New York City Skyline Sunset Reflection Timelapse

Yesterday evening I drove to Jersey City, NJ to take a timelapse.  I was planning on taking a timelapse of the Colgate clock which is right across from Liberty State Park.  However, I only had my 28 mm lens f/2,8 and this wasn’t wide enough to get a nice composition without looking too cluttered.

I walked around for a bit looking for a shot and found a pier which started to have some nice reflections of the sun as it set across the river.

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Since the sun sets pretty fast, I used an interval of 3 seconds to get the sun moving across the buildings.  I was not planning staying through darkness because I had to catch a ferry at 755 PM to get home but I still had plenty of time for a nice timelapse.

My first shits were at ISO 500, f/9.0, 1/300 seconds.  I took about 700 photos in close to 30 minutes.  My last shot was at 1/60.  The lights had just started to turn on in the skyline  I really liked the reflection of the sun on the buildings and water and perhaps another nice composition in the future is the water reflection.  Also zooming into the buildings or WTC might be a good idea in the future!

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Thanks for reading!

Brian

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