Tall Ships New York City Harbor

Tall ships USCG Barque Eagle and the Ecuatorian Buque Escuela Guayas docked in New York at the end of May 2012 before taking off to Norfolk, VA, and then Boston. (Photo by Essdras M Suarez/ Boston Globe Staff)

Behind the Scenes:

I was sent to New York City to photograph the tall ships before they got to Boston so we could have a package ready for that weekend when they finally arrived here. The original idea was to do the journey from NYC to Norfolk but then we were told it would last seven days and it was decided we didn’t have that much time.

The alternative was to depart the harbor with them and then when the NYC harbor pilot was picked up we’d get off the ship and return to the port. I was looking forward to this assignment, specially because I had borrowed a “fish-eye” lens in order to climb the riggings and get the overall of the ship.

However as my next blog will explain. Things didn’t go as planned.

Tech Stuff: Gear/ two camera bodies: Nikon D3 and Nikon D3s. Lenses: 24-70mm 2.8, 14mm 2.8, and 70-200mm 2.8 with a 1.4 TC, ISO 200- 1600. WB mostly sunny mode.