I haven't had much time to play around with the new camera since I got it a few weeks ago
. I take a lot of photos from the roof of our building
, but today I took a walk around the neighborhood on an otherwise blistering, stifling hot and humid summer afternoon to try a few others. I stopped by the rooftop lounge at 230 Fifth Avenue, which has terrific views of the Midtown skyline. The outdoor lounge is packed during the evenings, but during the day its easy to go up and take photos. In these shots, I got a little carried away with the post-processing.
A black and white view of the Empire State Building (click to enlarge)
A deeply-saturated color photo of the Empire State Building (click to enlarge)
Another popular rooftop destination in the Flatiron area is the Birreria beer garden atop Eataly at 23rd street and 5th avenue. I've been there a few times, and when I returned today I remembered that although the beers are terrific, the views are hard to come by due to their year-round retractable ceiling. Nonetheless, I stayed for a beer.
The Birreria selection on tap. Cask ales and wines on tap also available
The thyme IPA is one of my favorites. Great depth of field on this F2.8 lens.
On the way home, I stopped by a local favorite on the coffee scene, Stumptown Roasters inside the Ace Hotel. Behind Blue Bottle, they're my new favorite place to buy beans.
Plenty of fine choices at Stumptown