Three iconic photo spots in New York photographed with iPhone
This year‘s trip to New York was somehow special for me. My last trip to New York was back in 1985, when I just got my first camera from my dad who has passed away a few years after later. I still remember how my parents and I queued up to see New York from the top of one of the Twin Towers.
The Flatiron Building
Allegedly, the Flatiron is the most photographed building in New York and it has been featured in a number of films. You can see Godzilla stroll in front of it, and Peter Parker‘s Office in Spider-Man was located inside.
I took this one with my iPhone 7plus using the 2x optical zoom. For post processing I fixed perspective distortion in SKRWT and finally ran it through Adobe Lightroom Mobile.
The second iconic photo spotting New York I visited was Liberty Island. You’ll get a perfect view of Lady Liberty with the skyline of New York in the background when taking the ferry to Ellis island. I strongly encourage you to take one of the morning ferries. The sun will be perfect and shine on the front of the statue producing a nice play of light and shadow.
I got this show using the built in camera app and edited it fixing perspective distortion using SKRWT (used that a lot in New York) and brightened the skyline using a mask in Adobe Lightroom Mobile. One more thing I did in Lightroom Mobile was to give the water a slightly blue tone using a brush.
Even if you don’t have ancestors that came to the US through Ellis Island it’s worth a visit. On Ellis Island, take the hard hat tour through the abandoned hospital. Great for urban explorers.
Then iconic Manhattan Bridge View
This iconic photo spot is easy to find. Just search Google Maps for „iconic manhatten bridge view“. Perfect to start your day in Brooklyn. I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and after I took a few shots here, I continued to the left to the sea side. From here you’ll get another iconic view of the Brooklyn Bridge with the New York Skyline in the background.
And this one is the third shot where I used SKRWT to fix perspective distortion and I applied minimal adjustments in Adobe Lightroom Mobile.