Today, I traveled into Manhattan. Tucked into my purse, my new camera that I was planning to use for most of the day on practicing taking panoramas. Along my journey, I transferred from the N train to the #1 train at 42nd Street. When I was walking through the 42nd Street subway station I stopped in my tracks when the Lichenstein mural popped up in front of me. I didn’t know about it being there. It looked like the perfect photo-op for taking a panorama with my new Nikon Coolpix P100, which, is still only a point-and-shoot camera albeit a top-of-the-line model. I took three shots of the mural, moving left to right, then stitched the 3 photos together on my computer when I got home. Although not perfect, I thought it came out great. The stitching between the second and third photos is slightly noticeable, but I can’t see where the first and second are stitched together. How I love technology, especially when it facilitates art.
With my previous camera, when I used the telephoto lense to its maximum, the photos didn’t come out clear. Therefore, I want to see how photos came out with my new camera when I used its telephoto capabilities to its maximum. This is a photo of the top of the Empire State building, which is on 34th Street. I took it from 23rd Street–11 blocks away. You can actually see people looking out of the observation deck.
I think this would be a tremendous shot if one could actually see the faces of the people looking out from the Empire State Building. I will have to leave that shot to someone else until the time I can afford to buy an even better camera. I just bought my new camera, and all ready I feel that I’m beginning to out-grow it.