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PVP#5: Nice Pairs

New York:

Walk

ISO 6400, 1/200 sec @ f/5.6, 200mm
Nikon D90  |  AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II 
Times Square – New York, New York USA 
July 4, 2009  11:24 PM
© DRS 2013,
(cc) by-nc-nd

Across the River to the Jersey Side

ISO 200, 1/400 sec @ f/10, 50mm
Nikon D90  |  AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Top of the Rock – New York, New York USA 
May 30, 2010  4:31 PM 
© DRS 2013,
(CC) by-nc-nd

From Florida:

Black Creek Interior

ISO 800, 1/30 sec @ f/3.5, 18mm
Nikon D90  |  AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II 
Boathouse – Black Creek, Florida USA
August 15, 2009  5:56 PM
© DRS 2013,
(cc) by-nc-nd

Black Creek Exterior

ISO 280, 1/125 sec @ f/5.6, 18mm
Nikon D90  |  AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II 
Black Creek Lodge – Black Creek, Florida USA 
August 15, 2009  6:24 PM
© DRS 2013,
(cc) by-nc-nd

From Birmingham:

Underpass

ISO 400, 1/100 sec @ f/5.0, 18mm
Nikon D90  |  AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II 
20th Street – Birmingham, Alabama USA 
September 12, 2009  11:35 AM
© DRS 2013,
(cc) by-nc-nd

3rd Avenue North

ISO 1600, 1/20 sec @ f/3.5, 18mm
Nikon D90  |  AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II 
3rd Ave. N. – Birmingham, Alabama USA 
September 26, 2009  9:54 PM
© DRS 2013,
(cc) by-nc-nd

From Albuquerque:

Liftoff

ISO 200, 1/250 sec @ f/8.0, 18mm
Nikon D90  |  AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II 
Balloon Fiesta Park – Albuquerque, New Mexico USA 
October 1, 2011  6:59 AM
© DRS 2013,
(cc) by-nc-nd

Punctuation

ISO 400, 1/400 sec @ f/5.0, 62mm
Nikon D90  |  AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II 
Balloon Fiesta Park – Albuquerque, New Mexico USA
October 1, 2011  6:35 AM
© DRS 2013,
(cc) by-nc-nd

Playland

ISO 200, 1/320 sec @ f/9.0, 42mm
Nikon D90  |  AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II 
Coney Island – Brooklyn, New York USA
May 28, 2010  3:26 PM
© DRS 2013,
(cc) by-nc-nd

Midtown, Lower East Side & Brooklyn

ISO 200, 1/320 sec @ f/9.0, 50mm
Nikon D90  |  AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D 
Rockefeller Center – New York, NY USA
May 30, 2010  4:35 PM 
© DRS 2013, All Rights Reserved

Goosed!

Come on.  This is fantastic! 

Hudson River Plane Crash (HuffPo)

Three cheers for the pilot & copilot.  They just greased it onto the river surface like it was an alternate runway.  No panic.  They put her down where no one on the ground would be in harm’s way.  They made sure everyone got out.  What an awesome, heartwarming story.  Sometimes heroism isn’t some grand reckless gesture.  Sometimes it is simply keeping your mind alert and your skills sharp.  I guarantee you these guys, while surely not expecting a catastrophic bird strike, play scenarios similar to this one in their heads on every takeoff.  A good pilot is ready for the unexpected.  Bravo.