The Highline

Sunday, June 23
9:00am -  6:30pm
Meet at the Conners/Highlands Ferry @ 9:00
You are welcome to return at any time.  Last ferry of the day is at 9:15pm

 

Spend the day wandering one of NYC's newest and unique parks - The Highline.  Built on an elevated 1930's freight rail structure on Manhattan's lower west side.  This will be a relaxed day of exploration as we meander the length of the park and back again capturing images. 

The Highline is a mile long expanse of plants, paths, staircases, and framed vista that offers you, the photographer of plethora of creative opportunities.  Designed by renowned Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudollf The Highline is wonderful anytime of year. With the rail lines integrated into this new landscape photographers have their choice of capturing the natural beauty, the surrounding urban landscape or a combination of both.  This abandoned rail line turned Elevated Park offers unique, new and often unexpected views of the New York City skyline and the Hudson River.  

Our instructor Michael  will provide you with valuable advice on how to make your photograph more than just a snapshot.  You will work on in camera composition, exposures and depth of field.  Your day will start with a ferry ride from the Atlantic Highlands, NJ to NYC's Pier 11 on the SeaStreak. This will offer you a unique perspective of the NYC skyline as you approach from the water including the Verrazano, Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges.  A short subway ride and walk will get you to the northern entrance of The Highline.  This promises to be a full and exciting day of photography exploration and a great adventure.

 

Cost:   $150/person
Includes round trip SeaStreak Ferry and Subway fare.  
Pay your own way lunch at one of the restaurants along The Highline

 

What to bring - Keep it light.
     Camera body
     Wide angle lens
     Mid-range telephoto lens  
     Memory cards
     Extra batteries
     Plastic bag for your gear if it's inclement weather
     Lightweight tripod (optinal - not necessary and remember you have to carry it all day)