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Carey St. Hilaire
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Travel Photographer attempting to use all the pages in my passport.
Travel Photographer attempting to use all the pages in my passport.

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Close Quarters - Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

While I was in Hong Kong, I made it a priority to capture this urban scene in the Quarry Bay section of the city. This scene has grown in popularity the last couple of years as it was used as a scene in the movie Transformers 4: Age of Extinction. This place was one of the most fascinating places I have ever seen.

I don't know how people live so closely packed into these apartment buildings with countless apartments stacked on the top and to the side of each other. I've always loved architecture and this was definitely a great place to see.
I know the apartments must be really tiny. I did some research and the apartments cost $8,400 Hong Kong Dollars to rent monthly. That is over $1,000 U.S. Dollars! The people living here are definitely paying for location over space. :)

Gear:
Camera- Nikon D810
Lens- Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8
Tripod- Really Right Stuff TVC-34
Ball Head- Really Right Stuff BH-55

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#HongKong #Asia #Travel #TravelPhotography #Cityscape #Architecture #Sunday #Photography #Beautiful #Nikon #Photooftheday #Art #Vactation #Traveltips #Traveling #Beautiful #Tourism #Trip
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A Lovely Dutch Evening" - Papiermolensluis, Amsterdam

Try to pronounce that Canal name!  :)
Time to get 2016 rolling with my first photo of the New Year! Back in October, I spent a great day with my good friend +Michiel Buijse. He was nice enough to tour us around the city of Amsterdam taking us to see some great sights and of course some great food as well. We settled on this canal for sunset and blue hour photos as it was one of Michiel's favorite spots. What can I say...Amsterdam is just magical.

We had a ton of fun shooting, laughing, and taking in this beautiful view of one of the toughest pronounced street/canal names I had ever heard.  :)

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#Amsterdam   #travelphotography   #Bluehour   #Neatherlands   #Europe   #Dutch   #Canal   #photography   #Travel   #traveltips   #Tourist   #nikon   #beautiful   #cityscape   #cityscapephotography  
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Powerful - New York City

I want to thank a follower and friend of mine for sending me a sweet message this week reminding me that I am not alone in this world. With the help of people who care about each other, we all become more powerful. This photo I took of New York City from the top of the Empire State Building is a reminder to anyone going through any type of problem; whether it is personal, health, family, or anything else. You are not alone. We are all powerful and will get through the problems together.

#NewYorkCity #Cityscape #Goldenhour #EmpireStateBuilding #Saturday #Beautiful #Sky #Clouds #Nikon #Sunset #NYC #Skyline

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Intersecting Canals || Keizersgracht, Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the perfect city for sightseeing. All the beautiful canals are within 20 minutes walking distance. All the sites in the city center are reachable by foot. Taking in the views of the city while exploring without the need for public transportation was such a pleasant surprise.

The houses on the canals make it even more picturesque. From what I hear, these homes cost millions of dollars and some have been in families for generations. I was there for about 3 hours just taking in the view and enjoying the sunset.

When sunset hit and the lights around the canals came on, it was truly something special to look at. Luckily, this canal was a mere 5 blocks from my hotel. Amsterdam easily lived up to all my expectations I had prior to visiting!

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#Amsterdam #Europe #Sunset #Neatherlands #Holland #Canals #Canalhouses #Beautiful #Travel #HDR #Nikon #Travelphotography #Traveltips

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The First Church || Zuiderkerk, Amsterdam

When someone asks me to describe Amsterdam, one word comes to mind; Lively! Amsterdam is one of the most energetic cities I have ever visited. The city is absolutely beautiful by day but once night falls and the street lights begin to light throughout the streets, Amsterdam somehow becomes filled with so much more personality. It is a city of much character and I loved every thing about it.

One of the places I was anxious to visit was Zuiderkerk which is the church you see straight ahead in this scene. It was the first church ever built in the city and was constructed around 1603. The church is no longer used as such but is now a center for local information. It also makes a fabulous point of interest for photos. ;) As the blue hour approaches, the church is lit with flood lights contrasting it very nicely against the night sky.

I arrived to the little bridge on this canal very early and was set up way before sunset just so I can take in the scene and the environment. I had such a great time chatting with locals, people watching, and enjoying the beauty of this canal.

