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Friday, February 17, 2012

NYC - The High Line

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Diana Mini using bulb setting (Lomography Chrome 100 X-Pro)

One place I marked as completely necessary to visit while in NYC was the High Line. I had read about it & was intrigued by the urban re-utilisation project & also the thrilling views from it's various platforms & overpasses.

The story behind the High line is a fascinating one. Here are are a few facts about the High Line:

It was built between 1929 and 1934.

It cost over $130 million in 1930 dollars, equating to more than $2 billion today.

In 1980 the last train runs on the High Line, pulling three carloads of frozen turkeys.

April 2006, construction begins on Section 1 (Gansevoort Street to 20th Street)

2008, Landscape Construction begins on Section 1, with construction and installation of pathways, access points, seating, lighting, and planting.

June 9, 2009, Section 1 (Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street) opens to the public.

June 8, 2011, Section 2 (West 20th Street to West 30th Street) opens to the public.

You can discover more about the High Line at

See how I painted the night on my Diana Mini with views from the High Line.

x Mel

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Painting the night in NYC

Sometimes you end up taking some of your personal favorite photos when you least expect it.

A few days into my time in New York City, I took a walk from my hotel up to the High Line
Park that runs down the side of the Meat Packing District. I had taken both my LC-A and Diana Mini with me, but due to the fading light of dusk I mostly had plans of taking photos just with my LC-A... fate had other plans. For the first time since I've owned my LC-A, she got a film stuck inside.

I was kind of devastated since the walk back to the hotel in the hot hot humid weather of a NYC heatwave to change films in a dark room didn't really appeal to me & also I would have lost any light that still remained on the horizon. So I pulled out my Diana Mini & attempted some long exposures in bulb mode... not really expecting them to even work out, but I thought I'd try anyway.

And BAM! Check out those light trails & the faint ghosting of white clouds in a blue sky! Oh Diana Mini, I love love love you for surprising me with these photographs. I can't quite remember what film I was using at the time, but it's highly likely that it was Kodak Portra 400vc and I left the shutter open for between 30 seconds and one minute.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I have... you can click on each photo for a full sized version.

x Mel
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