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Nikon D2X

Capture Date/Time: November 24, 2005 11:26
Focal Length: 150 mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/4.2 - 1/80 sec
ISO: 160
Flash: None

More from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I really should call this series something like "New York From Above," but I guess there's already a photog out there that does that. Anyway, here's a crowd shot, which many of you know is one of my favorite subjects. Here, in order to get the right angle, I had to practically hang out of the 16-story window of the building we were in with my lens pointed straight down. I am very acrophobic, so this was not a pleasant task. I was also quite paranoid about dropping my very heavy camera and lens onto someone's head! I had that camera strap wrapped about ten times around my wrist.


11.28.05, 02:58 PM, keith:

Well worth t e fear factor. The pattern of the people makes a great picture.

11.28.05, 08:18 PM, Bob:

I share your problem with heights, but you got a great shot. Also reminds me why I have never been interested in going. I would have been one of the masses trying to enjoy the parade from 10 or 20 rows deep.

11.29.05, 04:01 AM, navin harish:

Very nice shot Mike. This makes me wonder how certain small things can be the difference between boring and interesting. The odd people wearing colourful clothes make this image look really vibranty, just imageine how dull it would have looked with everyone wearing black or grey

11.29.05, 06:14 AM, John:

Great angle here Mike. There weren't nearly as many people at the Thanksgiving Day parade in Chicago.

11.29.05, 06:52 AM, Chantal:

Great angle, it shows the variety in people in a city like NY.

11.29.05, 08:12 AM, Sidney:

Another great composition!
Funny to look at people this way! Very colorful!

11.29.05, 11:03 AM, Alicia:

I can imagine the hustle and bustle. These angles in your photos are great!

11.29.05, 12:43 PM, Ed:

I would feel the same way about hanging from a balcony. Looks nice and cozy in the crowd.

12.03.05, 06:31 AM, ana:

New York from above..for sure. I love this perspective of the crowd!

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