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#Amsterdam #Europe #Travel #TravelPhotography #Neatherlands #Holland #Canals #Zuiderkerk #Church #Bluehour #Nightphotography #HDR

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The Secret Train || President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Armored Car (Track 61)

Not many people have been lucky as I was to lay eyes on this hidden gem in New York City. Deep underground the world famous Waldorf Astoria hotel in Grand Central Terminal, you can find the armored train car that belonged to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The train line is abandoned and the train itself is rotting away but to historians, this train car is worth gold.

The armored train was be used by President FDR whenever he made a visit to New York City. The train would stop directly under the Waldorf Astoria hotel and the President would be driven off the car and onto a lift that would then take him directly into a garage of the prestigious hotel. The station is known as Roosevelt Station and has been abandoned for decades. The main purpose of the station and armored car was to conceal President Franklin Roosevelt's Polio sickness from the American public.


Even today, the old tunnel is still considered a potential emergency exit for the U.S. President when he is in New York City, and during Presidential visits a new train is still stationed at Roosevelt Station, waiting to spirit the President away should the need arise. It is not open to the public and there are no tours available. Even the chairman of Metro-North Railroad himself was once turned back by Security when he requested to see the train. When stopped by security, he responded, "This is my railroad." Security responded, "Not today."

I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity to be there. One of the many hidden secrets of Grand Central Terminal and I am so happy that I had a chance to stand there and photograph this rare piece of history. Thank you to my friend for the opportunity. I really enjoyed it and I hope all who see this photo and write up appreciate it as well.

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Brooklyn's Icon

"I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York's skyline." - Ayn Rand

Every time I photograph the skyline of NYC, an amazing quote that I have heard in the past always comes to mind that makes me realize even more how Iconic this city really is. The Brooklyn Bridge is among the most famous pieces of History in New York City and while looking through my portfolio recently, I could not believe that I have never showcased this world famous bridge. I was very lucky one evening when I decided to walk across the Manhattan Bridge so I can photograph this popular view. The sun sets right in front of you and behind the skyline making it truly a sight to behold. 

I was in the same spot for about 3 hours so of course New Yorkers would pass by and have some curiosity. I had to explain a few times that I was not doing a timelapse.  :)  A couple others asked me to exchange #Instagram accounts which I was happy to do. And one person stuck around a few minutes and asked for some pointers which I was also glad to help her out with. If you are in town, I recommend you walk across the Brooklyn Bridge or go to Brooklyn Bridge Park and enjoy the spectacular views. You will never forget it. 
Hope you all enjoy this shot and have a great #weekend !

Gear Info: Nikon D810 w/ Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8

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#NewYorkCity   #BrooklynBridge   #Sunset   #NYC   #cityscape   #Skyline   #Travel   #nikon   #beautiful   #photooftheday   #art   #amazing   #sky   #travel   #traveltips  
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Behind the Scenes || Across the River

I absolutely hate when my alarm goes off at 3:30 or 4:30 in the morning so I can make it in time to photograph sunrise, but as soon as I get on scene, I feel so much better. It is my favorite time to go out because of the surreal feeling of being at places that are usually populated by hundreds of people, but during the sunrise hours, alot of the time, I am alone.

I grabbed myself a cup of coffee and a bagel, sat on a rock, and enjoyed the sunrise over Manhattan. It is so quiet during sunrise and it gives me time alone to gather my thoughts and stare at the beauty in front of me without a care in the world. Just me and my camera.

Gear Info: Olympus OM-D E-M10

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#newyorkcity   #NYC   #sunrise   #sunrisephotography   #sunrisephotos   #manhattan   #cityscape   #City   #cityscapephotography   #behindthescenes   #newjersey   #travel   #traveltips   #sunday  
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The Best of New York City

I hope you all enjoy my collection of New York City Photography. I have worked hard on photos around the city and this is some of my best work. I hope this makes at least one person want to visit the Big Apple!  :)

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#NewYorkCity   #NYC   #nycphotography   #cityscape   #cityscapephotography   #landmark   #bigapple   #empirestatebuilding   #empirestate   #collection   #sunset   #sunrise   #architecturephotography   #grandcentral   #beautiful   #worldphotographyday  
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The Island || Downtown Manhattan

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson


Enjoy the beautiful view of Lower Manhattan on a warm and sunny evening right before sunset. Be happy and smile. I hear it's contagious! :)

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Equipment: Nikon D810 and Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8

#NewYorkCity #Manhattan #Sunset #Cityscape #Skyline #Photo #Nikon #Beautiful #NYC #Newyork

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