Since the first time I visited High Line over a year ago, I loved the view up there from one end to another. Usually on a Mid-October day in Manhattan like this one, the days get cloudy and the light is not so consistent in the afternoon going down W 30th Street to W 12th Street ( which made color correcting this video a nightmare and uneven at times).
Some of the vegetation up on the High Line was starting to turn yellow and some was still looking as healthy as when they would in the spring. By the end of this footage it was some time in between 3 and 4 in the afternoon. The day was still nice, with cool breeze weather in the fifties.
My intention of this piece was always and primarily intended to shoot the view up on the High Line and never intended to be focused primarily on the people walking around (hence the out of focus shots, wide shots taken from a distance with depth of field in the foreground and shots of the people from behind or at an angle).
I’ll be sure to visit again in the Spring…. Winter is right around the corner.
All footage was shot handheld on a Canon EOS 60D using Cinestyle camera setting. Lenses used: Sunagor 24mm f2.8 PK mount, Helios 28mm f2.8 m42 mount and Helios 58mm f2 m42 mount. ND4 and ND8 Cokin Neutral Density Filters. Shutter speed of 1/50 and 100 ISO at 24 fps.
Song: "Moon" by Hologram