43rd Street between 5th and Madison Avenue, New York City

18-200mm lens at 18mm, f/3.5 at 1/3200 sec.

An in-class assignment was given a couple weeks ago to us called “15 Steps” (not to be confused with this). It was very simple: go outside, pick a spot, walk 15 steps, snap a photograph, repeat and rinse. It was a beautiful, clear day and Bryant Park is only a block away. Very tempting, but a little too obvious. I took off east down 43rd Street. I stood on the southeast corner of 43rd and 5th Avenue and took my first picture. Not bad. Walked 15 steps and looked up for a nice vertical building shot. I looked through the viewfinder and a plane emerged from behind the skyscraper, and at that very moment I saw the perfect reflection of the exhaust trail in the window right next to me. I snapped off as many exposures as I could.  Special bonus goes to the lone bird flying through my blue Manhattan sky.

18-200mm lens at 18mm, f/3.5 at 1/2500 sec.

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