High Line near the Western edge of New York City is probably the most ambitious and the best urban reconstruction for public space in recent memory anywhere in the world. High Line is an example how the city continues to reinvent itself. How the old gives way to the new. How public spaces can create the kind of tranquility which was hitherto a bailiwick of the suburbia.
Here are some photos taken using the incredible Sigma 85mm 1.4/f lens. It is a relatively inexpensive alternative to Canon's own great 85mm lenses. I've had it for over two years now and it is absolutely the go-to lens for portrait photography. It is relatively light and the focuses quick and sharp.
It is amazing how relatively expensive it has become for anyone to take semi-professional quality photos. All you really need is a decent DSLR, a decent lens, great location and decent piece of post-processing software.
It is pretty much just point-and-shoot.
High Line and Meatpacking provide great photo backdrops, specially for super low depth-of-fiend shots like this one.
The High Line features planting design that organically emerged when the tracks were left to their own devices. It is beautifully natural and vivid.
High Line is yet another New York spot that is a treat for photographers
Summers at the High Line help bring back the fun of free-spirit childhood play.
There is plenty to eat and drink in cool, pricey hipster-joints throughout the walkway.
Empire State from the High Line
There are unique views of streets from the West all the way to the East side.
You get to see sights that are otherwise easy to miss
Restaurants galore just below the high line like the famous Artichoke Basille's Pizza place.
Photos from The High Line during week #259 of the 300-week photo project.