World Trade Center – Brochure

I grew up in NJ and one of my favorite things to do when visiting NYC was to arrive into Penn Station take the subway to the World Trade Center and go up to the top to see the view of New York City….floor 104 if I can recall. I watched a few shows yesterday on the 10 year anniversary and remembered that I had an old brochure from one of my visits years ago. This is about 20 years old. Here is the brochure from the World Trade Center thanks to my scanner. Click each image for a larger view. Even after 10 years…it is still very emotional to see. My thoughts and prayers go out to all that lost their lives on 9/11. We will never forget!!!


PDF Version: Feel free to download and keep! You may have to rotate the file upon download.
WTC PDF

New York City, New York – Times Square (HDR)


This one is for New York City! One of the best cities in the world! Tomorrow marks the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 and my thoughts and prayers go out to all that lost loved ones on this horrible day. I was watching some shows just this past week on the attacks and still get sick to my stomach…even 10 years later. The world is a better place now, but still will never be the same. I am proud to live our amazing country…USA!!!

Talke Photography Settings:
Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4.0
Setting: Aperture Mode
Focal Length: 12.0 mm
ISO: 200
Exposure: HDR 5 Exposures (+2 to -2)
Aperture: f/4.0
Gear: Tripod
Post Process: Adobe CS5, HDR Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, OnOne Software Photo Tools 2.6

New York City, NY – Chrysler Building

I was looking through some old pics the other day and before my days of HDR’ing…I actually took normal shots!  This one is the Chrysler Building seen from the top of the Empire State Building.  What a view of a beautiful city up there!  I miss NYC.  I have not visited in a few years.  Hope I can get back this summer.  I gave the shot the vintage look along with a little selective focus…both thanks to onOne’s Photo Suite!  I bet its cold in the city right now!!  Spring will be here soon!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 105.0 mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Exposure:  1/200
  • Aperture:  f/7.1
  • Gear:  Hand Held
  • Post Process: Adobe CS5, Viveza, Photo Tools 2.6

New York, New York – World Trade Center

It has been 9 years and for those that lived through it…we will all never forget.  It is the 9 year anniversary of 9/11 today and let’s remember all of the one’s we lost in this tragedy.  I think we all can recall where we were that day.  Hopefully you or a loved one was not there.   My sister was working across the street that day and witnessed much firsthand.  Unreal.  She has some sad stories to tell.

I grew up in New Jersey and we would travel into the city often.   My most favorite thing to do was to get into Penn Station and head immediately to the Twin Towers and go to the top and see the city view from above.  This photo above was from my of my trips into the city around the early 90′s.  No digital cameras then.  Sorry for the quality…it is a developed photo scanned in.   This shot is from the top of the Empire State building looking across to the once beautiful view of the Twin Towers in the distance.  A day like this makes everyone stronger…and smarter.

New York, New York – Empire State Building

From before my love of HDR’ing…here is a normal photo of the amazing Empire State Building.  If I can recall, I took my first HDR ever on the visit to NYC.  It is my most popular HDR ever – Times Square.   As for the photo…I always try to get a different view or angle if possible.   Kinda makes it a challenge..of course I take the standard shots, but photography is fun…so try something different!   I’ll call this one “The Leaning Tower of the Empire State”.

Whats crazy to see is the window washer platforms on the buildings side.  Yikes!!!  Not a job for me!!!  Wonder how much they get paid for that job?

Some intersting info from the web:  In New York, commercial window washers are protected by a special labor law that makes a building owner liable for injuries due to defective equipment such as a safety harness or scaffold. “If the job is not safe, you have the right not to work,” said Mark E. Seitelman, a lawyer who represents a window washer injured when his arm got lodged in a hole in the scaffolding on a skyscraper last year. In New York, unionized window washers must learn basic regulations, and also how the equipment works, whether it’s a ladder, scaffold or belt anchored to a window. Apprentices earn a $35,000 salary for the first two years in the union safety program, but can make up to $70,000 a year after earning journeyman status. Horton says many of New York’s non-union workers are immigrants who get paid off the books in cash.

Talek Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 18-200 VR f/3.5-5.6
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 28.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  1/500 sec
  • Aperture:  f/11
  • Gear:  Hand Held
  • Post Process: Adobe Cs4