New York City's Busy Morning

The Story

New York City is infamous for epic traffic. Why? Well it’s one of the most densely populated counties in the United States — over 1 million people live on this tiny island. And during the day New York City can see nearly 4 million people on the 22.96 square mile island.

And while I have no clue how many cars, trucks, Vespas, bikes and motor cycles are on the NYC streets — it’s enough to test the patience of Buddhist.

Now while the New York City streets are crawling with cars and trucks. The NYC waters ways are rather busy in and of themselves. This was an early morning capture of what seems to be an average morning. This is obviously a sliver of the actual water-traffic. What you don’t see is — to the right of me are more barrages and to the left of me are more ships.

And as crazy as all this may seem to the average person. It appears to be well orchestrated and incident free. Thank god :-)

Technical Mumbo Jumbo

  • Camera: Nikon D5000
  • Lens: 24-70 f/2.8
  • Tripod: None
  • Exposure: 1/45 sec at f/8.0
  • Focal Length: 32 mm
  • ISO Speed Rating: 100
  • Flash: None
  • 1 Exposure
  • Location: The Upper New York Bay, New York City (Staten Island Ferry)
  • Hardware: 23″ HP TouchSmart 610-1180qd
  • Software: Lightroom 4.3
  • Coffee: Au Bon Pain — Hazelnut