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Jun 02, 2012 22:18 |  #16

Yeah...that's another thing. Having to get around with my tripod and camera and lenses, in that kind of crowd, is kinda haunting!


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Jun 04, 2012 15:23 |  #17

I was about to start a thread like this.
I've been wondering if there's any Hudson facing condo's in NJ that will let photographers take pictures from their balcony for a fee.
My gf doesn't like waiting and to be honest I don't want to waste a whole day as well just for some fireworks on the evening.

I've tried getting a platinum spot at one of the restaurants in manhattan as long I could bring my tripod and camera, they never got back to me.

You could also see the fireworks from the top of the rock but it's not the most ideal spot either.
I think I'm just gonna book a cruise and just watch it with my girl, if the water is calm, then maybe take some pictures.


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Jun 04, 2012 15:31 as a reply to  @ taemo's post |  #18

not ther best for photographing the fireworks but IMO it cool to be on the water during the fireworks.

Look of a fireworks sightseeing boat ride. Most have dinner / drinks etc.




  
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Jun 04, 2012 15:36 |  #19

Yeah, I thought about the cruise, but figured I would forget photographing fireworks if I did. My wife also not real crazy about the lack of restrooms, and the insane crowd..lol Hoping I don't cause her first NYC experience to be a horrible one..lol


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Jun 04, 2012 16:01 |  #20

jmalonear wrote in post #14530626 (external link)
Yeah, I thought about the cruise, but figured I would forget photographing fireworks if I did. My wife also not real crazy about the lack of restrooms, and the insane crowd..lol Hoping I don't cause her first NYC experience to be a horrible one..lol

yeap, a happy wife is a happy vacation experience.
I decided to go and book a cruise instead now, if I can't take pictures, well atleast we will get some decent view
http://www.americanpri​ncesscruises.com/4thof​July.htm (external link)


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Jun 04, 2012 16:11 |  #21

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yeap, a happy wife is a happy vacation experience.
I decided to go and book a cruise instead now, if I can't take pictures, well atleast we will get some decent view
http://www.americanpri​ncesscruises.com/4thof​July.htm (external link)

Not a bad deal....so you gonna be on that cruise?


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Jun 04, 2012 16:27 |  #22

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Not a bad deal....so you gonna be on that cruise?

yes we will, just inquiring right now if I can bring a tripod with me or not


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Jun 04, 2012 16:30 |  #23

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yes we will, just inquiring right now if I can bring a tripod with me or not

If you find out, please let me know


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Jun 04, 2012 16:53 |  #24

you may want to inquire where the boats will take you for the sights , due to the fact that the waterways have a strictly enforced frozen zone that are rather large. They may claim you will see the fireworks , and you may just do that but from how far away .




  
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Jun 11, 2012 16:21 as a reply to  @ 12Rock's post |  #25

Tripods can be an issue in NYC. Believe me, I was just there and got tossed out of the Time Warner Center for setting up a tripod. I did some Googling and found lots of sites warning about the restrictions on tripods. You would think for the fireworks they would expect to see folks using tripods, but don't assume anything. Ask first.


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Jun 16, 2012 22:13 |  #26

Here's what U do. From Port Authority bus terminal, take the 165 or 166 bus to to Weekhawken N.J. Just on the otherside of the Lincoln tunnel across the river from NYC, Get off at Hamilton Plaza, on Blvd East, walk one block over to Hamilton Ave. Also called the Bluff. You will view the fireworks there from the Jersey side of the Hudson River and a beautiful view of the NY skyline..


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Jun 16, 2012 23:50 |  #27

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Here's what U do. From Port Authority bus terminal, take the 165 or 166 bus to to Weekhawken N.J. Just on the otherside of the Lincoln tunnel across the river from NYC, Get off at Hamilton Plaza, on Blvd East, walk one block over to Hamilton Ave. Also called the Bluff. You will view the fireworks there from the Jersey side of the Hudson River and a beautiful view of the NY skyline..

I like the looks of that!!!! At least from looking at the map...lol


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