Photos Taken in Manhattan During Hurricane Sandy
With the Canon EOS 7D and 24-70mm f/2.8L, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, and 17-35mm f/2.8L lenses.
Additional photos taken with the Canon PowerShot S95.
(Aftermath photos to follow in Album II)
|Early in the storm (at approx. 5:30 p.m.), the Hudson begins to breach the paths of Hudson River Park. Quite a few people were walking along the path only minutes before this shot was taken. By 8 p.m., the water was well above the railing. Canon 7D, Canon 24-70 f/2.8L, 1/60 sec at f/3.5, ISO 640.|
|The water continued to rise quickly, with waves cresting the wall. Canon 7D, Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L, 1/40 sec at f/5.0, ISO 640.|
|Benches along the Hudson in Hudson River Park taking on water. Canon 7D, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 1/60 sec at f/5.0, ISO 1000.|
high water had already moved some objects around, including this trash
can. Pier 45 at Christopher Street was completely submerged only 3 hours later. Canon 7D, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 1/100 sec at f/5.0, ISO
|Despite the rising waters (and warnings) and no doubt because of the novelty of the scene, many flocked to the Hudson River piers to take photos. By the time these people headed back to the Hudson River Park, they had to wade through six inches to a foot of water. Canon 7D, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 1/125 sec at f/5.0, ISO 1000, EV -2/3.|
|By 6 p.m., the water was close to a foot deep along the railings of the Hudson River Park walkway. People continued to walk by and generally gave up on trying to keep dry. Canon 7D, Canon 24-70 f/2.8L, 1/40 sec at f/3.5, ISO 2500, EV -2/3.|
|The new World Trade Center building rises above lower Manhattan as someone walks along the Hudson River Park sidewalk. Two hours later the water was well above the railing. Canon 7D, Canon 24-70 f/2.8L, 1/40 sec at f/3.5, ISO 2500.|
|A few blocks south of Jane Street, the water continues to rise. Canon S95, 1/8 sec. at f/2.0, ISO 1600.|
|The typically bustling until-all-hours Meatpacking District without power at 10 p.m. Emergency lighting lights a few hallways and exit signs; north of 25th Street was apparently unaffected. Canon 7D and Canon 17-35mm 2.8L, 1.6 sec. at f/6.3, ISO 800, EV -2. — at Meatpacking District.|
|The Meatpacking District without power at 10 p.m. Canon 7D and Canon 17-35mm 2.8L, 2 sec. at f/6.3, ISO 800, EV -2 2/3.|
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Thank you for looking.
-Dan at H and B Digital.