.

Kink, Brooklyn street art

 

New York transportation, the subway and yellow cabs, are iconic symbols of the city itself.

NYC Subway

 

NYC Taxi

 

The Museum of Modern Art is world-class and worth more than the two measly hours we gave it (sigh).

Museum of Modern Art, New York

 

Lady Liberty stands proud before Ellis Island (but is much smaller than both of us expected).

Lady Liberty

 

The photo-worthy General Grant National Monument.

General Grant National Memorial

 

Love you? Okay, we do….

Love Me, New York

 

WANT TO SEE MORE POSTCARDS FROM NYC? Check out Part Two!

47 Comments... Read them below or add one of your own
  • March 9 2012

    Wow, these are some of the best shots of NYC I’ve ever seen! Through these photos I can really see how much you loved the Big Apple. πŸ™‚
    Giulia recently posted..Living in Breuil-Cervinia, part 1: Village, Home

    • Pete
      March 10 2012

      Thanks Giulia! We certainly did love the Big Apple and it’s hard to believe but 6 weeks was not enough time.

  • March 9 2012

    So beautiful! You guys are very talented, I’m more impressed every time! How do you get the taxi clear and the background so blurry?

    • Pete
      March 10 2012

      Thank you for such kind words πŸ™‚ To get the taxi clear and the blurred background this technique is called panning. Basically your feet are planted and and you focus on an object and follow it along while snapping the photo. It takes A LOT of practice, to get settings and speed right, but the effects turn out pretty cool sometimes. I applied the same technique on the subway shot to get the flag clear, but the rest of the subway blurred…

  • March 9 2012

    Wow that person in the second-to-last shot has a really nice bum!

    But seriously, awesome photos guys πŸ™‚

    • Pete
      March 10 2012

      Thanks for modeling! I really love this shot. I can send you a copy of this processing I did if you like πŸ™‚

  • Beautiful pics guys – incredible photography!!!

    • Pete
      March 10 2012

      Thanks so much you two!

  • March 9 2012

    My favourite one is the fire hydrant – no jokes.

    • Pete
      March 10 2012

      I love that shot too, thanks Ter!

  • March 9 2012

    Great Photos! I can’t wait to see the part-2.
    rashmi recently posted..Cheap Activities in Los Angeles, California

    • Pete
      March 10 2012

      Thanks Rashmi, I’m working on it and I hope I am as happy with it as I am with this one.

  • March 10 2012

    Fabulous photos. Felt as if I was on the streets and in the gallery with you.

    • Pete
      March 10 2012

      Thanks Johanna, your compliment means a lot to me πŸ™‚

  • March 10 2012

    Once again amazing postcards. The one the High Line is really unique.

    • Pete
      March 10 2012

      Thanks Alouise. Yes, that High Line shot was quite unique and there is no photoshop action going on here. Just a unique piece of street art with a gorgeous backdrop.

  • March 10 2012

    Awesome photos, as always!!

    My favorites of this bunch are the Hudson River shot, the moving taxi, and the last “Love me” one.
    Amanda recently posted..Best Blogs of the Month: February, 2012

    • Pete
      March 10 2012

      Thanks Amanda, that Hudson River shot is Dalene’s favorite too. Mine is the moving Taxi πŸ™‚

  • Mom
    March 9 2012

    That photo of the sunset literally took my breath away. Aaaand, I would love to have a large photo of Kink in my living room…that one is a true classic.

    • Pete
      March 10 2012

      We love the Kink shot as well. We’re just negotiating our printers to start selling our photography. Maybe you’ll have it arrive one day in your post box πŸ˜‰

  • March 10 2012

    Love any snaps of NYC! Such an amazing place!

    • Pete
      March 10 2012

      Thanks Tash!! I hope my part 2 comes out as good as this post. I am really happy with it.

  • March 10 2012

    Great photos! I’m in love with Central Park, too. πŸ™‚ I haven’t done the High Line yet, I’m ashamed to say. A must for my next trip.
    Cathy Sweeney recently posted..Houston Fresh

  • March 11 2012

    I’m in love with these. NYC is easily one of my favorite cities to photograph and visit, for that matter. Wonderful, beautiful photos.
    Leah Travels recently posted..Leah’s Leaping over the Pond

  • March 11 2012

    Stunning photos! You’ll never, never run of out of things to see, do, and photograph in NYC. You’ve captured all of my favourite places in the city!
    Krista recently posted..Vintage travel: Shoot all of these things in Argentina

  • March 12 2012

    Great photos! I especially like the Central Park ones. Looking forward to part 2!

  • March 12 2012

    Love the intersection shot with motion blur! Very cool πŸ™‚

  • March 12 2012

    All those postcards bring out the best of New York. That street art in Brooklyn was pretty awesome especially the way you made it into a postcard and I would totally buy one.
    Alexa Meisler recently posted..Roland’s Epic Adventures: Belmont Park

    • March 13 2012

      Thanks Alexa! That’s one of my favorite photos too.

  • March 13 2012

    I think this is the best of your postcard series so far! All this talk (and photos) of New York has made me so nostalgic for the Big Apple. Looking forward to seeing Part 2!
    Cherina recently posted..Pilgrimage, Wolves and Bandits…Oh My!

    • March 13 2012

      Wow, thanks Cherina! Part two will be out this Friday!

  • Simply fabulous and better than any commercial postcards I’ve seen. So glad you guys enjoyed yourselves!

    • Pete
      March 14 2012

      Wow, thanks Natasha!

  • March 13 2012

    Simply fabulous shots guys. Really capture the spirit of New York. Great work πŸ˜€
    Laurence recently posted..Nontron – French town of the knife

    • Pete
      March 14 2012

      Thanks Laurence, it was a city where I just couldn’t put the camera down.

  • Great photos as usual! They’re really making me miss the Big Apple. We’re taking my kiddo there for the first time this summer.

    • Pete
      March 14 2012

      Thanks Bret. You guys will have a fab time. There is so much to do for anyone…

  • March 15 2012

    Great shots guys. Love the motion blur and great feeling in each one. How’s TY?

    • March 15 2012

      Thanks Lisa! Turkey is good – a far cry from what we got used to in New York, but a great adventure all the same!

  • March 16 2012

    Love these posts – my fav is the intersection with the taxis.

    • March 16 2012

      Thanks Cam – I think that one is my favorite too!

  • Sarah
    March 18 2012

    Another lot of brilliant photos – very inspiring. Question? Do you use a tripod?

    • Pete
      March 18 2012

      Thanks again Sarah. Yes, we do use a tripod when I have to slow the shutter speed down or night shots.

  • March 22 2012

    Wow! I found your name surprisngly through a blog on Ireland but fell in love with these images of NY! Well done! One thing though: you’ve gotte me in trouble haha! Now I really wanna go back to New York but sadly enough don’t have the budget yet. I guess a job well done by you guys πŸ˜‰ Keep it up!

    • March 22 2012

      Thanks for your comment Daphne! Glad we sucked you in with these pictures…we’ve done our job! haha! πŸ™‚

  • April 7 2012

    As ALWAYS you guys take such wonderful photos. These are stunning and make me long to return to NYC.

    • April 8 2012

      We have to stop looking at them ourselves. It makes us want to go right back there as well! πŸ™‚

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