Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Our New York City Adventure begins - Day 1

Editor's note: The second-year Lambton College Digital Photography students are on a five-day work study visit to New York City.  Follow our daily blog about the adventure.  Each day our students will share their thoughts on the experience.  Please join us as we experience New York City.
By Sarah Barry and Emily Nutson

Bright eyed and bushy tailed we headed to London International Airport to catch our 6:30am flight. With tons of gear and ponchos packed in anticipation of rain, we could not contain our excitement. With a quick changeover in Toronto, we arrived in New York at 11:00am and hit the ground running.

As soon as we got there, everyone was overwhelmed by the constant fear that we would get separated. On the subway, we were serenaded by a Spanish performer which grabbed the attention of many students.

Our first stop was at the Premier Deli Café for a quick lunch break where we were greeted by Nikoo, a former student who had to relocate to New Jersey.

Nearby the Hudson River, we were immersed in the culture of the Chelsea area where at one time the Algonquin Indians traded their game and crops. We walked through High Line Park, a re-purposed elevated railway line, which had great views across the city and was packed with lots of interesting people.

After exploring the High Line Park, we visited the Aperture Gallery which featured works by Alex Webb, whose images highlighted photographs taken of the Mexican culture; giving us a unique look in to street photography and international culture. There were also many photography books to browse through at the gallery and students were able to take a short rest.

We finished off the night on a high note and headed up to The Top of The Rock, to photograph the sunset and skyline. It was a challenge with everyone trying to get shots of the skyline, but we created some memorable images. We all enjoyed magical time watching the sun set over NYC on our first day!

Soon after, we headed for dinner at the bottom of the Rockefeller Plaza.

After a busy day of travel and touring the city, we traveled back to our hotel in Queen's (Long Island City) to edit our photos, write the blog, and get a few hours of sleep to prepare for our first full day in NYC.

Stay tuned for more photos and stories as the week progresses from our adventure.

Check out the hashtag #phtdnyc2016 for student postings from NYC on Twitter and Instagram.

Hidden under the safety of phone booths Nikki Gee, Jessica Datema, and Bryce Ottewell catch up on some missed sleep as they wait in the Pearson International Airport in Toronto for the flight to New York.
Hello New York City, Lambton College is here!

Christina Watts photographs the oncoming train at 74th Street subway terminal in New York City, on day 1
Digital Photography Faulty Dave Chidley and Richard Beland route out our next destination on the subway map in the New York City Subway Station

Sarah Barry captures reflection of the sky in glass building along High Line Park in New York

Sarah Barry photographs one of the views of the streets below from The High Line park in New York City.

A woman eats her lunch in a peaceful area of The High Line park.
Students look at featured works by Alex Webb at the Aperture Gallery in the Chelsea area of New York
Emily Nutson photographs the binoculars overlooking Central Park from the Top of The Rock in New York City
Emily Nutson takes captures the nightlife out of the window on the 67th floor at Rockefeller Plaza office buildings from the adjacent street.
Sarah Barry photographs the Empire State Building at The Top Of Rock in New York City on day 1of our adventure.

1 comment:

  1. Mike L'HeureuxOctober 14, 2016 at 1:11 AM

    Great photography by everyone and an excellent blog by Sarah and Emily.It was nice to see Nikoo there as well.


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