Hudson River Corridor @ Night - Photos

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  1. skier

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    Monday night I had the opportunity to go for a night flight down the Hudson River Corridor. We took the Mooney I took air to air photos of earlier this year: https://www.pilotsofamerica.com/community/threads/air-to-air-mooney-m20j.105188/

    We had clear skies and no clouds for the entire trip. Unfortunately, it was a bit bumpy which made getting photos a little more challenging. Like everyone in this area of the country, I've flown the Corridor before. However, it has been a number of years and I had never done it at night. I have to say, I enjoyed it at night much more than during the day.

    Since you can't open the door on a Mooney, I had to shoot through the glass. To prevent reflections in the windows, I bought a lens skirt which seemed to work well. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1051335-REG/lenskirt_lskirt1_lenskirt.html

    I tried a couple different lenses, but found the 50 f/1.4 seemed to work the best. However, a couple of the photos below were taken with a 16-35 f/4. To maintain reasonable shutter speeds, I had the lenses wide open with ISO 12,800. And even with that I struggled to get sharp photos.

    1-Approach.jpg

    2-Window.jpg

    3-Lady Liberty.jpg
    4-Skyline.jpg
    5- One World Trade Center.jpg
    6-Overall.jpg
     
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    Beautiful!
     
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    Very nice pictures!!

    Truly one appreciates these more once they've seen it for themselves (similar to looking at pics of the Grand Canyon.)
     
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    Beautiful! They look like postcards!
     
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    WOW that looks great!!!
     
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    Incredible photos, especially liked the last two.
     
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    These are awesome pictures!!!
     
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    Good show!
     
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    SPECTACULAR!
     
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    Nice pictures.
     
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    Your pictures turned out a lot better than mine!
     
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    Ah the terrorists have not won, beautiful pictures.
     
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    Very nice.

    I love my 50 f/1.4. I’ve found it’s great for everything from portraits to astronomy shots.
     
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    Artistry. Scenery along that route is spectacular, but these pictures look even better than reality.
     
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    Beautiful pics!
     
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    Gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Spectacular. I've done the corridor doing the day, but these night shots make it look like a totally different experience. Well done.
     
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    Very well done. The 50 1.4 is a good piece of glass. You could be proud to hang any of those in the man cave.
     
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    Purty! Well done.